Fujifilm X-T4 Discounted $100


Fujifilm hasn’t announced a sale yet, but a reader noticed the Fujifilm X-T4 is currently $100 off on Amazon. This could be an early indication of Fujifilm’s next sale or a pricing error so don’t miss out.

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New WANDRD PRVKE: One of My Favorite Bags


In 2018 when I had to find a quality bag to fit all my gear in for the Falcon Heavy launch I attended with my kids I purchased a WANDRD PRVKE 31L (the biggest they made at the time) to carry all of my equipment from my car to the launch site, which took about 7 hours to reach due to the number of people there. On top of the long trek which started first thing in the morning, I also have a very bad back that constantly hurts so evenly distributing the weight of all my equipment was crucial and the WANDRD PRVKE 31L did not fail me. Now they have updated the bag with some new tweaks and the WANDRD PRVKE Lite and WANDRD PRVKE 41L sizes being added to the lineup. This update has me considering the 41L now since I could have used a little more room in the bag and almost exclusively shoot GFX, but like to bring my X gear with me too.

The WANDRD PRVKE is great for hiking and it’s the bag I use to walk down to the beach at night when I want to photograph lightning since the bag does a good job of protecting my cameras and lenses during the walk back if it is raining and I find that I’m not in pain the next day from lugging around too much weight. I don’t quite pack it to the extent above for these kinds of events, but you can get a substantial amount of equipment in these bags comfortably, which is the most important thing for me since my back can put me out of commission for months if I overdo it and in 2018 I was carrying around two kids in addition to all of the above equipment so I would say the bag saved me from having a miserable month.

I know other companies make quality backs, but at this point, they would have to prove to me that they can do as good of a job of distributing weight as the WANDRD PRVKE for me to consider purchasing them. If you have back pain you know that once you find something that doesn’t add to your pain you become a fan for life and the WANDRD PRVKE is that for me.

WANDRD PRVKE: B&H Photo / Moment

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Weird Camera: Fujifilm Rensha Cardia BYU-N 16 Golf GIF Camera

Fujifilm made a lot of unique cameras over the year, but the BYU-N 16 is one of the most interesting I have ever seen. Its 16 lenses, each with a shutter of its own tied to 2 shutter buttons, can capture 16 images in rapid succession to two 35mm frames of film. It is not quite a point-and-shoot camera since it was designed to capture golf swings, but I think it could also be useful for subjects like dancers going through a rapid range of motions.

Making the camera even stranger you can shoot 16 single shots in addition to firing all 16 shots rapidly or firing 15 shots with a single frame at the end triggered independently. This is all done using a 20mm f/9.5 fixed focus lens that is likely made of plastic with a fixed shutter speed of 1/250th a second so this camera requires a lot of extra light or quality high ISO film.

I went looking for a BYU-N 16 after seeing the above video, but couldn’t find any at this time. The few I have seen seem to have sold for just under $200 USD. I also found some sample shots here.

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Fujifilm Counterfeit Battery Notice Update


Counterfeit products are a big problem and Fujifilm just re-upped its warning about counterfeit batteries. Maybe the pandemic has lead to more entrepreneurial thinking about earning money like producing and selling counterfeit products. Regardless you can’t go wrong if you order from a reputable retailer that sources its batteries directly from Fujifilm. 3rd party batteries can also be counterfeit, but there is less incentive since the markup tends to be less.

Notice about counterfeit products of “FUJIFILM X series” / “FinePix series” rechargeable lithium-ion batteries
Thank you for your continued patronage of our digital cameras.

We have long requested that you use our genuine rechargeable lithium-ion battery when using our digital camera, but this time, we have illegally used our logo etc. to make our genuine product. It was confirmed that counterfeit products, which are very similar in appearance to the products, are available not only overseas but also on communication sites in Japan.

