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Fringer EF-GFX Pro Coming 2021: Supports IBIS, Phase Detection, Built-in Aperture Ring – PROTOTYPE VIDEO DEMO

Fringer will launch the Fringer EF-GFX smart autofocus adapter in the second half of 2021. They posted a video demonstrating a prototype of the adapter used on the Fujifilm GFX100S.

Key features:

  • Fringer EF-GFX Pro
  • adapting EF lenses on GFX cameras and keeping AF/AE/EXIF
  • Built-in electronic aperture ring
  • support phase detection AF*
  • Support in body image stabilization*
  • lateral chromatic aberration correction**
    *on GFX100 and GFX100S only
    **for optimized lenses only
  • hit the market second half 2021

List of Smart Adapters (Available or Announced)

Fujifilm Endangers My Marriage with Latest Mega Fujifilm X/GFX Deals – Save up to €2,000

Fujifilm UK made the start, and now the latest X and GFX deals spread all over Europe.

With one difference.

Unlike in UK, in Germany, Italy and other EU countries (but not all, for example not Netherlands), Amazon is included in the “Qualifying Retailers” list when it comes to the X series deals (not GFX deals). Must be shipped and sold by Amazon (no third party).

On a little personal note: in late April I took advantage of the GF lens deals and grabbed the GF32-64mm. When I was at the store, I put my hands on the GF100-200mm and it was much lighter than I expected. At that point I knew that one day I’d grab that lens too, in order to take those more compressed landscape shots I love so much.

But as I wrote a couple of days ago, buying another 2K lens after I already bought the XF80mm, XF27MKII, GFX100S and GF32-64 in 2021 would have been a serious test for my marriage.

Well, it seems Fujifilm took note of that and decided to put my marriage under stress by discounting the GF100-200 massively and tempting me again.

Damn you, Fuji!

So, down below you find a list full of temptations we have to resist. :)

All casback deals, meaning that after your purchase you go to this page, select your country, fill in the cashback form and send it to Fujifilm.

X Gear – ends June 30

GFX Gear – ends June 30

IN CROP WE TRUST: The Lens I Chose to Start my GFX System Adventure and Talking 102 Megapixel Crops & Prints

My First GF Lens

So guys, the decision has been made.

In the last second, I took advantage of the €500 rebate on selected Fujinon GF lenses and I bought the Fujinon GF32-64mmF4, which was your most recommended G mount lens for landscape photography. Thanks for helping me out with the decision :).

I still don’t own it, as like everywhere on the world, Fujinon G mount lenses are a rare good.

In fact, when I went to my local store, the store owner told me that since Fujifilm launched the GFX100S, sales for GFX gear went through the roof.  He also told me that for many of his customers, the Fujifilm GFX100S is their first GFX camera and this also pushes sales for G mount lenses. That’s why they run out of stock constantly.

So I had to put myself in line, and now I wait for a lens that is harvesting 5 star reviews all over the web:

In Crop we Trust

Now, if you have read my GF lens help article, you’ll know that over the last few years, I somehow shifted from privileging dramatic wide angle shots to focusing more on compressed landscape shots.

This is why I was hesitant between getting the GF32-64mmF4 or the GF45-100mmF4 to start with.

But here is the thing: I can’t get into my frame parts of a landscape scenery that are too wide for my lens (unless I stich). On the other hand, thanks to the power of the Fujifilm GFX100S and its 102 megapixel, I can crop the heck out of my images and still get usable and printable results.

Therefore, afraid to miss out on something beautiful on the wide end, I decided to go with the wider zoom, trusting the crop-power of my GFX100S to get a more compressed look.

In fact, I am now thinking that as a second lens, I’ll probably go for the Fujinon GF100-200mmF5.6, which I got my hands on in store, and it actually surprised me how light it is for its size. “Definitely portable” I thought. It will fit well and be easy to carry in my Photohiker trekking backpack.

But of course one step after another.

In early 2021, I already supported Fujifilm by buying the XF27mmF2.8 R WR (which you can see here), the XF80mm Macro, the Fujifilm GFX100S and the GF32-64mmF4. One more 2K lens right now would mean deciding between gear and marriage. ;)

But in not too distant future, I imagine my GF lens arsenal to look like this:

Yep, no fast lenses in the lineup for now, but I have a couple of f/1.2 and f/1.4 primes on the X system, so I’ll get plenty of bokeh out of that system when I need it.

So, the Fujifilm GFX100S and the GF32-64mmF4 will mark my first steps into the G mount system. Now all I need is to get those nice packages shipped, and I hope that maybe this summer I can already hike on the Dolomites with it.

Crop & Print

I love to print. From photobooks to single images.

And sometimes I print rather big.

But even my biggest print at my home (90x60cm / 35×23 inches) looks absolutely fantastic when taken with 24 MP.

So why the heck do I need a Fujifilm GFX100S, if my APS-C gear does a great job already?

The answer is: crop!

In fact, I assume that not only for me, but also for many of you, cropping is a very fast and effective post production step we sometimes take to improve our images.

So you get it: I don’t need to print bigger. But what the GFX system allows me to do better than any other system out there, is to still print big even images that are significantly cropped.

