CamFi Adds Wireless Tethering Support for Fujifilm Cameras

A few days ago, CamFi has just released a new version of their wireless tethering app that adds support for the following Fujifilm cameras.

  • Fujifilm X-T2
  • Fujifilm X-T3
  • Fujifilm X-H1
  • Fujifilm GFX 50R
  • Fujifilm GFX 50S
  • Fujifilm GFX 100

CamFi products can be found at BHphoto and AmazonUS.

You can download the CamFi App at the Apple Store here and at Google Play Store.

What’s New
Apr 3, 2020

Version 3.7.1

  • Support Fujinon Camera X-T2, X-T3, X-H1, GFX 50S, GFX 50R, GFX 100
  • Support Sony a6100, a6600
  • Support Canon 90D

Fujifilm GF 50mm F3.5: an Easy Lens to Love

On March 29, the huge deal on the Fujinon GF 50mm f/3.5 will end.

Now DPR shared a first impressions article about this lens, and here are some of their remarks:

  • it’s sharp. Very, very sharp. Fujifilm has claimed that all the GF lenses were designed for more than 100MP of resolution
  • I was rather impressed to see essentially perfect sharpness all the way out to the extreme corners and I didn’t notice any practical difference in quality throughout the aperture range
  • I couldn’t find any chromatic aberrations in any images
  • On my GFX 50R, focusing from close to far with the 50mm seems faster than all my other GF prime lenses except the 23mm
  • It locks on almost instantly with hardly any ‘wobble’ and a barely audible ‘zip’ sound
  • Fujifilm made the autofocus of this 50mm medium format lens feel a lot more like one of the better X-mount APS-C lenses than any other medium format lens I’ve used. It’s certainly faster than manual focus on Hasselblad V system lenses, faster than Pentax 645 AF lenses, and faster than Mamiya / Phase One AF lenses I’ve used in the past
  • Close focus could be closer. […] It would be easy to suggest simply cropping into the much higher resolution GFX image
  • I’m actually very impressed by this lens’s flare resistance
  • Overall, the Fujifilm GF 50mm F3.5 lens is easy to love
  • It transforms the GFX 50R into a camera that is actually very easy to carry around and shoot with casually, which is definitely NOT something you can say of most medium format gear
  • I’ve shot with some of the best, most expensive gear in the world… and this 50mm is among the sharpest lenses I’ve ever used

You can read the full article at dpreview.

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Steelsring Nikon to Fujifilm GFX Autofocus Smart Adapter Firmware 1.03 Released

Steelsring has released firmware 1.03 for their Nikon to Fujifilm GFX smart autofocus adapter.

  1. Bug fixes, improve Tamron and Sigma F-mount lens compatiability
  2. Improve AF lock accuracy

For Mac OS 10.7.5+ users only:

You have to disable Gatekeepr before start firmware updater, and remeber to enable it again when it’s done.
To disable it: sudo spctl –master-disable
To enable it: sudo spctl –master-enable
Please refer to http://osxdaily.com/2015/05/04/disable-gatekeeper-command-line-mac-osx/ for more d
etails

Here are the firmware download links for Windows and for Mac.

  • Steelsring NK-F/GFX smart autofocus adapter: AmazonUS / eBay

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Five Reasons Fujifilm Won’t Make a Full Frame Fujifilm X100

DPReview published a list of 5 reason, why Fujifilm won’t make a full frame X100 camera.

  1. A larger sensor would add size and weight, mitigating a major X100 selling point
  2. Such a product would cost a lot to develop and manufacture
  3. The result would be a very expensive camera – reducing its potential audience
  4. A move to full-frame would annoy and worry existing loyal Fujifilm APS-C customers. Also, if Fujifilm announces any full frame camera, could look like a massive vote of no confidence in APS-C
  5. The risk of cannibalization within existing lineups is too great

And what about a medium format X100 then? DPR writes:

So might Fujifilm build a medium-format X100? There’s an argument to be made that it makes sense in a way that full-frame just doesn’t. Medium format would offer an increase in potential image quality over full-frame (albeit relatively modest – about 2/3EV), a significant leap in image quality over APS-C, it’s a major part of Fujifilm’s brand identity, and the larger format is a key differentiator for Fujifilm compared to competitive manufacturers.

Well, I won’t enter the argument about the “relatively modest” advantage of the Fujifilm GFX over full frame. This is a thesis DPR started pushing back in 2017, and FujiRumors comprehensively answered it in the article “DPReview Recommends 3 Full Frame Cameras Combined over 1 Fujifilm GFX“. Also, in the meantime something called Fujifilm GFX100 hit the market, with the newest sensor technology.

For the rest, the whole 5 reason list makes sense. Check out the full in-depth article at dpreview.

And one could also add one more ;)

  • full frame offers a “relatively modest” advantage over APS-C, and also has a couple of disadvantages over APS-C, that you can read here

Popular photography industry insiders, claimed that APS-C is the actual sensor size sweet spot. Keep in mind, they said “sweet spot“, not “automatically the best tool for everybody“.

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