First Deal on Fujifilm X-T20… and Save up to $500 on Other X-Gear!

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Fujifilm just launched the first deal on the Fujifilm X-T20. You now save $50 on what I consider the currently best deal in the Fuji world (read also “did the Fujifilm X-T20 hit the sweet spot?”)

Fujifilm X-T20 (save $50): BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS

Once again, thanks to the FR-readers, who notified me and helped me to break the news here first on FR :)

Fujifilm X-T1 black body (save $500): BHphotoAdorama, AmazonUS
Fujifilm X-T1 black body (save $500) + Free Accessories: Adorama
Fujifilm X-T1 graphite body (save $500): BHphotoAdorama, AmazonUS
Fujifilm X-T1 + XF18-55 (save $500): BHphotoAdorama, AmazonUS
Fujifilm X-T1 + XF18-55 (save $500) + Free Accessories: Adorama

Fujifilm X100T (save $200): BHphotoAdorama, AmazonUS

Fujifilm X-T10 body (save $200): BHphotoAdorama, AmazonUS
Fujifilm X-T10 + XF 18-55 (save $200): BHphotoAdorama AmazonUS
Fujifilm X-T10 + XC 16-50 (save $200): BHphotoAdorama, AmazonUS

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Fujifilm Delays Earnings Release due to Accounting Irregularities :: Fujifilm X-T2 Vs. Sony A9 (specs) Vs. Nikon D750 (High ISO) – miXed zone

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10 months after the announcement, the Fujifilm X-T2 is finally easy to find in stock

10 months after the announcement, the Fujifilm X-T2 is finally easy to find in stock

Mini miXed Zone

  • Fuji X-T2 vs Nikon D750 High ISO test (I was wrong) at James A Photography co uk Youtbe
  • Specs Comparison: 10 Main Differences Between the Sony A9 and Fujifilm X-T2 at mirrorlesscomparison. You can also read
  • Fujifilm delays earnings over NZ unit accounting problems at dailymail. More artilces abotu this also at marketwatch and nbr. The problem is with Fuji Xerox in New Zeland, but the FR-reader, who sent me this link, added the following comment: “If it forces the parent company to restate earnings, it could affect all divisions by depressing the stock price and reducing the availability of research capital.”
  • The End of DSLRs in 2020, Sony A9 Vs. Fujifilm GFX Specs Comparison and Answering Your Ultimate X-Camera Questions at fujirumors (in case you missed it)

Fujifilm X-T2: USABHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / Focuscamera / BestBuy / CANADA: AmazonCA / EUROPE: AmazonDE / Calumentphoto DE / AmazonUK / AmazonITA / AmazonFR / AmazonESP / PCHstore / WexUK / AUSTRALIA: CameraPro

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Fringer’s Contax 645 – GFX Smart Adapter Prototype is Finally Ready for Demo (Includes Demo Video)

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Please ignore the white cable for debug purpose.

Please ignore the white cable for debug purpose.

Fringer’s Contax 645 – GFX smart adapter

Fringer’s Contax 645 – GFX smart adapter is finally ready for demo. You can see pictures of the prototpye as well videos and samples images below. (Arca quick release compatible) tripod mount included.

Additional information

GFX50s doesn’t support PDAF while Contax 645 lenses are designed for PDAF. Thus, it is extremely difficult to let those lenses AF fast and accurately on GFX50s. Two weeks ago I thought 140/2.8 would never AF properly on GFX50s. But finally I made it work just like the 45/2.8 and 35/3.5 do. However, their AF performance will never be comparable to native G mount lenses.

I have to emphasize AF is an experimental function of the adapter, on current stage at least. Don’t expect them perform like on a SLR. If AF performance can’t satisfy you, MF is always available. In the future, maybe a GFX body with PDAF support will come out and finally save us.

So far I only have one prototype in hand. In a month or so there will be a small batch of products ready for beta tests. Thus, don’t ask me where to buy it now.
Test shots

Following test shots were all taken by myself with AF on.”

Below you can see the prototype, the demo video as well as some sample images.

Check out the full blog post at the fringerdev website.


The Adapter on GFX

Sample Images

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Fujifilm Factory Tour: Manufacturing Our Beloved Fujifilm Gear (GFX, X-T2, X-mount lenses, MK lenses more)

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Manufacturing our beloved Fujifilm Gear

Manufacturing our beloved Fujifilm Gear

Fujifilm Factory Tour: Manufacturing Our Beloved X-gear :)

Hey guys,

A kind FR-reader (thanks) dropped me the link to a nice read for the weekend.

