Two new upcoming books on the Olympus Scandal and Fuji X-Pro1 camera


Rockynook has a new book: "Mastering the Fujifilm X-Pro 1" that is currently available for pre-order on Amazon US, Amazon CanadaAmazon France and Amazon Japan. The expected release date is December 28, 2012. Here is the book's description taken from the publisher's website:

Mastering the Fujifilm X-Pro 1 provides a wealth of experienced-based information and insights for owners of the new X-Pro 1 camera. Readers will learn about the features and capabilities of the X-Pro 1 and will discover numerous tips and tricks for how to maximize its potential.

With the X-Pro 1, Fujifilm released the first mirrorless camera with an APS-C sensor. The successful combination of high-end retro design and state-of-the-art digital camera technology, originally seen in the X100 viewfinder camera, has been pushed even further to achieve this interchangeable-lens camera. The X-Pro 1 offers three FUJINON interchangeable lenses.

Another interesting find is the book "Exposure: Inside the Olympus Scandal: How I Went from CEO to Whistleblower" written by the former Olympus CEO Michael Woodford on the recent Olympus scandal. The book is expected to start shipping on November 27 and is currently available for pre-order on Amazon USAmazon CanadaAmazon France and Amazon Japan. Books description:

When Michael Woodford was made president of Olympus—the company to which he had dedi­cated thirty years of his career—he became the first Westerner ever to climb the ranks of one of Japan’s corporate giants. Some wondered at the appointment—how could a gaijin who didn’t even speak Japanese understand how to run a Japanese company? But within months Wood­ford had gained the confidence of most of his colleagues and shareholders. Unfortunately, soon after, his dream job turned into a nightmare.

See also all upcoming books on the latest Canon products.

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  • Fifo Faggins

    Sound kinda scarey, especially the rockynook thriller.

  • jec6613

    “released the first mirrorless camera with an APS-C sensor”

    So I guess the Sony NEX system and Leica M8 don’t count, huh?

    • mythbuster

      Obviously it is Fuji´s first mirrorless camera with an APSC sensor and also Fuji´s first mirrorless camera… Publishers´comments are not always precise.

      • jec6613

        Obviously, but it still annoys the crap out of me every time I see it. It’s worse than bad kerning.

        • Part of the problem is also that publishers are not SME in the field of the publications they manage. (Then again the same can be said for camera salesmen, or Ken Rockwell)

      • Markus

        The X100 is the first mirrorless camera from Fuji with an APS-C sensor. Maybe they meant an ILC? Still this incorrect blurb from the publisher’s website doesn’t inspire a lot of confidence in the X-Pro1 book. But as an XP1 owner I’m happy to see the book released. Great camera.

        • jec6613

          If they meant ILC, they forgot such gems as the S5.

  • John Lever

    Don’t forget the Ricoh GXR

  • Ross

    I know the scandal had to stop, but I think Woodford needed to get a life too. 😉 It looks like he found one as a writer. 😀 If he couldn’t get enough from sueing Olympus, then he’s going to get it this way instead (at least he hopes, I guess) & not just in money.

    • preston

      I’m pretty sure he got fired for raising the internal inquiry. If I got fired for doing exactly what my job required me to do then I’d be pissed too. It was his responsibility to the shareholders to make that scandal public. So how did he need to get a life exactly?

  • Tadd

    Re: xpro 1 book, why not to just hit hundreds of online reviews? They are free, often more complexe with examples? This book sounds like trying to milk the subject already known just to mmake few bucks out of nothing, author probably checked all resources we all have the access to. Such a useless idea.

    • it is all good, people who buy photography books deserve to be parted from their moneys, in line with those buying UV filters, screen protectors and similar crap

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