TheCameraStoreTV Fujifilm Live Edition: XF 80mm Macro, X-E3 and More

What a coincidence… just when I had my babysitting break of 1 hour, TheCameraStoreTV started a live stream with Fuji Guy Jarry Julien.

So I could intereact with the show and also with prominent Fuji Guys like Billy, who was active in the comments. Btw, Billy said in the comments he thinks he saw me taking a picture of him at Photokina 2016. Yep, that’s the image… and I’ve found Waldo, too :D

Check out the video at TCSTV youtube channel here.

Fujifilm X-E3: BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS, FocusCamera
Fujinon XF 80mmF2.8 1:1 Macro: BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS

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Fringer Canon EF to Fuji X Smart Adapter by Fringer – Autofocus Video Demo

After the Steelsring Canon EF to Fuji X smart adapter, now also Fringer is working on his version of the EF to Fuji X smart adapter.

Fringer uploaded this video, and it looks like the AF speed is already promising. Fringer says (via

The smart adapter prototype was made about 7 months ago. Now I’ve got time to continue the development project. However, the time to market is still unkown.

It’s a great option for those, who would love to switch from Canon to Fuji and keep their Canon glass.

More and more smart adapters for Fujifilm are coming. Amongst the others, we have (or will soon get):

Final Iridient X-Transformer 1.0 Released with Fujifilm X-E3 Support

The final Iridient X- Transformer 1.0 has just been released… and it supports the Fujifilm X-E3. Download here

Release Date: October 12, 2017 Version History

1.0 – October 12, 2017 (Maintenance Release)

  • New Features:
    • Support added for the Fujifilm X-E3.
  • Bug Fixes:
    • Fixed an issue with some versions of macOS (10.9 or earlier and 10.13) where the first image converted would sometimes would be all black or mostly black.
    • Fixed a Mac specific issue where images located on some NAS shares could not be loaded.

DxOMark Will Test Medium Format Cameras Soon. Fujifilm GFX 50S to be Tested Soon?

Recently I asked DxO Mark on Twitter why they do not test the Fujifilm GFX 50s.

They answered, they do not test X-Trans cameras, because their RAW measurements were designed for Bayer RGB files.

I replied that the Fujifilm GFX 50S has a Bayer sensor… and they never answered again.

But maybe something is moving now. DxOmark told to Petapixel here:

“We made a pause on medium format a few years ago just because of our production bandwidth, […] We will now soon republish this type of camera, and Pentax 645Z should be published soon […] in a matter of days.”

DxOMark already started testing the Pentax 645Z a few years ago, but never finshied the complete test. However, somehow the totale score leaked on their website anyway, and it was a stellar 101. So the Pentax 645Z, presented back in April 2014, scored even better than the brand new Nikon D850.

It will be interesting to see if the full Pentax 645Z test, that will be published by DxOmark soon, will confirm the stellar 101 score.

And let’s hope that the Fujifilm GFX 50S will be next.

Feel free to follow the dedicated Fujifilm GFX facebook page and our 15,000 members strong GFX facebook community.

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Fujifilm Wants 50% Mirrorless Market Share in 2 Years (in India)

In the last months, Fujifilm does not lack of confindence for sure.

Just back in August they published their Vision2019 plan, where Fujifilm said they “work toward capturing No.1 market share in the premium mirrorless camera market.”

More optimitstic statements now come Fujifilm India Manager Yasunobu Nishiyama. He said:

“Within the mirrorless market, we would like to have around 50 per cent share in a span of at least two years [NOTE: 50% in India]. […]

The company has a range of 25 lenses to support its camera and is adding around 4 lenses every year in it. […]

Now mirrorless segment has a lot of features to offer and is now a winning combination. India has always followed the worldwide trends in photography, where share of mirrorless is increasing and by 2020, higher share is expected”

Then they give some data about Fuji sales in India

In 2016-17 fiscal, the total estimated size of the digital still camera was around 7.41 lakh units (1 lakh = 100,000 units) and DSLR (digital single-lens reflex camera) was the fastest growing segment with 20 per cent growth.

In this, mirrorless segment had the highest growth of 300 per cent. In 2015-16, it was total 7,900 units and was 32,500 in 2016-17,” said Fujifilm Executive VP Graphic Arts Division S M Ramprasad.

“Even in 2017-18, we are expecting a sales of 3.5-4 lakh units (1 lakh = 100,000 units) of professional and DSLR cameras in which 10 per cent would be mirrorless.

via timesofindia