The Fujifilm Fujinon XF 200mm f/2 R LM OIS WR is Fujifilm’s first professional long lens and it is getting high marks from reviewers. I hope to get my hands on one for some project in the future and I might even consider buying one if the price comes down a little, but I simply can’t justify the full price at this time, but the inclusion of a high-quality XF1.4 TC certainly makes the price a little easier to swallow.
Really Right Stuff started preorders for their new L-Plate a few weeks ago and now we are getting our first look at its design and it looks fantastic. It looks like RRS is making up for their past GFX50 error by releasing an incredibly innovative L-Plate for the GFX100. RRS has addressed your every need with this new L-Plate from being able to swap the battery and access the ports to enhancing the GFX100 grip that some have complained about.
Cytotron Japan Co., Ltd. will release an APS-C compatible single-focus lens “KAMLAN 8mm F3.0” on April 20 as a new product of the “KAMLAN” brand. The suggested retail price is open. Estimated over-the-counter price is around 25,000 yen excluding tax ($223 USD).
Photons to Photos just added the Fujifilm X-E3 dynamic range tests to their database. You can check it out and manipulate the data here.
Panasonic Says Natural Sensor Cooperation with Fujifilm Continues. Mass Manufacturing Will Take a Bit...
Over 5 years ago, Fujifilm and Panasonic announced the development of the organic sensor.Now Panasonic Manager Mr. Uematsu said to personal-view here, that the organic sensor is still in development with Fujifilm, but it takes more time than expected:
The Meike 50mm f/1.7, 25mm f/2 and Cine 25mm T2.2 Lens are now available via Amazon. these lenses are for APS-C cameras and were announced in February here. Meike also released a Fujifilm X-T3 hand grip recently which you can read about here.
FUJIFILM NORTH AMERICA CORPORATION ANNOUNCES MARKETING ALLIANCE WITH PHOTO EDITING SOLUTION LEADER SKYLUM
This announcement makes the current Fujifilm XF lens savings even more enticing, which you can find here. Luminar has been my top editing pick for a while now and now Fujifilm is announcing a partnership with them that will likely make the software even better in the long run so grab a lens and/or a copy of Luminar and check it out.
Fujifilm has been giving lots of interviews lately and here is yet another one from CP+2019 after the one posted the other day. This interview is full of technical details that you can read into and image resource got lost talking about PDAF a few times so you might want to read their interview if my excerpts aren’t clear enough. Also, Fujifilm provided IR with some slides about their PDAF system that I have reproduced. Below are excerpts from the interview that cover all of the key details: