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Dear Fuji… this is my wishlist for 2015 | Vassilios Zacharitsev

It has been only short period of time I’ve got involved in Fuji World, but I already own two X cameras; and planning on getting one more Fuji shortly. I have to admit that my excitement with the X-System is much to the amusement of my friends who can randomly tease me about becoming a Fuji fanboy. I hope not; I don’t much like fanboys. I hope this, and any future articles about Fuji are as objective as possible, but always with a dose of genuine concern and interest. So here is my shortlist on what I’d like to see from my newest favorite photographic company, during this new year: Fuji has done a spectacular job in leading the X-System to a high level of competency during the last 3 years or so. The primary area in developing a new system is the lens lineup. Here Fuji already shines, with a lens catalog second only to m43, among mirrorless systems; and all this in a very short amount of time. With the introduction of the 16-55mm pro zoom, plus the expected 90mm f/2 and 16mm f/1.4 there are, honestly, very small gaps to be filled, in fact mainly niche ones. Perhaps a weather sealed 90 or 100mm macro with 1:1 capability? A 200mm f/4 prime? Definitely a 16-70 constant f/4. I can think of very little missing, really. Lets  remind ourselves how easy it is to adapt lenses from other systems to Fuji-X and we can agree that the system is more than fine with lens selection………

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Fuji X-T1 Graphite Silver

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Fujifilm X-T1 Graphite Silver Limited Edition Globe-Trotter Kit |
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Beautifully crafted by hand on original Victorian machinery at the Globe-Trotter workshop in Hertfordshire, England, each bespoke, 21″ Trolley Case features a Fujifilm X-T1 camera body in Graphite Silver, a range of hand-picked award-winning Fujifilm FUJINON Optics, dedicated accessories and an engraved Apple iPad Air 2 16GB. The set also includes a unique handmade Day Bag, featuring leather straps, plush internal dividers to protect the X-T1 and its accompanying lenses, beautifully embossed with the iconic Globe-Trotter logo. Each Trolley Case is hand crafted from Grey vulcanised fibreboard and is beautifully finished with exquisite hand-moulded caramel leather corners, handles and straps and chrome locks. Each case is accompanied by a bespoke leather luggage tag, embossed with the iconic logos of Globe-Trotter, Fujifilm and Harrods. Launched in Germany to critical acclaim, the X-T1 Graphite Silver Edition is Fujifilm’s latest weather resistant interchangeable lens camera, and is the jewel in the crown of the advanced X-CSC range. Paired with one of Fujifilm’s award-winning FUJINON lenses included in the case, such as the XF23mm F1.4, XF56mm F1.2 R APD, XF18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS or XF50-140mm F2.8 R OIS WR, the camera caters to the most diverse of shooting conditions and subjects………

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The Fujifilm X-T1 Graphite Silver Limited Edition Globe-Trotter Kit is available exclusively from Harrods, Knightsbridge

or here the cheaper version ;)

 


Fuji X-T1 Graphite Silver

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Firmware 3.00 for X-T1 / GS | Fujifilm Global

Detail of the update

The firmware update Ver. 3.00 from Ver.1.10 (X-T1) / 2.00 (X-T1 Graphite Silver Edition) incorporates the following issues (X-T1 / X-T1 Graphite Silver Edition):

1. High-speed electronic shutter with a maximum speed of 1/32000sec.
(This function is incorporated in X-T1 Graphite Silver Edition.) The FUJINON XF Lens series lineup includes a number of fast fixed focal length lenses which boast very high sharpness with the aperture wide open, producing excellent out of focus „bokeh“. However, fast apertures are difficult to use if the light is too bright, so to ensure users can create shallow depth-of-field effects, the camera is now equipped with a fully electronic shutter offering a maximum shutter speed of 1/32000sec. The mechanical shutter will not operate at all when any speed for the electronic shutter is selected, which also delivers a completely silent shooting experience; perfect for shots of sleeping children, pets, weddings, and more. In addition, it is possible to set the electronic shutter in 1/3 steps from a range of 1sec to 1/32000sec.

