CURIOSITY: Fujifilm Switzerland Shows X-Pro3 without Hidden but Regular Tilt LCD Screen – UPDATE

UPDATE: Error is now fixed

Here is a weekend curiosity:

Fujifilm Switzerland is currently showing a Fujifilm X-Pro3 with a normal tilt LCD screen rather than with the hidden LCD.

I have no idea why they decided to photoshop the mini-LCD away and replace it with a regular one.

Some will speculate that Fujifilm is now preparing for a Fujifilm X-Pro3 MKII with normal tilt LCD. Well, I have no information about such a camera coming. Nor have I information about the Fujifilm X-Pro4.

Let’s see how long it takes for Fujifilm Switzerland to fix it. Or maybe they are preparing for April 1? ;)


Sigma CEO: “APS-C has Still Great Benefits over Full Frame”

DPR interviewed Sigma CEO Kazuto Yamaki.

Now, for the purpose of this blog, we can skip most of the part of the interview, as they talk about the Sigma FP cameras, DLSR lenses, the L-mount alliance and so forth.

Relevant for us is only the part where they talk about APS-C vs Full Frame lenses. Here is what the Sigma CEO said:

APS-C still has great benefits. Making good full-frame lenses that perform well from center to corner without vignetting is challenging. But with APS-C, we can make lenses with excellent performance at a decent size and weight. So for those who care about the balance between picture quality and the size and weight of a system, APS-C is still an excellent choice.

We can make a very compact camera body with a full-frame sensor, but making the lenses compact is still challenging.

We remind you that Sigma is going to launch the Sigma 23mm f/1.4 DC DN for Fujifilm X mount next. And there is a hefty $100 discount on the Sigma 56mm f/1.4 for Fujifilm X.

via DPReview

Meike 85mm f/1.8 Autofocus STM lens Announced

Meike has announced the Meike 85mm f/1.8 Autofocus STM lens for Fujifilm X mount.

The lens was already lens for other mounts for example the Sony FE mount version here, which costs $199.

  • Filter size: 67mm
  • Format: Full Frame
  • Focal Length: 85mm
  • Aperture range: F1.8-22
  • Lens diameter: 79.5mm
  • Aperture blades: 9 blades
  • Lens structure: 6 groups 9 elements
  • Minimum Focusing Distance: 0.85m
  • Angle of View:  Horizontal: 16° Vertical: 24° Diagonal: 28.5°
  • Weight: 386g/0.85lb (only body)

Meike lenses for Fujifilm can be found at Amazon here and BHphoto here.

More details about this lens at Meike here.

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Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 Firmware 1.10 Released

Sigma has released a firmware 1.10 for the Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 DC DN for Fujifilm X mount.

  • Improved exposure stability during viewfinder shooting and live-view shooting.
  • Improved parallax correction accuracy when using the optical viewfinder (OVF) with a camera equipped with a hybrid viewfinder.
  • Improved stability of operation during AF drive.

You can download the firmware at this page here.