Fujifilm Announces Second Quarter 2019 Fujifilm Masterpiece Award Winners

August 5, 2019, Valhalla, New York – FUJIFILM North America Corporation is excited to announce the second quarter 2019 winners of the FUJIFILM Masterpiece Award for photographic excellence at the Professional Photographers of America (PPA) affiliate print image competitions. This award is administered by state and regional affiliates of the PPA exclusively for the members of these organizations in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

The FUJIFILM Masterpiece Award is the highest honor given in connection with the PPA image competitions by Fujifilm. The award is given for images in three separate categories–Wedding, Portrait and Illustrative–that reflect the highest level of professional photography. Only photographic images with scores above 80 (out of 100) meet the criteria for the award.

The following photographers have been awarded the FUJIFILM Masterpiece Award for Q2 2019, via their local chapters of the PPA:

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Fujifilm Officially Recommends to Turn On OIS for Tripod Use on Fujinon XF 16-80mm F4 and XF 200mm F2

Best Friends: OIS and Tripod

We have all grown up with the idea (some call it “myth”), that we always should turn off OIS when working on a tripod.

Also Fuji X guru Rico Pfirstinger recommends this in his top rated Fuji X eBooks (at least the ones I have read).

And indeed, I feel like it’s still a good idea to switch off OIS. And in the comments Bob Cooley tells you why you should definitely switch it off for video.

But, looking at the owner’s manuals for all X and G mount lenses, I’ve noticed that Fujifilm officially recommends to keep OIS on, even when working on a tripod, on the following two lenses:

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Fringer EF-FX Adapter Firmware 1.20 for Gen2 and 3.0 for Gen1 Released

Fringer has released firmware updates for the following smart adapters:

Be noted: V2.10 is the new baseline version. V1.x must be upgraded to V2.10 before installing firmware V2.20 or later. Baseline version: EFFX210P.BIN (for Pro) EFFX210S.BIN (for Std.)

Firmware Details

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Fuji Guy Billy: APS-C Crop Factor Cheating? :: f/2 X Mount Zoom Lenses? :: Fast G Mount Lenses Potentially Coming :: And More

The third episode of the Fujilove podcast with Fuji Guy Billy just went online (episode 1, episode 2, episode 3). You can listed to it all at sticher and Fujilove.

It’s a 1 hour podcast, and you can find it all summed up below, in case you have no time to listen to it all right now.

PODCAST SUMMARY

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APS-C Crop is Cr&p, Amazon Goes Crazy, Fujifilm 2019/2020 Release Timeline, X100V, XF16-80, GF50 and More Top Articles for July

I guess many of you were (and hopefully still are or are going soon) on holidays in these weeks.

So maybe, between a jump into the refreshing water, a mountain hike and a whole day city exploring, you might have missed some of the articles we have shared in July.

Hence, for your convenience, here are the top 15 FujiRumors articles for July.

Personally, my travel is done already, as I have been to stunningly beautiful Croatia with that fanboy SonyAlphaRumors guy.

We will see if I can sneak in another trip into what remains of my summer break. If so, make sure to follow my Instagram to see where I am hanging around.

But even if I can’t travel, I live in a wonderful spot of this planet. Beauty is all around me, and my Fuji is always ready to capture it.

Oh… and my wife is starting out with photography this summer, so I can’t be more happy than this anyway :) #proudhusband

Enjoy your summer!

TOP 15 July Articles

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