Fujifilm X-mount Image Thread
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itai195
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In the past I've had great luck with having B&H credit me in this kind of situation.



Jman13
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Name's Bond. Baby Bond.

X-E2 with Rokinon 85/1.4.







corposant
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millsart wrote:
Looks like Fuji now has some instant savings on glass with the purchase of camera bodies or kits.

$200 savings on the 14mm f2.8, $100 savings on the 23 f1.4, $200 savings on the 55-200 and $150 savings on the 35 f1.4

Kind of frustrating I'm sure for everyone like myself, who just had preorders filled and shipped last week!

Might be worth giving Adorama a call and complaining and seeing if maybe I can still get a discount on the 23mm f1.4 which was shipped 2 weeks ago.

I've already got the 14mm, but might be interested in the 55-200 for $500. Only thing is that it is sort of a big lens on the smaller XE bodies. Not too unbalanced but still pretty substantial.

Given I'd reach for my 70-200 f2.8 or 70-300 VR on my D3 if/when I wanted to shoot anything action related, the 55-200 would probably be more relegated to just long landscape shooting.

Might consider something like a legacy 135mm compact prime like a Minolta for those rare times I wanted a compressed landscape shot and obviously it would be far cheaper.....

Still though, good savings for those who haven't purchased a XE-2 yet, but kind of a slap in the face to everyone who preordered!

I mean what was Fuji's thinking ? Announce a camera, get all the loyal users to put in preorders, then take forever to actually ship the black bodies and kits. Then....less than a week after they filled those orders, announce a bunch of discounts ??

Not cool....not cool at all....



Wow - it took 6 months after the release of the X-E1 before Fuji offered lens discounts… I was kind of waiting for them to do this again, but it looks like they want to be aggressive to get more cameras into people's hands.

I would bet Adorama would credit you the difference if you called them, otherwise you can threaten to return and then reorder, and your return can then only be sold open-box.

I am sure Helen Oster will chime in, or just contact her directly.

Could not resist playing with Analog Efex after I noticed I even had this filter…!



Jman13
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Here's my X-E2 and typical daily carry. Taken with the X-M1 and 16-50. Also processed in Analog Efex Pro.









michael49
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XE1....

Yashica 50mm f/2...




18-55....




18-55, frozen....



corposant
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Jman13 wrote:
Here's my X-E2 and typical daily carry. Taken with the X-M1 and 16-50. Also processed in Analog Efex Pro.



Jordan - after your glowing review of the 14mm, I am wondering if I am the only person who is remotely curious about the continually delayed 10-24. I like the idea behind the zoom, and f/4 doesn't bother me since it has OIS, but I am wondering if it's pointless to wait, when the 14mm is discounted and seems to be universally praised.



millsart
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That Analog Efex Pro looks pretty fun, will have to read up about it. Really like the way it handles the color


Yes, hopefully Adorama will help me (and everyone else out) as I don't even have my camera in my hands yet. Looks like they shipped/billed me Friday and the promotion went into effect either Saturday or just this morning



Jman13
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The 10-24 would interest me more if it wasn't so darn big. It's the size of a standard DSLR ultra wide zoom, and I don't really have space in my small bags for that. The 55-200 is already pretty big, but as a one off, I'm ok with that. The 56/1.2 isn't going to be tiny, so I also wouldn't want a bulky UWA.

Optically, I'd imagine it'll be pretty good, but the 14 is phenomenal, so it'll be pretty hard to be better than that.



GRM
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millsart wrote:
$200 savings on the 14mm f2.8, $100 savings on the 23 f1.4, $200 savings on the 55-200 and $150 savings on the 35 f1.4


Amazon sells the 55-200 for $499 as a standalone purchase. I couldn't resist.



millsart
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ReneMurea wrote:
millsart wrote:
$200 savings on the 14mm f2.8, $100 savings on the 23 f1.4, $200 savings on the 55-200 and $150 savings on the 35 f1.4


Amazon sells the 55-200 for $499 as a standalone purchase. I couldn't resist.



