Fuji has bumped the release date of its new X-Pro2 from February 18 to early March. Fuji’s brief notice about the release date slip only cites a delay in production. Hopefully, this is only a couple weeks more waiting for the eager Fuji shooters out there.
With the Fuji X-Pro2 just announced, the X-Pro1 remains at some crazy clearance prices.
You can get the Fuji X-Pro1 with the XF 27mm f/2.8 lens for $699, along with a 32GB SanDisk U3 memory card and camera bag. The XF 27mm f/2.8 lens alone sells for $449 right now, so it’s like you’re paying $250 for the X-Pro1 body. That’s a pretty cheap way to buy into the Fuji X-Series.
Also, you can get the X-Pro1 with the XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM OIS lens for $799. It also includes a 32GB SanDisk U3 card and camera bag. This is another solid deal, considering that the XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM OIS lens runs $699 in you buy it alone right now. I’ll let you do the math on that value.
The Fuji X-Pro2, X-E2S and X70 cameras are expected to be officially announced later this week. However, it looks like Fujifilm in France posted the YouTube sizzle videos for the cameras publicly a little too soon.
The videos have been removed now but here are a few screenshots showing off some of the looks at the new cameras and their features. [Read more…]
Fuji recently released firmware version 4.20 for the Fuji X-T1 and added several new features and enhancements. According to a new notice from Fuji, however, the firmware also introduced a problem that can “rarely” cause the camera to freeze when shooting in AF-C mode.
As a result, Fuji has pulled the recent version 4.20 firmware from its website and offers a tentative solution for users to upgrade the X-T1’s firmware to version 4.21, which is essentially the same features as rolling back to version 4.10. This means you will lose the new version 4.20 features if you have already upgraded.
Fuji says that it plans on a firmware upgrade in late January 2016 to bring back the features from version 4.20 and fix this bug. you can download the new version 4.21 firmware here on Fuji’s website.
I don’t really have a whole lot to say about the new Fuji XF 35mm f/2 R WR lens other than its even smaller than I expected it to be. As you can see it mounted on the Fuji X-T10, it’s pretty compact – the X-T10 is already a pretty compact camera and the 35mm is a perfect walk-around lens at 53mm equivalent field of view. [Read more…]