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Viltrox 23mm f/1.4 First Look Review

Damian Brown got his hands on the Viltrox 23mm f/1.4 already. Here is what he thinks about the lens:

  • loose aperture ring. He moved it accidentally during shooting. Not really a dealbreaker, but he does not like it
  • click-free aperture ring (like the Viltrox 33mmf/1.4)
  • metal lens hood
  • STM focus motor. Nice option for video shooters
  • he used the lens on the Fujifilm X-T4
  • 52mm filter size
  • feels solid and well built
  • manual focus ring is well dampened, smooth
  • you can control the aperture with command dial if you want
  • vignetting is relatively strong. You better stop down a bit to get rid of it
  • lens is sharp
  • renders colors nicely
  • smooth and nice bokeh… can be swirly occasionally. Bokeh has character
  • autofocus is more than fast enough for him, and very accurate most of the time
  • video focus seems pretty smooth
  • occasionally he noticed focus breathing
  • very good build quality, sharp images, smooth video autofocus, and lives up to the standard set be the Viltrox 85mm f/1.8 AF

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Fujifilm X-Pro3 Leather Cases from KAZA, GARIZ and ARTISAN&ARTIST

We have recently reported about the GARIZ leather case for Fujifilm X-Pro3, which is already available in black here, in brown here and in camel here.

But more options are available, that you can see down below.

KAZA Fujifilm X-Pro3 Leather Half Case

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Gariz Fujifilm X-Pro3 Leather Half Case and More Affordable Options

The Gariz leather half case for Fujifilm X-Pro3 is available at AmazonUS here and at ebay here.

You can get the Gariz in black here, in brown here and in camel here.

  • Gariz leather half case for Fuji X-Pro3. Made from high quality genuine leather
  • Allow access to battery compartment and ports
  • Unique attachment system, Separate tripod mount
  • Soft inner lining printed with Gariz logo, Supplied in soft carrying bag and presentation box
  • Allows full access to all the Camera functions

If you look for more affordable options, check out:

Fujifilm X-Pro3: BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, FocusCamera

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Dark Navy Blue Fujifilm X-A7 for Sale Now in Selected Countries and X-A7 In Stock Everywhere

Even before the official Fujifilm X-A7 announcement, FujiRumors told you here there will be also a dark blue version of the Fujifilm X-A7, and we showed you first images months ago here.

Since then, I have received a few request from readers, asking me about the dark blue version.

It might have been passed unnoticed, as I already said it here, so I thought I might say it again: the dark blue Fujifilm X-A7 is already selling, but not in all countries (as reported also by pcmag).

For example, you can find the Navy Blue Fujifilm X-A7 at the Russian store interfoto here.

So far, it is not available in North America or many EU countries, but it might come, if that color turns out to be particularly loved in the markets where it’s sold. Just as it happened with the brown Fujifilm X100F, which originally was sold only in selected countries, and then found its way also in the US market, although it is now again discontinued.

What you can find in stock everywhere, are all other Fujifilm X-A7 colors.

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Fujifilm X-Pro3: An Unforced Error or A Sign of Love for Photographers?… and Why Oscar Wilde Thinks the X-Pro3 is a Smart Move ;)

X-Pro3: Unforced Error or Great Intuition?

Oscar Wilde said that “there is only one thing in life worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about“.

Well, given the massive buzz over the last few weeks surrounding the Fujifilm X-Pro3, we can definitely say that Fujifilm avoided the worst: not being talked about!

And believe me, if the X-Pro3 would have just been an X-Pro2 with X-T3 specs, the reaction on the web would have been: “ok… nice… next!”

With Fujifilm’s bold and polarizing hidden LCD screen, the Fujifilm X-Pro3 is now on everyone’s lips (and Oscar Wilde thinks that’s already good).

Alone here on FujiRumors we got thousands (!!!) of comments in just a few days, all discussing the new LCD screen!

But the buzz surrounding the X-Pro3 is big everywhere, not only here on FujiRumors.

