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The real question is what is going on with Fuji batteries. I wanted to order an couple of new batteries since my old extra from the X100 died and they seem to be out of stock at most places I checked. Well except in Toronto where they are more than double the US price.

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The real question is what is going on with Fuji batteries. I wanted to order an couple of new batteries since my old extra from the X100 died and they seem to be out of stock at most places I checked. Well except in Toronto where they are more than double the US price.

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I ordered a couple of pearstone batteries for my xpro1 from B&H (back when I got my camera, even with shipping etc. it was worth the price) a quarter of the price of thr fuji's here and work just as well. If I knew you had an x100s and needed batteries I could have picked some up for you from B&H. I was in NYC last week and stopped by the store to check it out.

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jordanfaust wrote:

I ordered a couple of pearstone batteries for my xpro1 from B&H (back when I got my camera, even with shipping etc. it was worth the price) a quarter of the price of thr fuji's here and work just as well. If I knew you had an x100s and needed batteries I could have picked some up for you from B&H. I was in NYC last week and stopped by the store to check it out.

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The battery died on the weekend. I had two until then so I wasn't in the market. But I don't like going with only one battery.

Right now B&H, Adorama and Hunt's are all on back order/out of stock on the Fuji batteries for the X100 and the X-Pro and even the after market batteries at Adorama are out of stock although B&H seems to have the Pearstones in stock.

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Go with the pearstone - I have two and no complaints.


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Go with the pearstone - I have two and no complaints.

The mystery deepens. The Pearstone for the X100S are now discontinued at B&H. In fact the only battery that seems to be in stock at B&H is something called a Power2000. Adorama sells these as well, but are out of stock. Oddly they are $19 at Adorama, but B&H has them listed as $10.

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Weird - the x-pro1 pearstone is also discontinued - but they have another brand for sale - called Watson - same price but with less mAh then the pearstone and even the fuji branded. That is weird.

Well as far as I am concerned any third party battery from a respectable photography store is fine. b&H wouldn't sell junk - like you can fine sometimes on ebay. So regardless of the brand I think you will be fine from either B&H or Adorama.


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Never posted here (from what I can tell) but Zack had put up a few weeks ago a follow-up review of the fujifilm x100s (he also talks about the x-cameras in general as well). He's pretty much ditched his DSLR and shoots fujifilm or his Phase MF camera.

http://zackarias.com/for-photographers/ ... out-dslrs/


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Review of the fuji 55-200mm by ephotozine. Got a pretty good review (4 stars and Recommended)

http://www.ephotozine.com/article/fujif ... 29#Verdict


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The 27mm is in! and it is damn sharp! odd not having an aperture ring though.... over all a nice 41mm equivalent lens and its also tiny. smaller then the 18mm.


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New firmware details for X-pro1 and X-e1


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anyone have any thoughts on the new X-M1


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anyone have any thoughts on the new X-M1


Its the mini x-series camera. same quality of pictures etc, in a smaller and just slightly lighter camera. I like using/having a viewfinder so it would be hard to use this constantly with just the screen. But with that said - you are still getting the same great quality and you can buy the nice fuji lenses :-)

I'd say its what the Canon EOS M should have been in the first place.

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http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3519023

Apparently fujifilm Canada held a BBQ today in Mississauga. I need to check my email and see where my invite went!! But no matter I am in Newfoundland right now. But this is really cool idea and something I never hear other camera manufactures doing.

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jordanfaust wrote:
http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3519023

Apparently fujifilm Canada held a BBQ today in Mississauga. I need to check my email and see where my invite went!! But no matter I am in Newfoundland right now. But this is really cool idea and something I never hear other camera manufactures doing.

J.


It was invite only, you had to message The Fuji Guys to get the invite.

I had an invite but was unable to reach it on time... shame as I would have liked the goodie bag and a chance of winning some things. haha

Pretty neat of them to hold such an event, Fuji is showing the big guys how to do customer relations properly.


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FW is out


And I'm stuck in Kingston tonight! I'll have to wait until tomorrow night before I can install and try out!!

Oh I should add that Fuji has updated the lens roadmap and added a more consumer oriented telephoto lens - 50-230mm f4.5-6.7. It is scheduled to come out around the same time as the 23mm f1.4


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Finally got my camera and lenses upgraded to the latest firmwares. I just did a quick test but the lenses definitely have a slightly snapper focus to them, and were locking on areas that I'd normally have more trouble with. Focus peaking is pretty cool. While I only tried it briefly, it was easier to see then I thought it would be (based on what I was reading by some people on different forums). Maybe not as good as Sony's implementation, but I'm quite pleased with it so far.

All I need is my minimum shutter speed in auto ISO update and I'd be a really happy camper :)

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Latest FW update got recalled as being faulty


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Ya I saw that this morning - it only affects you if you shoot video - which I don't :)


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It has been fixed


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Downloading it as we speak!!


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For those of you with a x100 - there are several rumours floating around that there will be an extensive firmware update at the end of August giving quite a few of the new or improved features found in the x100s.

http://www.fujirumors.com/x100-firmware ... onfirm-it/


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Seems as if Henry's just received a x100s shipment. Just received a call, but had to cancel mine as I went and got the xpro-1.


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Go with the pearstone - I have two and no complaints.

The mystery deepens. The Pearstone for the X100S are now discontinued at B&H. In fact the only battery that seems to be in stock at B&H is something called a Power2000. Adorama sells these as well, but are out of stock. Oddly they are $19 at Adorama, but B&H has them listed as $10.

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Pearstone is now Watson.


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Finally got tired of working hard to get good fill flash portraits in bright/direct sunlight with my OMD. So, I decided to replace at least the 17/1.8 Lens with the X100s. It's Leaf shutter + ND filter ROCKS for HSS!


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So where's that promised firmware update for X100?


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PotatoEYE wrote:
So where's that promised firmware update for X100?


Well one - it's only rumoured - there was no official announcement that I heard of. And second - it's not the end of the month just yet.


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Turns out it was fake


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PotatoEYE wrote:
Turns out it was fake


Nope still real. Just delayed a few days

http://www.fujirumors.com/it-will-come- ... w-6am-gmt/


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