For example, this image I took at the Gardena mountain pass with my X-T4 and XF10-24mmF4 looks great on the web. But truth is that I had to crop quite a bit to get it how I wanted, hence mostly focused on the Sasslong. And while on Instagram it still looks great, I doubt I could print it as big as I sometimes like to print.

But if my starting point would have been 102 Megapixel instead of 50MP or 26MP, then I’d know I’d still retain so much information in my cropped image, that I could still make a huge epic print out of it.

With that said, every system has its Pros and Cons. The balance Fuji’s APS-C system offers remains unmatched to me compared to full frame of medium format. But the GFX shines in an area where I love to take pictures and to print: landscape photography.

This is why I bought the Fujifilm GFX system, and I look forward to finally capture the lovely Dolomites with it ;).

Fujifilm GFX100S

Fujinon GF80mmF1.7

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FUJIFILM Releases New Digital Camera Control Software Development Kit for X and GFX Series Cameras

FUJIFILM Releases New Digital Camera Control Software Development Kit

TOKYO, April 22, 2021 – FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Kenji Sukeno) is pleased to announce the release of the FUJIFILM X Series and GFX System Digital Camera Control Software Development Kit (SDK), which will help software developers integrate the functionality of FUJIFILM X Series and GFX System cameras into any applications that are currently being developed. Available on April 22, 2021 the SDK will allow developers to initiate the automatic transfer of images, from a supported Fujifilm camera, to a computer using a Windows*1 or macOS*2 operating system. Remote access to the basic controls of any supported Fujifilm camera is also supported. Information regarding the conversion of the RAW image data contained in Fujifilm’s proprietary RAF file is not provided with this SDK.
*1 Windows is a registered trademark of U.S. Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries.
*2 Mac is a trademark of Apple Inc. registered in the United States and other countries.

Models supported by the FUJIFILM X Series and GFX System Digital Camera Control Software Development Kit (SDK)

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Epic Fujifilm GF Lens Deal Spreads Over Europe: Save up to €1,000 GF Lenses (for GFX100 Owners Only)

The biggest rebate on GF lenses has dropped all over Europe, with one limitation: it’s exclusive only for Fujifilm GFX100 owners!

You can save up to €1,000 on GFX lenses, including the brand new Fujinon GF80mmF1.7.

The deal is available at official Fujifilm retailers like CalumetDE, WexUK, Parkc.UK and PCHstore.

Amazon Europe is not included in the official retailer list this time.

If you are “just” a humble Fujifilm GFX100S owner (like me), or don’t live in EU, you still can get a $/€500 discount on selected GF lenses. You find the list below.

USA

After purchase, go to this page to claim your money back.

EUROPE

Fujifilm GFX BOOM: 10% More GFX Owners on FR in Just 2 Years: Which GFX Camera (and GF Lenses) do You Own? VOTE NOW

Well, I had the impression that the Fujifilm GFX shooters reading FujiRumors were more than the 3% of just 2 years ago.

But I wouldn’t have expected this:

According to our latest survey, 13% of FujiRumors readers now own a GFX camera.

So now comes my next curiosity: which one is the Fujifilm GFX camera you chose to shoot with?

And since we talk GFX, I’ll add a survey about on which lenses do you own. Also in this case, if you have a GF80mmF1.7 on pre-order you qualify as GF80mmF1.7 owner.

So, fellow GFX owners, feel free to drop your vote down below.

Also, you can let us know if you what kind of photographer you are.

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Fujifilm X and GFX Savings

GFX Lens Deals

Important Note: The US-lens deals are not valid on backorders. If a lens runs out of stock, you place your order, and get it shipped after April 18, you won’t get the $500 rebate. For example, at the time of this post the GF45-100mmF4 is marked as “Usually ships within 1 to 2 months” at AmazonUS. If you place your order at AmazonUS, you might get it shipped too late and don’t get the deal.

This is why, if you are interested in any of the lenses below, you better grab it now.

USA

EUROPE

 

DxO

Ends today: 30% off on all DxO software and on the Nik Collection 3!

Fujifilm GFX100S Trade in Deal

Some Fujifilm Europe branches (like UK and IT) decided that it’s time to get rid of your full frame gear and offers you £450 trade in bonus (on top of the trade-in value of your FF camera) if you purchase the Fujifilm GFX100S. You can also trade in other medium format gear (full list below). And not only that. If you buy the Fujifilm GFX100S, you’ll get the Fujifilm BC-W235 dual battery charger for free or a free NP-W235 battery.

The deal runs until April 30.

Fujifilm GFX100S
USA: BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / Focuscamera / Moment
MHG-GFX S hand grip: BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama
EU: AmazonDE / CalumetDE / WexUK / Parkc.UK / AmazonUK / PCHstore

Fujinon GF80mmF1.7
USA: BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / Focuscamera / Moment
EU: AmazonDE / CalumetDE / WexUK / Parkc.UK / AmazonUK / PCHstore

Fujiflm Deas in EU/UK

The following deals end March 31.

All Fujifilm Deals

Used Fujifilm Gear

Officially Fujifilm Recommended SD-Cards

Officially Fujifilm Recommended Power Banks

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