You can check out Kai’s hands on video here, but I’d like to highlight on curious sentence the Kipon manager said, while Kai was trying to figure out if he’d like to test the Sony APS-C or the Fujifilm APS-C version of the lens. Kipon says:
“The performance of Ibelux 40mm F0.85 is better on Fujifilm cameras than on Sony, we don’t know why.”
Kai’s impressions when shot at F0.85 on the Fujifilm X-T3:
lot’s of color fringing
nice smooth bokeh
You can find another Kipon IBELUX 40mm F0.85 review at alikgriffin here (with lots of sample images). His Pros and Cons:
Pros: Extremely shallow DOF, very creamy puffy bokeh, nice corner and edge performance when stopped down, sharp in the center, great bokeh at all apertures.
Cons: CA wide open, tendency for highlights to bloom wide open, vignetting at f0.85-f1, big, heavy.
They say that at very high ISO, the Fujifilm X-T3 performs worse than the Fujifilm X-T2 (using Adobe, which has no final X-T3 support yet). Using Capture One things change a bit, but the difference is still there between X-T3 and X-T2.
This kind of does not fit well with what I have often heard in real life reviews by X-T3 users so far, who say low light performance is improved (the latest is Steve Huff, see below). So what’s happening?
After the announcement of the Fujifilm X-T3, I get countless emails, asking me when the Fujifilm X-H2, Fujifilm X-Pro3, Fujifilm X-T30, Fujifilm X-E4, Fujfiilm X100V or Fujifilm X200 with latest X-Trans sensor 4 and X Processor 4 will come.
One of the guys, asking me about the Fujifilm X-H2 is FR Sacha, who wrote me:
“What would you think of running a poll to get a feel for the interest with the Fujifilm X-H2?
More specifically to have an idea of how many users didn’t upgrade to the X-T3, and are actually waiting on the Fuji XH2. This is something I see come back a lot in the comments of the X-T3 reviews so I’d be curious to see what a poll would look like. It could even motivate Fujifilm to hasten the X-H2’s release date, after seeing the results of the poll :)
One note: I feel people waiting on the Fujifilm X-H2 are actually mostly non-fuji users who want to switch to Fuji but maybe are still on the fence and would like the “whole package” with IBIS to really switch. So maybe the results for Fuji users could be a bit less in “favor” of the X-H2.”
And since your participation, ideas and contributions are the heart and soul of this blog, I will be happy to take Sacha’s advice and make a poll out of it.
Check out the poll below… and read the options carefully ;)