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Fringer EF-FX Pro II Coming before May 11

Fringer EF-FX Pro II

Fringer just released the Fringer EF-FX Pro II autofocus smart adapter for pre-order.

Main improvements of the 2nd generation of EF-FX Pro include

  • Redesigned aperture ring for more convenient operation
  • New MCU (more powerful, more resources for firmware update)
  • Better light absorbing design

The price is $299 + $25 (worldwide expedited shipping included. tax/duty not included). Fringer will begin to ship it before May 11.

The functions and performance of gen1 and gen2 are the same.

So far only the Fringer EF-FX Pro II is released. The non-Pro version is still available only in its first generation. In future, the functional firmware update for gen1 and gen2 will be released at the same time as long as the resources of gen1 are enough to support that.

For more details about the Fringer EF-FX Pro II check out Fringer website here.

The Fringer EF-FX Pro II is open for pre-order now at Fringer store.

You can read customer reviews for the Fringer EF-FX Pro version 1 at AmazonUS here and Amazon US here.

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New Fringer EF/FX Smart Autofocus Adapters Firmware 2.80 Released – VIDEO DEMO

Fringer just released firmware version 2.80 for their Fringer EF/FX smart adapters.

version 2.80

  1. Fixed: Some of EF400/5.6L lenses can’t be recognized by the adapterand lose PDAF capability
  2. Re-optimized following lenses to improve theirPDAFaccuracy
    1) EF40/2.8STM
    2) EF17-40/4L
    3) EF50/1.2L
    4) EF85/1.2L II
  3. Introduced smooth video AF for the following lenses. More lenses may be added to thislist in the future
    1) EF 50/1.8STM
    2) EF 40/2.8STM
    3) EFS 24/2.8STM
    4) EF 70-200/2.8L IS II
    5) SIGMA 50-100/1.8 Art
    6) SIGMA 70-200/2.8 OS Sports
    7) SIGMA 24-105/4 OS Art
    8) SIGMA 24-70/2.8 OS Art
    9) TAMRON SP 15-30/2.8 VC
  4. Added following lenses to the tested and optimized lens list:
    1) TAMRON SP 15-30/2.8 VC
    2) SIGMA 60-600/4.5-6.3 OS Sports
    3) SIGMA 70-200/2.8 OS Sports
    4) SIGMA 70-200/2.8 OS Sports + 1.4X
    5) SIGMA 70-200/2.8 OS Sports + 2X
    6) SIGMA 24-105/4 OS Art
    7) SIGMA 24-70/2.8 OS Art
    Be noted: It’s known that firmware v1.02for Sigma24-70/2.8Arthas compatible issues. If you encounter AF problems when using this lens, please upgrade it to latest firmware, i.e. v2.03at currenttime.

Click here to understand how to upgradedownload links here
Be noted: Before upgrading to V2.80, make sure current firmware version is V2.x. If it’s V1.x, please upgrade to V2.10 first.

New FIKAZ Adapters for Fujifilm X and Fringer/Viltrox Smart Adapter Reviews (Inlcuding Fujifilm X-T3 with Sigma Face Detection Test)

Adapters for Fujifilm

This roundup is dedicated to adapters. Mainly to Fringer and Viltrox Autofocus adapters for Fujifilm X, but also to the new FIKAZ bayonet adapters for Fujifilm X.

FIKAZ Bayonet Adapter for Fujifilm

FIKAZ launched new bayonet adapters for Fujifilm X.

  • M42-Fujifilm X
  • M39-Fujifilm X
  • Pentax K-Fujifilm X
  • Canon FD-Fujifilm X
  • Nikon F-Fujifilm X
  • Sony A / Minolta AF-Fujifilm X
  • Minolta MD-Fujifilm X
  • Leica M-Fujifilm X

You can read the whole news at the Polish site optyczne.

Smart Adapters Reviews

Advanced Photography – Fujifilm X-T3 + Sigma 18-35 1.8 face detection video test (Fringer EF-FX Pro)

Fusion X Photo – Fuji X-T3 with Canon 85mm AF test via Fringer Adapter

Patrick Ramdial – Fringer EF-XF Video Review with Fujifilm XT3 – EF to X Mount Adapter

Fringer EF/FX Smart Adapters Firmware ver 2.60 Support for Sigma Lenses on Fujifilm X Cameras Added and Improved

Fringer just released Fringer EF-FX Pro and EF-FX adapters’ new firmware ver. 2.60.

It mainly addresses the following issues.

Version 2.60

  1. Fixed PDAF issues for some of the following lens models: Lens didn’t get recognized by the adapter after upgrading lens firmware to version 2.0.
    – Sigma 150-600/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports/Contemporary
  2. Bug fixed: Some telephoto lenses, e.g. EF200/2.8L II, don’t work properly with 2X TC. When setting shutter speed to ‘A’, LCD or viewfinder is always too dark or too bright, so that it’s hard to see the object being shot.
  3. Added following lenses to the tested and optimized lens list:
    Sigma 105/1.4 DG HSM Art
    Sigma 120-300/2.8 DG OS HSM Sports
    Sigma 120-300/2.8 DG OS HSM Sports + 1.4X
    Sigma 120-300/2.8 DG OS HSM Sports + 2X
    Sigma 18-200/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM Contemporary
    Sigma 17-70/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM Contemporary
    EF 135/2L + 1.4X
    EF 135/2L + 2X

Be noted: Before upgrading to V2.60, make sure current firmware version is V2.x. If it’s V1.x, please upgrade to V2.10 first.

Please visit Fringer’s website to download the firmware file and release notes.