  • read here – Fujifilm X-Pro3: Top 10 Things You Might have Missed – Post Launch Coverage
  • read here – Fujifilm X-Pro3 Live Blog with lots of hands on reviews
  • read here – Press Release: Fujifilm Introduces the Mirrorless Digital Camera “FUJIFILM X-Pro3”
  • read here – Fujifilm X-Pro3 Full Specs Leaked and Comparison with X-Pro2 and X-T3
  • read here – Fujifilm X-Pro3: First Step into Fuji’s 3 Year Computational Photography Masterplan

And we talked about the tilt screen here:

  • read here – Look at This: The Fujifilm X-Pro3 Hidden Screen Gets Our Love Again :)
  • read here – Fujifilm X-Pro3: You Don’t Get it! Running After Sony Specs is Wrong. Better Offer a Different Photographic Experience!
  • read here – Some LOVE the Fujifilm X-Pro3, and Here is Why!

But the discussions continues all over the web. Some love it, others call it a “lost opportunity” and an “unforced error“.

You’ll find the latest X-Pro3 opinion roundup below.

NEW – Fujifilm X-Pro3: BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, FocusCamera

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X-Pro3 – Opinions Roundup

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Fujifilm X-Pro3 Coming in a New Color not Yet Available for X-Pro2

According to our sources, the Fujifilm X-Pro3 will come in an additional color, not yet available for Fujifilm X-Pro2.

Will it be a fancy brown like the X100F, or maybe just vintage silver top plate like on the X-E3?

I will investigate further and let you know, so make sure to follow FujiRumors on Facebook, Flipboard, RSS-feed, Twitter, Youtube and Instagram

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The Photography Community is Toxic? The Fujifilm X Cure in this Fun Image Roundup!

A couple of influencers have recently published videos and blog posts, saying that the photography community is toxic.

Well, I don’t notice such a toxicty here on FujiRumors. Maybe, as also Hugh Brownstone said here, most Fujifilm shooters are just more on the cooler side of life. So I am lucky to have you guys on board ;).

I just allow myself to notice, that sometimes it’s the influencer, who provokes and clickbaits people. So don’t just blame people, who comment, for toxicity. Always first ask yourself, if the way you share your content is maybe good for clicks, but leads inevitabily to strong reactions.

With all that said, FujiRumors is on a mission: bring lightness and fun back into the photography community.

And how do we do that?

Well, in the good old Fuji X shooter style: using the power of the images!

So, if you have just been irritated by somebody, who does not get it how to convert focal lengths from FF and MF, or who claims that APS-C is dead and only full frame is for Pros, I hope that these images can put a little smile back on your face.

Turth is: sometimes we might hit hard on each other in the comments, but if we would sit together on a beer, we would discover that there is so much more that unites us than what divides us, no matter if you shoot APS-C, Fuji, Sony, CaNikon, Full Frame, Pentax, GFX or whatever: we are united by the passion for photography.

Take it easy,
Patrick

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3, 2, 1 … FUN (Below)

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Fujifilm Announces New Neopan ACROS 100 II Film – Shipping Fall 2019

Neopan ACROS 100 II

Over the last few years, FujiRumors had to sadly document how Fujifilm was discontinuing one film after another, and raising price on others.

For Acros 100 lovers, the bad news came back in April 2018, when Fujifilm officially announced they will discontinue this much-loved film.

Hope came a couple of months later, when the news arose here, that Fujifilm was considering to bring back Acros 100.

Now Fujifilm finally announced, that they will bring back Acros 100 in fall 2019.

This is made possible, because Fujifilm developed a new Acros 100 II film, by replacing some materials that became difficult to obtain and by adapting the manufacturing process to the new material.

I do hope that Fujifilm can bring back other discontinued film by using new technology and materials, too.

Press Release

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Fujifilm XF 16mm f2.8, XF 80mm f2.8, XF200mm F2 and XF 8-16mm F2.8 Reviews Roundup plus Fujinon Lenses Disassembly

Fujinon Lens Roundup

Time for a major Fujinon XF lens roundup, focussed on Fujifilm’s most modern lenses, the XF80mm f/2.8 1:1 Macro, XF 16mm f/2.8, XF 8-16mmF2.8 and XF 200mm F2.

A little bonus is the Fujinon XF lens disassembly series by our friend yukosteel, whom long time FR-readers will remember for his XF35mmF1.4 vs Mitakon 35mmF0.95 quiz.

You’ll find it all down below :).

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FINAL CALL: B&H Photo MegaDeal Zone and Official Fujifilm X/GFX Savings End December 29

ENDING DEALS

B&H Photo decided to extend their Mega Deal zone until December 29. You can save over 50% on over 200 products. It includes also Fujifilm related products, as well as lots of tripods, bags, drones, Apple products and much more.

