Admiringlight X-T20 Review: “Short Cons List. Fantastic Camera” :: GFX (Adapting Glass) :: X100F & Kodalith Simulation (Kevin Mullins) – miXed zone

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Admiringlight (one of my favorite reviewers on the web) just shared his full X-T20 review… and it’s a very positive one. As I already said, I think the X-T20 hits the sweet spot in the X-lineup, and is currently the camera with the best value for money… and not only in the Fuji world!

Here are Jordan’s Pros and Cons:

Pros

  • Solidly constructed body
  • Excellent control layout, with dedicated dials and programmable buttons
  • Clear, detailed and low-lag EVF
  • Excellent autofocus in both single shot and continuous mode, with wide AF point coverage and customizable continuous AF modes
  • Fully featured, with Wi-Fi connectivity, a built-in intervalometer, art filters, panorama stitching, multiple exposures and more
  • 24 Megapixel sensor has excellent dynamic range, great detail and reasonably low noise for an APS-C sensor
  • 8 fps burst rate with AF tracking and a deep buffer
  • Great manual focus aids
  • 4K Video
  • Excellent rear touch screen
  • Can charge through the USB port
  • Great electronic shutter capabilities, as fast as 1/32,000 second.
  • Excellent value

Cons

  • The grip is quite small, and combined with an imperfect rear thumb grip placement makes the camera handle awkwardly with larger lenses
  • EVF is smaller than some of the competition
  • Bracketing at +/- 2 stops for 3 shots only
  • Buttons on the top of the camera are a bit small and mushy.

Read the Full Review at admiringlight here.

Fujifilm X-T20: USA: BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS EU: AmazonDE, AmazonUK, WexUK, PCH AUS: CameraPro

GFX, X100F and X-T20

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My Final Answer to the DPReview GFX Article (Using DPR’s Own Studio Test)… Then Back to What the GFX does Best: Taking Pictures!

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I promise this will be the last time FujiRumors will talk about the DPReview article. But I just wanted to show you two things:

ISO INVARIANCE TEST

I don’t know you, but when I use DPReviews own studio comparison tool, and make a 6 stop push starting from ISO 100, I can see a clear difference (see screenshot above). Look at the purple thread, which basically loses completely its texture in the Canon 5DSr and looks not good on the A7RII, too. The D810 is better than the other FF cameras, but the GFX 50s is still visibly better than the D810.

NOTE: I’m not saying the other cameras perform bad, not at all. I just say the GFX performs better.

I don’t know why DPReview did not mention the ISO invariance test results in their article, where they criticized the GFX. It’s a very important test, for example for landscape photographers, who want to be able to recover shadows with as little noise and retaining as much details as possible.

The GFX combines everything into one camera: lots of details, great dynamic range and awesome noise performance.

Is it worth the extra money over a high-end APS-C or FF camera? I don’t know, and luckily it’s a question I don’t have to think about it too much, since the GFX does not get along well with my bank account anyway.

With that said, I’m still firmely convinced that our beloved APS-C X-series cameras can do 90% of what the GFX does.

But yes, if you want the ultimate image quality and ultimate freedom to push your files to the limit, then the GFX is the upgrade you are looking for, since it does these 10% extra you are looking for better than any APS-C or Full Frame camera out there (as demonstrated also by DPR’s own studio tests).

That’s all folks :)

Fujifilm GFX: USA BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS EU: AmazonDE, AmazonUK, WexUKParkCamerasUKPCHstore AUS: CameraPro

GFX IMAGES

This is just a minimal fraction of the terrific amount of content (images & discussions) that 10,000 fellow GFX shooters and fans are sharing at our Fujifilm GFX facebook group.

And if you want to get only news and rumors tailored on the GFX, the GFX facebook page is the place to be.

GK Kutar shared here: Fujifilm GFX, 63mm f2.8

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Palle Schultz shared here: 120mm + gfx

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DPReview Killed the Fujifilm GFX 50S and I Disagree :: ROBOshoot Profoto & Co Lights with HSS and Fujifilm In-Camera Control

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DPReview

Ok, so it’s not only me, who found the latest DPReview article very strange.

A few days ago I said that it’s kind of strange to take the best Full Frame cameras on the market (Sony A7rII, Canon 5DSr and Nikon D810), take of each one only the very best aspects, merge them together into one mythical SoNiCan D8A7Sr (can somebody photoshop it? ;) ), and compare this monster FF with 1 single camera, the Fujiflm GFX.

When it comes to IQ, all those FF cameras can’t match the GFX. You need 3 of them to come close to it.

Anyway, as I said, I’m not alone. You can also read this and more arguments at “DPReview Killed the Fujifilm GFX 50S using facts, they say. I Disagree” via thephotofundamentalist

Fujifilm GFX: USA BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS EU: AmazonDE, AmazonUK, WexUKParkCamerasUKPCHstore AUS: CameraPro

ROBOshoot

John Poremba contacted me with some news to share that you might be interested in:

The next RoboSHOOT firmware version is being prepared for release. It is expected to provide additional flash support, enhances manual mode operation/performance, and supports In-Camera Flash Exposure Lock. Details are listed below.

WHAT’S NEW IN THIS VERSION
Added flash support – the added flash support includes:
– Nikon SB-800 and SB-5000
– Godox AD-360ii-N and X1N (Radio Remote)
– Profoto AirTTL-N and supported Profoto monolights
– Impact Venture Monolights with their Nikon Remote (reported support)
Plus, Monolights can be used along with normal flash at the same time.
Note, the Monolight support generally does not allow TTL+HSS at the same time. In that case, use manual power control In-Camera or on the controller for the Monolight. AutoFP will be selected according to shutter speed even if the light is in manual mode.

Manual Mode improvements (Selecting Manual Mode In-Camera for all groups with TTL flash):
– Manual Power is settable In-Camera for each group independently.
– AutoFP is available.
– Frame Rate of 8fps is possible.
This enables full In-Camera control of manual power and HSS while retaining high frame rates.

The In-Camera Flash Exposure Lock may now be used. The RoboSHOOT FEL function is still available but cannot be used at the same time as In-Camera lock (it is prevented).

Roboshoot at BHphoto

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Fujifilm X-T2/Pro2 Firmware Update on March 27 :: Lok’s GFX First Look :: Fujifilm X-T2 Vs. Nikon D500

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Let’s dive deep into the youtube world today, and see what vloggers there have to share about the wonderful world of Fujifilm :-)

Firmware Rumor

According to Eric Marks (video above), the Fujifilm Kaizen Firmware for X-T2 and X-Pro2 will be out on March 27. At minute 3:42 he says that:

From everything that I’ve heard, it seems like these updates are going to be officially released on Fujifilm’s website on March 27th. That’s just what I’ve heard popping around. I’ve no clue if that’s a fact or not. But it did say late March, and it’s already the 23rd, so it’s going to be soon

Sounds like something you should take with a grain of salt ;). See the video at finding middle earth youtube

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Cactus Announces Cross-Brand Wireless TTL Support for Fujifilm via Free Firmware Update!

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Cactus just announced a free firmware upgrade on the Cactus V6 IIs and Cactus V6 II to support cross-brand wireless TTL on Fujifilm cameras.

You will be able to shoot on your Fujifilm camera and have wireless TTL on a Fujifilm, Canon, Nikon, Olympus or Panasonic flash, separately or all at the same time.

You can follow the X-TTL’s microsite for the latest updates.

There is no final date for the release, but it should happen before summer.

Full Press Release

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