In addition to the new Fuji X-E4, the compact(ish) Fuji GFX 100S medium format mirrorless camera was announced this week. It features an impressive 102MP BSI CMOS sensor that measures 43.8 x 32.9mm, which yields a roughly 0.79x crop factor compared to a 35mm frame/sensor. It can also use pixel shift multi-shot tech to capture 400MP images.
Fuji has announced its new X-E4 mirrorless camera and a pair of new lenses – the XF 27mm f/2.8 R WR pancake lens and the XF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 R LM OIS WR lens.
The X-E4 continues the popular APS-C format product line and retails for $849 (body only) and $1049 in kit form with the new XF 27mm lens. [Read more…]
At 11.8oz, the GF 50mm is the smallest and lightest in the GF lens line to date. Lens construction consists of 9 elements in 6 groups and includes one aspherical lens element to minimize spherical aberration and barrel distortion. It also features a 62mm filter ring, weather-sealing in 10 places along the lens barrel and operation temperatures down to 14°F.
The Fujifilm GF 50mm f/3.5 R LM WR retails for $999.95 and will be available on September 26, 2019. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
Fuji has announced its new XF 16-80mm f/4 R OIS WR lens for the Fuji X-Series line of mirrorless cameras. The lens offers a 24-120mm-equivalent zoom range on Fuji’s APS-C format cameras in a smaller and lighter package.
The lens consists of 16 elements in 12 groups and weighs just 15.5 oz (440 g) and is only 3.5in (88.9mm) long. This makes it approximately 40% lighter than similar, 35mm system lenses. It has a 72mm filter ring, a minimum focus distance of 14 inches and offers six stops of optical image stabilization for maximum handhold-ability. It also features weather-sealing and operation down to 14°F.
The Fujifilm XF 16-80mm f/4 R OIS WR retails for $799.95 and will be available on September 26, 2019. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
You can also grab the Fuji X-T2 kit with the 18-55mm f/2.8-4 lens for $1099 (was $1899) here at B&H Photo.
Fuji announced that it is bringing black and white film back to market with the introduction of its new NEOPAN 100 ACROS II film.
“This 100 ISO film will deliver unsurpassed resolution, fine grain and sharpness, with exceptional detail satisfying a broad range of shooting scenarios and exposures. The 35mm and 120 format film will be introduced in Japan this fall, with other markets to follow, based upon demand.”
This is certainly a step in the right direction for the film enthusiasts out there; however, we still have to see enough demand before it shows up outside of Japan (although you can still find some existing stock of the original ACROS 100 in the US).
If that happens though, maybe we will someday get our beloved peel-apart Fuji FP-100C film back…?
Last week, Theta Chip, LLC filed lawsuits in federal court against Canon USA, Nikon, Fujifilm, Olympus, and Sigma for infringing a specific patent that covers removable memory cards in cameras and image rotation in camera menu systems, among other things. [Read more…]