Fujifilm has announced that it is ending production of both 35mm and 120 format versions of its PRO 400H colour negative film. In a notice posted to the Fujifilm website, Fuji says that it has become “increasingly difficult to procure the raw materials needed to produce PRO 400H”, so they’ve decided to drop it. It […]
A few days ago, an apparently leaked press release from Capture One indicated that the price of their software would be going up. And now, it’s official. The prices of Capture One for Sony, Fuji and Nikon have all increased from their previous price of $129 up to a $199 – a whopping 54% increase. […]
According to a report on PhotoRumors, the folks at CaptureOne are about to significantly bump their perpetual license cost for Capture One for Nikon, Fuji and Sony from $129 up to a whopping $199 with monthly subscription starting prices (for the annual-but-still-monthly-non-prepaid-deal) going up from $9.99/mo to $14/mo. The information comes from what appears to […]
There isn’t a lot of information on this one yet, but Fujifilm is expected to possibly be making an announcement on January 27th for the new Fuji GFX 100S. Probably the most surprising thing about it, though, will be the price, which is anticipated to be a relatively measly $5,999 – putting it well into […]
Two images have leaked of an upcoming lens that appears to be from filter-maker NiSi. One image shows the lens mounted to what looks like the Sony A7R III, while the other has it sitting on a Fujifilm body of some kind, possibly the Fuji X-E3. Not much is shown about the new lens, except […]
The creator of the Fuji X Weekly blog has published his giant library of film simulation recipes to an easy-to-use app. The Fuji X Weekly app has over 100 recipes and more will be added regularly.
Fuji X Weekly is a blog created by photographer Ritchie Roesch who has been publishing a multitude of film simulation recipes to his blog for some time, categorized by which are compatible with specific Fujifilm sensors. The Fuji X Weekly app is a mobile library of those and other film simulation recipes that can be easily used in the field.
The app itself is free and immediately gives you access to a large list of recipes to try out. The recipes are designed to be leveraged using the custom preset option found in most Fujifilm cameras. While some cameras only allow for one custom preset at a time, some do allow for multiple. The app is designed to make it easier to find and save presets that you like and make it easier to adjust them in the field, which is especially helpful if your Fujifilm camera severely limits the number of presets you can save at a time.
Roesch has published a detailed guide on how to add film simulation recipes to your Fujifilm camera here.
As mentioned, the app is free and has no ads, but there is an option to pay an annual $20 “patron” fee to gain access to new recipes before they are eventually published for all Fuji X Weekly App users. There are currently seven recipes behind the paywall, and as those are released to the public new ones will take their place for paid users.
Fuji shooters know that there are virtually no real third party alternatives to Fuji lenses for their cameras. Sure, there are a few manual focus ones and even cine lenses out there, but nothing autofocus that really competes with Fuji’s own lenses. This is because Fujifilm has typically always declined to share the X mount […]
Fujifilm’s newly promoted President and Managing Director of Fujifilm in Europe, Toshi Iida, has spoken in an interview with Amateur Photographer. In it, they talk about how Fuji’s dealt with COVID-19 and their “significantly better” performance this year compared with the rest of the industry. They also spoke about the future, including Fuji’s decision to […]
Have smartphones overtaken the best medium format cameras for dynamic range? This is a comparison that should worry everybody in the camera industry. Above: A shot from the “dynamic range monster” P40 Pro Plus The smartphone industry has dived into computational image processing, in a big way. The best results are currently with Huawei’s high-end smartphone range. Yes, the ones Trump banned. That’s a pity as these devices offer hands down the best image quality of any smartphone on the market. Better than Samsung, Apple and the Sony Xperia 1 II. I have tried them all, and all of the …