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Fujifilm X-T4 and Fringer EF-FX Pro II Autofocus Test on Tamron SP 35mm f/1.4

Fringer just uploaded a video, where they show the autofocus performance of the Tamron SP 35mm f/1.4 on the brand new Fujifilm X-T4.

In my opinion, the results are great! You can see the video down above.

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Fringer EX-FX Smart Autofocus Adapter Firmware 1.60 Released

Fringer has released firmware 1.60 for the Fringer EF-FX Pro II and Fringer EF-FX II smart autofocus adapters.

Version 1.60 main improvemebts

  1. Added following lenses to the tested and optimized lens list:
    TAMRON SP 28-75/2.8 XR Di LD
    TAMRON SP 70-200/2.8 Di VC USD
    SIGMA 85/1.4 EX DG HSM
    SIGMA 50-150/2.8 EX DC HSM
  2. Fixed compatibility issues with X-T200 camera. Be noted, since X-T200 is equipped with a non X-Trans CMOS, its AF performance is poorer when using EF mount lenses. Please use MF mode if necessary.

Please download the firmware file and release notes from Fringer official website.

For old version, i.e. Gen.1 products EF-FX Pro and EF-FX, the new firmware (v3.30) only fixes XT200 compatiblity issue. Because the hardware resources have been used up, there won’t be any update including new lens data.e

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New Firmware 1.50 for Fringer EF/FX Adapters Released

Fringer has released firmware 1.50 for the Fringer EF-FX Pro II and Fringer EF-FX II smart autofocus adapters.

The main improvements of Fringer EF-FX Pro II & Fringer EF-FX II Version 1.50 include:

  1. Bug fixed: Focal length was always 300mm when using EF300/2.8L II with 1.4X and 2X TCs. Now it’s 420mm for 1.4X and 600mm for 2X.
  2. AF performance of following lens has been improved further.
    EF24-105/4L IS II
  3. Introduced smooth video AF for the following lens.
    EF24-105/4L IS II
  4. Added following lenses to the tested and optimized lens list:
    EF28-135/3.5-5.6 IS USM
    EF50/1.0L
    TAMRON SP 24-70/2.8 VC A007
  5. Bug fixed: Some of TAMRON17-50/2.8 VC B005 were wrongly recognized as SIGMA 17-50/2.8 and cause AF malfunctions

You can download the update file and release notes of EF-FX (Pro) II here. Follow the instructions in the release notes or the user’s manual to upgrade the adapter.

Both Fringer EF-NZ and Fringer EF-FX Pro II can be ordered now at BHphoto here and at the Fringer webstore.

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Sigma CEO: “Our Mission is to Support as Many Systems as Possible, But Fujifilm X Mount….”

Sigma & Fujifilm

One of the burning questions in the Fujifilm community, is if Sigma (and other third party lens manufacturers), will at some point in time offer Fujifilm X mount lenses.

Sigma CEO Kazuto Yamaki touched this topic a couple of times, and here is what he said among the others:

  • read hereFujifilm Customers Would be Our Ideal Customer, but Fujifilm Does Not Disclose Their Protocols

So it seems Sigma passed the ball to Fujifilm. It’s up to Fujifilm to offer cooperation. But Fuji’s official response is:

  • read hereFujifilm does not need to share X mount protocols with third-parties, since we offer already lots of glass

So, Fujifilm isn’t making things easier for Sigma, to offer X mount glass.

Now, in an interview published a couple of days ago, the Sigma CEO was asked the Fujifilm X mount lens question again. And his answer is as follows:

I am aware of this kind of demand from customers. One of our missions is to support as many systems as possible, so I’d like to support also Fujifilm X mount, but our engineering resources are limited, so we need to prioritize projects, depending on the demand from the customers. I’d like to make Fujifilm X mount lenses, but right now I have many other projects I need to prioritize.

It would be nice if Fujifilm would make life to Sigma easier, by sharing their protocols. But as the situation is now, I think we can put any dreams for Sigma X mount glass aside.

The only hope I see, is that Fujifilm hugely increases its market share (by at least 20% as we rumored here), and then Sigma might be motivated to go through the effort to reverse-engineer the lenses, just as Viltrox is doing with their X mount lenses.

Down below you can see the video, which starts at min. 5:10, so you don’t lose time to get to the point you want to hear :).

New Firmware Released for Fringer EF/FX adapters (V1.40 for Gen2 and V3.20 for Gen1)

Fringer has released firmware updates for the following smart adapters:

User’s manual download

Fringer EF-FX Pro II Customer Reviews at BHphoto

Full Update Details

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