FUJIFILM 2021 “GFX Challenge” Program Closes Tomorrow: Get up to $10,000 for Your Photo/Video Project

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The Fujifilm GFX Challenge Program 2021 closes tomorrow.

To know what the GFX challenge is about, check out our previous coverage here.

In short, you submit your project to Fujifilm, and Fujifilm will give selected projects up to 10,000 USD to support them.

The Global Grant Award recipients will receive: 
– Complimentary use of a GFX System camera body and two GF lenses for the duration of their project
– Mentoring and technical assistance from Fujifilm technicians / product experts
– $10,000 USD grant

The Regional Grant Award recipients will receive: 
– Complimentary use of a GFX System camera body and two GF lenses for the duration of their project
– Mentoring and technical assistance from Fujifilm product experts
– $5,000 USD grant

Learn more about it (and apply if you want) here.

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Book Your Photography Workshop with Fuji X Shooter Pedro and Save €200 with Our Coupon Code

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You might have noticed that last year I partnered to offer you a discount on a photography tour.

That trip took a private group of 4 Fujifilm photographers to the beautiful Azores Islands.

For 2022 I have partnered with Pedro and Nomad Photo Tours to give all fujirumors readers a discount on their Photography Expeditions.

Pedro is a Fujifilm X Shooter with years of experience leading photography expeditions in Peru, Bolivia, The Azores Islands and some other amazing destinations!

He has partnered with local photographers and offers plenty of different locations to travel and photograph in 2022.

If you’re feeling adventurous and would like to get back on the field of traveling and photography in 2022, These guys have stunning quality small private group tours and focus on different styles of Photography.

Their tours explore off-the-beaten-path destinations where you can focus on Landscape, specialized wildlife, culture, street, astrophotography and plenty more.

You have access to direct discount of 200 euros on any tour if you decide to book until March of 2022!

Use the reference #FUJIRUMORS when you’re making a reservation of any tour at www.nomadphototours.com.

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From FULL FRAME to Fujifilm APS-C: Six Years Later As a Full Time Landscape Photographer

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Back in 2015 Andy Mumford, a full time landscape photographer, switched from using a full frame system to the Fuji X system and in this video he talks about what effect it’s had on his photography, both professionally and personally.

The video would be worth to watch also just for the stunning images he shares (including some from around my home in the Dolomites). So go check it out.

I feel he nicely brings to the point what it means to shoot with Fujifilm cameras. And I also agree that if you don’t print enormous images, then 16 or 26 megapixel are more than enough.

I do love to print my images, too, and so far the largest I have hanging at my home is a 90x60cm (35×23 inches) image taken with the 24MP Fujifilm X-E3, which looks absolutely perfect, even when watched in “photographers mode” (meaning not watching from the normal distance as every non-photographer would do, but by going very close to it and basically pixel peeping with the eyes ;))

Also Andy, who rarely prints beyond 1 meter (39 inches) is totally fine with the current resolution Fujifilm cameras offer.

As far as his thoughts go, here is is summary:

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Samyang AF 12mm F2 X ePhotozine Review: Excellent Performance at an Excellent Price!

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The brand new Samyang 12mm f/2.0 autofocus lens for Fujifilm X is in stock since a few weeks now.

So how does it perform?

ePhotozine tested the lens and is extremely happy with it. Here are their Pros and Cons:

Pros

  • Outstanding central sharpness
  • Low central CA
  • Fast and virtually silent AF
  • Weather sealing
  • Close focus
  • Well-controlled distortion
  • Modest vignetting
  • Excellent price

Cons

  • Some edge CA
  • No OIS

You can read the full review here.

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Happy New Year 2022 and Thanks to…

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thanks to www.tomgrill.com for the image

I wish all FR-readers a happy New Year 2022 and would like to say a few thanks to:

🖤 to our amazing sources, who are always helping me to find the right track in the thick rumor jungle
🖤 to all those, who supported me by using affiliate links or clicking on google banners. It’s really as simple as that: without your help, this blog would have to close tomorrow morning
🖤 to all those FR-readers, who shared Fujifilm news with me, commented kindly, criticized my work constructively, voted a survey, shared an article on social media or simply stopped by to read this blog

 

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