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Kipon Baveyes EF-FX AF Autofocus “Speedbooster” Adapters Review

Kipon Baveyes EF-FX AF

When I was at photokina 2018, I stopped at the Kipon booth, and checked out the Kipon EF-FX 0.7x focal reducer (the quivalent of Metabones’ Speedbooster). Since I couldn’t test it, all I can say it that it feels very well build.

If you want to know more about it, definitely check out the Kipon Baveyes EF-FX ”Speedbooster” review at Mattias Burling Youtube.

PROS

  • all metal very sturdy build
  • USB port for firmware
  • similar results to Viltrox and Metabones focal reducers, and no so buggy like the Viltrox
  • AF for stills is pretty good

CONS

  • with some lenses swirly bokeh (the reviewers likes it, but some others might not like it)
  • X-H1 IBIS sometimes gives vignetting and ND sometimes creeps into frame
  • AF is not as reliable as native lens
  • not for streets and sports photography
  • Video AF is not great

You can purchase the following Kipon Adapters for Fujifilm:

Did You Miss It?

This week was pretty rich of adapters news. So in case you missed the previous articles make sure to check out:

  • fujirumors –  ZHONGYI Mitakon Canon FD to Fuji X Lens Turbo II Announced
  • fujirumors – Kipon EF-FX AF and EF-GFX AF Autofocus Smart Adapters Firmware 1.16 Released
  • fujirumors – Fringer EF-FX AF Adapter Eye Tracking tested on Fujifilm X-T3 with Canon 600mm F4 and Sigma 18-35mm F1.8

Fujinon XF 8-16mm F2.8, XF 200mm F2, XF 16-80mm F4 Reviews, Samples and Thoughts

New Fujinon XF (Roadmap) Lenses

I thought we take a little break from all those fantastic Fujifilm X-T3 reviews, and get back to the core of every system: lenses!

For 2019/2020, Fujifilm has recently announced a new roadmap which include 3 lenses: XF16-80mmF4 and XF16mmF2.8 for 2019 and XF33mmF1.0 for 2020 (don’t forget to vote our XF 33/1 features request poll).

In 2018 we will get the XF200mmF2 in October and the XF8-16mmF2.8 in November.

There is still not much about this lenses online, but down below is what he have so far.

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XF8-16mmF2.8

  • williamchua – My world has become wider with the Fujinon Lens XF8-16mmF2.8 R LM WR
  • williamchua – portraits with Fujinon Lens XF 8-16mm F2.8 R LM WR
  • keithwee – An mini review of the Fujion XF8-16mm F2.8 LM WR lens with samples
  • ivanjoshualoh – Clash of the XF Wide Angle Lenses  (XF8-16 Vs XF10-24)
  • photographyblog – Fujifilm XF 8-16mm F2.8 R LM WR Sample Images
  • pcmag – Fujifilm Fujinon XF 8-16mm F2.8 R LM WR

XF200mmF2

  • Rico Pfirstinger Flickr – XF200mm – 50 Samples in full resolution
  • billfortney – Fujinon XF200mmF2 sample Part 2
  • fujifilm -x – Shooting UEFA Super Cup with the new FUJINON XF200mmF2 R LM OIS WR
  • photographyblog – Fujifilm XF 200mm F2 R LM OIS WR Sample Images
  • dpreview – Hands-on with new Fujifilm 200mm F2 and 8-16mm F2.8
  • pcmag – Fujifilm Fujinon XF 200mm F2 R LM OIS WR

XF16-80mmF4 + XF16mmF2.8 + XF33mm F1.0

Fujinon XF 8-16mm F2.8: BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS
Fujinon XF 200mm F2: BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS

Fujifilm X-T3: BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, Focuscamera

Save $200 on Fujinon XF 80mm F2.8 R LM OIS WR 1:1 Macro

Fujinon XF80mmF2.8

You can now find the Fujinon XF80mmF2.8 1:1 Macro $200 off at AmazonUS via Beach Camera. That’s an additional $50 savings over the current regular XF lens deals (full list below).

3 left only at the time of this post.

According to the official Fujifilm retailer list here, Beach Camera is an authorized Fujifilm seller.

