Giveaway: Win a K&F Camera Backpack and a Lightweight Travel Tripod

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Ok, let’s try to make the return from our holidays a little bit less painful, by giving away free stuff here on FujiRumors :)

FujiRumors has teamed up with K&F Concept to offer the chance to win:

To enter the contest, you have to use the giveaway box below or use this link.

The contest runs for one week. After that, the Giveaway software will randomly select 2 winners amongst all those, who entered the contest using the giveaway box below. I’ll then pass the email of the winners to K&F concept, who will then contact you and take care of the shipping.

Good luck to everybody :)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Peak Design Launches Re-designed Leash and Cuff Straps

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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.

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The Good Old (and Super Discounted) Fujifilm X-T1 Climbes the Best Seller Rankings!

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Over the Top (one last time)!

This will be the last time, that we will see the (already discontinued) Fujifilm X-T1 climbing the ranking of major US retailers that high.

In fact, the Fujifilm X-T1 is now marked as “Top Seller” at B&H and is currently ranked the #11 best selling mirrorless camera at AmazonUS.

And if you wonder why an almost 4 years old camera can make it again to the very top of the ranking, then the answer is simple

  1. It’s still an amazing camera
  2. It’s up to $900 off currently ($500 discount on the body + a free XF35mmF2 lens)

The stock is running out ( X-T1 + 18-135 combo already listed as discontinued at BHphoto). So if you are intersted, make sure to grab your super cheap X-T1 now.

X-series camera/lenses

X-T1 Black (save $500): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama
X-T1 Graphite (save $500): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama
X-T1 + 18-55 (save $500):
BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama
X-T1 + 18-135 (save $500): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama
X-T1 + 35mmF2 (save $900): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama
X-T1 graphite + 35mmF2 (save $900):
BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama
X-T1 + 18-55 + 35mmF2 (save $900): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama
X-T1 + 18-135 + 35mmF2 (save $900):
BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama

Fujifilm X-A3 + 16-50 + 50-230 (save $300): USA: BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS

Fujifilm X-E2s body or kit (save $200): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama

Fujifilm GFX 50s – Trade in and Open Box

Fujifilm USA offers $650 bonus trade-in discount. Check out the details at the dedicated BHphoto and Adorama pages. Also Europe is offering the trade in deal for the Fujifilm GFX 50s, but also for the Fujifilm X-Pro2 and X-T2. Go the the Fujifilm EU promotion page and select your country for all details.

You can find Fujifilm GFX 50s open box deals at Onecall at ebayUS. or see also the AmazonUS warehouse deals.

Fujifilm GFX 50s: USA BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS EU: AmazonDE, CalumetDE AmazonUK, WexUK, ParkCamerasUK, PCHstore AUS: CameraPro

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Fujifilm X-T2, the Ultimate 4K Mirrorless For Narrative Filmmakers… and more (miXed zone)

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Image from Alben Osaki guest post: Thoughts on the Fujifilm X-T2 for Video

The Video

Recently, I’ve shared a rather negative miXed zone, with stories of people, who sold their X-series cameras. And one of the main reasons for people to give back their Fuji was “video”.

And indeed, for many years, “video” was the weak spot of the X-series.

The problem? As top Fujifilm Manager (and also FujiRumors Lover) Toshihisa Iida said here, the X-Trans sensor requires a 20-30% increase in processing power compared to conventional Bayer sensors… and older EXR I and II processors simply could not process appropriately all the video data.

** Read also: How to Obtain Better Videos with Fujifilm X Trans I and II Cameras at fujirumors.com **

But things changed with the much faster X-Processor Pro, which dramatically improved the video output of Fujifilm cameras such as the X-T2 and X-Pro2.

Sure, there are still areas, where Fujifilm can improve (such as offering internal F-log), but the X-T2 & Co are finally used with great success by many videographers… and I will share one of them in today’s roundup… including some video-centric articles on Fujirumors you might have missed.

  • My Review Of The Fuji X-T2: The Ultimate 4K Mirrorless For Narrative Filmmakers at noamkroll
  • Thoughts on the Fujifilm X-T2 for Video at fujirumors.com
  • Lessons Shooting 4K Video with the X-T2 at fujirumors.com
  • Sony A7sII Vs. Fujifilm X-T2 for Video (where the reviewer prefers the X-T2 for its colors and more) in this mixed zone at fujirumors.com
  • Fujifilm X-T2 Best 4K Video Quality for APS-C Cameras. Better Colors Than Sony A6500 at fujirumors.com
  • Fuji X-T2 Vs. Sony A7SII Video Feature: “Fujifilm X-T2 in Same Class of Best Mirrorless Video Cameras” at fujirumors.com
  • Fuji X-T2 + 4K Video: “There is no Moiré. Sharp and more cinematographic than GH4. I can use it 100% for Video at fujirumors.com
  • “Fujifilm X-T2 Updated Firmware Showing Mature Video Colours” at fujirumors.com
  • Fujifilm X-T2 Roundup :: Video, Sports and Stills… the Best Mirrorless Allrounder? at fujirumors.com

& More

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

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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.

Fujifilm GFX 50s: BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS

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

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