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Broncolor RFS 2.2 F with HS Support for Fujifilm Announced

Back in September we rumored here, that Broncolor is about to add support for Fujifilm cameras.

Well, it just happened :)

Broncolor just announced the RFS 2.2 F transceiver for Fujifilm, allowing you to finally use Broncolor’s HyperSync system and move your sync speeds up to 1/8,000.

The Broncolor RFS 2.2 F transceiver for Fujifilm will be available soon at here at BHphoto, AmazonUS and Adorama

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The Astonishing Efficiency of the Godox/Flashpoint AC Adapter – by Fujifilm GFX 50S Shooter Markus Klinko

guest post & all images by Markus Klinko

When I initially began to integrate Flashpoint XPLOR H1200 into my workflow, HSS, portability and the long lasting lithium batteries were key factors in my decision to switch from Broncolor to Flashpoint/Godox.

With the release of the 600 PRO earlier this year, I began to add more units, enough to be able to light for any conceivable studio or location requirements. I may use as many as 20 lights for a setup, or just one, but for sure I like to always have a good number of spares available.

On a recent shoot with singer/actress Becky G for the cover of GALORE magazine, and another shoot for VOGUE, I needed to have various set ups ready at once. I used only a single 600 PRO inside a modified BRONCOLOR FLOOTER S for a series of dramatic sky shots in HSS mode, and also a late afternoon pool shot, but I needed 20 units to light a series of colorful, 2000s pop inspired studio shots.

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Elinchrom Support for FUJIFILM Coming in September 2018

Elinchrom for Fujifilm

Back in March 2017, Elinchrom promised here: “We Will Support Fujifilm as Next

Since then, not much happened.

There was this Rotolight announcement, which said that Elinchrom support for Fujifilm will come in 2018. And we reported about how Elinchrome said via private Twitter message to a FR-reader, that they will support Fujifilm this summer.

But finally we have an official statement by Elinchrom here:

Fujifilm, the wait is over: Users of the long-awaited Transmitter for Fujifilm will soon be rewarded for their wait. The Transmitter PRO for Fujifilm will be available in September.

I tell you what… I believe it only when I see it!

Godox, Profoto, Nissin, Broncolor, Metz, Cactus, Priolite, Jinbei/Orlit, Conomark and more companies have already added Fujifilm support.

Elinchrom Skyport Plus HS: BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama

FULL PRESS RELEASE

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Elinchrom Fujifilm Support Coming This Summer

A FujiRumors reader (thanks) had a chat with Elinchrom. He asked them when they will finally support Fujiflm, and their answer was that “it is coming this summer” and that more details will be announced “by the end of the month [June]”.

Now that was fast, Elinchrom, considering that you promised “Fujifilm support as nextback in March 2017 :).

Godox, Profoto, Nissin, Broncolor, Metz, Cactus, Priolite, Jinbei/Orlit, Conomark and more companies have already added Fujifilm support.

Elinchrom Skyport Plus HS: BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama

Behind the X Gear: Meet Markus Klinko, the Fujifilm Photographer who Photographed David Bowie, Beyoncé, Will Smith & More

Many Fujifilm X and GFX shooters earn their bread and butter with Fujifilm cameras, and many of those are also extremely successful in their specific genre.

For example, there are Fujifilm shooters, who won prestigeous awards, such as…

  • some won the world wildlife photography award (story here)
  • some made the cover of the TIME magazine (story here)
  • some won the World Photography Arts&Culture Award 2015 (story here)
  • some won the First Prize of the World Press Photo Category “Stories (stroy here)
  • some made the front page of the Wall Street Journal (story here)
  • Fuji X was good enough for God’s work (story here)
  • some captured America’s most hated man (story here)
  • some distracted a French presidential candidate during his interview (story here)
  • and more…

You also probably know Kevin Mullins, one of the top wedding photographers globally speaking, who shoots exclusively with Fujifilm X series camera.

The list could go on and on (and I apologize for all those I didn’t mention here), but today it’s about Markus Klinko, a photographer, who saw his work displayed at Times Square in New York, who photographed top celebrities like Beyoncé (btw, Beyoncé shoots Fujifilm X100s, as you can see her here) and David Bowie.

Markus is also a good friend of FujiRumors, and he has also contributed with several articles on Fujirumors.com.

Today we have the pleasure to dedicate our “Behind the X gear” episode to our friend Markus Klinko. Enjoy :)

Meet Markus Klinko

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Don’t Skimp on the Grip

In order to suspend French model Laetita Casta for this advertising shoot for diamond.com in a life size “spyder net”, high above a 4×6′ Broncolor Cumulite, itself rigged up on 2 massive crank stands, this set required a great amount of solid and reliable grip. Any failure of the equipment would have resulted in catastrophe. (image by Markus Klinko).

In order to suspend French model Laetita Casta for this advertising shoot for diamond.com in a life size “spyder net”, high above a 4×6′ Broncolor Cumulite, itself rigged up on 2 massive crank stands, this set required a great amount of solid and reliable grip. Any failure of the equipment would have resulted in catastrophe. (image by Markus Klinko).

