The Birth of the Fujifilm GFX100: Documenting 8 Months of Development Process (Part 1)

Fujifilm GFX100

For the last 8 months Fujifilm let Cinema5D closely monitor the birth of their new flagship large format sensor creation, the Fujifilm GFX 100.

Now they published their first video covering the birth of the Fujifilm GFX100. Part 2 will follow later and bring us inside the Fujifilm factory.

Here is what we learn, and at the bottom some screenshots from the video:

Decisions and Developing Start

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Profoto B10 Plus Released

Profoto B10 Plus

The Profoto B10 Plus has just been released.

The Profoto B10 Plus is twice as powerful than the Profoto B10 (250 Ws vs 500 Ws).

You can read the full overview at Explora here.

Product Highlights

  • 500Ws, 10-Stop Power Range
  • Length: 9.3″, Diameter: 3.9″
  • Li-Ion Battery: 200 Full-Power Flashes
  • Full TTL Auto Exposure Control Plus HSS
  • 0.05-2.5 Second Recycling
  • t0.5 Freeze Mode: 1/50,000 sec Duration
  • 3000-6500 LED Modeling Lamp, CRI 90-96
  • 330′ Wireless Triggering with Air TTL
  • Smartphone Connectivity with Profoto App

The Profoto B10 plus is going to compete with the much more affordable Godox AD400 Pro.



7Artisans 60mm f/2.8 Macro Available

7Artisans 60mm f/2.8 1:1 Macro

The affordable 7Artisans 60mm f/2.8 1:1 Macro lens is now available for pre-order at AmazonUS, Adorama, eBay and soon also at BHphoto.

  • The super-long focusing distance of 26cm affords greater depth of field.
  • When shooting subjects like insects, you can take off the front lens barrel to avoid disturbance
  • A mininum focusing distance of 26cm means there will be more space for lighting.
  • Macro photography requires higher shutter speed. Use tripod or LED to attain safe shutter speed

The 7Artisans 60mm f/2.8 Macro has been previously rumored here and then announced here.

Other 1:1 Macros for Fujifilm X mount are:

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Photons to Photos: Fujifilm GFX100 Preliminary Dynamic Range and Other Sensor Measurements Results

Fujifilm GFX100 Sensor Data

Photons to Photos has released prelimiary Fujifilm GFX100 (non production) sensor measurement data.

In terms of dynamic range, the 100 megapixel GFX100 beats all full frame cameras. If you need even more dynamic range, you have to pay $40,000 for a Phase One.

The bump you see at ISO800 is due to dual conversion gain.

Earlier today we shared the DPReview lab shots, which in my eyes showed impressive results in favor of the Fujifilm GFX100.

Fujifilm GFX 100: B&H Photo, AmazonUS, Adorama, Focuscamera

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Kamlan 50mm f/1.1 MK II on Kickstarter Now

Kamlan 50mm f/1.1 MK II

Machang Optics has revamped their original Kamlan 50mm f/1.1 and now launched the Kamlan 50mm f/1.1 on kickstarter here.

The kickstarter campaign shows resolution tests, bokeh comparisons, videos, samples, specs and more, including an insight to the manufacturing process.

There are a couple of Early Brid Deals, check out the various options on kickstarter here. Shipping will start in August.

Down below just a few sample images and specs, but make sure to check out the comprehensive Kamlan 50mm f/1.1 kickstarter launch page for many more details.

The Kamlan 50mm f/1.1 is also available for pre-order at Adorama here.

Kamlan lenses for Fujifilm X can be found at AmazonUS, AmazonDE and AmazonUK.

Samples