Given the social distancing measures in place around the world right now, this seems like a good idea. Fujifilm Japan has filed a new patent for a couple of long telephoto prime lenses. Specifically, XF 300mm f/4 and 500mm f/5.6 lenses. Designed for Fujifilm’s line of APS-C cameras, these would offer the equivalent field of view to about 450mm and 750mm respectively on full-frame systems.
The UV filter protects against ultraviolet light, and it is a screw-on system produced in silver or black connecting with the camera’s color theme.
Well, this is interesting. According to the latest report from BCNRetail, Olympus has ousted Nikon, Canon, Sony and Fuji to top the sales in Japan for the month of February, thanks to pretty significant sales of the Olympus PEN E-PL9, taking 11.1% of the share and the OM-D E-M10 Mark III grabbing a further 5.2%.
The graph above shows mirrorless sales share in Japan by total number of units sold. Amongst the top ten camera spots, Sony claimed four of them, with Canon taking a further two, and Nikon & Fuji taking one each.
I shoot about 50% film and 50% digital these days. For digital, I shoot with the Fujifilm X series cameras and lenses. Fujifilm cameras appealed to me several years ago because of the retro styling and film camera like controls for shutter speed, ISO and aperture. I also loved the ability to use Fujifilm film emulsion filters on the in-camera jpgs such as Velvia, Acros, Provia, Astia, Classic Chrome and PRO Neg to name a few.
The final specs are pretty much as the leaks suggested. It features a 26.1-megapixel APS-C X-Trans BSCI CMOS sensor, 5-axis In-body image stabilisation, up to 15fps continuous shooting with the mechanical shutter and offers 4K DCI/UHD video at up to 60fps and 1080p at an impressive 240fps.
Nokishita’s on a roll today. After previously leaking the entire spec sheet for the upcoming Fujifilm X-T4, they’ve now also leaked all of the product photos for the new camera via Twitter. From the images, it looks it’ll become available in both the standard black as well as black and silver variants.
If there’s one thing about Fuji shooters, they tend to get very excited whenever a new model is on the way. They like speculating about what features it may have, whether this’ll change or that’ll see an upgrade. There have been a lot of rumours about the upcoming Fujifilm X-T4, but now it looks like all of those rumours can be put to bed. Maybe.
Nokishita has leaked what they say the complete spec sheet for the Fujifilm X-T4, which covers everything from the sensor and other hardware to the software features and the new Eterna Bleach Bypass film simulation mode.
In October 2019, it was announced that some US airports would start using new Computer Tomography (CT) scanners. After a recent warning from Kodak, Fujifilm has also issued an advisory for its customers regarding these changes. The company warns photographers not to expose their unprocessed Instax and other film to new airport scanners. Along with the warning, Fuji also introduces some guidelines for handling film when boarding an airplane, because exposing it to CT and X-Ray scanners will destroy it.
Man, Fuji rumour mill has been going nuts over the last couple of days with Fujifilm X-T4 leaks. I’ve been trying to wrap my head around them all to see how things are shaping up, and which leaks and rumours seem to be the most reliable and thought I’d try to compile them here in one place.
Bear in mind, though, these are leaks and rumours. Until we hear an official announcement from Fuji, there are no guarantees.