Fujifilm X-T5 Books

We already reported about the Fujifilm X-T5 book of Rico Pfirstinger that will be released in July. Rico is also working on the equivalent Fujifilm X-H2 and X-H2s book. That one will come in August.

I have owned a couple of Rico’s books and I can wholeheartedly recommend them.

However, there are of course also other books out there.

Another author that has covered Fujifilm cameras in many books is Tony Phillips. His X-T5 is already available for example at Amazon USA here (and other Amazon countries here).

At Amazon you’ll find the B&W version of his book. For the full color version you have to purchase it directly at Tony Phillips website here.

[UPDATE: in the description to this book they write the X-T5 is a 26MP camera. So definitely don’t buy this book] Of course there are also other books out there, such as the one of Steven Walryn called “Fujifilm X-T5: A Complete Guide From Beginner To Advanced“, a ultra cheap book compared to the other options. But I am absolutely not familiar with Steven’s work and I personally recommend to stick with Rico or Tony.

I will personally go for the Rico Pfirstinger X-T5 book. I found them brilliantly written and to the point.

VOTE :: The Ultimate Fujifilm GF Lens Poll – Let Fuji know What You Want!

The Future of GFX in 30 Lenses

Back in January I asked you to tell us in the comments what you wish in terms of future GF lenses.

You answered by dropping lots of lens suggestions in the comments.

It was not easy, but I’ve condensed your wishes into 30 lenses.

Some lenses might sound a bit unconventional, but they are merger of several wishes.

be Careful what you Wish for (f/2.8 zooms?)

The list includes three zoom lenses with an f/2.8 aperture.

I am not sure if everybody is fully aware of what f/2.8 means on GFX. So let me clarify.

I get it, the typical high end workhorse full frame zoom lenses are f/2.8.

But in order to get the shallow depth of field of an f/2.8 full frame lens on the GFX system, you actually need “only” f/3.5 on GFX. In fact, current f/4 GF lenses are already quite close to those full frame f/2.8 lenses (f/4 on GFX gives f/3.16 DOF on FF).

So what you ask for, if you vote for f/2.8 GFX zooms, are zoom lenses with a full frame equivalent f/2.2 DOF. And to get an idea what that means in terms of size and price check out the Canon RF 28-70mm f/2 L, one of the very rare mirrorless zoom lenses (if not the only one?) that is faster than f/2.8.

I personally don’t want such lenses. As an f/4 GF zoom lens owner myself, I can say f/4 is more than enough for my needs. It’s close enough to f/2.8 full frame zooms, and if you want something faster, then for my needs it’s better to go the prime lens path.

But it’s your survey, your recommendations, so the list will include f/2.8 lenses.

But my Dream Lens is…

Maybe your dream lens might not be in the list, but you might find something similar to it. Drop the vote on the lens that is closest to your wish.

VOTE NOW – The Ultimate GF Lens Wish Survey

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Irix Cine Lenses for Fujifilm X Mount Announced

Irix has added the Fujifilm X mount to its Cine Lens lineup.

They all should be available for purchase shortly at BHphoto here, Amazon here and Adorama here.

Expodo: Meet the Exposure Donut and How it Could Work on Fujifilm Cameras

Full disclosure: Tim did not pay FujiRumors to publish this. He started to work on this concept using a Fujifilm X-T1 camera (you see the first prototype here). Feel free to give Tim your feedback in the comments.

There is no way around it: if you want to bring your photography to the next level, then at some point you have to leave the world of “full auto”.

But leaving the “auto” world to go partially or full manual can be intimidating and confusing, and that was the case also for Tim Helweg-Larsen.

When Tim’s son was born, he wanted to really understand his camera and get the most out of it.

In this process, Tim wanted to create a more intuitive way to control the camera.

What he ultimately came up with is Expodo, a new user interface with an exposure donut that is visible on the LCD and EVF of the camera itself.

Expodo takes the essential elements of any exposure (light, time, aperture, sensitivity) and visualizes them in form of an exposure donut, where the length of each coloured arc is proportionate to each of these values.

The exposure donut shows that these four elements all contribute the brightness of your image.

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