2. Shutter Sound
The shutter sound can be muted if desired. (This function is incorporated in X-T1 Graphite Silver Edition.)

3. Classic Chrome Film Simulation mode brings more creative power to the X Series (This function is incorporated in X-T1 Graphite Silver Edition.)
The X Series‘ Film Simulation modes represent Fujifilm’s wealth of experience in color reproduction technology. New to the suite of effects is Classic Chrome, which delivers subtle colors and beautifully muted tones reminiscent of vintage reversal film. Using Classic Chrome on cityscapes, for example, will give shots a historic feel, while fashion photos gain an emotive, nostalgic look. Classic Chrome strengthens the film simulation line up and enhances the creative power of the X-T1.
 
4. Natural Live View function is just like the naked eye.
One of the great benefits of an electronic viewfinder is that ‚what you see is what you get'; the final image is displayed in real-time so any Film Simulation modes or other effects can be checked while shooting. But users sometimes need to see colors close to how they’re viewed with an optical finder, or to focus on shadow detail, which some high-contrast effects block out. To aid this, the Natural Live View function has been added and, when „PREVIEW PIC. EFFECT“ is turned Off in the menu, an image close to the naked eye is displayed during live view.

5. EVF / LCD Color Control
 
6. AF+MF
„AF+MF“ function enables seamless manual focusing. After half pressing the shutter to autofocus on the subject, fine adjustment can then be made using the manual focus ring.
 
7. Direct selection of AF area
The update will let users select the focus area using the 4-way controller, without pressing the Fn key.

8. Unlocked AE-L / AF-L Buttons
The function of the AE-L / AF-L button is currently locked, but will be interchangeable, depending on the user’s preference.
 
9. Change the size of the Focus frame in the Manual Focus
In the Manual Focus mode, the size of the Focus frame for Instant AF can be changed by the command dial.
 
10. Direct selection of Macro mode
„ON“ or „OFF“ of Macro mode can be directly selected without using the shooting menu.
 
11. Q. Menu customization
To make the Q Menu (used for quick access of frequently-used items) even more efficient, the update will allow its items and layout to be changed to the user’s preference.
 
12. New Video Frame rates (50P / 25P / 24P)
As well as the existing 60fps and 30fps selections, 50fps, 25fps and 24fps options will be available with the update. 50 fps and 25 fps allow video editing in the PAL regions, such as Europe, without converting the frame rate. 24fps offers a cinema-like view.
 
13. Manual Shooting in Video mode
The update will enable ISO sensitivity selection prior to shooting videos, as well as the ability to adjust aperture and shutter speed during movie recording.
 
14. Phase detection AF support for Instant AF
In Instant AF mode, which is operated by pressing the AF-L button during manual focusing, the update will enable Phase Detection AF, providing faster focusing speeds.
 
15. Interlocking of Metering and Focus areas
Users will be able to interlock the AF area position with the Metering area when Spot Metering mode is selected.
 
16. Expansion of shutter speed in Program Shift mode
In the current Program Shift mode, the slowest-speed setting is 1/4sec., but this will increase to a maximum of 4secs.
 
17. Addition of options in Function(Fn) setting
Add „Flash compensation“, „Shutter type“, „Preview Pic. Effect“, „Preview EXP. / WB in Manual mode“ and „Lock“ in „Function“ Setting
 
18. instax Printer Print
Photos can be directly sent from the camera to the Fujifilm instax SHARE Smartphone Printer to instantly print on Fujifilm Instant Color Film „instax mini“.
 
19. Lock Function
Add software lock function during shooting mode. The update will let users prevent from the unexpected dial/button operation.
 
20. Three Custom White Balance
Expand the number of CUSTOM WHITE BALANCE from one to three.
By registering different conditions in advance of the shooting, users can change white balance conditions quickly.
 
21. Expand EVF / LCD displaying types in manual exposure mode
In manual exposure mode, the EVF / LCD are displayed with previewing set shooting conditions. To display, along with a mode of ignoring exposure condition, users will be able to select a mode of ignoring white balance condition.  The update will let users expand variations of external flash photography especially with modeling lights of different color temperature. By registering the function to the Fn button, users will be able to change settings in quick operations.
 
