The power of integration – Nissin MG80 Pro Nissin Japan Limited (Chairman Mr. Goto Chikara) proudly announces the launch of MG80 Pro which is an advanced NAS 2.4Ghz*1 built-in commander strobe for both on and off-camera. It is a 60GN (83 w/s) powerful strobe and equipped with a patented wide variety battery choice system. Moreover, it provides a master / slave feature for more operation flexibility. The MG80 Pro fully supports the current Nissin NAS strobes. The package comes with a flash stand, filter holder and wide-angle diffuser. Fully compatible with Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fujifilm, Panasonic and Olympus systems and it will be available in the market on late May 2019.
The uptick in used Fujifilm GFX cameras has already started with the Fujifilm GFX100’s launch date leaking. B&H Photo has a few up to 20% off and they even have some Fujifilm GFX50R cameras that are 16% off. So with the current sale, you could have a GFX50R and prime lens for under $4,500.
Fujifilm GFX50R + 45mm (Save $1,000): B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama Fujifilm GFX50R + 63mm (Save $1,000): B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama Fujifilm GFX50R + 32-64mm (Save $800): B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
I now have confirmation of the Fujifilm GFX100 format announcement date which will be May 23rd as well as an expected shipment time of the beginning of June. Fujifilm could move the shipment date a little if demand is above expectations of if they can’t fully work out the GFX100’s firmware, but hopefully, this will go smoothly. Time to start getting my money together, because I plan to trade up to the GFX100 from my GFX50, which will be a considerable investment in a body for me. I hope it holds its value better than Leica’s do.
The Fujinon XF16mm f/2.8 will be available in silver on May 23rd according to DC.Watch. It has been available in black for a few months now and B&H Photo already has the silver edition listed for preorder. On the other hand, Adorama says it will start shipping May 31st.
The Canon RP looked like a crazy value when it was launched, but it’s interesting to see now that its full frame sensor can’t keep up with Fujifilm APS-C X-Trans III or X-Trans IV cameras anywhere near base ISO. While Photons to Photos hasn’t added the Fujifilm X-T30 yet it’s safe to say it will match the X-T3 closely just like the X-T2 and X-T20. If you want to manipulate the above comparison you can do so here.
The Kamlan FS 50mm f/1.1 will be coming to Kickstarter in May according to their Facebook page.Kamlan FS 50mm f/1.1
Fujifilm’s latest firmware 3.00 is definitely an improvement, but it is getting some mixed reviews. Some are saying that the update is comparable to the a6400’s AF system while others are just calling it usable. I think a lot of the variation is coming from the lenses used at this point because red-badged lenses seem to be performing on par with Sony cameras. My Fujinon XF50-140mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR works perfectly with firmware 3.00 and I couldn’t be happier with the step up in performance.