Fujifilm GFX 50s Captures Solar Eclipse… and Why I Ended Up Thinking at What Gear I will Use in 10 Years :)

Seth Stempson
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32-64 is a little short for eclipse photos

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About Life and Gear

Oh… lucky those of you, who could just enjoy the solar eclipse!

I have never seen one, but I googled, and I might have my chance to photograph one on 2nd of August 2027.

10 years of waiting might seem a lot, but when I saw Seth’s image (top image), where the gigantic spectacle of celestial bodies becomes just a small point into a much bigger frame (and space), I’m reminded of my own real dimension: I’m just an even smaller point admiring it all… and my ten years are just a glimpse of an eye.

A glimpse of an eye… and I perceive that….

… it’s not about putting more years into our lives, but more life into our years.

So let’s try to have good 10 years, and to have fun, until the day I can finally photograph the solar eclipse with my… with… I wonder… what gear will I use in 10 years?

Maybe an X-EPhoton? Or an X-TQuantum? An iPhone? And will Fuji’s rangefinder cameras finally have a tilt screen? Questions, millions of questions, nailed in my brain like stars pinned on the firmament.

Take care my friends… all will be good… enjoy it :)

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Ting-Li Lin
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GFX + Canon 100-400 + Canon 2X

Godox X1TF Firmware-Update brings HSS to Fujifilm GFX 50s and X100F… and More!

Godox XT1-F for Fujifilm... a Best Seller at BHphoto

Godox XT1-F for Fujifilm… a Best Seller at BHphoto

Godox X1T-F Transmitter

Today, Godox has released a Firmware update for their X1T-F transmitter.

  1. To add the support of FUJIFILM GFX 50s camera.
  2. To add C.Fn custom settings.The transmitter’s parameters that set by Godox APP are not changed.And the transmitter is only for triggering.
  3. To add the support of X100F、X100T cameras.Reach to 1/1250s high-speed sync in shutter (all unclosed groups must be set to M mode)
  4. To solve the problem that when the TT600 and V850II are set as receivers,flashes cannot be triggered in high-speed mode(all unclosed groups must be set to M mode)

You can download the new firmware (via Windows) at this Godox page.

Short summary by FR-reader Steven – svw-photography (thanks for notifying me via email):

There is a new function setting (f11) that enables support for the non-TTL strobes. It has to be set at 02. All groups must be set to manual mode. If you set one to TTL, the non-TTL strobes won’t fire at anything above sync speed.
I tested with TT600 and it works. I’ve read on a FB page that the AD360 version 1 (non TTL) also works

What has also been fixed is the support for X100F and X100T. Now shutterspeeds up to 1/1250th are possible (although I tested at 1/1600th and it was OK). Above that (1/2000th), the flash fires, but out of sync because I get a black frame.

Support for GFX50s, I didn’t test, because I don’t have one.

Read also: First Godox XT1-F Hands On Report and Damien Lovegrove Final Godox Testing at fujirumors.com

Godox X1T-F controller: BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS
Godox TT350F: Adorama, AmazonUS
Godox TT685F: BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS
Godox V860IIF: BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS
Godox AD200: BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS

Peak Design Launches Re-designed Leash and Cuff Straps

Peak Design

Peak design just updated its popular Leash camera strap and the Cuff wrist strap. Below you can find the official product presentation videos by Peak Design as well as an unboxing and hands on video.

Both straps use the 3rd generation Anchors for easy connection to Leash.

New Steelsring Smart AF Adapters for C645 and Canon / Sigma EF lenses to Fujifilm GFX camera

The maker of the new Steelsring smart adapters for C645 and EF lenses adapter wrote a little guest article for FujiRumors, which I’m happy to share with all of you today.

Oh, and of course, Steel is also a member of our 15,000 strong GFX facebook group, and you can interact directly with him in this Steelsring smart adapter facebook post.

And for fast, reliable, and 100% GFX news and rumors follow the Fujifilm GFX facebook page.

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guest post by Steel

Dear folks,

I am happy to announce the success of development of Steelsring smart adapters for C645 and EF lenses to GFX camera body. It is in production now, and will be available for sales in September, it will be reasonably priced, to be announced later.

Demo videos on youtube here: https://youtu.be/MYIBBUlqH4o.

These two adapters feature:

  1. Automatic lenses identification, includes all C645 lens, and theoretically all EF lens (but only Canon and Sigma lens will be tested).
  2. Accurate lens params (Lens type, name, focal length, zooming info, aperture, etc ) passing to GFX and EXIF recording. So you can use the right info for exposure, and know pictures took by which lens and in what params.
  3. Fast/accurate AF, comparable to FUJI GF native lenses. AF faster than CDAF mode of Sony E cameras. AF is not possible for C645 120 f/4 MACRO and EF brand MF lenses.
  4. Aperture control through camera body, works with all C645 lenses ( Can switch to Lens Aperture Ring control too ) and EF lenses.
  5. Image stablization activation/deactivation for EF lenses with IS, controllable from GFX body.
  6. Plug and play. You just use it as usual, no extra equipment/setup are needed. Mount your lens on the adapter, put the adapter on the camera, turn the camera power on, then you are good to go.
  7. USB socket for self-firmware upgrade.

All above features were implemented and tested already. When sales begining, C645/GFX adapter will be tuned against all C645 lenses including Mutar 1.4x. Not all EF lenses will be tuned into the EF/GFX first firmware release, but it’s upgradable.

Currently tested EF lenses are quite limited,

EF 135 f/2L, EF 24-105 f/4 L I,EF 17-40 f/4 L, EF 35 f/1.4 L I, EF-S 18-55 II, Canon EF TS-E 17 f/4L, Canon EF TS-E 24 f/3.5 II, Canon EF 100 f/2.8 Macro IS II and Sigma 135 f/1.8 art, Sigma 35 f/1.4 ART, Sigma 50 f/1.4 ART .

Anyone who is interested in my adapters, could always get the latest status update from https://www.facebook.com/Steelsring/

Cheers,

Steel ( Steelchn@gmail.com )

Steelsring videos on youtube

C645 Tessar 350 f/4.0 AF demo with Steelsring C645/GX Smart Adapter

The 3D Pop of the Fujifilm GFX :: Minolta Rokkor Lenses on GFX & More (GFX zone) – Includes NSFW images

3D Pop Anyone :)

GK Kutar
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GFX , 110mm F2

Fujifilm GFX

Sometimes, images speak more than 1,000 words. And this is why I always warmly invite to check out all the great work our 15,000+ strong GFX facebook group is sharing day by day with the community.

But sometimes, we also need words, considerations, opinions, interpretations and suggestions.

So here you have it both again, the images, and the reviews and tests. Enjoy them :)

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