Exciting stuff coming down the pipeline! After a long wait since the announcement of the X-Pro1 not too long ago there are now some awesome new Fujifilm products being announced right here, so be sure to stay tuned late into the night on Wednesday! (So late it will actually be Thursday)
Fuji is continuing to make waves in the photographic community with their continually innovative and unique camera products. While their film emulsions are slowly being whittled down to nothingness, the X-series camera portfolio is proliferating rapidly. Photos of the two new cameras and the highly anticipated XF18-55mm R zoom lens were leaked last night and the internet is already abuzz with speculation on pricing and specifications. I will be keeping you up to date as much as possible when we start seeing more reliable information crop up, but in the mean time here are the leaked photos to drool over:
Rumors will be rumors until Fujifilm officially announces something, but word on the street right now is that at Photokina this year there will be some new additions to the X-Series introduced. One of those additions is rumored to be a more basic and inherently less expensive X-Pro1 successor. With fewer choice options and some slimmed down characteristics this camera is probably going to be the one that tides over many of the photographers that were on the fence about the X-Pro1. Cheaper price and still have the amazing X-Trans sensor with the wonderful (and expanding) X-Mount lens lineup? Count me in.
Following closely on the heels of the camera’s release last month, Fuji has already produced the first firmware update to pair with the new camera body and the three XF lenses that have been produced. Seeking to address concerns over the widely reported and documented “aperture chatter” among various other nuanced issues, Fuji has release individual updates for the body and each of the lenses. You can find the downloads here:
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The Fuji X100 was the camera of 2011. Industry reports, professional reviews, and word of mouth around any camera store built this small wonder into one of the most appealing cameras of the year for pros and amateurs alike. It’s small size combined with it’s glorious images courtesy of the APS-C sensor and it’s unique Hybrid Viewfinder made it so desirable that it oversold Fujifilm’s anticipated figures by 200%!
However, it had operational quirks that kept it from being the best selling camera of the year. People lamented it’s spotty auto focus and nearly useless manual focus in some reviews, and yet others complained of odd design choices like a dedicated “RAW” button on the rear of the camera. If you have heard of this camera and looked into it a bit yourself or know someone who owns one, you have surely learned of some if not all of these mentioned peculiarities.
But as Fuji has promised before, some things that make this camera not as desirable for potential buyers can be addressed in firmware fixes. Like the v1.10 firmware update, the v1.20 firmware update significantly improves this camera. Fujifilm has expertly responded to their customers desires, even long after the camera has been released. What other camera company does that?