Fujifilm Wins “iF Design Award” with 20 Products

iF Design Award 2019

News is news, so I share it. But I wrote a very informative piece about these awards last year. So, if you want to read how the business around (some of these) awards goes, check out this article.

Now, I do not know if the iF design award works the same like TIPA, EISA and others, but I would not be surprised if it would.

With that said, the iF Design Awards have been assigned, and Fujifilm wins with 20 products:

Fujifilm wins the internationally prestigious “iF Design Award” with 20 products

-Recognized for design excellence, advanced performance and superior operability in products of various business fields
-Portable X-ray unit “CALNEO Xair” wins the highest ranked “iF Gold Award”

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Thingyfy Pinhole Pro X Zoom Lens

Thingyfy has displayed new Thingyfy Pinhole Pro X 18-36mm zoom lens also for Fujifilm X mount at the Photography Show 2019.

The Pinhole Pro S has a fixed aperture, whereas the Pinhole Pro aperture (pinhole size) can be adjusted from 0.10 to 0.80. They are made out of aluminium alloy in China.

Here is their current lineup:

via ephotozine

Two Weeks Left to Save $1,000 on Fujifilm X/GFX and 50% on Capture One Pro 12

The Big Deals

I get asked this questions very often, so I will say it again now: the Fujifilm X/GFX deals (save up to $1,000) will end March 30. Only the Fujifilm X-T30 bundle deals (save $300) will run until April 22.

Also, the epic Capture One Pro 12 deal (save 50%) ends on March 30.

Capture One Pro 12 Deal of the Year

50% savings on Capture One Pro 12 in the following versions:

Official Fujifilm Deals (save up to $1,000)

PRIME LENSES

ZOOM LENSES

X CAMERA DEALS

GFX BUNDLE DEALS

All Fujifilm Camera Deals

All Fujinon Lens Deals

Third Party & Used Gear Deals

Third Party Lens Deals for Fuji X

Used Fujifilm Gear

Official Fujifilm Recommended Accessories

SD-Cards

Power Banks

Accessories and Apple Deals

Meike 35mm f/1.4 Lens for FUJIFILM X First Look Reviews

Meike recently added the very affordable Meike MK 35mm f/1.4 lens to their already vast manual focus lens offering for Fujifilm X mount.

You can get the Meike MK 35mm f/1.4 at BHphoto, AmazonUS, AmazonDE, AmazonUK, AmazonFR, AmazonIT and AmazonES.

Meike already offers other fast options, like the even cheaper Meike Neewer 35mm F1.2 and the Meike 35mm F1.7.

Full Updated List of Chinese Fuji X Mount Lenses
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Video Reviews

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Viltrox 85mm f/1.8 Autofocus Lens for Fujifilm X Review In Progress

Viltrox 85mm f/1.8

The Viltrox 85mm f/1.8 is the 4th autofocus third party lens for Fujifilm X mount after the Zeiss Touit 12mm, Zeiss Touit 32mm and Zeiss Touit 50mm 1:1 Macro.

I did test a pre-production Viltrox 85mm F1.8 AF lens at photokina in September, and I share an autofocus video as well as JPEG and RAW samples to download here.

After several delays, the lens finally started shipping with its final firmware. You can purchase it here.

First reviews can now be found on the web and you can find a review-in-progress at gunpowdervideo, who tested it on his good old X-Pro1. Here some excerpts:

The lens is very well crafted. Its all metal. […] The autofocus (on X-Pro1) is fine, on par with the native 18mm.

One weird thing I have noticed is that the confirmation beep comes before the green square on the display

it doesn’t support manual aperture

Viltrox 85mm f1.8 vs Fujifilm 56mm f1.2