Fringer Black Friday sale ends in two days.

BLACK FRIDAY SALE on X-LR Auto Apply FUJIFILM Film Simulation Plugin for Lightroom, Fringer Smart Adapter, Storage Media and More

X-LR Black Friday Deal

X-LR, the Lightroom plug-in that reads Fujifilm’s Film Simulation from your RAW file and automatically applies corresponding profile when you import your images to LR, is now having a 50% rebate for black Friday.

Just enter the coupon BLACKFRIDAY during checkout.

You can read more about X-LR at lightroomsolutions here, including details of some updates which are almost ready.

We reported first about X-LR back in March 2017 here.

Fringer Smart Adapter

Fringer is offering 10% off for everything.

The quantity and sale time are limited. Please visit Fringer’s website for more details!

Storage Media Deals

AmazonUS is offering big savings on storage and memory products. Check out the full list here.

Price drop also on:

Dedicated Black Friday Pages

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Fringer EF/FX Smart Adapters Firmware 2.50 adds Lateral Chromatic Aberration Correction, Support for Tamron and Tokina and More

Fringer EF/FX Smart Adapter for Fujifilm

Fringer just released the Fringer EF/FX Smart Adapters Firmware 2.50.

In addition to the PDAF support for Canon EF600/4L II , more features as well as bug fixes have been added.

FULL LIST OF IMPROVEMENTS – FIXES – NEWLY SUPPORTED LENSES:

** CLICK HERE to Read the Rest of the Article **

Fringer EF-FX AF Adapter Eye Tracking tested on Fujifilm X-T3 with Canon 600mm F4 and Sigma 18-35mm F1.8

Fringer EF-FX AF

Fringer just upload a video on his youtube channel (video above), showing the Face/Eye detection tracking using the Fujifilm X-T3 with Canon EF600/4L II adapted via Fringer EF-FX AF Autofocus smart adapter with firwmare ver. 2.50.

As you can see, the eye/face AF works really very well in his video demo. He writes:

To my surprise it works incredibly well on X-T3 when doing AF-C tracking. I set X-T3 to AF-C mode, CH (11 fps) and Face/Eye detection on. The focusing object is a person riding a electric motorcycle moving fast towards the camera.

30 pictures were taken in less than 3 seconds. The focus areas were cropped at 100% scale and combined to the following picture

guy on motorbike tracked using face/eye AF on Fringer Smart AF Adapter

“I also tested video mode Face/Eye tracking. Thanks to the great improvements of PDAF performance and coverage of X-Trans IV CMOS, both still and video mode works very well.

The new firmware ver 2.50 for Fringer EF-FX AF smart adapters will be out soon, and it will add support for Canon EF600/4L II.

Check out the whole article at fringerdev here.

& More Fringer Adapter Tests

And since we are speaking of Fringer adapters, check out also the latest reviews about the Fringer EF-FX Pro.

  • phoblographer – Adapter Review: Fringer EF-FX Pro (Tested on the Fujifilm X Pro 2)
  • dcfever – Fringer EF-FX Pro smart adapter on Fujifilm X-H1

Randall Herrera Youtube – Fuji XT3 Eye AF (Part2) and Fringer adapter on Sigma 18-35 and XF35mmF1.4. Works much better on Fujifilm X-T3 than on Fujifilm X-T2. Sony still a tiny bit better.

Fringer EF/FX Smart Adapters Firmware 2.4 Optimized for Fujifilm X-T3 Released

Fringer has just released version 2.4 or their EF/FX smart adapters, optimized for Fujifilm X-T3.

Full Release Notes

Fujifilm X-T3 got much improved AF performance. I found it’s so far the best X camera that can use adapted EF mount lenses. Now all its full sensor covered PDAF points are supported. And as the low light AF capability has been improved to -3EV, AF successful rate got greatly improved. Meanwhile, WIDE/TRACKING mode and FACE/EYE focus are all works much better. Please watch this demo video.

The improvements of V2.40 firmware includes

  1. For Fujifilm X-T3 (and all coming cameras with X-Trans IV CMOS), we have optimized PDAF performance of all the lenses (on the tested and optimized lens list). Now you can leverage its full sensor coverage PDAF focus points and get improved AF performance.
  2. Added following lenses to the tested and optimized lens list:
    1. Tamron SP 70-200/2.8 Di VC USD G2
    2. Sigma 70-200/2.8 EX DG HSM OS
    3. Sigma 70-200/2.8 EX DG HSM OS + EF 1.4X II
    4. Sigma 70-200/2.8 EX DG HSM OS + EF 2X II
    5. Tokina ATX 11-16/2.8 PRO DX (I & II)
    6. Tokina ATX 11-20/2.8 PRO DX

Please visit Fringer website to download the new firmware and its release notes.

Fringer EF-FX Pro is open for pre-order now. You may place your order here. The next batch will begin to be shipped before September 28.

Fujifilm X-T3: BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, Focuscamera

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Sigma 50-100mm/1.8 Autofocus Speed on Fujifilm X-T3 using Fringer EF-FX Smart Adapter VIDEO DEMO

Fujifilm X-T3 with Fringer Smart Adapter

Fringer just uploaded a video showing the performance of the Sigma 50-100/1.8 on Fujifilm X-T3 using the Fringer EF-FX Smart adapter.

He is using it in low light and taking advantage the full sensor PDAF coverage on the Fujifilm X-T3.

You can see the video above or check it out on youtube here.

Fujifilm X-T3: BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, Focuscamera

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Fujifilm X-T facebook group / Fujifilm X-T facebook page

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