Major Firmware Released for X-T30, Minor Updates for X-T3, 16-80mm F4 Lens

Fujifilm has released firmware updates for its X-T30 and X-T3 camera systems, as well as its XF 16–80mm F4 R OIS WR lens.

Fujifilm X-T3 firmware updated to version 3.21X-T30 to version 1.20 and the wide-angle zoom XF 16-80mm f/4 lens to V1.0.3.

Even the Fujifilm X-T3 and the XF 16-80mm f/4 lens (Amazon / B&H Photo Video/Adorama) firmware fixes minor bugs, Fuji X-T30 has a major upgrade including the improve in autofocus system. Continue reading “Major Firmware Released for X-T30, Minor Updates for X-T3, 16-80mm F4 Lens”

Metabones launches Nikon F to Fuji G-mount (GFX) Expander 1.26x

Metabones has announced the Nikon G Lens to Fuji G-mount (GFX) Expander 1.26x, which allows users to use Nikon F mount lenses on Fujifilm GFX bodies. The Metabones Nikon F to GFX mount adapter will be priced at $519.

The mount adapter is compatible with Nikon F-mount lenses with mechanical aperture lever, but can also be used DX lenses; however, Metabones warns this will cause severe vignetting in most conditions. See the press text of Metabones Introduces Nikon G Lens to Fuji G-mount (GFX) Expander 1.26x below. Continue reading “Metabones launches Nikon F to Fuji G-mount (GFX) Expander 1.26x”

Fuji Released Firmware Updates for X-T2, X-Pro1, X-A7, X-E1 and Fujinon XF8-16mm f/2.8

Fujifilm has released new firmware updates for several Fujifilm cameras and lenses.

This firmware update includes Fujifilm X-T2, X-Pro1, X-A7, X-E1 cameras and Fujinon XF 8-16mm f/2.8 lens.  Continue reading “Fuji Released Firmware Updates for X-T2, X-Pro1, X-A7, X-E1 and Fujinon XF8-16mm f/2.8”

New Fujinon XF 50mm f/1.0 R WR Lens Images

At the ‘X Summit’ in London, Fujifilm introduced several new and upcoming products. The Fujinon XF 50mm f/1.0 R WR lens were also on display and it confirmed that the fast prime optic would come this year.

The lens currently works with CDAF and Fuji is also working on PDAF. It has a 77mm front filter thread and it will be the world’s fastest production AF lens when it is released. Continue reading “New Fujinon XF 50mm f/1.0 R WR Lens Images”

Laowa 65mm f/2.8 2x Macro Lens Price, Specs, Availability

Laowa have released price, specs and availability information for the 65mm f/2.8 2x macro lens.

The Laowa 65mm f/2.8 2X Macro APO will be available for Canon EOS M, Fujj X and Sony E mirrorless camera systems. The price of this manual lens is $399. Laowa lenses are listed at B&H Photo and Adorama.

Venus Optics claims that this is the only APS-C mirrorless lens currently on the market capable of achieving a 2:1 magnification.

The 65mm f/2.8 is a compact macro lens available for Fuji X, Sony E and Canon M mount cameras. Venus Optics say they specially designed this lens for use with mirrorless cameras which use APS-C sensors.

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New Fuji GF Lens Roadmap : GF 80mm f/1.7 R WR Lens and GF 30mm f/3.5 R WR Lens

Along with the launch of the standard zoom Fujifilm GF 45-100mm f/4 R LM OIS WR Lens, Fuji also announced the new GF lens roadmap.

Two new lenses have been added to Fujifilm’s medium-format lens roadmap: the Fujinon GF 80mm f/1.7 R WR Lens and GF 30mm f/3.5 R WR Lens.

The 30mm F3.5 provides a 24mm equivalent focal length and will slot in comfortably between the existing GF 23mm F4 and 45mm F2.8.

The 80mm F1.7 will provide a 63mm equiv. focal length and, at F1.34 equivalent, becomes the brightest lens that Fujifilm has developed for its GFX system. Fujifilm promises it will match the optical performance of its excellent 110mm F2. Both lenses are weather-sealed.

The introduction of these two additional lenses to the roadmap will bring Fujifilm’s total number of GF lenses to 13. No pricing or availability is given at this time. Continue reading “New Fuji GF Lens Roadmap : GF 80mm f/1.7 R WR Lens and GF 30mm f/3.5 R WR Lens”

Fujifilm GF 45-100mm f/4 R LM OIS WR Lens Price $2,300

Fujifilm announced the launch of the standard zoom Fujifilm GF 45-100mm f/4 R LM OIS WR Lens in late February 2020. The US price for this lens is $2,299, now available for pre-order at B&H Photo Video/Adorama/Amazon.

This weather-sealed zoom covers an equivalent range of 36-79mm and includes image stabilization rated at 5 stops.

 is sealed at 11 points to promote dust- and moisture-resistance, and will continue operating in temperatures as low as -10°C (14°F). It weighs 1005g (2.2lb). Continue reading “Fujifilm GF 45-100mm f/4 R LM OIS WR Lens Price $2,300”

Fujifilm GF 45-100mm f/4 R LM OIS WR Lens to be Announced Soon

According to latest rumors, the Fujifilm GF 45-100mm f/4 R LM OIS WR Lens will be officially announced in late January.

Check out the previous press release of this upcoming medium format lens: Continue reading “Fujifilm GF 45-100mm f/4 R LM OIS WR Lens to be Announced Soon”

Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Fisheye Lens Announced for Sony E, Fuji X, and Canon EF-M

Venus Optics announced the Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Fisheye lens for Canon EF-M (EOS M), Sony E, Fuji X mounts.  The lens has a good price tag at $199.

Featuring a one-of-a-kind 210° field of view, Laowa 4mm f/2.8 fisheye lens can create a circular fisheye perspective on Micro Four Thirds (M43) cameras. Photographers can create a 360° full panorama image with a maximum of 2-3 shots. The lens  weigh only 4.8 oz (135 g) which makes it extremely portable and allows photographers to have creative shots anywhere, anytime. The lens can also be mounted on DJI Inspire X5 cameras for creating a unique perspective you have never seen before.

Laowa lenses are sold at Adorama and B&H. See Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Fisheye lens announcement. Continue reading “Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Fisheye Lens Announced for Sony E, Fuji X, and Canon EF-M”

Fujifilm XF 16-80mm f/4 R OIS WR Lens Review

The new Fujifilm XF 16-80mm F4 R OIS WR lens now reviewed by dpreview TV. The Fujinon XF 16-80mm f/4 R OIS WR lens is priced at $799, now in stock and shipping at Amazon / B&H Photo Video/Adorama. Continue reading “Fujifilm XF 16-80mm f/4 R OIS WR Lens Review”