On the same day, also the massive Fujifilm X and GFX deals will end. Check out the full list of Fuji deals here.

Small selection of B&H Photo Mega Deal zone offers:

FOR FUJIFILM

& A LOT MORE

Check out the full list of mega deals here.

Other Deals

Official Fujifilm Deals

Fujifilm GFX 50R / 50S
GFX 50R + GF63mm (save $1,000): BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS, FocusCamera
GFX 50R + GF45mm (save $1,000): BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS, FocusCamera
GFX 50R + GF32-64mm (save $800): BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS, FocusCamera

GFX 50S (save $1,000): BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS

Fujinon GF Lenses
GF 23mm (save $620): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, Focuscamera
GF 45mm (save $300): BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS, Focuscamera
GF 63mm (save $350): BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS, Focuscamera
GF 110mm (save $660): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, Focuscamera
GF 120mm (save $640): BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS, Focuscamera
GF 250mm (save 780): BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS
GF 32-64mm (save $550): BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS, Focuscamera

Fujifilm X Cameras
X-T3 + v. grip (save $130): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, Focuscamera
X-T3 + 18-55 + v. grip (save $130): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, Focuscamera
X-H1 (save $250): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, Focuscamera
X-H1 + v. grip (save $250): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, Focuscamera
X-T2 (save $500): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, Focuscamera
X-T2 + 18-55 (save $400): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, Focuscamera
X-E3 (save $100): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, Focuscamera
X-E3 + XF23mmF2 (save $100): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, Focuscamera
X-E3 + XF18-55 (save $200): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, Focuscamera
X-T100 (save $100): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, Focuscamera
X-T100 + XC15-45 (save $100): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, Focuscamera
X-T100 + XC50-230 (save $100): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, Focuscamera
X-T20 (save $200): BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS, FocusCamera
X-T20 + 18-55 (save $200): BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS, FocusCamera
X-T20 + 16-50 (save $200): BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS, FocusCamera
X-T20 + 15-45 (save $200): BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS, FocusCamera
X-Pro2 black body (save $200): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, FocusCamera
X-Pro2 + XF23/2 (save $250): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, FocusCamera
X-Pro2 + XF35/2 (save $250): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, FocusCamera
X-Pro2 + XF50/2 (save $250): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, FocusCamera
X-Pro2 graphite + 23/2 or 35/2 or 50/2 (save $200): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama , FocusCamera
X-A3 + 15-45 (save $50): BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS, Focuscamera
X100F silver/black (save $100): BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS, Focuscamera
X100F brown (save $100): BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS, Focuscamera

Fujinon Prime Lenses
XF 14mmF2.8 (save $150): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, FocusCamera
XF 16mmF1.4 WR (save $150): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama
XF 18mmF2 (save $50): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, FocusCamera
XF 23mmF1.4 (save $100): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, FocusCamera
XF 23mmF2 WR (save $50): BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS
XF 27mmF2.8 (save $50): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, FocusCamera
XF 35mmF1.4 (save $50): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, FocusCamera
XF 35mmF2 WR (save $50): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, FocusCamera
XF 50mmF2 WR (save $50): BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS
XF 56mmF1.2 APD (save $150): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, FocusCamera
XF 56mmF1.2 (save $100): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, FocusCamera
XF 60mmF2.4 (save $50): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, FocusCamera
XF 80mmF2.8 OIS WR (save $150): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, FocusCamera
XF 90mmF2 WR (save $150): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, FocusCamera

Fujinon Zoom Lenses
XF 10-24mmF4 OIS (save $150): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, FocusCamera
XF 16-55mmF2.8 WR (save $200): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, FocusCamera
XF 18-55mmF2.8-4 OIS (save $100): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, FocusCamera
XF 18-135mmF3.5-5.6 OIS WR (save $100): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, FocusCamera
XF 50-140mmF2.8 OIS WR with Teleconverters option (save $200): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, FocusCamera
XF 55-200mmF3.5-4.8 OIS (save $100): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, FocusCamera
XF 100-400mmF4.5-5.6 OIS WR with Teleconverters option (save $300): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama

Capture One Deal Ends Forever

Capture One decided to stop any kind of discount code on December 31 for all their affiliates and official ambassadors.

Hence this is your last chance to get Capture One 12 with 5% discount on subscription models and 10% savings on standalone versions, using discount code “AMBFR” at checkout.

Camera/Lens Deals

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