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Fujifilm X100T Overview | Digital Photography Review

The Fujifilm FinePix X100 was a milestone camera in the industry as one of the first large sensor, prime lens cameras to achieve widespread popularity. Its classic look, obviously cribbed from a certain German camera maker, were justified by the excellent image quality its 35mm equivalent f/2 lens could produce. It was also a rare example of a camera its maker continued to develop, long after it hit the market. An original X100 running the latest firmware is a much better camera than the one that Fujifilm originally launched. Impressively, this work continued even after the second-generation, Fujifilm X100S had been launched. Fujifilm has continued this process of improvement, fine-tuning and evolution to create the X100T. From the outside it looks very much like the original model but it’s packed with a host of changes, modifications and additions that promise to make it still better than what’s gone before. There’s a Japanese approach to continuous improvement often refered to as ‘kaizen,’ and it’s hard not to see its application in Fujifilm’s approach to its X series cameras. So, at its heart, the X100T shares its core features: the 16 megapixel CMOS sensor with X-Trans color filter array and excellent 23mm f/2 lens with its predecessor, the X100S. But almost everything beyond that has been reworked, re-assessed or refined…….

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X100s in Paris | Greg Vorobiov

Here’s the second set of images that I shot with my X100s while in Paris. The first set of images were shot in Italy which can be seen in this post: http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/54391556 Thanks for looking…..

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Fujifilm updates X-mount lens roadmap through end of 2015 |
Digital Photography Review

FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Shigehiro Nakajima) is pleased to release an updated road map for X mount interchangeable lenses.

A large-diameter medium telephoto lens (the XF90mmF2.0R) features for the first time on the development road map for first half 2015. The next available lens will be the XF50-140mm F2.8 R OIS WR. Following on from the XF18-135mm lens, this will be Fujifilm’s second weather resistant lens designed to partner its X-T1 camera. Other updates to the road map include the previously announced “Ultra-wide angle lens” being confirmed as the “XF16mmF1.4 R” with a guide launch date of mid 2015. And the planned launch of the XF16-55mmF2.8 WR lens moving to Spring 2015 and the Super Tele-Photo Zoom lens to Winter 2015. Highly regarded for their outstanding image quality, resolution and well-built bodies, the unique X mount lens range now includes super-wide angle to super-telephoto range lenses and a large-diameter lens with rich bokeh and high resolution…….

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Custom made thumbrest for X-E1 | ChevChelios
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Just want to share my version of a thumbrest for my X-E1: Modelled from wax directly on the camera surface. Casted in CoCroMo (Prosthetics-steel) and finally Glasspearl-blasted. Glued some “leather” from an old Minolta X-300 on it and mounted it via 2-comoponent glue to the Fuji. I did not like the hot-shoe-mounted rests……..

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Fujifilm TCL-X100 teleconverter for X100/S samples gallery |
Barney Britton

I’ve been an X100 and X100S user for about three years now. There are many things that I appreciate about both cameras, but chiefly what keeps me coming back to them is their relatively small size, almost silent shutter and excellent, very sharp 35mm equivalent prime lens. I’ve played around with the WCL-X100 screw-in wide converter, which provides a 28mm (equivalent) field of view and while I’ve always been impressed by the minimal quality degradation, 28mm isn’t useful enough to me that I attach it very often. The design philosophy and operation of the TCL-X100 is exactly the same as the older WCL-X100, but rather than taking the effective focal length down, it increases it from 35mm to 50mm equivalent. This might seem like a relatively modest increase, but the difference between 35mm and 50mm is pretty significant for the sort of photos that the X100 and X100S do best – candid portraiture and street-type shooting. Like the older WCL-X100 the TCL-X100 is attached by screwing it onto the front of the camera’s lens, and in-camera geometric corrections are activated using a menu option. With the menu option activated, a small yellow symbol is also displayed in the viewfinder to remind you that the corrections are being applied but there is no electronic connection between the camera and TLC-X100 (so you’ll need to remember to activate / deactivate the menu option when you attach or detach the lens)……..

