X-shooter zone: “I’m offcially selling my Nikon. The size and quality of the X system can’t be beaten!”

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Finally some time for an X-shooter zone! This time we have 5 stories to tell:

1) Mike’s switch to the X.
2) Mehrdad talks about his inspiring liberation from the heavy DSLR’s and about street photography using his X-PRO1 and X100S
3) Jan photographed cars that have a top speeds of approximately 167,7 mph (270 km/h) and accelerate from 0-62,14 mph (0-100 km/h) in 3 seconds and also dogs running full speed towards a camera… with an X-PRO1. Fast action shots with an X-PRO1. Impossible… or not?
4) Robert’s thoughts about the XF 27mm (specs&price) he used to shoot the “Linzer Höhenrausch”.
5) It’s well-known that Fuji X cameras produce awesome JPEG’s. This is why Daniel opened a new Flickr group for Fuji jpeg lovers.

Thanks for sharing all your stories and shots with Fujirumors… and keep it up!

enjoy your Sunday,
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Mike

Hi Patrick,

I wanted to share a set with you to demonstrate use of graduated ND filters in Lightroom 5. I decided to try it out and it’s fantastic – I was finally able to produce that surreal mojo possessed by so many landscapes. These are all from a camping trip where I was able to bring my X-E1, Rokinon fisheye, XF 35 1.4, XF 55-200, and Touit 12mm in a mirrorless mover bag, and hiked 8 miles with it no problem. I’m officially selling my Nikon DSLR and never looking back, the size and quality of the X system can’t be beat – looking forward to the X70.

All the best, and keep up the great work!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/the_lensman/10013989224/in/set-72157636038044676/

Mike

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Mehrdad

[Patrick: I’m happy to see that sometimes the story doesn’t end in a FR-readers roundup for you. For FR-readers, the X-shooter zone is not only an opportunity to give your websites more visibility, but also to get in contact with other X-photographers. Some of you also sold beautiful books through a post on FR and others are asked to give an interview to an important retailer. So it happens that the store pictureline noticed Mehrdad’s great shots on Fujirumros and asked him for an interview about street photography. You can read it here in English or in German here.]

“I always have my x100s with me, and I really do mean always! I also often have my X-Pro 1 with me. This was impossible for me with the Canon 5D MKII, which I have used previously. The size and weight are big advantages, too. Maybe this was the biggest game changer for my street photography. Now I am able to have my camera wherever I go and take photos that I would otherwise not have taken.

Travelling light weight is so liberating and gives me so much inspiration.

Images taken with long focal lengths, such as a 90mm or longer, also rarely turn out for me. I prefer wide angle lenses. The X100S’s 23mm and the X-Pro 1′s 14mm are my preferred focal lengths. I find that the wide angle lenses help the viewer to dive into the scene — to “smell the street.”

Mehrdad

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Jan Oscarsson

Hello Patrick,

I have been following FR for a couple of months, not posting much in the comments. But when I saw the comments on your latest post, the one where Bert Stephanie has shot some soccer with the X-E2, I just had to post something. Bert does a great job sharing his knowledge and his images and people just rants on about the AF and high f-stops. I felt I had to share my own findings about the AF-speed and accuracy of the X-serie cameras, and as Bert says you can clearly shoot soccer as well as other action with the Fuji. I didn’t want to hijack the thread and link to my own blog, but If you want to, you are welcome to post my blog post thru Fuji rumors. Keep up the good work. Here is the link: http://www.oscarsson.dk/blog/?p=1205

Best regards

Jan Oscarsson (X-PRO1 + XF55-200)

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Robert

Hi Patrick,

just finished my photo essay of the “Linzer Höhenrausch” – an exhibition dedicated to towers on top of the roofs in the city of Linz. I took 95% of the photos with the new fujinon xf27f lens and shared my impressions here:
http://www.refro.at/refroto/wp/?p=530

the photos can be found inside my Gallery: http://www.refro.at/refroto/wp/?page_id=103

Keep up the interesting work! like so many others, there’s no day for me without stopping at fujiumors :-)

Robert

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Daniel

Hi Patrick,

Being a long time Fuji X user (now near enough 3 years) and a Fuji jpeg lover I thought it might be time to start a new flickr group for us jpeg shooters.

