Steelsring released firmware ver. 2.09 for their EF/GFX smart adapter for “bug fixes for lens compatibility”.
Fringer just released firmware version 2.80 for their Fringer EF/FX smart adapters.
- Fixed: Some of EF400/5.6L lenses can’t be recognized by the adapterand lose PDAF capability
- Re-optimized following lenses to improve theirPDAFaccuracy
4) EF85/1.2L II
- Introduced smooth video AF for the following lenses. More lenses may be added to thislist in the future
1) EF 50/1.8STM
2) EF 40/2.8STM
3) EFS 24/2.8STM
4) EF 70-200/2.8L IS II
5) SIGMA 50-100/1.8 Art
6) SIGMA 70-200/2.8 OS Sports
7) SIGMA 24-105/4 OS Art
8) SIGMA 24-70/2.8 OS Art
9) TAMRON SP 15-30/2.8 VC
- Added following lenses to the tested and optimized lens list:
1) TAMRON SP 15-30/2.8 VC
2) SIGMA 60-600/4.5-6.3 OS Sports
3) SIGMA 70-200/2.8 OS Sports
4) SIGMA 70-200/2.8 OS Sports + 1.4X
5) SIGMA 70-200/2.8 OS Sports + 2X
6) SIGMA 24-105/4 OS Art
7) SIGMA 24-70/2.8 OS Art
Be noted: It’s known that firmware v1.02for Sigma24-70/2.8Arthas compatible issues. If you encounter AF problems when using this lens, please upgrade it to latest firmware, i.e. v2.03at currenttime.
Cure Your GAS
In times, where we are bombarded with marketing material about Full Frame mirrorless cameras, Jason wonders if he should switch to FF from his Fujifilm X-T2.
But instead of just following the hype (and the GAS), he decided to applied a methodology that helps him to decide more objectively if such a switch would make sense.
First he list the 5 most important characteristics he looks for in a camera according to importance:
- portability – 30% importance
- lens selection – 20% importance
- user interface – 20% importance
- image quality – 15% importance
- autofocus – 15% importance
He ended up with the following results:
- Fujifilm X-T3 – 7.9
- Fujifilm X-T2 – 7.75
- Sony A7III – 7.65
- Nikon Z7 – 6.8
- Canon R – 6.7
- Panasonic S1 – 6.15
The results showed him that he can save himself the $6,000+ he’d need to switch to the Sony A7III (+ lenses he needs), since it ranks even below the camera he already uses, the Fujifilm X-T2.
He concludes that he better spends that money for nice trip with his X-T2.
Of course everybody will get different results, depending on which top 5 features you select and which importance you assign to them.
So which one is the right call for you?
Use Jason’s methodology, download and edit his “Cure Your GAS Excel Spreadsheet” on dropbox here, and let’s see if Fujifilm is still the right call also for you.
Altough I find this a cool methodology, I personally won’t make this test, since I already know that what need to reach ultimate photographic happiness is an X-E4 with tilt screen and this XF 27mmF2.8 with aperture ring.
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Fujifilm XF 16mm Battle
Now that the 16/2.8 is shipping, the comparisons start and the decisive question is: should you get the 1.4 or the 2.8 version?
Also ivanjoshualoh tries to answer this question, and he compares autofocus performance, bokeh quality, sharpness and more of the two 16mm lenses.
The winner, for his needs and style of shooting, is still the Fujinon XF 16mm f/1.4. But there are definitely lots of great reason to go for the smaller rival, the Fujinon XF 16mm f/2.8.
Now it’s your turn… which one is your favorite? Vote the poll!