Fujifilm X-T30 Lensmate Thumb Grip and DUO Daypack Camera Bag with Lifetime Guarantee

Fujifilm X-T30 thumbrest

Lensmate has released its Fujifilm X-T30 thumb rest. You can get it at AmazonUS.

The Duo Daypack

The DUO Daypack camera bag, which comes with a lifetime guarantee, has decupled its goal, and raised $274.286 already.

The DUO Daypack is a dawn-to-dusk, daily carrying beast that was tirelessly designed to go from work to play… to play to work… to work to work… to play to play… or whatever else you call your daily grinds, errands, and passions.

Most people tout quality, but few back it up with a no questions asked lifetime guarantee. And we can afford to do that because everything we do — from the materials we use to the way our bags are built – is the best of the best.

Check out all details at kickstarter here.

Inside the Fujifilm Factory, Eye AF Demo and a Confusing Fujifilm GFX 100S Rendering

Fujifilm Factory

The Straits Times posted a short video, with clips from inside the Fujifilm factory in Sendai.

Interestingly, at some point they display a rendering of the Fujifilm GFX100S, basically a Fuji GFX50S marked as 100S. I don’t know if they were confused and just made an incredible error, or if they just wanted to hint something to us :)

Anyway, here are some facts we hear in the video:

  • 227,000 sqm
  • 2,000 workers
  • 18,000 cameras manufactured each month
  • 30,000 to 50,000 lenses manufactured each month
  • the first room they visit is a room, where the “image sensor is produced“, as well as some of the lenses assembled
  • the IBIS of the GFX100 consists of 110 pieces. It takes surprisingly little space around the image sensor
  • the camera is assembled from close ot 900 pieces [to be precise, 860 pieces, as we reported here]

When he says about “image sensor being produced” he probably means “assembled on the GFX“, since it is produced by Sony.

Value Angle of Mirrorless Cameras Explained and Compared

At the last Fujifilm X summit (which we covered and sumed up for you here), Fujifilm talked to us about the “value angle”.

The value angle is not a weird concept invented by Fujifilm, but a factor that influences the whole design and development of a camera system, as well as image quality.

In short: the wider the value angle, the more precise and easier a lens can send light to the sensor. A wider value angle gives more flexibility for lens design and allows for more light and less digital correction.

As you can see below, Fujifilm X has a huge value angle and Sony Full Frame an extremely small value angle, which is why Sigma said that it is a challenge to develop full frame lenses for Sony, especially high quality ones.

Chart below provided by the German site docma.

In German we refer to Full Frame as "Kleinbild" (small format)

In German we refer to Full Frame as “Kleinbild” (small format)

If you want to get an anology with a soccer player hitting the ball, in order to understand it better, we can get the help of an article appeared at the German site docma many months ago.

Google translated version down below.

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Capture One Pro 12.1 Improves Fujifilm X Trans and Tethering Support and Adds XF 23mm F1.4 Profile

Capture One Pro 12

Capture One Pro 12.1 has just been released, and the very good Fujifilm X Trans demosaicing has become even better, according to C1!

  • Improved X Trans Rendering
    Get better rendering of fine details and patterns for X-Trans sensors. Improve overall image quality for Fujifilm camera models without sacrificing performance
  • Improved Fujifilm tethering
    Zoom and pan during Live View when tethering with Fujifilm cameras

It also adds lens profile for

Capture One Pro 12 is currently 50% off.

Full Release Notes

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Fujifilm Instax Mini LiPlay Announced

Fujifilm just announced the Instax Mini LiPlay just as planed on June 12 (and FujiRumros told you so).

Well done Fuji, but where is our Instax SP Wide Printer?

Fujifilm Instax Mini LiPlay: AmazonUS / BHphoto / Adorama / FocusCamera