But before I share it, just allow me say a quick (but big) “thank you” to all FR-readers, who share with FR the interesting Fuji-stuff they find on the web.

You make it possible that FujiRumors is always the first to break the news and rumor, and also the first to share links in live bloggings and much more. I don’t know any other way to return you guys the favor you do to me, other than keep this blog running with enthusiasm, joy and dedication.

I’m so positive, motivated and full of energy like never before. So thanks so much to everybody for your help and support :)

And now to today’s story :-)

Jon Fauer had the pleasure to visit the Fujifilm headquarters, as well as the Fujifilm factory where the new cinema MK glass and the Fujifilm X-T2, Fujifilm GFX 50s and other X-mount lenses are made.

At the end they visit the very best place of all the tour… but read further below, to discover what it is :)

The tour starts at the Fujifilm Omiya Headquarters, where Jon talks with a Fujifilm manger about the Fujifilm GFX 50s. and especially about the new Cinema MK lenses, the MK18-55mm F2.9 and MK50-130mm T2.9. As we already reported here, X-mount version of the lenses will come by the end of the year 2017.

A curiosity, why Fujifilm called their new cinema lenses “MK” lenses:

M for Movie, Manual, Mobility, Marvelous, Multiple-use! Also, perhaps it can be said that in Video you “take the shot.” In stills, you “take” a photograph. But in movies, you “make” a film. You are a film maker. So MK.”

Then they continue to the Fujifilm Taiwa Factory:

More than 1,000 people work in the vast Fujifilm Taiwa Factory, assembling X-series and GFX cameras, components and other products. A new, dedicated area has been set up for a highly skilled team to build Fujinon MK lenses.”

Regarding the MK lenses, they say:

The philosophy of the MK lenses is affordablity for independent productions. To keep the cost down and the manufacturing yield high, Fujinon has combined techniques from their experience in high-yield manufacturing (still cameras and lenses) and high-precision, high-end lens crafting. The trick seems to the their use of molded, composite lens barrels and mechanical sub-assemblies. Traditionally, these components have been milled on CNC machines from metal. Advantages of composites include speed of manufacturing, resistance to temperature variations in the field, and advanced structural possibilities.”

And what’s the best way to end a hard day visiting factories and interviewing Fujifilm managers? Right, get a good Whisky :). So the tour ends at the Nikka Whisky Miyagikyo Sendai Distillery.

Check out the whole tour at filmanddigitaltimes (4.5MB PDF – 20 Pages)

enjoy your weekend ;)
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Pop & Crop: Fujinon GF 110mm goes Way Beyond 100% Crop… and Never Stops Being Sharp :)

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Once more, this roundup is brought to you by our fellow GFX facebook community, which is well represented with lucky Fujnon GF110mmF2 and GF23mmF2 beta testers.

  • John Armstrong Photography Testing the new Fujifilm GFX at MARKDREWFISHER Professional Videographer youtube: I liked the video and his considerations. Go check it out
  • More images taken with GF110 mm f2 at williamchua (William is GFX facebook member and shared his images also here. Join the group to interact directly with beta testers)
  • Novoflex Adapter für Fujifilm GFX 50S at d-pixx (translation)
  • Coney Island: What’s Old Is New Again at mendelsonfineartphotography. In the GFX facebook group, the author says: “I know the 110 and 23mm are getting all the news, but here is an example of the Zeiss 135 APO used on the GFX – the 3D effect is really apparent…for more photos taken with the GFX (and A7RII for really wide angle shots)
  • Fujifilm GFX / Prise en main du GF23mm par Pascal Bourguignon at Fujifilm France youtube (also Pascal is GFX facebook member)

Fujifilm GFX 50s: BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS
Fujinon GF 110mm F2: USA: BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama Europe: WexUK, PCHstore
Fujinon GF 23mm F4USA BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama Europe: WexUK, PCHstore

Join the 11,000+ strong GFX facebook group, and incredibely helpful community creating infinite GFX content. For fast, reliable, and 100% GFX news and rumors follow the Fujifilm GFX facebook page.

Keith Wee Kheng Leong
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Welcome to the weekend ;)
GF110F2

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William Chua
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more images with the GF 110 mm f2 (crop)

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