Classic Negative has a lovely nostalgic and vintage touch to it (see images below).
The good news I hear from sources:
- Fujifilm will upgrade X Processor 4 cameras (Fujifilm X-T3, X-T30 and GFX100) with Classic Negative film simulation
Sadly (if the rumor is correct), my lovely little X-E3 won’t get it.
↓ First Classic Negative Samples at the Bottom ↓
Fujinon GF 50mm F3.5
But what do you give up in exchange for the small size?
According to Chris from DPReview, not much. Here is what he says in his Fujinon GF 50mm F3.5 review:
- smallest and lightest lens for the Fujifilm GFX system
- manual focus ring is buttery smooth
- linear motor AF. Tested on Fujifilm GFX100 the AF speed is very impressive. From near to far focus is quick
- lens design is relatively complicated compared to other “pancake” lenses, and it’s amazing that Fujifilm was able to keep it that small
- minimal breathing
- very sharp
- can easily handle the resolution of the GFX100
- the GF50mm f/3.5 is a full frame equivalent of 40mm f/2.8
- very good center sharpness even wide open
- surprising the corners, which hold up very well too
- optically a very sharp lens
- very minor and very well controlled color fringing
- you are going to like the bokeh, maybe a little bit of a darker edge, but very smooth interiors and very nice round shape even stopped down
- the lens is a bit too wide for portraits. the GF63mm is a better choice, or the best overall is the GF110mm f/2
- macro capability is not amazing, but you will use it on high resolution cameras, so you can crop the hell out of it
- Chris still prefers the 63mm focal length, but if you want to save money, size and weight, the GF50mm is great
Looks like Fujifilm crafted yet another winner. Well done, Fuji!
- Fujinon GF 50mm F3.5: BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama
- Fujifilm GFX 100: B&H Photo, AmazonUS, Adorama
- Fujifilm GFX 50R: BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS
Panasonic has recently announced the launch of the first 8K organic sensor camera for the 2020 Olmypic Games in Tokyo.
By putting an organic layer on top of the CMOS sensor, Panasonic promises three advantages:
- Wide dynamic range
Additional 2 stops of dynamic range, from the current 14 stops to a target of 15/16 stops
- Global shutter
- Build-in Variable ND filters
The use of conductive film allows to control the light amount coming to the sensor. You can control lights without changing aperture. You can maintain depth of field
After the Tokyo Olmypic games, Panasonic will put this sensor also into cinema, studio and consumer cameras, including the Lumix line-up. Full interview in the video below.