Deal of the day: 15%-25% off at KEH

KEH is now offering 15% off pre-owned digital gear and 25% off pre-owned film gear with coupon code IDEAL. This deal is ending today at midnight.

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Hasselblad H lenses might be able to autofocus on the X1D mirrorless camera in the future

In a recent interview with dpreview, Hasselblad representative suggested that in the future H system lenses might be able to autofocus on the new X1D medium format mirrorless camera with an adapter:

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Fuji X-A3 camera is delayed

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Fuji Japan issued a statement that the new X-A3 camera will be delayed and will start shipping on November 10th instead of the previously reported October 6th date. The X-A3 was announced a month ago. The camera with a 16-50mm lens is priced at $599 in the US.

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Fuji GFX 50S medium format digital camera: all the specs and details we know so far

Here is a recap of all Fuji GFX 50S medium format digital camera specifications:

  • GFX stands for: G is the format, F is for film, X is for the X DNA
  • New G Mount:
    • 6mm deep mount
    • throat diameter is 65mm
    • mount plate is 4mm thick
    • 12 pins
    • lenses' minimum back focus is 16.7mm
  • 43.8 x 32.9mm CMOS
  • 1.7x larger than 25mm
  • 51.4MP
  • Effective pixels: 8256 x 6192
  • Sensor size: Size: 43.8 × 32.9mm
  • Crop factor: 0.79x
  • Sensor "developed by Fujifilm"
  • Bayer array sensor
  • X-Processor Pro image processor
  • Contrast detect AF (no PDAF)
  • Various aspect ratios, including 4:3 (default), 3:2, 1:1, 4:5, 6:7 and 6:17
  • Mirrorless design
  • Flange back 26.7mm
  • ISO range: 100-12,800
  • Focal plane shutter up to 1/4000th
  • Weather-sealed construction
  • Weather and dust resistant (14° F \ -10° C)
  • Dual card slots
  • Joystick for easy AF point selection
  • Tethered shooting support
  • Wi-Fi (subject to change)
  • HDMI
  • PC sync port
  • New larger battery
  • Hot shoe on top of viewfinder
  • Compatible with Fujifilm EF-X500
  • Flash sync speed of 1/125
  • Full-HD at the very least
  • Adjustable diopter
  • Fujifilm film simulation
  • Viewfinder is detachable and can be rotated up to look through
  • A standard viewfinder will be included
  • LCD on the top (uses E-ink and does not turn off so it can always be used for reference)
  • Tiltable/swivel LCD screen on the back (just like the X-T2)
  • Weight: 800g (75 grams heavier than the Hasselblad X1D-50c)
  • Available in Early 2017
  • Optional grip will be available (see pictures at the bottom of this post)
  • Check pricing (not yet announced - expected to be under $10,000 with the 63mm f/2.8 lens)

Fuji GF lenses:

  • Can resolve over 100 MP
  • Lenses will have a C position that allows the aperture to be controlled from the command dial like a DSLR
  • Leaf shutter based lenses can be released or adapted in the future
  • Three new GF lenses launched:
    • GF 63mm f/2.8 R WR
    • GF 32-64mm f/4 R LM WR
    • GF 120mm f/4 Macro R LM OIS WR: minimum focusing distance of 45cm and a maximum magnification of 0.5x (macro 1:2)
  • More lenses expected to be released in 2017:
    • GF 110mm f/2 R LM WR
    • GF 23mm f/4 R LM WR
    • GF 45mm f/2.8 R WR

Additional pictures and the latest video from the Fuji Guys:

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The latest updates and deals on photo editing software

Today Topaz Labs announced their new Texture Effects 2 and is currently offering $10 off until October 30th with coupon code TFX2.

The Franzis NEAT Projects is 46% off till the end of the September (more info available here).

Macphun os also running some specials on their new Aurora HDR 2017 software (more info available here)

ON1 posted their first look of their upcoming Photo RAW software (more info available here).

Check Adobe's special offers for students and teachers.

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The Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS lens will be hard to get the next three months

Sony Japan issued the now standard statement about very high demand for the Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS lens (SEL70200GM) and it will take them three months to catch up with production. Similar statements seem now to be a standard procedure also for Nikon and Fuji.

The Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS lens was announced in February, 2016 and is already shipping in limited quantities. The lens is available for pre-order at B&H, Adorama and Foto Hans Keuzekamp.

Here is a quick size comparison of the new 70-200mm f/2.8 lens with the 85mm f/1.4 and 24-70mm f/2.8:

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Sigma will make lenses for Sony FE mount in the future (they said that last year too)

In a recent interview with Focus-numerique Sigma's president Kazuto Yamaki confirmed that Sigma will start producing full frame FE lenses for Sony E-mount in the future. Interestingly enough, he said the same thing in March last year in at least two different interviews with major websites. No other details were given, except the fact that Mr. Yamaki himself bought a Sony a7 camera - maybe he is not aware of third party services that will add Sony mount to a Sigma Merrill compact camera (already discontinued):

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Here is the Google translation:

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