More Viltrox 33mm f/1.4 Photos

We previously reported that the Viltrox 33mm f/1.4 will be coming April 21st, now photorumors is reporting the same and received some additional photos to share. We also covered the price here and specs here, where we also talk about 3 additional AF lenses coming from Viltrox soon for X-Mount.

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VILTROX 85mm f/1.8: B&H Photo / Amazon
VILTROX 33mm f/1.4: B&H Photo / Amazon

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Fujifilm Released 3 Free EBooks For Photographers That You Can Enjoy While Social Distancing and Last Day of Peak Design Sale


No new Fujifilm savings this week, but Fujifilm has 3 free books you can download by signing up for their email list.

How to Make Better Travel Photos
Picture Perfect Portraits
Six Speedlite Techniques to Create Better Photos

The Peak Design Sale ends today too (B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama)

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Peak Design Sale 20-40% Off and COVID-19 Relief

Peak Design is running a 20-40% off sale that ends April 6th so don’t miss out at your favorite retailer (B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama). This rare sale is to celebrate the launch of their unique travel tripod shipping globally April 7th and to encourage purchase 100% of profits from the first 4 days of sales of the Travel Tripod will be split 50/50 between Coronavirus (COVID-19) relief and climate neutral.

Peak Design Carbon Fiber Travel Tripod: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Peak Design Aluminum Travel Tripod: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

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Fujifilm X-T4 vs X-T3 with Fringer EF-FX Pro Adapter – Fujifilm AF Gets Sticky

Fringer recently released a video showing off how well the Tamron SP 35mm f/1.4 works on the Fujifilm X-T4. Today they posted a new video comparing the performance of the Fujifilm X-T4 and X-T3 and the XT4 is looking super sticky compared to the X-T3. The most recent test was done with a Fringer Adapter and Canon EF50/1.8 STM lens.

Native Fujifilm glass might even show a greater difference between the two cameras and the AF system used in the X-T4 could come to the X-T3 after launch via a firmware update. Also, the X-T4 being used is preproduction so the overall performance could get even better at launch.

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Fujifilm X-T3: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

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New Fujifilm Coronavirus (COVID-19) 2 Hours Test Press Release


Translated Press Release: Previous COVID-19 Reporting Here ( 123456, 7)
Fujifilm Wako Pure Chemical Industries, Ltd. (Head Office: Chuo-ku, Osaka, President: Kazuo Shiraki) is, PCR method ※ 1 It will be released from inspection new coronavirus infection that achieves a significant reduction of the time (COVID-19) for gene detection kit “SARS-CoV-2 RT-qPCR Detection kit” on April 15 that was used.

The new coronavirus infection (COVID-19) is defined with the specified infections in Japan on January 28, WHO has been recognized as a pandemic (worldwide epidemic) is on March 11. Japan National Institute of Infectious Diseases (hereinafter, National Institute of Infectious Diseases) in Japan other, Institutes of Health in each region, and in the inspection private laboratories have been made. PCR method which is currently performed, pretreatment of the sample, RNA extraction, reverse transcription reaction to convert RNA into DNA ※ 2 , Real-time PCR to monitor amplification of DNA as a target in real time ※ 3 It is necessary to perform the inspection through each stage of, it takes between when the length until the determination result.

It utilizes cultivated detection know-how and technology so far, in view of the reverse transcription and real-time PCR improve efficiency at each stage in the development of test kits PCR method for which can shorten the total of about 90 minutes reaction time Succeeded. In addition to the reaction reagents, primers National Institute of Infectious Diseases is published ※Four Probe ※Five To produce a kit that was set, and then supplied as a detection kit that summarizes the reagents required for one of the kit to test.

By combining the product and the new RNA extraction kit companies development, PCR tests new corona virus infection using the (COVID-19) detected about the inspection time it takes 4-6 hours 2 it will be possible to shorten time.

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We, as a base of business activities “will be the next of science Power, creativity to the happiness of the source of the people,” the original philosophy, that collectively supply the detection kit of the new coronavirus infection (COVID-19) in, we will contribute to the speeding up of the new coronavirus inspection.

※ 1 abbreviation of the polymerase chain reaction (polymerase chain reaction). Repeated cycles a particular area (DNA region of interest) on the DNA sequence Approach to amplification while returns. Application range is wide, has been utilized in various areas other than the study of biology. ※ with 2 reverse transcriptase, a technique for converting (reverse transcription) RNA and to DNA. Since the method for amplifying RNA itself has not been established, the detection To advance, consisting of RNA requires reverse transcription of the DNA. ※ 3 The increase in DNA as a target to be amplified, quantitative monitoring technique in real time using fluorescent dyes. ※ 4 serving as a starting point for DNA replication as a target during the PCR reaction short (20 bases before and after) DNA ※ 5 DNA which specifically binds to a specific nucleotide sequence in the target DNA.

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Tales of the X-T4: Tale 2 – IBIS


Previously Fujifilm released their first X-T4 tale called “Tales of the X-T4: Tale 1 – Versatile Performance.” Now Fujifilm has released its second tale “Tales of the X-T4: Tale 2.”

In Fujifilm’s second tale they talk about how a camera’s unique design factors that go into a good IBIS system. Good IBIS systems are not plug and play and must take into consideration internal and external noise that can disrupt IBIS and the gyro sensor necessary to maximize performance.


The design of the lens attached to the camera also influences IBIS performance because the internal IBIS mainly handles the roll axis of the camera or about 1/5th of the maximum IBIS performance of a five-axis system.


The camera’s internal gyro detects changes of angle that are used with focal length data to calculate how to move the CMOS sensor to maximize the reduction of blur caused by motion on the pitch and yaw axes. Lenses that talk with the camera also provide aperture and focus position for calculating the movement of the camera, which is why third party lenses do not work as well. With third party lenses, you can expect about 4 stops of stabilization if you input the focal length information in the camera.


Image circle also plays a factor in how well IBIS can work because a bigger image circle will allow the sensor to move more. Prime lenses, in general, can be tricky to work with because they are optimized to locate the sensor in the lenses’ sweet spot.


The last element used to maximize IBIS performance is the distance to the subject, which is easy to obtain with native glass, but adapted glass can be tricky here. If you’re using an AF adapter on your X-T4 with Canon or Nikon lenses the adapter might send incorrect distance information to the camera that could make IBIS work against you while shooting, which is why Fujifilm recommends that you stick with Fujinon lenses.

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NP-W235 Battery:  B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Fujifilm BC-W235 Dual Battery Charger: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

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