Surely this is the best £20 lens for the Fuji GFX 100

Going beyond full frame with Fuji GFX cameras has many perks. However one of the drawbacks of medium format used to be the amount of money you would have to spend on the lenses – and the size of them, and the slow apertures. With the development of mirrorless medium format cameras with a mechanical focal plane shutter that’s all changed. I had no money left for lenses anyway, after I bought my Fuji GFX 100! So I set myself a challenge. What is the CHEAPEST lens I could use for great images on medium format?

Here I used my Fuji GFX 50R to shoot the photos you see below, but the same look applies to the GFX 100 in 4K as well.

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DPReview censors Black Lives Matter photographer and photos of George Floyd protests

George Floyd protesters on Lake Street by the 3rd precinct - Minneapolis

Photo by Fibonacci Blue

Will Smith said recently that racism isn’t increasing – the difference is that it’s being photographed and filmed – brought out into the open. Now we realise just how much of it there is. If it wasn’t for the filming of George Floyd’s death it may never have come to light. I have not seen many camera websites speak up for George Floyd – but I do know of one which is apparently censoring a forum member’s photos of the protests.

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Shooting with the Canon Dream Lens 50mm F0.95 on my Sigma Fp

Sigma Fp with Canon Dream Lens 50mm F0.95

While recently in Berlin, I bought a Canon Dream Lens 50mm F0.95 with early serial number from my favourite store in town, Fotomax. They also have a very good online shop for vintage lenses and cameras. Of course the classic cameras are all analogue… but I wonder if some of the most fondly remembered digital cameras will one day join them in being appreciated for the artist’s tools they are. One such artist’s tool is the Sigma Fp which when paired with the master painter rendering of the Canon Dream Lens converted to Leica M mount makes real life look better than even Picasso’s imagination.

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Panasonic GH4 array of 120 cameras make 3D sculptures from stills

Image Sensors World spotted an interesting development from Panasonic in Japan which features 120 GH4 bodies assembled in an array to capture a person from all angles before software is used to develop a photo-realistic 3D sculpture of the subject.

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Fuji X-T1 version 3.0 firmware now available – 24p video mode – and full frame with Speed Booster ULTRA

Well hell has officially frozen over and Fuji have full manual control in video mode along with 24p.

You can download the V3.0 firmware for the X-T1 and X-T1 Chrome edition here. It adds a lot of improvements.

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Updated Panasonic CM1 review and gallery (final part and conclusion)

So for the past few days I’ve been using the CM1 as my main phone and have forced myself to get used to Android. I have to say that the charms are starting to grow on me, the frustrations from earlier have thawed and I’m starting to have a lot more fun with it. I still don’t think it’s as good a smartphone as the iPhone and the camera isn’t as cleverly implemented in some ways – but let’s revisit the main review and put some more user experiences down on the page.

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Panasonic CM1 review part 2 – the camera

Although I found the CM1 mediocre as a 900 Euro smartphone compared to other high end smartphones like the OnePlus One and iPhone 6 Plus, I’ll approach the CM1 purely as a compact camera that you can make calls on. This review has the focus on image quality and camera features. How does it perform?

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