Last Updated on 08/22/2020 by Mark Beckenbach
Without a Fujifilm Full Frame camera, they’re almost in a position that Pentax was a few years ago.
Fujifilm is #4 when it comes to cameras right now. They do a fantastic job and we adore them here at the Phoblographer. But we’re also concerned about the camera industry as a whole. Ideally, we don’t want Fujifilm to go the way of Pentax. And we wonder if there’s a need for a Fujifilm Full Frame camera to ensure that this doesn’t happen. So, we decided to talk about it a bit on the latest episode of Pro Camera Reviews.
Does Fujifilm Need to Go Full-Frame?
Pentax took forever to go full-frame and instead just focused on medium format and APS-C. Fujifilm is doing the same. While more people buy Fujifilm GF cameras because they’re far more affordable, Medium format doesn’t have the tech Full Frame does. But is there a need for a Fujifilm Full Frame camera with all that’s out there right now? We’re going to discuss whether it’s needed or not.
In Our Next Episode
What Do All These full Frame Cameras Mean for Smaller Sensors?: For the last few years, camera manufacturers have been focusing on premium, high-end mirrorless cameras like the Sony a7r series, the Nikon z6 and z7, the Panasonic S1 and S1R, and the Canon R series, but now they have all turned their attention to the entry-level market. We have heard rumblings of an entry-level Sony a5, we know about the Canon RP and the new Nikon Z5, and Panasonic just announced that they are revealing their new entry-level Full-Frame Lumix S5 on September 2nd. These cameras are exciting, but what will this mean for smaller sensor cameras? Will Micro Four Thirds be run out of town?
Sigma 85mm f1.4 DG DN Art First Impressions: For Sony Full Frame shooters, there is no shortage of 85mm lenses available these days. Sony themselves have two 85mm options available, and there are plenty of other third-party options on the market. One of the first third-party E-mount 85mm lenses to hit the market was Sigma’s 85mm f1.4 DG HSM Art. While that lens produced excellent image quality, the performance often left much to be desired. This was due to the fact that that the 85mm f1.4 DG HSM utilized an adapted DSLR lens design rather than being designed for mirrorless form the ground up. With this in mind, Sigma went back to the drawing board and created the 85mm f1.4 DG DN Art. Designed specifically for Full Frame mirrorless cameras, the Sigma 85mm f1.4 DG DN Art is much more compact and lighter in weight. But how does it perform in the real world?
How Waterproof Is Your Camera?: Most phones these days are able to go underwater for a little while at a time. But can your camera? We explore the difference between waterproof, water-resistant, weather-resistant, and weather sealed. And we also do a bit of a torture test to show what’s possible with these cameras!
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