Fringer EF/FX Smart Adapters Firmware 2.50 adds Lateral Chromatic Aberration Correction, Support for Tamron and Tokina and More

Fringer EF/FX Smart Adapter for Fujifilm

Fringer just released the Fringer EF/FX Smart Adapters Firmware 2.50.

In addition to the PDAF support for Canon EF600/4L II , more features as well as bug fixes have been added.

FULL LIST OF IMPROVEMENTS – FIXES – NEWLY SUPPORTED LENSES:

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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

Fujifilm X-Pro 2 and XF 23mm f2 Go to Cuba

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Hello!

My name is Serge and I’ve written a guest feature before, about adopting the fuji system, in particular using the Fuji X-Pro2 my personal life, street photography, as well as concert photography.

This time I’ve had the chance to put it through an intensive, 1 week photo trip to Havana, Cuba. I paired my x-pro 2 with a fuji 23mm f2, creating a fast focusing, light, reliable, comfortable and even weather sealed combo.

What it created is really that feeling when youre not even thinking about the camera, when you can just be immersed into whats happening around you, which in turn appears to lead to better images. Gear annoyances can take you out of that zone, and fuji x-pro 2 with 23mm f2 allowed for an immersive experience. What is also interesting, is that i ended up using mostly SOOC jpegs or built in profiles for editing. Throughout the whole trip, I’ve only wished for a tilt screen for the x-pro 2. Now that I’ve purchased a fuji X100F, i still feel like the x-pro 2 combo was just a little more responsive and robust.

Although it sounds a little hokey, i really enjoyed walking around Havana with the x-pro 2 and 23mm f2, feeling as much of a bond as one can have with a piece of equipment :).

Please find the images from my trip below!

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Minneapolis with the X100s

Building Trio Minneapolis by John Magnoski

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Like most of us here in Minnesota, I was experiencing a bit of cabin fever a few weeks ago.  We spend so much time indoors that any sunny and relatively warm day make us all want to put aside our duties and head outdoors.  The fact that we had a record-breaking warm streak in February made focusing all the more difficult.

So I met up with my friend Jake to run around downtown Minneapolis to capture a variety of images with my favorite camera – the Fujifilm X100s – a wonderfully compact, large sensor camera with a great fixed lens and awesome image quality.  What was at one point a “splurge” purchase 3 years ago, intended purely for fun, turned out to be a camera I use on every professional job I am assigned to.

The simple form factor of this camera gets out of my way so I can shoot freely.  It is such a refreshing way to capture photographs – simple, intuitive, emotive.  These days most digital cameras lack “soul”, but not the Fuji.

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Fujifilm EF-X500 Shoe Mount Flash Review – Part One

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Boxing is typical Fujifilm X Series fashion, big black elegant boxes, white letters and graphics

The brand new Fujifilm EF-X500 flashgun arrived yesterday straight from Fujifilm Portugal – actually I received a pair of these units.This the first part of a detailed review that I started straight away, after all Fujifilm was missing a proper, professional grade flash system and the EF-X500 promises to deliver.

The first part of this review will focus on the design and perceived quality, first impressions to put it simply and I have to say that straight out of the box the EF-X500 is impressive. Build quality is second to none, Canon and Nikon are clearly overshadowed: touch, materials, dials and buttons are top notch, but flaps and hinges are a step further and there is no sense of fragility whatsoever. These units seem to be build to last forever. They are made in China, not in Japan, but that doesn’t seem to make any difference regarding build quality.

Enjoy the first set of pictures, part two will cover essential features and functions of the EF-X500, soon.

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