Fujifilm X-T3
body only (save $130 with vertical grip): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, Focuscamera
with 18-55 (save $130 with vertical grip): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, 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 $100): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, FocusCamera
XF 56mmF1.2 (save $150): 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 (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 (save $300): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama

Fujifilm GFX
Fujifilm GFX 50s body (save $650): BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS
GF 63mm (save $350): BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS
GF 32-64mm (save $450): BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS
GF 120mm (save $550): BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS
GF 110mm (save $550): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama
GF 23mm (save $550): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama
GF 45mm (save $350): BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS

Fujifilm X-H1
body only (save $250): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, Focuscamera
body with vertical grip (save $250): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, Focuscamera

Fujifilm X-T2
body only (save $500): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, Focuscamera
body only graphite (save $500): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, Focuscamera
with XF 18-55 (save $400): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, Focuscamera

Fujifilm X-T100
with XC 50-230 (save $200): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, Focuscamera
with XC 15-45 and XC 50-230 (save $200): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, Focuscamera

Fujifilm X-A5
with XC 15-45 and XC 50-230 (save $200): BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS, Focuscamera

Fujifilm X-A3
with XC16-50 (save $150): BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS, Focuscamera

Fujinon GF Rumored Lens Roadmap Update: Tilt Shift Lens, GF20-35mm, GF 80mmF1.4 (not in 2018) & More

internal Fujinon GF Lens Roadmap Leaked on FujiRumors

internal Fujinon GF Lens Roadmap Leaked on FujiRumors

Fujinon GF Lens Roadmap

You might remember how here on FujiRumors we leaked Fujifilm’s interal GF lens roadmap already back in April 2017 (see screenshot above)!

But time passed, and there is more to share and to update… so let’s do it today.

GF 80mm F1.4

We broke the rumor of a crazy fast GF 80mm F1.4 (!!!) medium format lens back in June 2017.

However, keep in mind that a Fujifilm manager said here that they need 2 years to discuss, develop and finally make a camera and even more than 2 years in case of lenses.

So if in June 2017, when we shared the GF 80mmF1.4 rumor, the discussions about the GF80mmF1.4 just started, then now, 1 year later, IF Fujifilm really decided to go ahead with it, it will take them well over 1 year to come out with it.

Again… if Fujifilm decided to make it all.

But even if Fujifilm decided to make it, you should not expect any GF 80mmF1.4 lens at Photokina 2018, and I’d personally would not expect it before 2020 anyway.

Don’t worry, there will be lots of other great gear to enjoy at Photokina 2018, such as the Fujifilm X-T3 and Fujifilm GF 50R.

Tilt Shift, UWA & The New Roadmap

According to our sources, we must add also a tilt shift lens for the GF system to the list of rumored lenses shared back in April 2017, so the updated and complete rumored GF lens list is the following:

  • GF 35mm F2.8 (coming 2018)
  • GF 20-36mm F3.5-4.5 (in 2018 this or the GF 100-200)
  • GF 100-200mm F4.5-5.6 (in 2018 this or the GF 20-36)
  • GF 80mm F1.4 (not in 2018 – personally I’d not expect it before 2020)
  • Tilt Shift lens (coming 2018/2019)

Fujifilm plans to release 2/3 GF lenses a year, and since we already got the GF250mmF4 last month, we can expect a maximum of two more lenses in 2018.

Now, for 2018, the Fujinon GF 35mmF2.8 should be sure.

So now it’s your turn guys. Let us know which one you would prefer between the GF20-36, GF-100-200 and the tilt shift lens for 2018.

And make sure to join our Fujifilm GFX facebook group.

stay tuned,

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Sony launches A7rIV and Says it Rivals Medium Format Image Quality – Signs of Confidence or Nervousness?

Sony launched the Sony A7rIV. You can read the facts and see the live stream again here.

It has a 61 MP full frame sensor, that offers 26 MP in APS-C crop mode. Anyone knows an APS-C Fuji camera with 26 MP out there? It’s all the same sensor wafer, just cut in differnt sizes for X-T3 (26 MP), A7rIV (61 MP) and GFX100 (102 MP).

The Sony A7rIV is a very fine camera, and I know at least one guy, who won’t be able to resist the temptation of buying it.