22. PC tethered shooting support
New HS-V5 software (optional accessory) allows users to tether and control the camera from the PC and transfer images shot on the camera over to the PC automatically.
 
23. Change the function of FACE DETECTION in Focus-Frame Selection AF.
When a face is detected, the Focus frame is shown on the face. Otherwise, the position of the Focus frame doesn’t move.
 
24. When pressing AE-L button, exposure is reflected to the live view.
 
25. When AF is locked by pressing AF-L button, the AF lock is held during zooming.
 
26. Add the icon to show RAW shooting is not available when an expanded sensitivity range is selected in RAW shooting. (Currently, the RAW icon disapppears.)
 
27. The settings below in the Setup menu are changed from the description on the Owner’s Manual.
The following settings move into the new „BUTTON / DIAL SETTING“ in the Setup menu.

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Fuji X-T1

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Firmware 3.40 for X-Pro1 | Fujifilm Global

The firmware update Ver.3.40 from Ver.3.30 incorporates the following issues:

Regarding operations of items below 1 „X-Pro1 New Features Guide [Ver.3.40 or later]“ in this website.
X-Pro1 New Features Guide [Ver.3.40 or later] (PDF: 391KB)

1. AF+MF

„AF+MF“ function enables seamless manual focusing. After half pressing the shutter to autofocus on the subject, fine adjustment can then be made using the manual focus ring.

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Fuji X-Pro1

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Firmware 3.00 for X-E2 | Fujifilm Global

The firmware update Ver.3.00 from Ver.2.10 incorporates the following issues:

Regarding operations of items below from 1 through 4, refer to „X-E2 New Features Guide [Ver.3.00 or later]“ below.

X-E2 New Features Guide [Ver.3.00 or later] (PDF: 717KB)

1. AF+MF
„AF+MF“ function enables seamless manual focusing. After half pressing the shutter to autofocus on the subject, fine adjustment can then be made using the manual focus ring.

2. Enhanced wireless function for shooting from your smartphone or tablet devices*
By downloading the free FUJIFILM Camera Remote** app to your smartphone or tablet devices, users can use the Remote Control function, which allows a wealth of control, even from a distance. This functionality is great for a wide variety of shots, including group photos, self-portraits and animals in their natural habitat.

* Android™, smartphone and table devices, iPhone / iPad.
** After updating the Firmware Version 3.00, FUJIFILM Camera Application app cannot be used.

Requires installation of FUJIFILM Camera Remote app to your smartphone or tablet devices
FUJIFILM Camera Remote

3. New Classic Chrome Film Simulation
The X Series‘ Film Simulation modes represent Fujifilm’s wealth of experience in color reproduction technology. „Classic Chrome“, which delivers subtle colors and beautifully muted tones reminiscent of vintage reversal film, has been newly added to the existing selection.

4. Interval timer shooting
The new Interval timer shooting function allows X-E2 users to capture time lapse photography. Set the starting time, the shooting interval (1 sec. to 24 hr.) and finally the number of frames (1 – 999), and the camera does the rest.

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Fuji X-E2

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Firmware 2.40 for X-E1 | Fujifilm Global

The firmware update Ver.2.40 from Ver.2.30 incorporates the following issues:

Regarding operations of items below 1 „X-E1 New Features Guide [Ver.2.40 or later]“ in this website.
X-E1 New Features Guide [Ver.2.40 or later] (PDF: 391KB)

1. AF+MF

„AF+MF“ function enables seamless manual focusing. After half pressing the shutter to autofocus on the subject, fine adjustment can then be made using the manual focus ring.

