Fringer EX-FX (Pro) II Smart Autofocus Adapter Firmware 1.70 Released

Fringer has released firmware 1.60 for the Fringer EF-FX Pro II and Fringer EF-FX II smart autofocus adapters.

As requested by many users, Fringer finally found a Sigma 500mm F4 OS Sports lens and optimized it. Fringer says it performs very well on X-Trans IV cameras. A good choice for wild life!

The main improvements of firmware v1.70 include:

Version 1.70

  1. Fixed PDAF issues for some lens of the following models: Lens didn’t get recognized by the adapter due to different lens firmware version.
    Tamron SP 15-30/2.8 VC A012
  2. AF performance of following lens has been improved further.
    EF24-70/2.8L II
    EFS17-55/2.8 IS
  3. Added following lenses to the tested and optimized lens list:
    SIGMA 500/4.5 EX DG APO HSM
    SIGMA 500/4 DG OS HSM SPORTS + 1.4X
    SIGMA 14-24/2.8 DG HSM Art
    TAMRON SP70-300/4-5.6 Di VC USM A005
  4. Introduced smooth video AF for the following lens:
    SIGMA 14-24/2.8 DG HSM Art
  5. Fixed IBIS issues on X-H1 and X-T4:
    ZEISS Planar T* 85mm f/1.4 ZE

You may download new firmware and its release notes from the Fringer website. Read the release notes or user manual to understand how to upgrade.

via Fringer

Review of the Steelsring Nikon F to Fujifilm GFX Smart Autofocus Adapter

After a long wait, the Steelsring Nikon F to Fujifilm GFX Smart Autofocus Adapter started to be available towards the end of 2019.

You can find it here on AmazonUS.

No Dylan published his review, which you can see below. Here are the main points:

  • it’s not the cheapest adapter
  • allows you to autofocus with the more modern Nikon G and E type lenses
  • good build quality
  • mounting on GFX mount does not sound quite as smooth as mounting a GFX lens on the body or a Laowa lens. On the other side, the Nikon mount part feels good
  • ability to control aperture
  • you have an aperture ring on the adapter for G type lenses, and you can set it to AUTO for E type lenses
  • E type lenses with magnetic aperture can be controlled electronically via the GFX body
  • G type lenses are not really fully supported. Aperture control is purely mechanical and the adapter doesn’t actually know which position it is in. Aperture value is not send to the camera. The lens can only communicate to the body what its widest aperture is, but if you stop down, it is unable to tell you who much it stopped down
  • loose aperture ring
  • aperture stops are very close together, hence not easy to be accurate
  • autofocus speed depends a lot on the lens.
  • you will see wobbeling of the contast AF detect system
  • GFX100 phase detection system is not supported
  • You won’t get Nikon level focus speed, because the GFX system is not capable of that
  • if you accept an autofocus speed a bit slower than native GFX lenses, then it can work for you
  • there is more or less strong vignetting depending on the lens
  • wide open, sharpness is not quite as high as on Nikon cameras, as the Nikon lenses where not designed to resolve over such a large sensor. If you stop down, things get much better
  • for more sharpness better use GFX lenses

This is the summary of the video below. But Dylan posted an article about it also on fstoppers, that you can read here.

  • Steelsring NK-F/GFX smart autofocus adapter: AmazonUS / eBay

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Fujifilm GFX: Teardown, Full Spectrum Conversion, Why I Chose the GFX System, Leaving Sony FF for Fujifilm GFX & Much More

It’s time for a massive Fujifilm GFX roundup. There is really A LOT to see and read below. Have fun.

From Kolarivision, that disassembles the Fujifilm GFX and offers full spectrum conversion, to stories on why photographers pick the Fujifilm GFX system leaving Sony FF or other systems.

Ready? Then check it out all down below.

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Top 20 Fujifilm Manager Statments about Fujifilm X-H2, X100V/X-T3 Firmware, Monochrome, Open X Mount, Fixed Lens GFX and More

With the Fujifilm X-T4 about to hit the market (and actually already shipping in some), Fujifilm managers all over the globe are giving tons of interviews to make the world ready for the best camera it has ever seen to date: the Fujifilm X-T4 :).

Of course, I pre-ordered it, too :)

Now, for your convenience, I always provide a practical summary of all manager statements in my various article, and yet, with so many interviews, there might be some statements you might have missed anyway.

So I thought I filter out those statements, that I consider most relevant, and put them all into this article.

However, there is so much more interesting stuff to read, and so I strongly recommend you to check out all the original articles. I will provide all links below.

Manager Statements

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