New Fujifilm Savings Sunday Rebates

Fujifilm savings have returned and this time you can save up to $449.95.

Fujifilm X-Pro 2 Body Package
X-Pro2 With XF23mmF2 R WR: B&H photoAmazon / Adorama
X-Pro2 With XF35mmF2 R WR: B&H photoAmazon / Adorama
X-Pro2 With XF50mmF2 R WR: B&H photoAmazon / Adorama

Fujifilm X-T2 Body Package
Graphite Silver Edition with Vertical Power Booster Grip: B&H photoAmazon / Adorama
Black Edition with Vertical Power Booster Grip: B&H photoAmazon / Adorama
Kit with Vertical Power Booster Grip: B&H photoAmazon / Adorama

Fujinon Teleconverter Packages
XF100-400 + 1.4x TC (save $350):  B&H photoAmazon / Adorama
XF100-400 + 2x TC (save $350):  B&H photoAmazon / Adorama

Accessories
X-T2 Vertical Power Booster Grip: B&H photoAmazon / Adorama

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Early GODOX X1T-F Impressions


David M Ward, a member of our Fujifilm GFX Owners Group, gained early access to the GODOX X1T-F and was kind enough to share the above photo along with his impressions below. You can see his work at dmwfotos.com

“Here is a rundown of my findings while testing the following Fujifilm variant Godox speedlites and X1Tf controller. All the speedlites; TT350f; TT685f; and V860IIf were controllable as shoe mount speedlites from the Fujifilm GFX flash menu. Configuration changes can be made either from the flash menu or the camera menu. All support HSS, SCS, and Multi-flash as TTL speedlites.When the

When the speedlite is changed to controller mode the only functions that can be changed via the camera menu are HSS, SCS and Multi-flash. Changing the flash function from TTL to M in the camera menu effectively turns the flash off. i.e. it does not fire itself or remote units when the camera flash menu M mode is selected. When the Camera flash mode is TTL then the controller mode functions control Master and remote groups. Setting the flash to Multi-mode does change the flash to multi for the groups. The groups are either on or off. Flashes and times per second (Hz) can be set via menu 2 on the speedlites or via the camera menu.In summary, the three

In summary, the three speedlites each function as expected as either camera mounted speedlites or as an X system controller and speedlite in its own group M.

The X1Tf does not interact with the camera flash menu. Its a stand alone controller for the X system that interfaces the X system with Fujifilm cameras for Manual, TTL and Multi-flash functionality. Which mode is selected is determined by the X1Tf. Multi-flash is selected on the X1Tf via the Fn menu. The camera flash menu is used to set the number of flash and frequency (Hz).

To this point in the testing I have found only one anomaly. Changing the FEC for any group on the X1Tf also changes the FEC on the camera. This has a deleterious affect since the two FEC settings are additive. It is further confusing because if Group A is set to +1 FEC and then one moves on the Group B, the in-camera FEC jumps to the FEC set for group B when its selected on the X1Tf. I am confident that this is a firmware glitch that will be quickly corrected.

I have been using CL200X units as the remotes for testing. I have updated the firmware in the CL600 and CL360II units and will do some testing with them to confirm that they are controllable as well.

I have more testing planned and will confirm that the XT-2 works the same way with the speedlites and X1Tf as the GFX. Since the XT-2 is listed as a supported camera I expect it to function in the same way.

The AF assist light operates as expected in the speedlites and the X1Tf. There is an AF (LED) line in the camera menu for turning on the AF function So far I haven’t given it a practical test.”

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Fujifilm Godox/Flashpoint Update

It looks like the Godox/Flashpoint system is working very well with Fujifilm cameras, you can even use Fujifilm Godox products to control other Godox/Flashpoint ecosystem products for other manufacturers. When the Godox XT1-F ships Fujifilm will have its first native studio/portable studio complete system available. I am tempted to add the Godox system to my Impact system with the RoboSHOOT, but I might be pushing things more than a little. These lights should work great with the X-T2 and GFX alike.

GODOX X1T-F
B&H Photo / Amazon
Godox TT350F
Amazon
Godox AD200
B&H Photo / Amazon
Godox AD600M
Amazon
Godox TT685F
B&H Photo
Godox V860IIF
B&H Photo

Flashpoint R2 TTL Wireless 2.4 G Flash Remote Trigger Transmitter and Receiver
Adorama
Flashpoint R2 TTL Transmitter
Adorama
Flashpoint Zoom Li-on R2 TTL On-Camera Flash Speedlight (V860FII)
Adorama
Flashpoint Zoom TTL R2 Flash With Integrated R2 Radio Transceiver (TT685F)
Adorama
Flashpoint Zoom-Mini TTL R2 Flash With Integrated R2 Radio Transceiver
Adorama

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Iridient X-Transformer 1.0 Beta 4


Yesterday Irident released X-Transformer 1.0 Beta 4 and it has a lot of improvements. Irident X-Transformer 1.0 has been pretty solid since beta 2 and continues to improve. You can read about the new release below.