Like a lot of Fuji users I also find the jpeg´s ooc so great that I rarely use the raw files.
Some time back I also wrote up a blog entry about why I shoot jpegs and what my favorite settings are.

http://www.stockografie.de/2013/04/fuji-x-or-why-i-mostly-shoot-jpegs.html

So here it is. Feel free to post this on Fuji Rumors if you wish

Daniel

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Deals: Fuji X10 price drop + DigitalRev $/€ 20 off $/€ 500 + XF23mm €70 off at AmazonDE

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I’m sorry to bother you with the 4th post on a Saturday, but I thought that maybe some of you could be interested in the following deals. Btw, the silver X-E2 run out of stock again at AmazonUS.

1)  Get the Fuji X10 for $339 ($100 off) at BHphoto until DEC 31 or at AmazonUS here.

found via dealsrunner.

2) German readers can now purchase the latest Fujinon gem, the XF23mm, with a price drop of € 70 at AmazonDE (via DR)

3)  DigitalRev has a two weeks promotion of $20 off $500 for all orders on all currencies here.
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Silver X-E2 with kit lens IN STOCK at AmazonUS!

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Good sign for all those FR-readers who needed their X-E2 by the end of November (as Armanius, MariusM who’ll start to Cambodia at the end of November or marmarmar – Bangkok in November). The delivery of the X-E2 seems to proceed smoothly. It’s already in stock at wexcameraUK and now it’s in stock also at AmazonUS here.

In fact AmazonUS shows the X-E2 (silver version with kit lens) already in stock but “may require an extra 1-2 days to process.” (shipped and sold by Amazon)

thanks a lot again to FR-reader Roger.

– Rico also uploaded some new full-size X-E2 samples with latest lens firmware here at Flickr.

– Bert Stefani tested the AF-speed of the X-E2 with the new XF55-200 firmware at a soccer game here: “This combination is definitely not a professional sports photography setup but it performed pretty well for occasional use and it’s definitely more workable than the previous X-cameras.”

to all FR-readers, have a great weekend!
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X-E2 – USA: AmazonUS / BHphoto / AdoramaDigitalRev / Pictureline / EUROPE: wexphotographicUK / DigitalRev / Fotomundus24 GER / PCHstore / AmazonDE (via DR) / AmazonUK (via DR)

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X-E2 roundup: AmazonUS ready to ship it, owner’s manual available and reviews

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X-E2 – USA: AmazonUS / BHphoto / AdoramaDigitalRev / Pictureline / EUROPE: wexphotographicUK / DigitalRev / Fotomundus24 GER / PCHstore / AmazonDE (via DR) / AmazonUK (via DR)

1) FR-reader Roger informed me that he got shipping confirmation from AmazonUS for his X-E2.

2) The X-E2 owner’s manual is also available here (thanks Amnon).

3) Part III of soundimageplus review is online here. This time he looks into the video function on the X-E2. Click here if your wanna read part V: manuaf focus, EVF and more about the AF. In Part VI at soundimageplus it’s X-E2 vs GH3. And the winner is? Discover it here. And there is also part VII here (X-E2 with the 18mm and RAW processing).

4) Randall Cipriano went on vacation with the X-E2. Read his experience here: “Long exposures are still clean even after crossing the 2 minute mark. The shot above is 4 minutes long and the quality is just about the same as what I get from my D600 and leaps and bounds cleaner than my old APS-C dslr.  […] Pushing the exposure 2 stops and pulling the shadows 70% in this jpeg still resulted in minimal noise apart from the sky on the upper right where the ND grad filter was concentrated. The image is clear of any pattern noise or banding. […] For those who have used an X-Series camera, you probably know that these output fantastic high-ISO images out of the camera. It’s even hard to get the same level of jpeg noise processing the camera does for RAW files in post.”

5) Check out Ralf’s X-E2 review on his youtube channel here (German video). He says that the two problems with the X-E1 are solved: EVF is now smooth and focus is faster.

X-E2 – USA: AmazonUS / BHphoto / AdoramaDigitalRev / Pictureline / EUROPE: wexphotographicUK / DigitalRev / Fotomundus24 GER / PCHstore / AmazonDE (via DR) / AmazonUK (via DR)
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