This appears to be the new Fuji X30 camera that is rumored to be announced prior to Photokina 2014 as a proper replacement to the Fuji X20. Notably, these images show that it features an EVF in place of an optical viewfinder. [Read more...]
B&H has the new Fuji XF 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR lens in stock in limited quantity with free expedited shipping.
The new 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. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
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.
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?
Who says you can’t put an awesome optical viewfinder in a compact camera?
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...]