The Iridient X-Transformer 1.0 beta 4 update is now available for download! Iridient X-Transformer beta 4 is supported on both macOS 10.7 or later and 64-bit editions of Windows 7 or later.

The new version can be downloaded here:
http://www.iridientdigital.com/products/xtransformer_download.html

This release includes bug fixes, performance improvements and several new features. New feature highlights include:

1) An all new Lightroom scripting plug-in which for most users will likely be the preferred way of transferring images from Lightroom to X-Transformer and back as quickly and efficiently as possible. The plug-in requires no additional Preferences setup and avoids some of the limitations and unnecessary intermediate image processing applied by Lightroom when using “Edit In” . This plug-in also provides a quick and easy option to launch X-Transformer and bring it to front for settings adjustments prior to processing images.

To install the plug-in choose “Install Lightroom Plug-in” from the Help menu in Iridient X-Transformer.

2) The in-camera Fujifilm film style presets can now automatically be translated into Lightroom adjustment metadata such that the film style chosen in camera is also the initial Camera Profile selected when the DNG is opened into Lightroom/ACR. This feature is specific currently to Lightroom/ACR only and will not translate the film styles over to other RAW processors. This option currently is not turned on by default and can be found on the “DNG Options” panel.

3) The camera’s star rating values are now translated into standard XMP metadata fields such that they will be loaded by Lightroom/ACR/Bridge and other programs that support standard star rating metadata.

4) There is now an option to embed an Iridient specific camera profile into the DNG. This “Iridient Standard” camera profile should be a slightly better match to the default camera profile used by Iridient Developer. However, due to inherent differences in the default profile formats used (ICC versus Adobe DCP) the match will not be exact. Lightroom also insists on defaulting to its own “Adobe Standard” camera profile regardless of what’s embedded in the DNG so use of this profile in Lightroom requires manually selecting it after opening into Lightroom. For now the “Adobe Standard” camera profile remains the default.

If you encounter any issues with this beta please let me know at <support@iridientdigital.com> as soon as possible.

The full Iridient X-Transformer version history including detailed release notes for version 1.0 beta 4 can be viewed at my web site here:
http://www.iridientdigital.com/products/xtransformer_history.html

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DPReview Fujifilm X-A3 Review

DPReview published their Fujifilm X-A3 review today, which was mixed. While the X-A 3 did ok against other cameras in its class, the overall score of 74% is quite low even if it isn’t meant to be compared across camera classes. Hopefully, Fujifilm issues a firmware update to address some of the AF concerns and sluggishness. You can read the complete review here.

Pros Cons
  • Excellent detail capture and dynamic range in Raw images
  • Pleasing JPEG colors
  • Excellent battery life (for a mirrorless camera)
  • Twin control dials
  • 180° tilting touchscreen LCD
  • Useful Film Simulation modes
  • USB charging
  • Overall sluggish operation
  • Unsophisticated sharpening reduces detail in JPEGs
  • Slow, unreliable AF system, with poor subject tracking and face detection
  • Frequent AF ‘hunting’ when recording video
  • Burst rate of 1 fps when tracking subjects
  • Buffer fills quickly when shooting Raw
  • LCD difficult to see in bright light
  • Limited video capture tools
  • Cannot adjust exposure comp. in manual mode w/Auto ISO
  • No external battery charger included

Fujifilm X-A3 Silver: Amazon/B&H Photo/Adorama
X-A3 + XC 16-50 + XC 50-230: B&Hphoto

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Fujifilm GFX 50S: Touch And Try Events, Fujinon GF 110mm f2 R LM WR, 120mm f4, Zeiss 135/2 Apo Sonnar and More

If you are interested in the Fujifilm GFX 50S, Fujifilm has been hosting a variety of touch and try events around the world, which you can find here. Sometimes it can be hard to find a local camera shop that caries Fujifilm cameras, especially if you do not live by a big city like New York City, where Fujifilm has the Wonderphotoshop.

The Last Word – Zeiss 135/2 Apo Sonnar on GFX

The Last Word – Fuji 110/2, 120/4, Zeiss 135/2 OOF PSFs

modelography – Fuji GFX 120mm F4 Macro Review

modelography – Coco at the beach

williamchua – Bird shots with GFX + GF110 mm

IVAN Joshua Loh – Seoul Playful with X-Series.

laroquephoto – ALL THE GREEN WE WANTED

digitalphotopro – Hands-On With The Fujifilm GFX 50S

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Fujifilm GFX 50S: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Fujinon GF 110mm F 2 R LM WR: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Fujinon GF 23mm F 4 R LM WR: 
B&H Photo  / Amazon / Adorama
Fujinon GF 63mm F2.8 R WR: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Fujinon GF 120 f4 R LM OIS WR Macro: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Fujinon GF 32-64mm f4 R LM WR: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

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