HBcam just announced their HARTBLEI Superrotator for Fujifilm GFX 50S.
“HARTBLEI Superrotator for Fuji GFX
Optics by Carl Zeiss 4/120 Macro for Fuji GFX
The new standard for professional Work with the GFX. Get the precision (geared + 3x 360º Rotational) movement Power of a Viewcamera, with Zeiss Optics.
We have taken the famous Medium Format 45mm tilt and shift mechanics, the unique dual helicoid of our 35mm Zeiss versions, reworked everything to the newest standards and added the geared Sidefocus option.
First announcement, Price and more details + photos soon. We can deliver immediately (built on order). And if there is interest we can also build 4/40mm IF and 2,8/80mm versions“
Here on FujiRumors, we value your time and we want it to be time well spent, which is why we don’t like to regurgitate old news, since we are full of fresh news and rumors every day :)
However, today I woke up and found a few emails in my inbox from readers, asking me if I ever heard about the Steelsring Nikon F to Fujifilm X smart adapter.
So I figured out that in this case, it might be useful to share a reminder, since you might have missed it…. repetita juvant, as they say.
We reported back in May, that the Nikon F to Fuji X (as well as Nikon F to Fuji GFX) smart adapter is in development. Then, last month here, we showed you a first video demo of the GFX to Nikon F smart adapter version.
If this adapter works well, then this could help to keep up the migration from Nikon to Fujifilm, which Nikon is trying to stop with the Nikon Z6 and Nikon Z7 (about time, Nikon!).
Nikon users could continue to switch to Fujifilm and keep some of the Nikkor lenses they grow fond to. But I am pretty sure that once they enter and meet the Fujinon XF lens system quality, selling their Nikkor glass will become much easier than they would think ;).
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The Nikon Z6 and Nikon Z7 have been announced and are now available for pre-order.
So how do Nikon’s new mirrorless cameras compare to Fujifilm’s offering?
Well, I have created a comprehensive specs comparison, and included also the Fujifilm X-T3 and Fujifilm GFX 50R to the list.
While we know a lot about the Fujifilm X-T3 and I can already insert lots of specs in the list, we know not so much about the GFX 50R. However, it should have about the same specs of the GFX 50S, just in another form factor (rangefinder) and for a much cheaper price. So there won’t be big surprises with the GFX 50R.
Both Nikon’s are surely very good cameras. There are many specs to love, but also some, that might not really incentivize Nikon DSLR shooters to switch to Nikon mirrorless Z6 or Z7.
In fact, both cameras have:
only 1 XQD card slot (might be a dealbreaker for Pros)
battery life is around 310/330 shots (welcome to mirrorless, Nikon)
there is no eye-detection AF (let’s hope it comes via firmware update)
Also, Camerasize has now the Nikon Z6 and Nikon Z7 in their database. You can compare it to all the cameras you want at camerasize here. The Fujifilm GFX 50S vs Nikon Z comparisons can be found at photosku.
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I first heard about the GFX on 8th January, 2014, when I met these two gentlemen at CES in Las Vegas [see image on top].
Zack is an editorial music photographer based in Atlanta, GA, and a Fuji X System Photographer, and Billy is a Manager for the Product and Marketing Specialist Group – FUJIFILM CANADA INC., and one of the ‘Fuji Guys’ on YouTube.
We met at the Fujifilm stand at the Consumer Electronics Show, with Zack and I both pestering Billy to get a sneak peak of the new, unannounced, Fuji X-T1 camera.
With our sneak-peeks arranged, the conversation turned to ‘what’s next’, and Zack expressed a strong desire for Fuji to look at jumping the legacy 35mm format completely, and for them to take a look at producing a Medium Format mirrorless camera.
Billy was excited by the idea, and we began to discuss the features that the new camera should have.
Zack was all about a MF sensor as the starting point, and Billy suggested that this could then be used to shoot multiple aspect ratios, native in camera.
The camera needed to be mirrorless, to keep size, weight, and cost down, and should undercut the established MF market leaders by a significant margin.
We discussed super-sizing the successful Fuji X-Pro1, to make a digital version of the Fuji 6×9 120 ‘Texas Leica’ Film cameras, and building a more conventionally styled model, with the same accessible controls and styling, to make the camera easy and fun to use.
The Fuji engineers on the stand were excited. I left the show with a strong impression that this was something they wanted to make happen.
I posted about Fuji’s logic of jumping to MF a few times on DPR, with mixed reactions. Most people didn’t believe it would ever happen. Many 35mm format users did’t get it, and still don’t. Fuji see it makes the best economic sense, and takes them past the limitations of the 35mm format market place.