Meike 55mm f/1.4 APS-C AF for Fujifilm X Available Now

The brand new Meike 55mm f/1.4 X Autofocus lens is now available at BHphoto here.

Down below you can see the review of Damian Brown.

It’s Meike’s second AF lens for Fujifilm X after this one.

Fujifilm Instax Mini 99 First Look by Fuji Guys

Instax Mini 99
BHphoto / Amazon / Adorama 

We have shared a couple of rumors about the Fujifilm Instax 99 already (the first one back in 2023!)

Well, the official announcement has not yet happened, but the Fuji Guys pulled the trigger a bit early this time and already published their first look. The video has now been removed by I will share screenshots below.

  • 6 color effects that you can select on the dedicated color effects dial (created by LED lights inside the camera)
  • there is an exposure dial to adjust image brightness
  • several modes can be selected with mode button: indoor mode (for low light), sports mode (increases shutter speed), double exposure (merge two images into one), bulb mode (for long exposures)
  • you can combine the modes with the color effects
  • self time
  • various flash options
  • 3 focus modes:
    – landscape modes (from 3 meters to infinity)
    – normal/portrait mode (from 0.6 to 3 meters)
    – macro mode (from 0.3 to 0.6 meters)
  • comes included with base grip with tripod mount
  • perfect blend of form and function
  • premium design

The Fuji Guys did not mention the price but we leaked it for you already here.

Instax Mini 99: BHphoto / Amazon / Adorama

Fujinon GF55mmF1.7 ePz Review: “A Superb Lens and Absolute Pleasure to Use”

ePhotoZine has published its technical review of the Fujinon GF55mmF1.7.

What a great lens to handle, and what fantastic results! Fujifilm have given us here a superb standard lens that will hold its head high amongst the very best. Handling is great as well, perhaps not something that we would pop into a pocket for a casual stroll, but definitely something that would be worth carrying to fulfill the quality requirements for landscapes with incredible detail or flawless architectural shots, even with the night lights of the city glaring at us from every angle.

So, be it weddings, advertising, landscape, architecture, heritage, portraits of any other subject that a standard lens could cover, the Fujifilm Fujinon 55mm f/1.7 R WR will deliver the goods and is an absolute pleasure to use. An Editor’s Choice award is duly given.


  • Superb sharpness and detail
  • Low CA
  • Virtually no distortion (rectilinear)
  • Constant f/1.7 open aperture value
  • Weather resistant
  • Excellent handling
  • Gorgeous bokeh
  • Modest vignetting


  • Focusing could be closer
  • Bulky
  • Fair but high cost

You can read the full review at ePhotozine here.

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Fujifilm X100VI (vs X100V and Co) Dynamic Range Test Debunks Myth that Higher Megapixels Mean Lower Dynamic Range

There was one “negative” I’ve heard about the Fujifilm X100VI in several “thoughts” videos and blog posts about it: more megapixel means it will have worst dynamic range and high ISO noise performance over the X100V.

Sadly that’s a myth that is difficult to erase from the photography community, even if hardcore data shows that this is not the case. This is evident (again) in the data available to us today.

According to sensor measurement data of Bill Claff at Photons to Photos, the dynamic range performance of the Fujifilm X100VI is pretty much identical to the one of the X100V, even though it has 40MP as opposed to the 26MP of the X100V.

And if you’re concerned about high ISO noise, opt for the X100VI rather than the X100V. The higher megapixel count results in smaller color noise blocks compared to the X100V. This not only enhances the sharpness of your images but also allows for more effective noise reduction in post-processing, as discussed in detail here.

The real question is: why does the Fujifilm X-H2 have even better dynamic range than the X100VI at base ISO, despite using the same sensor, and why there are slight differences between various 40MP sensor cameras.

You can access the data and make your own comparisons at Photons to Photos.

Camera Model

Maximum PDR

Low Light ISO

Low Light EV

Fujifilm X100VI 10.44 3287 10.04
Fujifilm X100V 10.44 3728 10.22
Fujifilm X-H2 10.75 2854 9.83
Fujifilm X-T5 10.43 2230 9.48

Cosina Voigtlander COLOR-SKOPAR 18mm F2.8 Aspherical Lens Announced – First Look and Samples

Cosina has just announced the Voigtlander COLOR-SKOPAR 18mm F2.8 Aspherical lens, which will be released in February exclusively for Fujifilm X mount. It comes with electronic contacts (but no AF). Full product page below.

Definitely in line in terms of looks and feel with the lovely Voigtländer ULTRON 27mm F2.

Usually the first to get new Voigtländer lenses for shipping is Voigtlander USA Distributor CameraQuest, which should list this lens for sale soon at their Amazon Storefront page.

There is already a first look with sample images available at fujifanboys here.

Full Product Page + Compatible Fujifilm Cameras

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