But one thing really grabbed my attention during the official presentation: the regular reference to medium format image quality.

The first reference comes from a Japanese Sony manager, who says:

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Value Angle of Mirrorless Cameras Explained and Compared

At the last Fujifilm X summit (which we covered and sumed up for you here), Fujifilm talked to us about the “value angle”.

The value angle is not a weird concept invented by Fujifilm, but a factor that influences the whole design and development of a camera system, as well as image quality.

In short: the wider the value angle, the more precise and easier a lens can send light to the sensor. A wider value angle gives more flexibility for lens design and allows for more light and less digital correction.

As you can see below, Fujifilm X has a huge value angle and Sony Full Frame an extremely small value angle, which is why Sigma said that it is a challenge to develop full frame lenses for Sony, especially high quality ones.

Chart below provided by the German site docma.

In German we refer to Full Frame as "Kleinbild" (small format)

In German we refer to Full Frame as “Kleinbild” (small format)

If you want to get an anology with a soccer player hitting the ball, in order to understand it better, we can get the help of an article appeared at the German site docma many months ago.

Google translated version down below.

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2020: A Fuji Odyssey Ends with the Fujinon XF33mm f/1.0, but Do We Really Need it?

Do We Need Super Fast Lenses?

Five years ago, in April 2015 here and May 2015 here, we shared the first Fujinon XF 33mm f/1.0 rumors, and in 2020, this long rumor-odyssey will finally end.

Thanks to the XF33mm f/1.0 we will soon:

  • stop complaining that APS-C does not deliver enough shallow depth of field
  • start complaining that the DOF at f/1.0 is too shallow and we will stop down at f/1.4 or f/2 anyway :)

And, although I am a bit scared about the recently guessed price tag, I am looking forward to this lens.

However, many of you argued in the comments, if such a fast lens really makes sense.

Tony Northrup thinks its makes sense, and in a recent video he even suggested Fujifilm should focus on making even more super fast lenses.

Others think that Fujifilm should focus on smaller, slower, and more affordable lenses.

So the question today is: do we really need the Fujinon XF 33mm f/1.0 R WR?

Today I will go against my own believes, and give you two reasons, why we do not need this lens (and yet I want it badly ;) )

REASON 1: ISO

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Fujinon XF 33mm f1.0 and XF 16-80mm f4 Hands On Video

At Photoforum 2019 in Moscow, a Russian youtuber went hands on with the Fujinon XF 33mm f/1.0 R WR and XF 16-80mm f/4.

The youtuber had a chat with the Fuji rep, that the automatic google translation tool has a hard time to tranlsate, so if any Russian FR-reader has some spare time to do something good for the FR-community, feel free to drop your translation in the comments down below.

Until then, all I could get is that apparently the youtuber, after handling the XF33mm f/1.0, says:

  • it feels like around 800g weight“.
    Update with translation by FR reader
  • 33/1.0 dummy represents weight and size for now. Guess it will be pretty expensive. Awaiting next year
  • 16-80 will be affordable lens with extendable barrel (dummy shows folded state only). Also said that 16-80 will be lightweight lens for travellers and videographers

Of course the unit shown is just a dummy (the lens is on the roadmap for 2020), but dummies are usually accurate representations of the lens in terms of size, look and weight.

With that said, it’s still a long way, so there might be changes in size and weight until the final Fujinon XF33mm f/1.0 hits the market in 2020, and dummies we see later on this year might look different than the early ones we see now.

Regarding the Fujinon XF 16-80mm f/4, I remind you that Fujifilm said it will come this fall.

Check out the video above, which will skip the initial part of X-T30 and 16/2.8 introduction and jump straight to the XF33mmF1 and XF16-80mmF4.

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Fujinon XF 33mm f/1.0 Resources

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Capture One 12.0.3 with Additional Fujinon XF Lens Profile Support Released

Phase One just released Capture One Pro 12 ver 12.0.3, which amongst the others adds support for the following Fujinon XF and XC lenses.

Capture One Pro 12 standalone and subscriptions are 50% off in April.

I remind you that the update back in February added support for the following lenses:

Capture One Pro 12 Deal of the Year

50% savings on Capture One Pro 12 in the following versions: