Viltrox 85mm f/1.8 vs Fujinon XF 90mm f/2 Comparison

The brand new Viltrox 85mm f/1.8 autofocus lens for Fujifilm X is getting the more and more attention since FujiRumors started covering it with this hands-on test back in September 2018 (includes RAW samples to download).

This time Mattias and Andrew compare it also to the Fujinon XF 90mm f/2. Mattias used it on an X-Pro1 and X-E3, whereas Andrew on the Fujifilm X-T3. Their findings do not correspond always.

Viltrox 85mm f/1.8 for Fujifilm: BHphoto, AmazonUS

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Photons to Photos: Fujifilm GFX 50S vs Panasonic S1R Dynamic Range Results

Photons to Photos added the Panasonic S1R full frame camera to their database, and you can now compare it to all other cameras, including the Fujifilm GFX 50s and GFX 50R. You can manipulate the chart here.

When it comes to maximum photographic dynamic range, the Panasonic S1R is slightly better than the Fujifilm GFX50S.

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Fujifilm X-T30 vs Sony A6400: DPReview Studio Scene Test, Cameralabs Comparison and More

dpreview – studio scene test of Sony A6400 and Fujifilm X-T30 added

Fujifilm X-T30

Fujifilm managers said that the X-T10 and X-T20 are Fujifilm’s worldwide best sellers. And it is pretty safe to assume that the brand new Fujifilm X-T30 will continue this success story.

The Fuji X-T30 is indeed a “little giant”. It offers almost everything the Fujifilm X-T3 offers, but for a cheaper price.

So time to dedicate to the Fujifilm X-T30 its own roundup.

Fujifilm X-T30 (save $300 with f/2 lens): BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS, FocusCamera
Fujifilm X-T3 (save up to $200): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, Focuscamera

Reviews

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DPReviewTV Fujifilm XF 16mm f/2.8 Quick Review and Compared to XF 16mm f/1.4

Fujinon XF 16mm f/2.8

Chris and Jordan from DPReviewTV published their quick review about the Fujifilm Fujinon XF 16mm f/2.8 WR (video above – entirely shot on Fujifilm X-T3).

Here are their findings:

  • perfect lens for street photography
  • compact and affordable
  • XF 16mm f/1.4 is sharper, but way bigger and heavier
  • XF 16mm f/2.8 pretty decent at f/2.8 and sharper in corners at f/4
  • very quick AF and also smooth for video
  • beautiful bokeh throughout the aperture range
  • at the price point, as to expect, a bit of chromatic aberration and distortion
  • fun, affordable and compact
  • great price point
  • Fuji gives us amazing choice when it comes to APS-C lens selection

Also, check out:

  • billfortney – 16mm f/1.4 vs 16mm f/2.8 showdown
  • fujirumors.com – Should you Get the Fujinon XF 16mm F2.8 or XF 16mm F1.4? – POLL and Comparison

Fujinon XF16mm f/2.8 WR: BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS, FocusCamera
Fujinon XF 16mmF1.4 WR (save $250): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, FocusCamera
Fujifilm X-T3 body (save up to $200): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, Focuscamera

Viltrox 85mm f/1.8 Autofocus Lens for Fujifilm X: “A Killer Option for a Budget Friendly Fuji System”

Matthias contacted me via email, with an important update to his ongoing Viltrox 85mm f/1.8 autofocus lens for Fujifilm X.

New firmware released, all bugs are gone and the focus speed has been updated! The Viltrox 85mm f1.8 is now one of, if not the best bang for the buck lenses in the Fuji system.”

Above you can see his quick video review update. He also updates his written review at gunpowdervideo.

The Viltrox 85mm f/1.8 is the 4th third party AF lens for Fujifilm X after the Zeiss Touit 12mm, Zeiss Touit 32mm and Zeiss Touit 50mm 1:1 Macro.

At photokina 2018, I had the chance to play with a very early prototype version of the Viltrox 85mm f/1.8. You can see an autofocus test and get RAW samples here.

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