Don’t Skimp on the Grip

guest post & all images by Markus Klinko

A Comprehensive Round-up of the Best Products from the Leading Brands

I am willing to bet that grip is the weakest link in the photo production chain, not only in countless private photographers’ own studios, but also in many major rental facilities.

Somehow photographers, and studio/rental managers, are just not willing to invest as much money and care in stands, booms and related grip stuff, as they eagerly doing with camera and lighting gear.

A big mistake in my opinion.

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Quick Review: Elinchrom Indirect Litemotiv Octa 190cm

Markus tests the ‘extraordinary’ Indirect Litemotiv 190 from Elinchrom and adapts it for the Flashpoint Xplor 600 Pro.

guest post & all images by Markus Klinko

If you already read my recent article on this site about cross brand adaptations, you know that the Elinchrom Zoom Spot 18–36° is one of my current favorite key lights.

In order to maximize my adaptation of these spots for Flashpoint XPLOR 1200 extension heads (Godox H1200) and the new AD600 PRO units, I made sure to add the small reflector that is a standard for all Elinchrom flash heads, to my adapters.

Initially, I combined the Phottix Elinchrom to Bowens adapter with the reflector from the Elinchrom Quadra adapter, by adding a custom, acrylic tube piece.

This solution proved to be not as durable as I hoped, and I since found a simpler solution. I now use the entire Quadra adapter, but added a Bowens low profile custom mount to the back of the Quadra adapter, and also eliminate the stand adapter piece entirely. This is by far more solid, and avoids struggling with the lesser Phottix adapter.

Elinchrom deserves much praise for keeping a theatrical follow spot in their line up, which they also sell at a very reasonable price. Both Broncolor and Profoto have sadly long discontinued their own versions of the theatrical zoom spots.

Elinchrom Indirect Litemotiv Octa 190cm

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Phottix Trigger for Fujifilm Coming “Later this Year (2018)”

Phottix

In 2017, Phottix hinted twice that Fujifilm support will come. But since the last hint back in June, we haven’t heard much about it.

Now FR-reader Shaun Maluga had a chat with Phottix, and asking about the Fujifilm version of the Phottix Odin II Fuji Trigger, they answered:

The new AC adapter will be released shortly and we are working on a Fuji trigger […] The Fuji trigger is slated for later this year.”

Thanks to Shaun Maluga: Instagram: @fujifilmxpro2 – Website: shaun-maluga.com

& The Rest

Godox, Profoto, Nissin, Broncolor, Metz, Cactus, Priolite, Jinbei/Orlit, Conomark and more companies have already added Fujifilm support.

Elinchrom recently said “we working on Fujifilm support“.

Fujifilm X-H1 Face Detection, Low Light AF and IBIS tests, CP+ Fujifilm Coverage, Laowa 9mmF2.8 and More

ZedProMedia Youtube – Fuji X-H1 Launch event. Testing Face Detection, Low Light AF, IBIS and samples.

FujiRumors Non Stop

With the Fujifilm X-H1 now shipping and finally in stock, there will be tons of X-H1 content flooding the web in the next weeks. But don’t worry, FujiRumors is here to collect it, order it and share everything you need to see and read with you.

Moreover, the CP+ in Japan just started, and there are some tidbits coming from there too. FujiRumors will be your window to the CP+ and deliver you everything Fujifilm related CP+ content on this blog.

Don’t miss anything, and make sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and RSS-feed.

An impressive amount of X-H1 content is continuously shared also on our X-H1 facebook group and X-H1 facebook Page.

Fujifilm X-H1: BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, Focuscamera

Shared earlier Today

  • fujirumors – Fujifilm Explains how they developed their IBIS system
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Fujifilm X-H1 Mini-Roundup

Also feedback from our X-H1 facebook group by Mario V. here.

First Shots & First Impressions with the X-H1…
DON’T BUY ONE…. BUY TWO!!!

1. Ergonomics… Amazing. Yes, Better with the grip with the 16-55 but still very nice without the grip.
2. Shutter Sound… What??? For a mechanical shutter that is so damn Sexy and quiet!!
3. Focus. Yes, it’s better, faster and the face and eye focus is f’ing awesome!
4. I have a Sony a7R iii and NO, I would not buy an a7 iii after having tried this. I will be ordering a second X-H1.
5. Size… Not even an issue. The ergonomics make up for the minimal size difference compared the the X-T2.
6. Low Light Focusing… Yes, snappy and fast!
7. I shot these with the 56 f1.2 which I normally don’t tend to use because I can’t hold steady for crap! With the IBIS the results were soooo much better.

Tomorrow I’ll be taking it into the studio to try it there. I can’t quite put my hands on it but this camera just functions fast. Reacts fast and the focus isn’t jumpy as I used to experience.
The face and eye auto focus feel as good as the Sony but we’ll soon find out.

CP+ 2018

The CP+ in Japan just started, and here are the inital tidbits: