Limited Edition Read Viltrox X Mount Lenses Coming Soon

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Back in May we shared already some images of white and red Viltrox lenses. You can see them here.

Since then, we have not heard or seen anything about those lenses anymore… until today.

In fact, Viltrox just said on their official social media channels:

On a coming special day, Viltrox is ushering in a new style of 23/33/56mmXF lens series — ❤️RED❤️ Limited Edition !!
What would they look like?

Might fit well on one of those fancy red Fujifilm X-A bodies.

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LAST DAY of Fujifilm Savings and Save 10% on Capture One 21 with Free Upgrade to Capture One 22

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Capture One Deal

If you get now Capture One 21 with a discount (thanks to 10% savings with code FUJIRUMORS or AMBFR), you’ll get Capture One 22 for free as soon as it’s released on December 2021.

The offer is valid also for those of you, who are on Capture One 20 or older versions. So you can log-in to your account and upgrade now.

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Luminar NEO

Skylum announced the new “Neo” software will arrive this winter. They also launched a special offer on current Luminar (Click here and add checkout code “FUJI” to get an additional $10 discount). It runs only for the first 30k preorders and you will get the new “NEO” software for free once it’s released. It’s their lowest price ever on Luminar!

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DPRTV Best Camera and Lens for Portraits: Dream Combo is Fujifilm GFX100S with GF110mmF2, X-S10 with 56/1.2 Best Below $2,000

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DPReviewTV published a video about their favorite camera and lens combinations for portraits at different price points.

Before we go to their top picks, a few thoughts.

In all combos below $3,000, DPRTV picked third party AF lenses to couple with Sony, Canon or Panasonic bodies. This just shows how precious third party autofocus lenses for a system are, as they help to keep the overall costs down by offering at the same time a good image quality.

Only for Fujifilm, who won the sub 2K category, DPRTV went with the Fujifilm X-S10 and native Fujinon lens: the XF56mmF1.2 (which according to our sources will get a refresh in 2022). Btw, that lens was one of my reliable and trusted workhorses at the recent wedding I shot.

Overall this denotes that Fujifilm just made a terrific error to close their mount for so long. An error, that they finally fixed. Better late than never.

Also, APS-C dominates the sub 2K segment, showing that this sensor size (and lenses) just offers a terrific value for money.

For bigger budgets below 10K, the Fujifilm GFX100S wins coupled with the Fujinon GF 110mm F2.

And if money was no issue at all, they’d still get the GFX. It’s simply the best of the best, if you value also features like autofocus, eye detection and other advantages a modern digital camera can offer.

With that said, here are DPRTV’s top picks:

Under $1,000

  1. Canon M50 Mark II with Sigma 56mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary
  2. Sony A6100 with Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary

Under $2,000

  1. Fujifilm X-S10 with Fujinon XF 56mm F1.2

Under $3,000

  1. Sony A7C with Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG DN
  2. Panasonic S5 with Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG DN

Under $5,000

Difficult to pick Canon R series, as there are not really nice mid-range options and the better lens options are too expensive and break the budget

  1. Nikon Z7II with Nikkor Z 85mm F1.8 S

Under $10,000

  1. Fujifilm GFX100S with GF110mm f/2: Awesome choice, favorite portrait lens. The camera is light and compact and has all the image quality you could ever ask for
  2. Canon EOS R5 with Canon RF 85mm f/1.2

Dream Combo (Money No Issue)

  1. GFX100S with GF110mm f/2: that’s still the best choice

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TTArtisan 40mm f/2.8 Macro Available Now for $114

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The new TTArtisan 40mm f/2.8 is now available for $114 at AmazonUS here (free shipping) and directly at TTArtisan here ($99 for the lens plus $24 shipping to USA).

You can also get it AmazonUK here and at AmazonDE here, as well as for $119 ($99 for the lens + $20 shipping to USA) at Pergear here.

  • Standard Macro Lens: Lightweight and compact, full metal body with weight only 371g. Excelling at close distances, the 40mm f/2.8 from TTartisan is a 80mm-equivalent macro lens (35mm equivalent focal length) for M4/3, providing an all-in-one solution for normal portrait shooting as well as macro photography.
  • 1X Magnification: The TTartisan 40mm f/2.8 offers a 1:1 life-size maximum magnification along with a 17cm minimum focusing distance. Manual focus design, along with focus distance and depth of field scales, aids in precise focusing control.
  • Optical Design: Its optical system consists of 8 elements in 7 groups. Bright f/2.8 maximum aperture suits working in a variety of lighting conditions and also contributes to the sleek form factor. An 11-blade diaphragm contributes to a smooth and pleasing bokeh quality.
  • Clicked Aperture Ring: The aperture ring is stepped with the right amount of resistance and click, marking on full stops from F/2.8 to F/16. The clicks are very light and just enough to let you know that you’ve changed your aperture setting.
  • Multi-Layer Coating: By reducing the impact of flares and ghosting effects in your pictures while ensuring excellent image quality and contrast from the center to the periphery, it offers crystal clear, sharp image quality.

You can find samples at the dedicated AmazonUS TTArtisan 40mmF2.8 page.

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