Other than the new entry-level camera, Fujifilm has also announced new lenses. One of them is the Fujifilm XC 35mm f/2, the first-ever prime in the XC line of lenses. It’s affordable, lightweight and tiny, and it can be a great companion to your APS-C Fuji camera.
Fujifilm has just announced X-T200, an affordable entry-level mirrorless camera. It’s the successor to the X-T100, which was launched two years ago, and it brings some improvements over its older cousin. With this camera, Fuji targets both photographers and filmmakers, bringing together some features that both groups of creatives will find useful. So, let’s dive in and see what Fuji brings us in its latest camera, and how it differs from the X-T100.
Understandably, I was very excited to hear the news of Fujifilm bringing back NEOPAN 100 ACROS in the form of ACROS II earlier this year. So, when a second announcement came with details of a November 22nd Japanese release date, I started making calls to see if I could buy some. I got lucky and $190 dollars and a week later, I received my shipment; a brick each of 35mm and 120 ACROS II.
CFexpress is coming. Of that, there is no doubt. It’s the drop-in replacement for XQD and will also replace many of the CFast 2.0 slots on the next generation of cameras. ProGrade Digital was the first to announce support for the new format, back in April last year, but they’ve been holding off on releasing it until hardware comes out that actually supports it.
See the update at the bottom of this article containing a response from ProGrade Digital.
Fujifilm Acros 100 was pronounced pretty much dead in March of last year, during what appears to have been a mass cull of their film over the last few years. But then, just a few short months after its demise, the announcement came that Fujifilm was going to reintroduce some of their black and white films, due to an overwhelming demand from film photographers.
In June of this year, Fujifilm announced that the first black and white film to come back was going to be Fujifilm Across 100II. Technically, it’s not a rerelease, but a new version, to get around the availability (or a lack thereof) of raw materials in the original. Now, it’s set for release later this month.
Nokishita likes to keep an eye on camera registrations, and they’ve got a list that they update fairly regularly as they spot new ones, and old ones become known. Their current list includes registration numbers from Canon, Nikon, Sony, Olympus, Fujifilm and Leica for cameras that have been registered with various bodies around the world but not yet identified or officially acknowledged.
It’s been a pretty common thing since the early days of Nikon’s VR and Canon’s IS, that you turn stabilisation off in lenses when using a tripod. As technology has progressed, turning off the stabilisation hasn’t been important. Fuji, though, has long said that IBIS should be turned off in cameras when shooting on a tripod, nothing has really been said about their lenses. At least, not until now.
The folks at Fuji Rumors spotted in the manuals for the Fujinon XF 16-80mm f/4 and Fujinon XF 200mm f/2 lenses that users are specifically advised to keep stabilisation turned on all the time, even when using a tripod.
Fujifilm has issued a service advisory for the recently announced Fuji GFX 100, citing issues with the “Lock” function on the side shutter located on the vertical grip. According to the advisory, some GFX 100 bodies have an issue which prevents the lock mechanism from functioning, to prevent accidental shots being taken when that button is not in use.
Included in the service advisory is a range of serial numbers for potentially affected bodies. I say potentially as Fuji note that some bodies have already had the issue addressed before being sold and are not affected. So they say to contact your local Fuji support/service centre to confirm.
When you talk about photography gear online, one thing is inevitable. Somebody will pipe up talking about how “the gear doesn’t matter, a good photographer can make a great image with a potato!”. Well, Linus and Brandon over at Linus Tech Tips decided to put this to the test.
Brandon is LTT’s DP. He has a lot of practical experience with a lot of gear in a lot of shooting scenarios. Linus is… Well, he’s Linus. He knows his tech, but isn’t exactly an expert when it comes to shooting photographs. In this video, Linus takes up arms with a Fuji GFX 50R vs Brandon with a Google Pixel 3 smartphone to see if skill or gear (or luck) is most important.