Many of the counterfeit products have a different shape from our genuine products, and many of them do not have sufficient safety mechanisms such as protective devices.If such counterfeit products are used or charged, the digital camera will not operate normally. , May cause a malfunction. It may also cause abnormal heat generation, liquid leakage, explosion or fire. In that case, not only the digital camera may be damaged, but also a serious accident such as a fire or burn may occur.

Please note that we are not responsible for any accidents or malfunctions caused by such counterfeit rechargeable lithium-ion batteries.

When using our digital camera, please re-use our genuine rechargeable lithium-ion battery, which we give due consideration to performance and safety.

We look forward to your continued patronage of our products.

■ Information on counterfeit products
Information on counterfeit rechargeable batteries can also be found on the Camera & Imaging Products Association (CIPA) website.

<Update history>
May 7, 2021

  • Since counterfeit products are in circulation, it will be updated to remind you.
  • Contact name change
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Fringer EF Adapter Coming to GFX in The 2nd Half of 2021

Fringer was one of the first companies to release an AF adapter for Fujifilm X series cameras, but they have neglected to release an adapter for the Fujifilm GFX until now. If I were in the market for an AF adapter for the GFX I personally would wait for the Fringer AF adapter to be released because Fringer has a track record of supporting its adapters for years to come with updates that add features and lots of tweaking for lots of glass.

The Fringer EF-GFX adapts EF mount lenses to Fujifilm GFX cameras while keeping auto functions such as AF/AE/EXIF.

Key features include:
– Electronic aperture ring
Keep the same usage as native GF lenses. As GFX100s doesn’t have ISO dial, if an adapter doesn’t have an aperture ring, the camera front dial has to be shared by ISO and aperture settings which isn’t convenient at all.

– Support Phase Detection AF (GFX100 and GFX100s only)
You will get high AF performance as well as supports for AF tracking and Eye AF, etc. only if PDAF is fully supported.

– Support In Body Image Stabilization (GFX100 and GFX100s only)
A lot of very good EF mount lenses don’t have IS function. It would be great to leverage the IBIS function of the camera body.

– Lateral Chromatic Aberration correction (optimized lenses only)
We believe JPGs straight out of camera are very useful. Unfortunately, LaCA may severely affect the quality of them. Unlike the raw file, it isn’t easy to be removed for a JPG. Native GF lenses are all embedded with LaCA correction. Now, our adapter has done the same thing for EF mount lenses.

Please watch the demo video for more details:

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Fuji Guys on F-Log and LUT

It took Fujifilm a few years to really dial in their video performance, which only started to get good around the release of the Fujifilm X-T2 with the introduction of F-Log. Since then Fujifilm has added features like RAW video to cameras like the GFX100, which represents the next logical step beyond F-Log, but until it is more widely adopted F-Log will likely remain the standard for most videographers.

If you would like the latest LUT for Fujifilm cameras they are available here Above you can see the Fuji Guys take on the current state of F-Log in Fujifilm cameras and below I have created a summary of the above video:

  • Log footage lets you record very flat image data that is ideal of post-processing giving the maximum flexibility in post
  • Log helps you to get the max dynamic range that the camera can create
  • F-Log is captured in Rec. 2020
  • White balance can be hard to get right with log because the image is so washed out so it is best to dial in white balance manually in advance
  • Fujifilm provides LUT that will help you to quickly turn a log image into a usable Eterna color profile based video
  • Fujifilm’s latest cameras have F-Log assist that will load a profile in to help dial in your capture settings giving you a Rec. 709 preview
  • If you are using an external recorder you can load LUTs onto the recorder
  • There are creative and technical LUTs
  • Most editors allow you to load LUTs
  • Recording with Eterna is the fastest way to make a video, but if the situation is high dynamic range use F-Log

Fujifilm GFX100S: B&H Photo / Amazon / Moment / Adorama
Fujifilm GFX100: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

Fujifilm X-T4: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Fujifilm X-E4:
 B&H Photo / Amazon / Moment / Adorama

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