Fuji X-T1 Deal Includes Free Grip, Battery & SD Card

Fuji X-T1 Grip

Adorama has a deal on the Fuji X-T1 that includes for no additional cost the Fuji VG-XT1 battery grip (a $250 value), a spare Fuji NP-W126 battery (a $49 value) and a Fuji 32GB UHS-I SDHC card (a $50 value). This deal expires on August 23.

You can find the body only here at Adorama.

Or, you can find the X-T1 kit with the 18-55mm f/2.8-4 lens here at Adorama.

Crop or Crap: A Rational Dissection of the Full Frame vs. APS-C Argument

Zack Arias is back again with another nail-meets-head analysis of our world or photography today. This time around, he’s addressing the incessant argument of APS-C vs. full frame cameras.

Zack is a huge proponent of Fuji’s new X-Series cameras and lenses. Lately, he’s been all about the X-T1, which has received nothing but rave reviews since it was released.

Fuji, in general, has been knocking it out of the park with its entire APS-C line of X-Series cameras. And, it seems like each one is getting better. Expect to see more from Fuji at Photokina in September.

Likewise, there are plenty of solid APS-C and Micro Four Thirds cameras from Sony, Panasonic, Olympus and so on. If APS-C floats your boat, then by all means climb aboard. I think Zack’s overall points are well made. It really boils down to what tool works for you and your needs.

I am frequently asked about recommendations for cameras by a variety of users. Just in the past month in one-on-one conversations, I’ve recommended Sony APS-C and full frame, Canon’s 6D and 70D, Panasonic GH4, GoPro and Sony RX100 models to different people based on their skill levels and intended uses.

What’s your take on the APS-C vs. Full Frame argument?

Fuji Patent Reveals Optical Viewfinder with Built-in Zoom

Fuji Optical Viewfinder with Zoom

Fuji Optical Viewfinder with Zoom Patent Drawing

Who says you can’t put an awesome optical viewfinder in a compact camera?

Certainly not Fuji, who has been knocking it out of the park with cameras like the X-T1 and X100s lately.

In a recent US patent application, Fuji seeks to patent an optical viewfinder that has optical elements inside and zooms to match the focal length of the camera’s zoom lens – or as Fuji calls it in the patent application a “Real-image zoom viewfinder.”  [Read more...]

Fuji Unveils XF 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR Lens

Fuji WR_XF18-135mm_Black_Front

Fuji has announced the new XF 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR lens to go along with its X-series of cameras, like the X-T1.

The new Fuji XF 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR lens features a weather-resistant design with more than 20 weather sealed points. As such, it is design to mate nicely with the weather sealed X-T1. It also offers 5-stops of image stabilization through the built-in OIS stabilizer. On Fuji’s X-series cameras, the lens covers a 27-206mm full frame equivalent focal range. [Read more...]