Source: www.fujifilm.com
 


Fuji X-E1

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Fuji X Buyer’s Guide :: Lenses | Zack Arias

This is part two of my three part Fuji X Series Buyer’s guide. Please visit part one to read my introduction to this series and read my thoughts on the wide array of Fuji X cameras that are on the market. As stated in my camera post, the following information is simply my personal opinion on the Fuji lenses that I have used thus far. This isn’t going to be a comprehensive look at every Fuji lens made or third party lenses simply because I haven’t used every single lens out there on the market. I have used a good number of them, though, so I feel this will be a pretty good overview of what’s available along with some information about why I haven’t used some of the others. I’ll give some links at the end of this post to other resources for you to research this topic more if you choose to. When Fuji developed their interchangeable lens system they brought with them years and years of experience in lens design and manufacturing. Fuji has always made fantastic glass. From high end $62,000 video lenses, to satellite and medical optics, to designing and manufacturing Hasselblad lenses. Then there were all the Fuji cameras and lenses they’ve been making for years and years. To put it simply, Fuji knows glass………

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Fujifilm Fujinon XF 23mm F1.4

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The man behind X-series design | Masasumi Imai

As the head of design for the Fujifilm X-series we have a lot to thank Masasumi Imai for.

He’s overseen the design development of all models including the original X100, the X-E2 and, his own personal favourite, the X-T1. During the very busy photokina 2014 show we were able to grab 15 minutes with Imai-san to ask him about his inspiration, the current range and what we can hope to see in the future.

On a day-to-day basis what does your job involve?

Every day I think about design. I am in charge of the exterior design team, comprising five product designers and three GUI designers.

When an X-series camera is designed, what comes first, the interior design or the exterior?

Normally, designers will start by sketching the design of a camera, but Fujifilm is completely different to other companies. All three teams will meet; the brand team, the design team and the development team and all aspects of the camera are discussed all the way through the process. All aspects of the camera complement each other……..

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Fuji X-T1

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Fuji X Buyer’s Guide :: Part 1 :: Cameras | Zack Arias

I have been a Fuji fan boy since the original X100 and, as you can see from the photo above, I have continued to drink the Fuji juice. That’s almost all of my Fuji gear. I have a few things loaned out right now. All I wanted was a small easy to carry camera that had great image quality. I wasn’t looking for a new system. I didn’t need a new system. I just needed that thing in between a point and shoot or cell phone camera and a full fledged DSLR. That’s where the X100 came in. Then Fuji introduced the X-Pro1 and hired me to go shoot with it in India. I still wasn’t looking for a new system. Look at all the shit I have now. I’m asked on a daily basis what my thoughts are on this X camera vs. that X camera. Which lens? Which accessory? Which battery? But what about the Sony or Olympus such and such? The goal of these posts is to answer those questions. All of these answers are based on my personal opinion and from using this gear on personal projects and paid client work. Remember — these are my opinions. This isn’t a review of the gear. This isn’t a gallery of sample images. This post is for those of you looking into a system like this and I’m giving you an educated opinion. Also note that no one is paying me a dime or a yen to make this post…….

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Fuji X100T

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Are you getting the Fujifilm X-T1 at the best price? |
Torben Christiansen

There are many countries around the world and it would be a near impossible job to find the price for the Fujifilm X-T1 in all countries. That meant I had to do a narrower search for what the price would be in each country. I decided to use the Google Analytics data and take the top ten countries for each web site that I operate. With that logic, I ended up with 23 different countries that covers most of the world. The only continent that was on the list was Africa, so I took South Africa and added that it to the list. Many of the countries that are on the list have their own currency, so had to convert all the local prices to one common currency and many uses the US dollar, so that is what I also used. Currency rates changes a lot each day, so if I do the same comparison on another day it might have given a different result. For each country, I have listed both the local currency price and the US converted currency price. In each country, I have tried to find the best price for that given product, but I am sure that in some situations you will be able to find a better price in another store. The time is a factor in this part too as prices changes as currencies does on a daily basis. Another factor is that I just might have missed a shop with a better price. The online store has to be located in the country to qualify for getting considerations. This could either as they have a locale store in the country or the company has a physically contact address in the country. This analysis does not take into account that tax and shipment might be different based on which part of the country that you live in, so here you have to do your own research on how much it will cost you to buy the product at that specific store. The prices and the currency exchange rates are from November 21, 2014 and as I have described above you will most likely see some different prices if you look at them, when you read this article……..

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Fuji X-T1

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