I was thinking you could perhaps share some of the pics taken on the FB group “Astrophotography with Fujifilm” that you manage. Lots of awesome pictures there! We often hear you need an expensive full frame camera or big telescope, but that’s just wrong, as this group suggests.
That would be great to attract more Fuji shooters to this group, it’s a very nice community where we help each other and learn from our experiences.
Astro can be daunting for the newbie, but it shouldn’t. Also, there aren’t a lot of Fuji shooters in the astro community, so I’m sure it could spread the virus — the good one!
Oh well, here it is.
Have fun and may this post inspire you to try your luck with the stars, too :).
The Fujifilm X system clip filter currently provides 11 filter functions. Actually, it should have 12 but the UV-IR CUT of infrared 650nm is not ready yet, so if you guys need it, you can send an inquiry to STC Optics.
Coming for Fujifilm GFX
STC Optics told me, that the Clip filters for Fujifilm GFX will ready in September and be compatible with GFX50S, GFX50R and GFX100.
STC Optics, an Asian brand that manufactures various kinds of filters, said that clip-in filters for Fujifilm X series cameras are “comingsoon“. In the video above they also show a clip filter for GFX, but so far no indications about it on their website.
As far as I know, STC Optics would be the first brand to release such filters for Fujifilm cameras. Other well known brands include Astro Hutech and Astronomik.
The fact that you attach the filter in front of the sensor instead of on in front of the lens, gives several advantages:
This is a good news for Fujifilm users, because Fujifilm cameras are very good for astro work, due to their superior sensitivity to some wavelengths (like hydrogen alpha, that most of the nebulae are made of) and good ISO performances.