All the users of Fuji mirrorless cameras, you may soon get your hands on a new smart adapter. Fringer has developed world’s first Fujifilm X mount – Contax N electronic adapter. It will give you autofocus and electronic aperture control on a mirrorless camera while using an N mount lens.
Most professional wedding photographers are not thrilled when someone brings up mirrorless cameras. I understand – the concept is relatively new, and there may be some distrust towards these cameras’ performance. Especially in demanding conditions such as shooting a wedding. But an example by Kevin Mullins proves them wrong. He shot an entire wedding with a Fujifilm X-Pro2 and published a video which may break down misconceptions.
Let’s face it, everything looks good on a 3″ screen. So, the advantages of shooting tethered become immediately apparent in the studio. You’re able to quickly see the results as you shoot them on a much larger screen. This makes it much easier to spot distracting elements, issues with hair or makeup, and if the composition even works when shown big.
It’s an ability that many photographers find absolutely invaluable and difficult to work without. It’s also an ability that’s been lacking with the Fuji X-T2, until now. Fuji have released a new v1.10 firmware for the X-T2 which, amongst other things, now gives the photographers the ability to shoot tethered to Lightroom. Users can also shoot tethered to Fuji’s own HS-V5 software.
It wasn’t too long ago that Fuji announced the entry level X-A3. The much anticipated update to the X-A2, increases the resolution to 24.2MP, and provides a touchscreen LCD. Now, Fuji have announced the the new Fujifilm X-A10, which sits right at the bottom of their entry level range. So, what’s different?
Well, for a start, the resolution’s quite a little lower. Coming in with a newly developed 16.3MP CMOS sensor, it’s not the high resolution monster many have come to expect from cameras these days. But, it’s still a very respectable resolution, especially since most of the X-A10’s users will likely only ever post their images online.
A love story with a little hate feeling.
Last year I bought a new Fuji X-Pro 1, it was a great deal a few days before the X-Pro 2 was on the market. I bought it as a camera to keep in my pockets, not really as a serious option. But, I loved it since I started to take the first pictures. I even bought a second one, used and converted it to infrared.
According to “new sources”, Fuji Rumors are reporting that Fuji are starting to take a serious interest in video. They say that Fujifilm will launch lenses with clickless apertures sometime in 2017. These lenses will be designed for users of the Fuji X system who primarily use their cameras for video.
The fast & accurate AF of the recently released Fujifilm X-T2 as well as outstanding image quality, it has fast become a favourite for some video shooters. Having native lenses and not relying on various adapters to use other system lenses will make a big difference.
Samyang brought autofocus into their range of lenses not too long ago with two new Sony E mount lenses. The 14mm f/2.8 and 50mm f/1.4. Now, in a recent interview with Focus Numerique, Samyang head of product planning, Jeong Min Shin says that more are to come.
In the interview, he talked about some of the decisions and compromises that had to be made with the new Sony lenses. But he also suggested that Nikon and Canon autofocus lenses may not be too far away. The story for Fuji and micro four thirds, however, may be another matter.
Ok, it might be a little unfair to put a $2,400 camera and lens against a $8,100 camera and lens. One would expect a camera rig costing more than three times as much to produce better results. But are those results at least three times better? And if the Fuji can keep up, doesn’t that just make it even more impressive given the cost gap?
This video from photographer Taylor Jackson hopes to answer those questions. Yes, there’s a little pixel peeping involved, but Taylor has also made the raw files available for us to check out for ourselves. If nothing else, for those considering purchasing a Nikon D5 or Fuji X-T2, this lets us see some samples straight from the camera.
Fuji Japan have released an official statement that Fujifilm X-T2 orders have been delayed to overwhelming demand. It’s no huge surprise, really, that this was going to be a popular camera. X-Pro 2 performance in an X-T1 size package? How could it not be?
Fuji Rumors report that the X-T2 was in stock with both Amazon and Adorama, but that it sold out very quickly. B&H still have it listed as preorder, suggesting that any they may not even have received enough to satisfy all the existing preorders.
Fujifilm have today announced a new monochrome instant film for its Instax mini cameras. According to the press release, “The “instax mini film Monochrome” responds to the increasingly sophisticated demands of users, enabling them to expand the artistic potential of their photographic expression and adding a further dimension of fun to using instax cameras and films.”
Well, I don’t know about expanding the artistic potential of their photographic expression, but it sure sounds like fun. As with the colour packs, Instax mini film monochrome will be available in packs of 10. No mention of price, but the colour film works out to about $0.60 a shot if you buy a twin pack. So, one would expect the monochrome packs to cost about the same or a little less.