Venus Optics Announces World’s Tiniest 1.5x Anamorphic Series: Nanomorph 27mm T2.8, 35mm T2.4, and 50mm T2.4

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Venus Optics announces the World’s Tiniest 1.5x Anamorphic series: Nanomorph 27mm T2.8, 35mm T2.4, and 50mm T2.4

Anhui China, 17 May 2022 – Venus Optics, the manufacturer specializing in inventing unique camera lenses, is proud to release the Laowa Nanomorph 1.5x anamorphic series for Super35 and Micro Four Thirds sensor. The patented anamorphic optical structure makes the lens revolutionarily small and compact. The range includes 3 different focal lengths – 27mm T2.8, 35mm T2.4, and 50mm T2.4. It is a front anamorphic design with a 1.5x constant squeeze ratio at all focusing distance. Two flare options are available – amber and blue. The extra short closest focusing distance also helps render stronger bokeh and creates a stronger compression. It is available in various mounts: Canon EF, PL mount, Canon R, Sony E, M43, DJI DL, Nikon Z, L mount, and Fuji X. Mounts are interchangeable. It is available on Indiegogo now. 

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Fujifilm X-H2S: List of Subjects Tracked by Fujifilm’s New Autofocus System

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We told you that the Fujifilm X-H2S will have animal/object tracking.

Now we have received an initial list of subjects Fuji’s new autofocus system can track.

  • birds
  • animals
  • cars
  • trains
  • planes
  • bikes

And of course it will track human faces and eyes, too.

When it comes to “animals” I don’t have the full list yet, but it will definitely track more than what offered by the legendary Fujifilm FinePix F80R, the first digital camera ever to offer some sort of animal autofocus recognition with its “pet-detection” mode.

If I get any more subjects to add to the list, I will make sure to inform you in an updated article.

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BREAKING: Fujifilm X-H2S to shoot 40 fps Bursts

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According to our trusted sources, the 26 megapixel stacked BSI sensor Fujifilm X-H2S will shoot up to 40 fps in electronic shutter.

If I am not wrong, that’s 10 to 20 fps faster than any full frame stacked sensor camera out there.

So, on paper, the X-H2S will be significantly superior to those cameras in terms of bursts.

But on paper also Sony cameras are weather sealed ;).

What I want to see on May 31 (the date of the X summit) is how well those 40 fps work, hence how much Fujifilm has improved its autofocus.

Because Sony, Canon and Nikon are all doing a better job in this area.

So, dear Fujifilm, offer 40 fps makes sense only if you can get at least an 80+% hit rate out of those massive bursts. Otherwise it will remain a feature for the specs sheet, but not for the real life use.

I don’t know you, but I can’t wait for May 31… lots of questions are going to be answered on that day.

Oh, and don’t leave me all alone here on FujiRumors on May 31. Join us for the Live Blog and non-stop launch coverage.

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Instant Camera “Instax Mini 11” Price Revision

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Fujifilm announced a 15% price increase on the Instax Mini 11.

Oh well, let’s hope other Instax products or even Fujifilm X/GFX products won’t be affected by price increases.

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The Power of Fujifilm Colors: Leaving Fuji for Nikon Z and Back to Fuji for the Colors – A Story and an Image Roundup

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FR-reader Gerben’s wrote me an email that hunted me for several weeks and finally motivated me to do something that I hardly have time to do anymore for the reasons I’ve explained on my birthday: an image roundup.

So what did Gerben write me? Well, in short, he left Fujifilm for Nikon Z but then switched back to Fujifilm for one main reason: colors!

Dear Patrick,

I have been using the xpro3 for some time, i quite liked it except the small grip, and rear LCD (I noticed i take quite a few quick shots of my daughter via the rear LCD) and some other things. Therefore I decided to look around and try Nikon. I read color rendition was about the same and face detect was better.

So i traded in my X-Pro3 and bought a Nikon Z6 and the 50 1.8s. Almost everything i liked: comfy grip, nice buttons, highly detailed EVF and LCD, top LCD, fast AF and face AF, great high ISO and so on.

But to my horror I noticed one thing was off quite often, the colors.

This was probably due to WB, but i shoot mostly family and JPEG and the skin tones either looked greenish in low light or to saturated red in good light.

Then i picked up the original X100 and shot a few scenes. BOOM, the colors and WB were right without any tweaking. Just sooc provia jpeg. Wow. I always thought fuji jpegs were great but that Canon and Nikon have good jpegs to.

It seems Fuji is still better. I really wanted to like the Z6, but if all factors are awesome but the colors are meh then its a no go for me. So i turned back the lens and body. Now waiting for my refund. Luckily my trusty 35 1.4 wasn’t sold yet. I am probably getting the X70 and X-T1 as i like the colors an X-H1 for low light and video. Ow yeah i also have the old D700. This older sensor renders sooc jpeg colors much nicer then the Z6 and are quite similar to my X100.

So i had a quick flirt with Nikon mirrorless but am back now at the Fuji camp. Guess ill be reading your post more often.

And in order to help to make non-Fuji-shooters understand what Fuji colors mean, I looked at the images shared at our Film Simulation group and picked a few of them for all of you to enjoy.

One important note: some images ARE edited.

Editing is allowed in our group. But it’s allowed, as long as one does not start to fiddle around with the colors in post. So you can add/recover shadows/highlights, sharpen, edit out disturbing elements from your image, add some contrast and whatever you want to do. But the colors must be Fujifilm colors, hence the film simulation profile must be selected in post. No other filters applied and don’t play around with the color tools in the RAW converter of your choice.

We have this rule, because SOOC is great, but here on FujiRumors we believe that also RAW shooters profit from great Fuji colors, as it shortens their editing time.

And I know what I talk about, because when I edited the tons of images I took at the wedding I photographed, just scrolling over the film sim profiles in Capture One and in a matter of seconds see which film simulation gave me the best mood for that particular picture, was a true time saver! I just focused on editing other aspects of the images, as Fuji took care of the colors for me.

Final note: members of our group also often fine tune their film simulation and make recipes out of them. If you are curious to know more details about the specific recipe just ask them in the comments of their post about it.

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