I think this is the first Fuji lens without any aspherical elements.
I've previously heard talk that aspherical elements, while improving some optical characteristics, can contribute to harsh bokeh - wonder if this is why Fuji went with this design?
It'll presumably also be the first not to have the retro 'Fujinon Aspherical' labelling on the lens.
Salvador Moreno: Not for m4/3 mount ? :(
If your MFT camera has a PC socket, you could use that. Otherwise, I guess it depends on how proprietary the hotshoe is as to whether this flash will fit into it
At first I wondered why anyone would want a macro flash with a high guide number, given the short working distances.
But I guess it would work for fill-in flash in daylight, especially when using a tele-macro?
W5JCK: Meh...As bad of an idea as the spaghetti westerns were.
He'd have to remember where he put his teeth first.
lambert4: The offset mount to shift weight to a lower area is nice. I use the capture pro and like it but with a larger lens it does tilt anddig into my chest. I havealso used it as a QR on my monopod and its convenient. Could be a nice set up.
B craw, he obviously new to this forum - give him time and he'll get there.
Jonathan F/2: Nothing beats my reusable grocery bag and a sweater for padding as a camera bag!
But that wouldn't match the ten gallon hat, leather chaps, and cowboy boots that all us serious shooters wear.
Jazz1: Well at least the open design would prevent what happened to me today. Grabbed my Ricoh GR in an Optech soft belt case and found out later I had grabbed the Ricoh flashgun (in an Optech case) instead of the camera. It was a Homer Simpson moment ;)
Could have been worse - you could have brought it to your eye, pushed the button and blinded yourself with the flash
Mike Sandman: It's very refreshing to read so many un-hedged, direct statements from a camera company executive. Thanks, dPreview, for asking the questions, and thanks Fuji, for answering them forthrightly. Mr. Iida even acknowledged Samsung. This kind of thinking is responsible for Fuji's successful transition from film to digital vs. Kodak's failure.
It would be very nice (and quite a surprise) to see an equally frank set of answers from Nikon or Canon about how their cameras stack up against the competitors.
massimogori: I think it is good they are bringing this innovation also to video. As I am aging, I am anxiously waiting for the moment they will bring it to reading glasses, too. Indeed, it would be also the opportunity to lay off some more people.
Even better - glasses that video in 3d!
Better still, X-Ray glasses that video in 3D!!!!
aris14: Save the forests!Stop using wooden grips..!
Seriously now, are there out there more than a hundred guys who, for some reasons -no matter what these reasons may be - need such a system?
>>Stop using wooden grips...!
Relax, with a product as niche and expensive as this, they'll only need to fell 1 tree per year.
GabrielZ: I wonder if these extension tubes will allow the XF 60mm Macro reach 1:1 life-size rather than half life-size that it currently goes down to? I hope in the near future Fujifilm releases a ring-light for Macro work too.
It would of been nice if the tethering software also worked with OS-X, and nice little firmware upgrades for the X-E2...I do like Fujifilm!
The tubes + 60 will get you down to 0.75x or thereabouts - Fuji released a data sheet giving the magnification for a range of lenses
Prairie Pal: I can see these drones becoming delivery vehicles for drug dealers.
Gives a whole new meaning to 'getting high'
b craw: I've made a number of pinhole cameras for student use. Those usually use film or (most often) paper negatives. Saying that this camera is a waste of money because you could simply build one is wrong because this uses Instamatic process. I've adapted existing Polaroid cameras to pinholes and it is somewhat more difficult than most imagine, and this offers multiple focal lengths. So, the price here is not outrageous unless one has a lot of experience making pinhole cameras.
I believe you would collapse the bellows in 5 stages (corresponding to the folds) which would change the angle of coverage. The interchangeable pinholes are just for exposure (and potentially depth of field, although I doubt if the difference would be very noticeable).
AbrasiveReducer: Definitely worthy of a movie. Exploration, survival & naughty penguins. I hear Hollywood knocking.
How about an adult-only episode of the Penguins from Madagascar?
'Owch! Hey, Rico, waddaya doin?''Oh sorry Kowalski, didn't realise you were just sleeping!'
Does it come with a lens hood?
I'm not getting one if it doesn't - I'm fed up with being ripped off.
Wow, just think how sharp all my cat pictures could be with this lens!
...although without autofocus, they would have to be sleeping cat pictures.
JJLMD: Canon and Nikon are tomorrow's IBM and Kodak unless they undergo an extreme makeover. I rekindled this hobby in earnest about 2 years ago after decades of disinterest. When I started researching gear, I started researching only Canon and Nikon but it didn't take me very long to realize that Sony, Fujifilm and Olympus were making the most exciting products. Look, there are still people who still see Cadillac as THE prestige brand so it'll take awhile but there's no doubt in my mind that Canon and Nikon are on the same path as IBM and Kodak. These companies were once dominant and during their reign, it was unimaginable they would fall all the way to the bottom.
IBM is history?
Perhaps on the PC front, but the last time I checked it's still a major force in the mainframe and services markets, as the 341,000 employees will no doubt testify.
pictureAngst: I put...
"Many of these power stations are inexorably heterogenous, places where there is a convergence, overlapping and blurring of meanings, functions and temporalities. Hopefully these images will allow the viewer to make a myriad of connections between these different temporalities at play in these sites and in the process perhaps also reflect about our relationship to and dependence on technology and the impact of this kind of technological application on our individual and social consciousness."
...into Google Translate (Philosophical Portuguese to Stupid English) and got...
"These crazy places will mess with your head and make you think those mad ancient scientific dudes had the best mojo in town'
"If you a giant brain geeky dude, it don't matter how big your house is, ain't no one coming to your party"