Don't think that is the regular price, looks like a special they are running today only as all the other major retailers are still listing at $699.

May have been a pricing error, so I'd say get one while you can if your in the market, great price for sure



GRM
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I purchased one. If you buy it with an X camera, you get $200 more off the original price. That's $299. Amazon has an extra 4% reward.



adrianb
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dammit! if I keep watching this thread and what beautiful images the fuji X system takes, I'll be pawning my 24 1.4L II to finance for a X-M1



wilco23
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adrianb wrote:
dammit! if I keep watching this thread and what beautiful images the fuji X system takes, I'll be pawning my 24 1.4L II to finance for a X-M1

Main reason is there are best photographer behind X systems to create stunning images



RSSmith
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XF14


20131124 a009 by Ronald S. Smith, on Flickr


20131124 a041 by Ronald S. Smith, on Flickr



Nicolas_Goulet
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Leo by Nicolas_Goulet, on Flickr



millsart
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Got an email back from Helen at Adorama that she will need to pass my info onto a sales rep (never had much luck dealing with them)

Given the Amazon deal has since ended, I probably should of just bought an X-E2 at Amazon, along with the $499 55-200, which would of then had $200 off, meaning I'd get the lens for $299 and just returned everything to Adorama.

Given I've already got the 14mm and 23mm, I don't really have much interest in the 18 or 27mm or 35mm, and as I plan to buy the 56mm f1.2, the 60mm doesn't interest me either.

Guess in the long run, I'm basically just losing $100 on the 23mm f1.4, even though I'd gladly pick up a 55-200 for $299, even if just to sell to help offset the cost of the new camera and 23mm

Just a bit frustrating that if I didn't preorder, and if my X-E2 didn't ship Friday I could of simply bought the in stock camera from B&H, Adorama or Amazon, all of which had open stock, and gotten the savings.

Beginning to think there is no point of preordered anymore



Jman13
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So, millsart, since you tend to rotate cameras on a weekly basis, how are you liking the X-E2? It's fitting me very well, but you tend to be rather picky. Is Fuji working out for you?



millsart
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Haven't gotten it yet, should come today. I think it sounds like the updates should make it a much better overall camera experience.

I've always liked the Fuji glass, and held onto my 14mm from when I had the X-E1, so paired with the 23mm its pretty ideal as 21/35mm are great focal lengths for the way I shoot.

Real issues I had with the X-E1 weren't image quality, but rather just overall handling of the camera. The ergonomics were great, as I love the classic control interface, but the AF speed and EVF lag really were dealbreakers I couldn't get past. Just drove me crazy how the EVF would freeze up when focusing, or how the camera would hunt.

Sounds like Fuji fixed the issues I had, while keeping everything I liked, in addition to adding some useful features like min shutter speed for auto ISO and some improved MF modes, so I have high hopes

I ordered a Sony A7r as well, but honestly could be just as happy with the Fuji since I don't need 36 megs really, and care more about shooting experience and glass options.

A7r has some great files for sure, but if they don't have glass for a long while, like what happened when I was an early adopter of the NEX cameras, then what is the point of that great sensor.

Besides that, $1000 camera with high quality $899 glass certainly is easier on the wallet than a $2300 camera with $1000+ glass!



Jman13
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Yeah, the AF is a big improvement. It will hunt every once in a while, but I've found every camera in the world does that on occasion, or if you miss an area with contrast or the like. Here's a quick video I did yesterday with the 35/1.4 (which is pretty slow focusing in the Fuji world). I held my phone up to the viewfinder and just focused around the room. You can see most of the time PDAF hits and locks quick...sometimes CDAF is needed, but still relatively quick...and one time I started on a low contrast area and it began to hunt a small bit before locking. The lens sounds really loud with the phone right up next to it. The 35/1.4 is a little noisy, but this is of course majorly amplified. Still...allows you to hear exactly when the lens starts focusing to get an idea of speed.

" target="_blank">X-E2 Focus Test


corposant
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millsart wrote:
but rather just overall handling of the camera.


I'm very happy with the iShoot grip - only 1 week to receive from China.



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