Viltrox 85mm f/1.8 Fuji X Mount Autofocus Lens Review Roundup

The Viltrox 85mm f/1.8 AF is definitely the hottest non Fujinon lenses of the moment, alone for the reason that, besides the Zeiss Touit Fuji X trinity, it’s the only autofocus lens for the Fujifilm X system.

But, unlike the Zeiss Touit Trinity, it is the only reverse-engineered lens AF lens for Fujifilm X.

Moreover, it is pretty affordable!

So far the reviews have been very positive, and while it can’t match the Fujinon XF quality, it is definitely great value for money.

Hence, we keep up covering this lens in dedicated roundups here on FujiRumors.

The good news?

There will be more!

As we reported here, the Fuji X mount Viltrox 23mm f/1.4, 33mm f/1.4 and 56mm f/1.4 are coming within 2019 with seriously aggressive price tag.

It’s great to see competition coming for our beloved Fujinon XF23mm f/1.4, XF 35mm f/1.4 and XF 56mm f/1.2.

Viltrox 85mm f/1.8 Roundup

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It Was Inevitable: I am Leaving Lightroom for Capture One Pro

My wife enjoys sunrise high up in the mountains – SAVE 10% on C1 using code OCT-AF-P89 – valid in October only

Leaving Lightroom

It was inevitable, because:

  • I use Lightroom standalone
  • Adobe now offers only subscription model
  • Newer cameras are not supported on LR standalone
  • I don’t want to join a subscription model

So I had to look for alternatives, and although my lovely Fujifilm X-E3 is still supported in Lightroom standalone, I figured out that, since I am going to leave Lightroom anyway at some point, I better do it now.

Luckily we live in times, where there are a lot of valuable alternatives, such as:

And after a summer spent at home hiking my mountains (you can see my wife and me caching sunrise at 8,200 feet here) and editing pictures with a mix of different software, I decided to make Capture One Pro my main software of choice.

I will leave Lightroom, use Capture One Pro 12, but always keep an eye also on Luminar 4, Picktorial and ON1 Photo RAW…. but especially on Luminar 4.

And yes… X-Trans files and Capture One do get along very well :).

The learning curve?

Well, that actually went faster than I’d have expected, as Capture One is just a very good software overall, but there are also lots of quick tip C1 youtube videos you can check out for help.

We have shared Capture One tutorials and quick tips already in past roundups:

  • read here – Migrating from LIGHTROOM to CAPTURE ONE Free Video Tutorials Online
  • read here – Capture One Pro Workflow Tips and Tricks
  • read here – Capture One for Fujifilm: Tips and Tricks, Quick Guides, C1 vs Lightroom and Luminar
  • read here – Capture One Pro 12: Sharpening Fujifilm Files, New Features Overview, Jonas Rask Capture One 12 Coverage and More
  • read here – TESTED: Capture One Pro 12 Improved Fujifilm X Trans Support
  • read here – Best RAW Converters for FUJIFILM Files in 2019, Why Capture One is Better than Lightroom (Sometimes) and More Comparisons

And today, down below, you’ll see a few more of them.

Farewell Adobe… I am out… and just a recommendation: treat your customers better than this ;).

New Capture One Roundup

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Fujifilm X-H2 Mockup – Ideas to Set it Apart from Fujifilm X-T4

Fujifilm X-H2

Fujifilm hinted it already: both lines, the X-H and X-T, will continue to exist in future.

There is just one thing Fujifilm needs to figure out: how to differentiate them enough!

An idea comes from FR-reader Brad, who made a Fujifilm X-H2 mockup for us. Here is what he wrote to me:

  • Video centric X-A7 16:9 fully articulating screen (I’m ok with the current double-tilt too, but 16:9 would be nice).
  • If Fuji wants each of their camera lines to have a unique voice, then the X-H2 would have less photography controls and more video. So I removed the mode dial and added the Nikon Z6 video switch. This wouldn’t work as cleanly as on the Z6, since manual controls exist up top. It’s not like they’re going to add tiny motors to the dials, but this is for dreaming.
  • Replaced AF/AE-L with AF-ON, because that’s the only one I use.
  • I hate the Fuji joystick, so I used the Z6’s

So what do you think about it? Comments and additional ideas are welcome.

Thanks Brad, and check him out at bradwooten.com and b.e.wooten Instagram (NSFW).

X-H3 version with Nikon Z50 alike on screen touch buttons

Fujinon XF 16-80mmF4 R OIS WR Firmware 1.01 Released

Fujifilm has just released firmware 1.01 for Fujinon XF16-80mm F4 OIS WR.

The firmware update Ver.1.01 from Ver.1.00 incorporates the following issue:

  • 1. Fix of slight defects.

You can download firmare 1.01 here.

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Fujifilm X-T3 vs Canon EOS RP: Which Camera Will Save Your Butt if you Underexpose an Image?

Fujifilm X-T3

After his Canon vs Fujifilm colors comparison, Andrew has now published his full Fujifilm X-T3 vs Canon EOS RP comparison.

Yep, once again, Full Frame vs APS-C… and we find out, that sensor size is not all that matters.

Also sensor technology is important. Canon has its own sensors, which are great in many ways (ie dual pixel AF), but have one shortcoming: they are not iso-less (or iso-invariant) as Sony sensors are (which are used by Fujifilm).

Here is a summary of the video (full video below):

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