Interesting Photography Links

Fuji X-Pro1 AF Not Good?

It’s from someone-who-knows-someone, but Steve Huff has an interesting note on his blog about the upcoming X-Pro1’s autofocus:

The X-Pro 1..well, I think it will be fantastic but I did get an early e-mail report from someone who has been using one for a little while and it was not the greatest report. I will not post details here because I have no images and can not disclose who this is so it is really pointless. I heard things about the AF being slow, especially when light gets low, lenses being metal on the inside and plasticky on the outside, manual focus NOT good, not so hot battery life and the 2nd gen EVF being average.

I normally wouldn’t post a link to something like that, but Steve Huff’s site has been good and I’m inclined to believe that Fuji can’t have solved all of the issues with the X100’s autofocus this quickly. Hopefully Fuji keeps iterating and improving. There’s no doubt that they’re making some of the more interesting cameras out there right now.

Fuji X-Pro1 Lens and Accessories

Speaking of the X-Pro1 (what a terrible product name), TechRadar has the scoop on Fuji’s plans for lenses and accessories for the system. a 23mm f/2 sounds good (although faster is always better), while a 70-200mm f/4 sounds interesting and unexpected. Good stuff.

Nikon 1 V1 Underwater Housing

An expensive underwater housing for the Nikon 1 V1 isn’t something I’d invest in, but I think it’s awesome that such a thing is coming out for the V1 so quickly. Supports the Speedlight SB-N5 too…cool!