Fujifilm X-S10 New Features Guide for Firmware 2.10 and Little Rant: Why Instax Wide Printer Support Only for X-S10?

Fujifilm has released firmware update 2.10 for Fujifilm X-S10 earlier today (we reported here).

Among the others is adds support for the brand new Fujifilm Instax Link Wide printer and the older Instax Mini Link printer.

With the new firmware, Fujifilm also released a new features guide. Down below you’ll find the link to the updated guide in your language.

Little Rant: only using the Fujifilm X-S10 with firmware 2.10 you can print directly from the camera to the Instax Printer. If you own any other Fujifilm camera, you have to first transfer your images to your smartphone (which is the smoothest thing in this world, right? ;)) and then print from your phone.

I do hope Fujifilm will bring soon support also for the other Fujifilm cameras. I can see many wedding photographers with higher end Fujifilm gear using the Instax Wide Printer during the event. They’d surely love it to be able to print directly rather than fiddling around with the camera remote app.

Rant over… down below the new features guide.

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DPRTV Best Camera and Lens for Portraits: Dream Combo is Fujifilm GFX100S with GF110mmF2, X-S10 with 56/1.2 Best Below $2,000

DPReviewTV published a video about their favorite camera and lens combinations for portraits at different price points.

Before we go to their top picks, a few thoughts.

In all combos below $3,000, DPRTV picked third party AF lenses to couple with Sony, Canon or Panasonic bodies. This just shows how precious third party autofocus lenses for a system are, as they help to keep the overall costs down by offering at the same time a good image quality.

Only for Fujifilm, who won the sub 2K category, DPRTV went with the Fujifilm X-S10 and native Fujinon lens: the XF56mmF1.2 (which according to our sources will get a refresh in 2022). Btw, that lens was one of my reliable and trusted workhorses at the recent wedding I shot.

Overall this denotes that Fujifilm just made a terrific error to close their mount for so long. An error, that they finally fixed. Better late than never.

Also, APS-C dominates the sub 2K segment, showing that this sensor size (and lenses) just offers a terrific value for money.

For bigger budgets below 10K, the Fujifilm GFX100S wins coupled with the Fujinon GF 110mm F2.

And if money was no issue at all, they’d still get the GFX. It’s simply the best of the best, if you value also features like autofocus, eye detection and other advantages a modern digital camera can offer.

With that said, here are DPRTV’s top picks:

Under $1,000

  1. Canon M50 Mark II with Sigma 56mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary
  2. Sony A6100 with Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary

Under $2,000

  1. Fujifilm X-S10 with Fujinon XF 56mm F1.2

Under $3,000

  1. Sony A7C with Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG DN
  2. Panasonic S5 with Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG DN

Under $5,000

Difficult to pick Canon R series, as there are not really nice mid-range options and the better lens options are too expensive and break the budget

  1. Nikon Z7II with Nikkor Z 85mm F1.8 S

Under $10,000

  1. Fujifilm GFX100S with GF110mm f/2: Awesome choice, favorite portrait lens. The camera is light and compact and has all the image quality you could ever ask for
  2. Canon EOS R5 with Canon RF 85mm f/1.2

Dream Combo (Money No Issue)

  1. GFX100S with GF110mm f/2: that’s still the best choice

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Sensor Cleaning and IBIS

For most users of X-Series cameras, do-it-yourself sensor cleaning with blowers, sticky sticks or swabs is a matter of course. However, things can get a little bit tricky if your camera has IBIS.

by Rico Pfirstinger

Sooner or later, cameras with interchangeable lenses get dust or dirt on the sensor. When the built-in sensor-cleaning function (SET UP > USER SETTING > SENSOR CLEANING > OK) doesn’t help, you can clean the sensor by yourself.

If you leave your camera’s sensor exposed, it will soon collect dust and spots from dried fluids.

Popular Sensor Cleaning Options

  • Touchless cleaning involves using a blower, like the Giottos Rocket Air Blaster, to rid the sensor of dust particles. A key feature of such devices is a filter in the intake valve that prevents contaminated (dusty) air from being blown against the sensor.
Caution! Don’t use compressed air from aerosol cans that contain propellants. Particles could hit the sensor like tiny projectiles and damage the protective surface!
  • Tough sensor dirt (like water or oil stains) requires wet cleaning with a sensor swab. They consist of wipers that are wetted with special cleaning fluids. Wipe one side of the swab from left to right over the full width of the sensor, and then from right to left with the other side of the swab. Your X-mount camera requires swabs that match APS-C-sized sensors.
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