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Metabones® Introduces Hasselblad V to Fuji G mount (GFX) Speed Booster®Los Angeles, CA, USA, Aug 16, 2019: Caldwell Photographic Inc. and Metabones® are pleased to announce a new Speed Booster® Ultra 0.71x, exclusively designed for the exciting new Fuji GFX medium format camera. The initial version is specifically optimized for use with the famous Hasselblad V series lenses. This new Speed Booster uses an advanced 6-element design to achieve excellent optical performance at apertures up to f/1.4 when paired with the Hasselblad 110mm f/2 lens.
A Reader sent in these Fujifilm GFX Modular system drawings. They look pretty good and it would be interesting if Fujifilm decided to make this system in the future since there was a lot of interest in it after we first covered it in detail here. A Modular GFX system could be a cheaper more accessible one that would give users more options than they have today. For instance, there could be GFXR/GFXS/GFX100 style modules for the Modular GFX in addition to bellows, sensor modal swaps, and more. This would let users choose if between a clean dial free camera and one with manual controls for everything and anything else in between. What do you think?
Fujifilm’s mirrorless digital cameras win the EISA Awards -FUJIFILM GFX100, equipped with the world’s highest 102 million pixels resolution sensor and FUJIFILM X-T3, achieving fast and accurate autofocus -First win for the GFX Series and 9th consecutive win for the X Series
Jim Kasson has continued his analysis of the Fujifilm GFX100’s capabilities at a rapid pace, which is why we have another technological mega-post today of his findings. You can find the first post here and for those of you that have been asking about electronic shutter speed, it’s 1/3 – 1/6th, which you can read more about below.
I demoed a NiSi filter kit for a little after I purchased my LEE setup and I was very impressed with its premium build quality and glass filters. The leather case that housed it all was one of the nicest out, but it was a little on the heavy side and not very functional. Well, now it looks like my small gripes about their system have been addressed with the new NiSi V6 Filter Kit III.
Godox has become very popular among Fujifilm photographers and the Godox V1, in particular, is of interest to many because it is a low-cost alternative to the Profoto A1 and it is available for Fujifilm cameras without a trigger. The above demo does a decent job of demonstrating one difference between a round head flash vs a square head, but there is still debate about if the difference matters. At least Godox is doing a good job of keeping up with Profoto’s tech at a reasonable price. More options for Fujifilm cameras is always appreciated.
It’s interesting that the Fujifilm GFX is being used to advertise the new Billingham Hadley Pro 2020 camera bags in their announcement. In the past, Billingham used Leica cameras to advertise their bags, but the release of the GFX made it harder for Leica fans to justify their purchase. Maybe this is a sign of things to come or maybe Billingham and Leica’s relations have soured. It sure would be nice if Billingham released a Fujifilm branded bag for the GFX like they did for the Leica M.
The Fujinon XF16mm f/2.8 has been popular among fans of compact mirrorless cameras, but the lens has a few issues according to lens tips that are similar to the controversial Fujinon XF18mm f/2.0 R. I do not know many that would defend or purchase the XF18mm, but a few do. I imagine many more will buy the XF16mm f/2.8, especially if they are intereted in the excilent XF16mm f/1.4.