Kazuto Yamaki President of Sigma on X-mount

Kazuto Yamaki President of Sigma gave lenstip an interview, which I covered on 43Addict and he had some interesting things to say about X-mount and in the broader interview lens design for mirrorless:


  • Full Frame Mirrorless is their priority and then APS-C followed by DSLR going forward
  • Sigma wants to develop for Fujifilm X Mount, but their resources are limited and it is not their priority now
  • Kazuto Yamaki wishes they could make a lens for X Mount right now, but they have too much to do with their limited resources

Doesn’t sound like we will see any lenses anytime soon, but maybe they will have some resources freed up in the future or Fujifilm will become irresistible.

You can read the full interview here or read the excerpts here on 43Addict.

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LEE 100 Filter Holder Released

Longtime readers know that I use LEE as my primary filter system and I prefer them even though some others might have slightly more convenient ways to attach and affix filters. It looks like LEE is finally trying to catch up to them with their LEE100 holder. The filter market isn’t exactly exploding since many like to just fix photos in post, but if you like to get it right in camera the first time a good filter system is a must own.

LEE100: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

How does it work?
Precision engineered from injection-moulded composite materials, the holder is rigid, strong and lightweight. It clips on to the adaptor ring in the same, familiar way, by pulling the spring release and snapping the holder on. Simple to operate, the holder can be attached and removed from the adaptor ring one-handed, if necessary.

After this, the user has a number of options. There is now a blue locking dial around the base of the spring release, and this has three possible positions. When it is in ‘neutral’, the holder is locked to the adaptor ring in the way it always has, can be rotated freely, and allows the user to quickly remove it. It can also be knocked off, should you catch it accidentally, and so keeping your camera and lens safe.

Turn the blue locking dial upwards, and the holder can still be rotated; however, in this setting, the holder cannot be removed – it is locked firmly to the adaptor ring and therefore cannot be knocked off accidentally.

Turn the blue locking dial downwards, and once again the holder itself is locked in place and cannot be knocked off. However, in addition to this, when the locking dial is in this position, the holder itself cannot be rotated.

While it’s fine for the holder to remain locked on to the adaptor ring if you’re moving around with your camera – for instance, with your tripod over your shoulder – it is not recommended to keep the filters in the holder, as there is a danger of them slipping out and being damaged or broken. Read More »

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Deal Zone: Today Only Sandisk Savings

B&H Photo has Sandisk Cards in their DealZone today only. Don’t miss out if you’re in need.

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Fujifilm Wins The Internationally Prestigious “iF Design Award” With 20 Products

Fujifilm wins the internationally prestigious “iF Design Award” with 20 products
-Recognized for design excellence, advanced performance and superior operability in products of various business fields
-Portable X-ray unit “CALNEO Xair” wins the highest ranked “iF Gold Award”

FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Kenji Sukeno) is proud to announce that it has been awarded the iF Design Award 2019, sponsored by the iF International Forum Design (Hanover, Germany), for 20 of its products in various business fields including the hybrid instant camera “instax SQUARE SQ20,” “X Series” of digital cameras and endoscope systems. This time, portable X-ray unit “CALNEO Xair,” which enables easy and convenient X-ray diagnostics for patients receiving medical care at home, has been awarded the highest ranked “iF Gold Award 2019”.
Each of the products was highly praised not only for its external design but also from various perspectives including advanced product performance, ease of use and user interface that offers excellent operability.

The iF Design Award is a prestigious international design award launched in 1953, and is considered one of the top three global design awards, alongside Germany’s “Red Dot Design Award” and the United States’ “the International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA)”. This year, there were 6,375 entries from 52 countries and regions.

In developing a wide range of products and services, Fujifilm not only pursues functionality and performance, but also strives to develop designs that bring out the best of advanced functionality. In addition to creating beautiful external designs, Fujifilm is working to create new product value by developing designs that realize simple and comfortable operability and portability.

With attention firmly on design excellence as one of the product values, it is an honor to announce that its 20 products were chosen for iF Design Award out of numerous entries from around the world. Fujifilm will continue to develop superior products into the future.

< The iF Design Award 2019: Award winning products > Read More »

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Thingyfy Pinhole Pro X Zoom Lens

Thingyfy a maker of pinhole lenses has a new zoom pinhole lens that covers 18-36mm that they showed off at CP+ called the Thingyfy Pinhole Pro X. They also have a Thingyfy Pinhole Pro that camera that can be adjusted from 0.10 to 0.80.

Thingyfy lenses are made of anodized aluminum alloy and it is designed in Canada, but produced in China.

Their current lineup is:

via ephotozine

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Fujifilm Savings Sunday: Two Weeks Left to Save

Amazon still has some very good discounts on leather Vi Vante goods. You can find a list of all their products here. Just make sure you click the coupon button when orders to get the savings applied at checkout.

Body Deals
Fujifilm X-T30 v XF23 f/2 (Save $300): B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Fujifilm X-T30 v XF35 f/2 (Save $300): B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Fujifilm X-T30 v XF50 f/2 (Save $300): B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

Fujifilm X-T3 Body (Save $100): B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Fujifilm X-T3 + 18-55mm w Grip (Save $200): B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Fujifilm X-T2 w Handgrip (Save $629): B&H Photo / Amazon  / Adorama
Fujifilm X-T2 w 18-55mm + Handgrip (Save $529):  B&H Photo / Adorama
Fujifilm X-T2 Graphite Edition (Save $500): B&H Photo

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

Fujinon Fixed Focal Length Lenses
XF 16mm F1.4 WR (save $250): B&H Photo /Amazon / Adorama
XF 56mm F1.2 R (save $250): B&H Photo/  Amazon  / Adorama
XF 56mm F1.2 R APD (save $350): B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
XF 80mm F2.8 R LM OIS WR (save $300): B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
XF 90mm F2 R LM WR (save $250): B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
XF 200mm f/2 OIS WR w XF 1.4x TC F2 WR (save $1000):B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

Fujinon Zoom Lenses
XF 8-16mm f/2.8 R LM WR (save $500): B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
XF 10-24mm F4 R (save $250): B&H Photo /  Amazon / Adorama
XF 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR (save $300): B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
XF 50-140mm F2.8 R LM WR (save $400): B&H Photo /Amazon / Adorama
XF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR (save $500): B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

Fujinon Teleconverter Packages
XF50-140 + 1.4x TC (save $400):  B&H Photo / Adorama
XF100-400 + 1.4x TC (save $500):  B&H Photo / Adorama
XF50-140 + 2x TC (save $400):  B&H Photo / Adorama
XF100-400 + 2x TC (save $500):  B&H Photo / Adorama

Cine Lenses
MK18-55mm T2.9 (Save $1,000): B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
MK50-135mm T2.9 (Save $1,000): B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

Other Deals
X-Mount Lens Deals
Lexar Professional 2000x 64GB
Sony High-Speed SD Cards Discounted
Memory Card Savings
Power Banks
Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 35mm f/0.95 Mark II Save $70
Zeiss X-mount Lenses
Instax S-P2

Software Deals
Luminar 2018 & Aurora HDR 2018 (Savings code FUJIADDICT)
ON1 Photo RAW 2019 NEW

Battery Banks For Fujifilm Cameras
Anker PowerCore Speed 20000 PD
PowerCore+26800 PD
other more affordable options

iPad Savings: Amazon
iPad Savings: B&H Photo
New Apple iPad Pro and More: B&H Photo / Adorama
New Apple iMac Pro: B&H Photo / Adorama
New Apple MBP: B&H Photo / Adorama
MacBook Pro (Savings still available): B&H Photo

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