Fuji in Stock at Jessops, shipping at Amazon and reviewed by LL.

For the first time the X PRO 1 is in Stock in UK at Jessops (Click here). And it is now temporarily out of Stock at Amazon US (Click here). This means the first stocks are shipping :)

Nick Devlin posted the second part of his X PRO 1 review at Luminous Landscape (Click here): “This camera can see in the dark. Its performance up to ISO 6400 is nothing short of remarkable, in particular for an APS-C sensor. This is the first camera I have used where ISO is just not an issue.” He really fell in love with the image quality and hybrid viewfinder but also found some flaws like the not so top performer 18mm lens and the usual slow autofocus.

NEX-7 in Stock for the first time after seven months at Amazon US.

It took seven long months before to see that green “In Stock” mark close to the NEX-7 at Amazon! And finally you can get it via a know third party reseller for the normal price:
NEX-7 body via Ritz at Amazon (Click here).
NEX-7 with Black 18-55mm kit lens in Stock via Ritz at Amazon (Click here).

One more news: And also for the first time Photozone tested NEX lenses on the NEX-7: The Sony 30mm f/3.5 macro lens (Click here to read the review) and the Sony 50mm f/1.8 lens (Click here to read the review).

Canon G1 X is in Stock (will it sell?)

Canon first attempt to counterattack the mirrorless system cameras is the G1 X. And it’s now in Stock for the first time at Adorama US (Click here). Our friends at Photorumors also found the first unpacking celebration pictures at Rust.se (Click here). And Trustedreviews (Click here) tested the G1 X: “The advantages of this larger sensor are immediately clear to overall image quality, with the G1 X offering class-leading performance in this respect. However, in other areas the G1 X lets itself down somewhat with sluggish operation and niggly performance issues. Image quality purists may well be willing to forgive these flaws, however anyone in the market for a snappy advanced compact with quickfire operation may well be slightly disappointed“.

I don’t think the Canon G1 X is the right camera to compete with mirrorless sytem camera.s But I guess that Canon is juts tasting the terrain before the real big deal!

Fuji X PRO 1 coming two weeks earlier in US stores


Good news for our US folk! The X PRO 1 will arrive thirteen days earlier than expected at BHphoto (Click here). European and canadian friends have to wait 2-3 weeks more to get it. Only Amazon Japan (Click here) has it in Stock right now.

More Fuji bits: Some X PRO 1 “cameraporn” pictures at DC.watch (Click here) and Fuji X PRo 1 image samples at Kakaku (Click here).

The Fuji X PRO 1 camera can be preordered:
in USA/Canada at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here), Epxansys US (Click here) and Expansys Canada (Click here).
in Europe at Jessops UK (Click here), eBay Italy (Click here) and Expansys UK (Click here).
in Asia at Amazon Japan (Click here) and eBay Japan (Click here).

The Fuji X 18mm f/2.0 can be preordered:
in USA/Canada at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
in Asia at Amazon Japan (Click here).

The Fuji X 35mm f/1.4 can be preordered:
in USA/Canada at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
in Asia at Amazon Japan (Click here).

The Fuji X 60mm f/2.4 macro can be preordered:
in USA/Canada at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).

 

New handmade Sonnetar 25mm f/1.1 for Pentax Q mount.

I love the creativity of Mr. Miyazaki! He created all sorts of fantastic handmade lenses especially for the Leica M-mount. Like the famous and incredible small . And now he created an amazing Sonnetar 25mm f/1.1 for Pentax Q mount! It’s the fastest lens for Q mount and I am sure it is a top performer too!

You can get the lens right now on . I really like these one man creations and I hope he will make some more lenses for other mirrorless systems too.

Thanks Jeremy for sending me this!