New Fotodiox focal point connectors for the medium organization Fuji GFX S Newsshooter blog

“Fotodiox have released a range of lens adapters for Fujiu2019s new GFX 50S camera. The mirrorless medium format Fuji GFX 50S has a 43.8 u00d7 32.9mm sensor with 51.4 megapixels, and uses a G Mount that has a short flange back distance of just 26.7mm. This mount allows the camera to work with a vast array of other lens systems that are on the market.
The Fotodiox lens adapters will allow you to mount legacy medium format lenses from Hasselblad, Mamiya, and Pentax, just to name a few. There are also a range of 35mm lens adapters so you can shoot with Canon EOS, Nikon F/G, Leica R etc.
The adapters are manual only, so lens functions that rely on electronic communication with the camera body (autofocus, AE metering, image stabilization, etc.) will not work. To use them on the GFX 50S you need to do the following:
u2022 Set your exposure manually or meter using your camerau2019s Aperture Priority (stop-down) mode.
u2022 If your lens does not have a manual aperture control ring, it will stop down to its smallest f/stop by default.
Fotodiox claim that infinity focus or beyond is guaranteed, and that the lens adapters have no play, gap or wiggling when mounted on the camera. They feature an all-metal construction with chrome plated brass mounts, and come with a 24-Month Fotodiox warranty.
If you think GFX 50S might make for a good low cost alternative (it still costs $6499US) to an Alexa 65, you are going to be disappointed. For video shooters the camera has pretty hampered specifications. Despite having such a large sensor it canu2019t record 4K or UHD, and it is limited to HD (1920u00d71080) in frame rates of 29.97p / 25p / 24p / 23.98p. The recordings are made in MOV (MPEG-4) AVC / H.264, but the bitrate is limited to 36Mbps. The record time is also capped at 30 min.
The camera does have 3.5mm stereo mini co
ector for a microphone, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a HDMI Micro co
ector. It is unclear as to what the GFX 50S is capable of outputting over HDMI. Despite not having any type of log recording in camera, you can shoot video in several film simulation effects, such as ACROS for ultra high-quality monochrome and CLASSIC CHROME, which Fuji claims gives your vision a documentary-themed look.”

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New Digital Posters Trace the History of Pentax Cameras Popular Photography Magazine

“Whether youu2019re a diehard Pentaxian or just a gear-head who loves posters, youu2019ll appreciate these free downloads from Ricoh. The first poster is a no-nonsense grid of Pentax cameras from 1959 through today, while the second poster is a bit more deliberately designed as a zigzagging timeline punctuated by decade.
Youu2019ll find a number of Pentaxu2019s greatest hits in each lineup, including its original 1979 and later 1990 release of their popular 6×7 medium-format SLRu2014a favorite of pro’s like Peter Hurley and a rare bird among cameras of that format. Many seasoned photographers might fondly recall 1975u2019s Pentax K1000, a fully manual 35mm camera that was a mainstay among students. In among the better-known cameras, youu2019ll also find fun anomalies such as the Auto 110 Super, which was an interchangeable-lens system for 110 film, popular in the 1980s and now virtually defunct.”

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