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Fuji Australia Responds to light leaks on X-T1 | Trevor Kloeden


I reported my light leak to Fuji AUS 4 working days ago. They immediately responded and asked for detailed info on how I was encountering the issue. I responded same day. Start of day 4 and I received this response from Fuji:

Thank you for your detailed reply, it is clear your use of the camera is adversely affected. Since Friday we have learnt more of this phenomenon. We have been advised that while very few X-T1 bodies would display this, any X-T1 that needs this resolved can be serviced. To provide this service for your camera, you may send your X-T1 to the following address for a 48 hour response (business days). – Fujifilm Camera Repairs ……


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Fujifilm X-E2 Review | Digital Photography Review

Conclusion:
 
The X-E2 is an interesting camera – its shape and reliance on more traditional, dedicated external controls means it probably isn’t going to make a big dent in sales of mid-range Canon and Nikons. There may not be a huge theoretical difference between a dedicated aperture ring or shutter speed dial and a modern DSLR’s control dials, but the practical difference is two-fold. Firstly, it risks intimidating the casual shooter who wants better shots without necessarily wanting to learn photography. But, for those people who have learned or want to, it can help engender a real sense of connection between the operator’s actions and the outcome. For those people who ‘get’ what the X-E2 is about, though, it’s a top-notch photographic tool – engaging, responsive and regularly delivering excellent images. It’s small enough to be portable and has the classic looks (and, increasingly, the lens range), to satisfy keen photographers. Its price puts it squarely into competition with the D7100/EOS 70D/K-3 class of DSLRs, but we think the smaller size, dedicated lens range and retro charm mean the X-E2 offers plenty those cameras can’t. The excellent F2.8-4.0 kit zoom should be another plus in the ‘X-E2′ column, for many, as optically it’s a cut above the lenses supplied with most SLRs. There are many things the X-E2 isn’t, a movie camera being foremost amongst them, but it excels at its core purpose of being a purist photographers’ camera……

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X-T1 + 56 1.2 impression from a X-E2 user | Albert on
Digital Photography Review

Got to play with X-T1 at the local Fujifilm store, together with Zeiss 12mm, Fuji 14mm, 23mm, 27mm, 35mm, 56mm 1.2 and 55-200mm lenses.  Coming from X-E2 and have used XPro1/X-E1/X100, here are my impressions:
 

  • The EVF is not as lag free as everyone was saying here.  It feels about the same as X-E2.  Blurring still occurs when I pan the camera horizontally. The blurring is more noticeable with wide angles lenses and less with telephoto.
  • The EVF sure looks big and the uncluttered display is nice (Fuji should have done this since day one).
  • The handgrip design is very nice.  It feels solid and secure.  I’m using the Fuji grip with X-E2 and I’m pretty sure I can skip the additional handgrip with this one.
  • The EV compensation dial is not as stiff as someone was reporting here, about the same as X-E2 and I have no problem changing it with just my thumb.
  • The 4-way controller is sure hard to press.  The buttons are sloped/recessed towards the center which makes them harder to press compared to having flat buttons.
  • The shutter dial detents do not feel quite as positively as X-E2, it has a bit of a mushy feel.  Same with the dials for changing metering and drive mode.
  • The tilting LCD has a solid feel.
  • 8fps is fast and I can keep shooting without any slow down.  With X-E2, high speed shooting slows down after a second or two.
  • During the high speed shooting mode, there is no live view between frames.  All I saw were 8 frames presented within the second.  This is the same as X-E2.
  • AF seems about as fast as X-E2.  It could be a little bit faster (hard to tell), as the X-T1 seems to drive the AF motor faster.
  • Shutter sound is quiet, which is the same as X-E2….

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Fujifilm XF 10-24mm F4 R OIS (beta) samples gallery |
Digital Photography Review


We’ve just returned from the CP+ show in Japan, where Fujifilm was kind enough to loan us a beta sample of its new 10-24mm zoom lens for the X-series interchangeable lens cameras. Although this is a beta (not final) sample, Fujifilm is confident enough about its performance to allow us to post images. We’ve prepared a gallery of sample images taken in various conditions at various ISO sensitivity settings on the X-T1 for you to take a look at…….
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Fujifilm X-T1 in Japan | Digital Photography Review


We first laid our hands on the Fujifilm X-T1 about a month ago when it was announced. Now that we’ve had some time to shoot with it extensively, we’ve gathered our thoughts on using the latest X-Trans camera from Fuji. The X-T1 offers much of what the X-E2 does, including a 16 megapixel APS-C sensor with on-chip phase detection. More than that, it offers an SLR-style sculpted handgrip and weather-resistant sealing. Click the links below to find out what the X-T1 is like to use in the field. We’ve also added 40 images to a gallery of real-world samples taken in Japan, during and after the recent CP+ show in Yokohama. Click the link below to go straight to the gallery……


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