Fujifilm Wins “Good Design Award 2018” with 29 Products in Recognition of their Design and Performance

Good Design Award

Fujifilm won 29 awards at the Good Design Awards 2018.

Now, I don’t know how the Good Design Award works, but if it’s like EISA and TIPA, then don’t take it too seriously. We have documented here, how EISA and TIPA work. Check the article out, if you want to know get clarity about the (not so transparent) award business.

With that said, Good Design gave an award to 29 Fuji products. Here are the cameras and lenses:

You can check out the full list in the press release below or here at good-design.

Press Release

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Notice of FUJIFILM Application Software Used with “macOS Mojave”

Notice of FUJIFILM Application Software Used with “macOS Mojave”

September 28, 2018

To our valued customers

Thank you very much for purchasing and using our products.

We have checked the performance of our application software used with “macOS Mojave” which was newly released from Apple on Sep 25 2018. As a result, we have confirmed defect symptoms below.

  • Application software doesn’t start.
  • A camera is not recognized when the camera is connected to a PC via a USB cable.

We will fix the defects by upgrading the application software. And we plan to post the upgraded ones sequentially on our global website from the end of October 2018.

Therefore, we would appreciate it if you could understand that the application software below cannot be used until the upgrade ones are released in case you plan to upgrade to “macOS Mojave”.

We deeply apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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Viltrox 85mm F1.8 for Fujifilm X Mount Autofocus Test Video with Sample Images JPEG and RAW to Download

Viltrox 85mm F1.8

Yesterday we reported about the Viltrox 85mm F1.8 autofocus lens for Fujifilm X mount.

I was intrigued by this lens, and so I went to visit Viltrox booth today at Photokina.

They told me:

  • available in October
  • cost $379 (and not $240 as reported yesterday)
  • no concrete plans for other Fujifilm X mount AF lenses at this stage

More info has been sent to me by a FR-reader

  • Internal focus
  • Focus ring can rotate 360 degrees
  • Silent stm motor
  • Close distance cover range (?) is 136 x 182mm
  • Maximum diameter (?) 80mm
  • Lens. construction, MFT and specs screenshot below after the images

They had a Fujifilm X-H1 with the Viltrox 85mm F1.8 attached to it, so I quickly played around with it.

Keep in mind that this is pre-production, and there will be autofocus improvements and bug fixes before the release. For example, I noticed that when shooting at F1.8, sometimes in playback when checking the image, the aperture showed a wrong value. Viltrox told me they are fine tuning the firmware to sort it out.

With that said, I made a quick auotofocus video test, using the Fujifilm X-H1 with Viltrox 85mm F1.8. You can see it here on my youtube channel.

Down below you can see also some image samples, mostly JEPGs and some RAWs to download.

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Images JPEG + RAW to Download

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Viltrox 85mm F1.8 Autofocus Lens for Fujifilm X

Viltrox has launched the Viltrox 85mm F1.8 autofocus lens for Fujifilm X for Fujifilm X mount.

  • 10 elements in 7 groups (1 ED lens)
  • minimum aperture F16
  • field of view: 11.32 gegrees
  • the minimum focusing distance: 0.8m
  • maximum reproduction ration: 1:8
  • autofocus
  • 9 aperture blades
  • filter size 72
  • dimensions: 80×92 mm
  • weight 636 g
  • EXIF data support and electronic iris adjustment
  • HD Nano antireflection coating
  • price: USD 240

Viltrox products for Fujfiilm can be found at Amazon here.

You can see more images at the polish site optyczne (translation)

Capture One Fujifilm Support First Look, What you Will Get and How Much it Will Cost – Discount Code AMBFR

First Look by alessandromichelazzi.com linked below

Yes, finally. Capture One supports fully the Fujifilm X and GFX system. Here it the dedicated page.

But I saw some confusion on a couple of things, and I thought it’s time to make a clear post about it:

Products & Pricing

  • Capture One Express for Fujifilm with basic functionalities – FREE and available for download now
  • Capture One Pro for Fujifilm cameras with tethering for current top 6 cameras – SUBSCRIPTION ONLY and available for download now for $159 per year
  • Capture One Pro Universal with FULL support for Fujifilm and other brands – SUBSCRIPTION costs $180 and STANDALONE $299

You can save from 5% on Capture One Pro for Fujifilm Subscription by using coupon code “AMBFR
You can save from 10% on Capture One Pro Universal Subscription or Standalone by using coupon code “AMBFR

Fujifilm X and GFX Support Improvement

  • RAW file support for all Fujifilm cameras
  • Film Simulation Profiles will be added in a future release free of charge
  • Tethered support for GFX 50S, X-H1, X-T3, X-T2, X-T1, X-Pro2

First Look

FR-reader Alessandro has downloaded the new Capture One version, and shared his findings on this blog alessandromichelazzi here.