This Guy Mounted the Fujinon XF 56mmF1.2 on Sony A7R and Shows it Covers Entire Full Frame Sensor Area

Fujinon Lenses on Full Frame Sensor

Back in 2015, John investigated the question if Fujinon X glass can cover larger sensors areas than APS-C, by projected the light passing through Fujinon lenses on a piece of paper (full report here). His conclusion:

I could be wrong in my assumptions, […] but this difference between the Samyang and Fujinon lenses is proof enough for me that the X-mount can handle a larger sensor.

But John’s test was only theoretical.

What happens if you really mount a Fujinon lens on a full frame camera? Will there be heavy vignetting or not?

Albert tried to answer this questions by modifying the mount of his Fujinon XF 56mm F1.2, and basically making a Sony E-mount lens out of it.

And it did work out very well. Albert writes:

Lucky for me, it turns out to work pretty well, the XF56mm F1.2 covered the full frame sensor nicely, and the performance is on par with the popular classic lens, such as Canon FD 58mm f1.2 and Nikkor 50mm f1.2

I wonder, which other Fujinon lenses would cover full frame, too.

I guess red badged lenses such as the XF16-55, XF50-140, XF200mmF2 and XF8-16 as well as fast primes like the Fujinon XF35mmF1.4 and XF23mmF1.4.

You can read the whole article all and see the pictures at foodgrapher here. The article is dated October 2018 but passed unnoticed to all, until a FR-reader (thanks) send me the link via anonymous rumor box and I can now share it on FR. Thanks for your support also in 2019 :).

Fujifilm will Never go Full Frame

And before you start suggesting Fujifilm should put a full frame sensor into the existing X mount…

In no way I want to suggest that Fujifilm will go full frame. I share this test only to show how big the circle of projection of certain Fujinon lenses is, and Fuji’s APS-C camera use only the central (and best) part of the light circle.

And don’t forget: Fujifilm boss (and FujiRumors “lover”) Toshihisa Iida said loud and clear: “Fujifilm will NEVER go Full Frame“. Hence, I can’t see Fujifilm going full frame in any form or shape.

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Imagine FUJIFILM would go FULL FRAME Tomorrow Morning…

If Fujifilm Would go Full Frame….

So, top Fujifilm manager Toshi Ilda said it clearly here: “We will NEVER go Full Frame!”

NOTE: this is not an article against full frame. I just try to put myself in Fujifilm’s shoes and see what it would mean for them to go full frame.

Now, apart from the fact that I 100% agree with what CanonWatch said:

Never say never, even if you’re making the best APS-C mirrorless cameras on the market

Remember when Fujifilm said they will never be able to offer IBIS on Fuji X Mount cameras?

Anyway, Fuji says. there won’t be any full frame camera, and according to this huge FujiRumors poll, most of you guys agree with Mr. Toshi.

But imagine…

Imagine Fujifilm would go full frame tomorrow morning.

Mostly due to the slower full frame sensor readout compared to APS-C (as listed in our advantages of APS-C over Full Frame), it would be a Full Frame Fujifilm that:

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First Images and Specs of New 7Artisans 60mm F2.8 1:1 Macro Lens for Fujifilm X Mirrorless Cameras

Mirrorlessrumors received the first images and specs of the 7Artisan 60mm f/2.8 1:1: Macro lens.

It will be available for Fujifilm X mirrorless APS-C cameras as well as Sony E, EOS-M and MFT mount.

First sample image at the bottom of this article.

Mirrorlessrumors notes that the description contains an error when describing the lens construction, since this is a screenshot from a beta page that is still under construction and mistakes will be fixed.

Checking the complete list of current and future native X-mount lenses, I see currently only three native 1:1 macro lenses for Fujifilm X available:

The 7Artisan 60mm f/2.8 1:1 Macro lens will add to the already wide range of Chinese made Fujifilm X mount lenses. Full list below:

No Samsung Sensor in Fujifilm X-T3 says Fujifilm Manager (still Sony)

Fujifilm X-T3 Sensor

Here on FujiRumors we never joined the big “Fujifilm X-T3 sensor is made by Samsung” buzz and you won’t find a single article or a single comment, where I say that.

All we did is to report about the official cooperation between Samsung and Fujifilm on the ISOCELL+ technology and we reported about rumors surfacing on the web, about Samsung possibly supplying APS-C sensors “in future” (and not now already).

I have always avoided to join Samsung X-T3 sensor speculations, also because I have been contacted by some sources (thanks), who told me it’s a Sony sensor.

Now Fujifilm UK manager Theo Georgiades sets an end to all the speculations by saying in this video at minute 3:38.

I can confirm that it is definitely not a Samsung sensor. It’s the same manufacturing process that we have gone through with all other X-Trans sensor cameras. Still designed and tested all by our R&D team, but it’s definitely not a Samsung sensor.

He never mentions Sony, but we know that it’s currently Sony, who manufactures the sensor “designed and tested” by Fujifilm.

However, who knows what will happen in future. The cooperation between Samsung and Fujifilm is real (there is an official press release), and I don’t feel like I can tell you now with 100% certainty, that Samsung will never ever be back in the APS-C sensor business.

Personally I would certainly be happy about Samsung making APS-C sensors again one day, because customers would definitely profit from more competition to Sony in the sensor business.

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FUJIFILM Says FULL FRAME Does NOT Make Sense For them NOW and Compares Size, Weight, Price of APS-C with Full Frame

APS-C vs Full Frame

At the Spanish press event for the launch of the Fujifilm X-T3, Fujifilm has displayed a comparison between their Fujifilm X-T3 and a “mirrorless full frame” system. The media slides were published at the Spanish site albomedia.

The comparison should show, how Fujifilm’s APS-C system is better balanced in terms of size, weight and price compared to full frame. Well done Fuji, now you opened the Pandora box of equivalency… watch out what happens in the comments ;).

When asked if Fujifilm would enter Full Frame, Fujifilm answered:

We would have to start from scratch with the optics, and that would not make sense now

In a recent major poll here on FujiRumors, most FR-readers agree that Fujifilm should stick with their APS-C and medium format systems, and stay away from the full frame slaughter between Sony, Canon, Nikon, Panasonic and maybe even Olympus soon.

As a consequence to your vote, I have shared a list of advantages that APS-C offers over full frame.

Mirrorless vs DSLR

Then Fujifilm also displayed a chart, that shows the overall decline of the camera market, and that DSLR sales are affected most by this decline.

When asked what Fujifilm thinks about the Canon EOS R and the Nikon Z series, they answered:

” it’s good news, as it will allow mirrorless to grow. It is always better have 5% of a market of 20 million that 10% of a market of 5 million”

We already discussed this topic in our article “Canon and Nikon enter mirrorless, and Fujifilm is happy about it“.