Viltrox 85mm f/1.8 AF X Mount vs Samyang 85/1.8, Disassembly, 12 Hour Wedding and More

The Viltrox 85mm f/1.8 autofocus lens is the new favorite third party lens amongst Fujifilm X shooters.

It is the 4th third party autofocus lens for Fujifilm X mount (the other three are the Zeiss 12mm f/2.8, 32mm f/1.8 and 50mm f/2.8 1:1 Macro), but the Viltrox 85mm f/1.8 is the first reverse-engineered one, meaning they got no help from Fujifilm at all.

A brave move by Viltrox, that seens to pay off well for the company. At least amongst FujiRumors readers, the Viltrox 85mm f/1.8 is a best seller.

Well done Viltrox, and we look forward to the next three Fujifilm X mount AF lenses in the pipeline.

Viltrox Review Roundup

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Fujifilm X-T3, Better Than Sony A7III? Worth The Hype? Palle Schulz X-T3 Quick Tip Series

Fujifilm X-T3

One year after its announcement, the Fujifilm X-T3 is still a strong seller for Fujifilm, and hence one of the most covered Fujifilm cameras on the web.

So, we keep up covering it in dedicated roundups here on FujiRumors and today we have another one for you to check out below.

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X-T3 Rumors, News and Community

X-T3 Roundup

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Fujifilm GFX100: Stupid Resolution, Unforgiving Camera, Recovery Potential, Overheating and More

GFX100 Shadow Recovery

Piet Van den Eynde has tested how far can you take a Fujifilm GFX100 file in postproduction. You can check it out in the video above.

GFX100 Overheats?

GFX 100 overheats says Jack:

I received a strange message, “Turn off the camera, and turn it back on.” I tried that several times, and I kept receiving the same message. I took the batteries out, reloaded them, and tried again. Same message. I tried a second set of batteries. Same message.

I figured it must be the heat. At this point, I had taken 97 photographs in single-shot mode over a 90-minute period. No video.”

More at gfxmagazine.

Potential cause (and solution)

Stupid Resolution & Unforgiving Camera

digitalcameraworld woners: is 100MP just stupid? In their Fujifilm GFX100 review they write:

Unfortunately (for us), the GFX 100 has a higher resolving power even than our test chart, which maxes out at 4,000 line widths/picture height! This is normally plenty for even the best digital cameras, but not this time. […]

The GFX 100 can capture extraordinary levels of detail, but your technique has to be absolutely perfect. In our tests, we could often see differences between two examples of the same shot taken at the same time. We’re not talking about ‘marginal’ handheld shutter speeds here. Even at two or more times the usual ‘safe’ shutter speed, we saw variations. That’s not because there’s anything wrong with the camera. It’s because its resolution is so high that it will reveal even the slightest camera movement or focus shift, where both might be completely invisible on a lower-resolution camera. […]

The GFX 100 is an unforgiving camera. It will magnify your resolution, but it will also magnify your errors […]

Nevertheless, the GFX 100 is proof that megapixels still matter (as long as the sensor is big enough).

Read it all at digitalcameraworld.

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DPReviewTV Travel Tripod Comparison: Peak Design, Sirui, Manfrotto and Gitzo – Which One is Your Favorite? (POLL)

DPReview TV has published their travel tripod shootout.

They selected carbon fiber tripods that can bring the camera up to eye level (no table tripods, etc.). The comparison is between:

Down below you can vote also your favorite amongst these tripods.

The Comparison

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Cameralabs Fujifilm GFX100 Review: “I’m Struck at How Easy it is to Enjoy 102 Megapixel”

Gordon from Cameralabs published his full Fujifilm GFX100 review.

Down below are his findings:

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