The letter confirms, what the anonymous source told us: startig from May 1, Fuji stuff will cost more in Canada.
The anonymous source wrote:
“Various lens and body pricing will be going up effective May 1st for Fujifilm Canada. Citing fluctuation of CDN $ against the USD. Canadian customers are going to have to pay more than what they currently pay with this adjustment.“
We had such a price increase last year here in EU, so, my fellow Canadian X-shoooter friends, I know who it feels :( .
Fujifilm GFX 50s vs Hasselblad X1D-50c Cocktail Photography Shootout at michaels camera video & digital youtube (1 hour video, so prepare your cocktail. Mostly no comment, you just see the guys at work. Some comments now and then. In short: the GFX is better for real work)
GFX 50S: An Evolution by Omar Z Robles at fujifilm-x
Cambo Actus GFX part 1 – camera movements at Fauxtaku Youtube (shows also some design flaws) the maker of this video, Nathan, is also a fellow GFX facebook member :). Nathan also shared a video of the Linhof M679cs. It is relevant for the GFX video upcoming because Nathan will discuss why he’s moving on to the Cambo
Kevin Mullins: Snap Festival & My First GFX Experience at f16.click. Here an excerpt:
“I had maybe an hour maximum with the GFX. I won’t be using it for shooting my style of documentary wedding photography. I’ve spent the last six years downsizing from DSLR to smaller, faster mirrorless and I don’t want to reverse that decision. However, what I can say about my experience with the GFX is that it is very true what people are saying; the image quality and the “medium format” feel of the images is unrivalled from anything I’ve ever used. I can see this camera being amazingly popular with editorial wedding photographers or those who spend a lot of time doing bridal portraiture. It really does create razor sharp, gorgeous images and I intend renting one later in the year to see if it fits well with my equine work.”
thanks a lot for your participation in the poll that I created! Thank you also for all the encouraging comments I got. Thank you Patrick for publishing it on FujiRumors and thereby allowing the poll to reach 2,000 people who took the time to participate. I’m sorry that it took so long to publish the results. The idiotic way that Google Forms formats the data cost me a lot of time and my sons were sick a lot lately so I got way less time to work on it than I had hoped. And when I was almost done my computer broke and it took me even more time to get it back up and running. Great…
To begin let me address some criticism I received.
Regarding the XF10-24, I remember how it was launched just a two months before Fuji’s first weather sealed camera, the Fujifilm X-T1. At that time, here on FujiRumors I already told you that a the WR X-T1 would come in January 2014. So, when Fujifilm decided to launch the XF10-24 in November, we all hoped it would be weather sealed… but it wasn’t.
Now, I know that there are tons of X-shooters out there enjoying this lens day after day. But if you are like Jim, and bring it out into some really tough conditions, then you might be interested to read to rest of the story :)
Why That Fujinon XF 8-16mm WR Can’t Come Soon Enough
Now, Jim is completely in love with the X-system. He loves the image quality, the form factor, the size, the usability, the dials… just everything. He says it “fits my style of photography”
But he also says that “photography is adventure” and that it is “completely unaccetable” that the only wide angle zoom lens in the Fuji system is not weather sealed.
In fact, after a while shooting in the very wet and humid waterfall envoriment, he couldn’t take pictures anymore, because “the lens gets wet and causes a lens communication error“. He says this is not the first time it happens to him. That’s why he owns two of these lenses and changes them, when one stops working. And once at home, he has to dry the lenses.
Jim apparently reads FujiRumors, since he knows about the XF 8-16mm F2.8 WR lens, which will come in early 2018 (I’ve shared the first rumor back in May 2016 (!) here). But he said he’s not sure he can wait that long for the XF 8-16. Hence, despite him loving Fujifilm’s image quality and usability, he is considering to switch to another brand.
Just a curiosity, on the way back, he uses a Beta version of an App, called “The Really Good Photo Spots“, which I think he’s developing right now. Based on your location, it shows you the best spots to photograph in your area.
Of course, Jim is using the XF 10-24 in an enviroment it is not planned to be used (rainy/wet conditions). But if he wants to get the shot he wants with a Fuji camera, then he currently has no other choice than to go with the XF10-24. The next widest weather sealed lens in the Fuji line-up is the XF 16mmF1.4…. and evidently not wide enough for certain landscape photography.
So, Jim might do well to switch, because Fujifilm currently does not offer the lens he needs the most… unless he is willing to dry his two XF 10-24 for a few more months, until the XF 8-16 will be out.
Or, maybe, just use a plastic bag around your lens in the meantime ;)
And What About You?
So what about you? Do you own the Fujinon XF 10-24mm F4 OIS? Did you have the same experience as Jim? Are you also waiting for the weather sealed XF 8-16mm F2.8 WR or are you just fine with the Fujinon XF 10-24?
Feel free to drop you thoughts and considerations in the comments :)
Review: Samyang 35mm f/1.2 ED AS UMC CS For FX Mount at FujiLove
Flash Without Limits
We already reported on Fujirumors, that Cactus announced Cross-Brand wireless TTL Support (X-TTL) for Fujifilm & Co via Free Firmware update. Beta testers out there are already testing it. And the first reports are now on the web, although still not for Fujifilm.
Flash without Limits: A review of the new Cactus X-TTL cross platform flash trigger firmware with HSS and TTL (on Sigma camera) at spark.adobe.
A Bit of Everything
Peak Design Field Pouch for Fujifilm X-T2 at jekuarce
Supermodel and photographer Helena Christensen appointed as Global Ambassador for the new Instax SQUARE SQ10. Promotional video “a creative awakening” now available to view online at Fujifilm UK
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