Sigma Will Probably Continue to Ignore Fujifilm X, and Fujifilm is Happy About it

We recently reported about this (google translated) tweet, that seemed to indicate a possibility that Sigma will make Fujifilm APS-C X Mount lenses.

However, I was skeptical, and told you that this is nothing that I can confirm.

In fact, I also reminded you what Sigma officially said:

This is in line with what Fujifilm said, since they declared that they do not want to disclose their protocols with other lens manufacturers:

The update today:

It seems like the (machine translated) tweet we reported about was inaccurate, since in reality what he said is (thanks Mistral):

Tanaka-san is simply noting that Sigma are proposing their APS-C mirrorless lenses in Canon EF-M (very soon), Leica L (next year), µ4/3 and Sony E mount, therefore the only APS-C mirrorless mount let aside by Sigma is the Fujifilm X mount.

What Tanaka says, is that due to various circumstances it’s hard for Sigma to make X mount glass.

There is a lot I love about Fujifilm, but not this kind of protectionism.

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Fujifilm’s Classic Negative Film Simulation Coming via Firmware Update to X-T3, GFX100 and X-T30

Classic Negative

As FujiRumors already told you here, along with the Fujifilm X-Pro3 on October 23, Fujifilm will also launch the new Classic Negative film simulation.

Classic Negative has a lovely nostalgic and vintage touch to it (see images below).

The good news I hear from sources:

  • Fujifilm will upgrade X Processor 4 cameras (Fujifilm X-T3, X-T30 and GFX100) with Classic Negative film simulation

Sadly (if the rumor is correct), my lovely little X-E3 won’t get it.

↓ First Classic Negative Samples at the Bottom ↓

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USA Fujifilm Professional Services (FPS) Program Change Delayed to Beginning of 2020

Recently we reported that Fujifilm will revamp its FPS program within 2019, by including X series products (previously only GFX products were included). However, as opposed to EU and Australia, the program will not become free.

Well, we now received an update from the source: the program change has been delayed to the beginning of 2020.

Panasonic Announces First Organic Sensor 8K Camera for Summer 2020 – Coming to Fujifilm X and GFX too?

Organic Sensor

Panasonic has recently announced the launch of the first 8K organic sensor camera for the 2020 Olmypic Games in Tokyo.

By putting an organic layer on top of the CMOS sensor, Panasonic promises three advantages:

  1. Wide dynamic range
    Additional 2 stops of dynamic range, from the current 14 stops to a target of 15/16 stops
  2. Global shutter
  3. Build-in Variable ND filters
    The use of conductive film allows to control the light amount coming to the sensor. You can control lights without changing aperture. You can maintain depth of field

After the Tokyo Olmypic games, Panasonic will put this sensor also into cinema, studio and consumer cameras, including the Lumix line-up. Full interview in the video below.

And Fujifilm?

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LEAKED: Fujifilm Instax Mini Link Instant Smartphone Printer

Instax Mini Link

The Fujifilm Instax Mini Link is now listed at FocusCamera here and will be soon available also at BHphoto, AmazonUS and Adorama.

The official announcement will happen soon.

Product Highlights

  • Print photos easily using the Instax Mini Link app
  • Bluetooth capability
  • Quick printing speed of about 12 seconds
  • Approximately 90-second development time after printing
  • Add fun filters and frames to your photos
  • Connect up to 5 smartphones to print a photo collage
  • Print photos from your videos
  • Built-in motion sensor
  • Reprint photos by turning the printer upside down

We already have plenty of Instax printers, from the compact Instax Mini LiPlay to the the square Instax SP-3 and the Instax Share SP-2 mobile printer. But, sadly, Fujifilm refuses to give us an Instax Wide printer, which is what I personallly would buy in a heartbeat!

via nokishita

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