Iridient Developer 2.4 update released

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Brian just released the Iridient Developer 2.4 update today and it can be downloaded here.

This release includes some major new features to ease use as an external editor with photo management tools such as Lightroom and Aperture. A few Fujifilm specific improvements too including automatic lens corrections for some of the older compact models like the F500EXR, plus improved camera white balance presets for the X-Trans cameras (daylight, tungsten, fluorescent, etc) using embedded RAF file metadata and automatic support for alternate aspect ratio (16:9 and 1:1) options for the X cameras and some other models as well.

thomasfitzgeraldphotography Iridient 2.4 tutorial at one of the new features

Iridient Developer 2.4: A look at the New Lightroom Integration from Thomas Fitzgerald on Vimeo.

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Size Comparison: X-T1 with XF 18-135mm and XF 10-24mm!

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Yesterday, a facebook follower shared the image you can see at the top in this facebook post. He asked me some information about the lens. I told him that the XF 18-135 (the first weather sealed lens in the Fuji lens line-up) could come in June and asked him what’s the source of the image.

I obviously made immediately a screenshot of the leaked image. So, although the follower deleted the image just a minute after he posted it, I was fast enough to copy it for you.

The image shows the size of the XF18-135 f/3.6-5.6 compared to the XF 10-24.

And here is the still unofficial roadmap of Fujifilm

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Fuji to launch a lens rental service in Japan.

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Fuji Japan announced a new lens rental service. You can rent all current XF lenses for a maximum of a week for 1,080 Yen. There is no word yet if in future such a service will be offered in other countries too.

US-X May Deals

X-PRO1 body (save $200): AmazonUS / BHphoto / Adorama / Pictureline /
X-M1 (body OR super combo kit) (save up to $300): AmazonUS (Superkit: silverblackbrown)/ BHphoto / Adorama / Pictureline /
X20 (save $50): AmazonUS / BHphoto / Adorama / Pictureline
XF 18mm (save $100): AmazonUS / BHphoto / Adorama / Pictureline
XC 50-230 (save $50): AmazonUS / BHphoto / Adorama /
X-A1 (save $100): AmazonUS / BHphoto / Adorama / Pictureline
X-E1 body ($499): AmazonUS blacksilver / BHphoto sliverblack (+4%reward)
X-E2 body and kit (save $200): START MAY 25th

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Hide & Seek: Find the X-T1 + Kit (and 56mm) available at ebayUS top sellers

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FR-reader Christopher asked me: “Hi Patrick, Have you heard anything about when the X-T1 body will be back in stock in the US? I am going on a trip there soon and will be there until May 27th. If it’ll come back by then I think I’ll order one with the 56mm. What do you think the chances of it arriving before I leave are?”

The answer is: I have no idea! I’ve found just the kit at top rated ebayUS seller kenmorecamera and at 6ave… I’ll let you guess for how long it will be in stock!

Well, time passes, the seasons change but the elusive X-T1 is still playing hide & seek with us, at least in the USA, where it’s still mostly out of stock.

The situations isn’t really better for the XF56mm, but also in this case you can find it at ebayUS at popflash.

So this time, dear readers, I need your help: if you know any even super-small retailer in the US, that has the X-T1 in stock now, please put a link in the comments. Let’s give some visibility also to the small retailers.

Fuji X-T1 in Stock check: Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay

Can you find the X-T1 (with XF 10-24) in this image… and in USA? Then tell us where.

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