A Teaser From Fuji
It is easy to get the latest rumour from the internet - just log on and click over to whatever site you favour. You'll be told the entire and complete truth straight from the enthusiast's mouth. And you can trust these rumours explicitly - or is that implicitly - whatever, as soon as you read something on the internet you are entitled to ring up a shop and ask when it is coming in and whether they price match on it. Doesn't matter if it is a new camera body or a used locomotive - as soon as the idea of it hits a keyboard somewhere in Malaya, it is assumed to be in stock, in several colours, discounted heavily with a free memory card and a tripod if possible...
Now, back to reality. We've got the superb Fuji X-Pro 1 camera in stock - one is sitting on the desk in front of me. It is black - Henry Ford would approve - and it is fitted with the 35mm f:1.4 Fujinon. We also have stocks of the 18mm and the 60mm Fujinons as well as neat little flashes and cases for the cameras. They are superb instruments and much a better value for money than their nearest rangefinder competitor.
Just yesterday a sales pamphlet came in for these cameras and their lens system. By all means call into the shop and we'll be happy to give you a copy. It details the camera itself and the three lenses aforementioned, but also tempts us by telling us what the next step from Fuji will be - and remember this is an official booklet from Fuji themselves - not just teenage electrical noise on the net.
Looks like they are now to produce a 14mm f:2.8 R lens for the camera that will give the equivalent angle of view - 89 degrees - that a 21mm lens would do on an older 35mm camera. Perfect wide angle for tourism. In the catalog now.
Further in the pamphlet they show an 18-55mm f:2.8-4 zoom lens. That's the 27mm to 84mm general zoom taken care of. It is a well-balanced lens and not too big. I can see someone using this as their only lens and coping with just about everything - I would seriously look at it as a wedding worker combined with a suitable TTL flash. A real run and gun combo for this sort of business.
Remember that the Fuji people also make an M-mount adapter so that you could use modern and historical Leica, Voigtlander, and Zeiss lenses as well as Fuji lenses. A really versatile choice.
When we get the items physically in store, I'll blog them again.