First Impressions: Fujifilm X100F

Very recently, we had the opportunity to play with the Fujifilm X100F ( $1,299.00 )at an event hosted by Fujifilm. The new camera receives an overhaul in many ways. It has the new 24.3 MP APS-C sensor that the flagship cameras house in addition to a number of other goodies like Acros. The Fujifilm X100F is really targeted at the higher-end enthusiast, professional, documentary photographer, street photographer, etc. It combines a lot of aspects of the Fujifilm X Pro 2 with the more traditional X100 series of cameras.

We took a closer look at the camera for a little bit.

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5 Cool New Features Found in the New Fujifilm X100F

The new Fujifilm X100F is here and brings with it a number of big upgrades from its predecessor. The Fujifilm X100 series of cameras have always been targeted at street and documentary photographers. They’re fantastic cameras that are both pretty and low profile in design. If you were to equate it to anything in the film world, it would be the Hexar AF. Since it’s inception, the camera has received a number of upgrades in image quality, autofocus, to the viewfinder, and in minor ways to the design.

Let’s take a look at some of the new things that make this camera so exciting.

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Vintage Camera Review: Mamiya RB67 Pro-S (6×7 Format)

A few years ago, I was told that a Hasselblad digital camera was going to kill the 120 format of film. At the time, I was absolutely astounded. For many years, I believed it to a certain point. 645 digital is good; in fact, it’s very good. But very few pieces of work out there have really delivered to me what I feel is that true medium format look. It’s what so many photographers strive for. But if you’re working with a camera like the Mamiya RB67 Pro-S, it’s impossible to not get that look you’re craving. A true workhorse camera for a portrait or landscape photographer, this camera has been in my arsenal for a fair amount of time now and I’ve often considered it to be my crown jewel.

If anything, it’s proven that 645 digital is close to the larger formats of 120 film, but it still isn’t totally there to me.

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Review: Sigma 85mm f1.4 Art (Canon EF)

The answer to the question that you’re wondering is yes, the Sigma 85mm f1.4 Art lens is indeed much better than the previous version of the lens. At higher megapixels, you start to see the flaws of the older version, but the newer one exudes an image quality that is truly unbelievable. Additionally, it sports a bit of weather sealing. And the ultimate answer to whether or not you should upgrade really has to do with your own intentions. If you absolutely want to stick to using DSLR cameras, then this is a must-buy lens.

But holy crap, is it huge!

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Rokinon Releases a 20mm f1.8 For Full Frame Cameras

Today, Rokinon announced a new 20mm f1.8 lens for photographers along with the same lens in a cinema version. It’s going to be available in pretty much every mount made, and feature seven aperture blades, a minimum focusing distance of under one meter,  and a 77mm filter thread.

More details from the just released press release are after the jump.

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