What To Expect From The Fujifilm GF Lenses With Their Full Frame Equivalent

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No doubt, one thing many photographers have likely asked themselves since the Fujifilm GFX system announcement just over a week ago is about what one could expect from that camera and the six announced GF lenses. The process of figuring it out is easy enough, but if you are lazy, someone else has done all the math for you.

Basically, those APS-C crop calculations that you do when trying to relate an APS-C lens to Full Frame, we are doing that in reverse, multiplying the full frame focal length by 1.7x. What you get when you do this is the following results which indicate that the fastest GFX will have an equivalence FF aperture value of F/1.6.

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How Much Bigger is the Sensor in the Fujifilm GFX 50S vs Full Frame?

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At Photokina 2016, the medium format Fujifilm GFX 50S camera was announced. It features a medium format sensor that is larger than full frame 35mm sensors, but isn’t larger than full frame 645 format sensors. To see just how large they all are in comparison, we put them all in a comparison chart together. In truth, it’s really not much larger; but it is indeed larger than full frame and effectively targets the photographers that want something more.

In Digital Photography, The New 645 Format is Even Smaller

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If the trends in medium format photography have been any indication at all, then the idea of getting a truly large 645 medium format sensor is something to truly aspire to, but what most professional photographers may never accomplish. Years ago, back when film was king in photography, the 645 medium format size was something of a joke in some circles of photography. In photojournalism, it was a format valued for its smaller size yet larger negative than what 35mm film offered. Many professionals tended to want to reach for the 6×7 format instead. At this size, the photographer got a larger negative yet still retained a manageable size to work with. Photojournalistic applications tended to favor the 645 format.

But today, it sincerely seems like we’ve got what I’d like to call a new 645 format in some ways. At least that’s what Photokina 2016 makes it seem like.

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The Tokina FiRIN 20mm f2 is for Sony Full Frame E Mount Cameras

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Today, Tokina is introducing us to a major new addition to their current lineup of lenses: the Tokina FiRIN 20mm f2 FE MF prime lens for Sony E-Mount cameras. This is an all manual focus lens with a wide angle field of view that also boasts manual aperture settings around the lens. It’s electronically coupled though, so it can transmit EXIF data, distance, can use the 5-axis image stabilization system in the newer a7 II series of cameras, and has a setting that allows it to be clicked or de-clicked for video use.

The company’s press release is after the jump.

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Reports Cite a Full Frame Canon EOS M Camera at Photokina

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Canon hasn’t really made a big splash when it comes to the mirrorless camera world; but if Canon Rumors is to be believed then we’ve got something to really look forward to. According to their report, there’s a chance that Photokina 2016 may give us an EOS M camera with a full frame 35mm 24MP. The same report also states that it could take Canon EF lenses, but that doesn’t really make sense.

This camera is supposed to be a prosumer type of camera and may have lots of appeal to those with lots of Canon lenses already in their kit–which are a lot of people!

If Canon does this just right, they could end up dominating the market almost immediately overnight.

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How Likely is Fujifilm to Get Into Medium Format?

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Photokina 2016 is going to be a very big time for the photo industry if what we’ve seen so far for this year is any hint of what’s to come. One thing that’s been on the mind of Fujifilm camera owners is if a full frame mirrorless camera or a medium format camera would be on the way at all. For years, Fujifilm was well known for its very good medium format film cameras; and in some ways it would make a lot of sense if an X Trans sensor found itself stuffed into a medium format rangefinder style camera or even a proper 645 DSLR.

But how likely is this to really happen?

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The Pentax K-1 Full Frame DSLR Finally Becomes Official

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Pentax/Ricoh just announced a whole slew of products that folks have surely been waiting for for years. The big one is the new Pentax K-1 full frame DSLR. Retailing for $1799.95, this camera sports a 36.4MP full frame sensor at the heart, can each ISO 204,800, have five axis shake reduction, is capable of shooting at 4.4 fps, has 33 AF points, build in GPS, Wifi/Geolocation capabilities, and is fully weather sealed. More specs are after the jump.

They’re also announcing the new Pentax D HD FA 15-30mm f/2.8 ED SDM WR Lens and the Pentax D HD FA 28-105mm f/3.5-5.6 ED DC WR Lens.

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Lensbaby Releases New Edge 50 Optic

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Though it’s already been available with the Composer Pro II. Lensbaby is now retailing the Edge 50 Optic by itself. It’s a 50mm f3.5 aperture optic with 9 aperture blades. The 50 can focus as closely as 8” from the front of the lens and its design incorporates 8 multi-coated glass elements in 6 groups.

The Edge 50 Optic offers full frame 35mm coverage, so you can mount it onto a Sony FE mount camera and get full coverage of the scene. Wide open, it’s also much sharper than much of Lensbaby’s previous optics. When stopped down, it can pretty much hold its own with other modern lenses.

They’re available now for $224 when sold individually. They’re quite a bit more with the Composer Pro II. You can check out the review to see if it’s something worthwhile for you.

Sample images (from my review) are after the jump.

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