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Fuji GF 250mm F4 R LM OIS WR Lens Samples Images


We have grabbed some samples so you can get an idea how new Fuji GF250mmF4 R LM OIS WR images look when grabbed with the GFX50S camera. Before we begin, let me tell you that the despite of having F4 aperture the bokeh quality of this lens is just amazing. A bit high resolution file link has been added to dropbox (link below), so you can see for yourself.

Samples taken using Fuji GF 250mm F4 WR with 1.4X Tele-converter

Fuji GF250mm lens samples

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Fuji Announces New 250mm Lens for Medium Format Camera GFX 50S

Fuji lens GF50S camera image

Fujifilm finally announced GF250mmF4 R LM OIS WR Lens for medium format camera GFX 50s. The newly announced lens is weather sealed and features built in image stabilization system, which make it one of the only lenses available in medium format series, having built in image stabilization inside it.

The cost of the lens is less than hasselblad 210 MM lens ($4950 vs $3299), so while paying less than $1600 the fuji is offering you built in image stabilization with 5 stop of image stabilization as well as linear motor for autofocusing that will going to enable smooth fast autofocusing with the Fuji gfx 50s camera.

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FUJIFILM INTRODUCES A NEW TELEPHOTO LENS FOR THE GFX MEDIUM FORMAT MIRRORLESS CAMERA SYSTEM

The GFX System Expands with the New FUJINON GF250mmF4 R LM OIS WR Lens, FUJINON GF1.4X TC WR Teleconverter and MCEX-18G WR and MCEX-45G WR Macro Extension Tubes; Firmware Updates for GFX, X-H1, X-T2, X-Pro2, X-E3 and X100F

Valhalla, N.Y., April 12, 2018 – FUJIFILM North America Corporation today announced the launch of the FUJINON GF250mmF4 R LM OIS WR, a lens that expands the telephoto range for the FUJIFILM GFX 50S medium format mirrorless digital camera system.

When combined with the GFX medium format sized sensor with an area approximately 1.7 times larger than 35mm format, the GF250mmF4 R LM OIS WR lens achieves exceptional image quality. Composed of 16 lenses in 10 groups, this lens delivers unsurpassed color reproduction, three dimensional image quality, as well as ultra-high resolution and rich bokeh.

In addition, this telephoto lens is equipped with a powerful five-stop optical image stabilization and a new focus preset function, which allows the photographer to instantly activate focus settings previously saved in the lens memory. With a rugged, lightweight magnesium alloy lens barrel designed to be dust and weather-resistant, the GF250mmF4 R LM OIS WR is capable of operating in temperatures as low as 14°F/-10°C. The front lens element has a fluorine coating designed to repel water and dirt even under tough outdoor conditions.

FUJINON GF250mmF4 R LM OIS WR Lens Key Features:

• Ultra-high image quality achieved with16 lenses in 10 groups, 1 super ED lens and 2 ED lenses.
• Powerful five-stop optical image stabilization to maximize high image resolution.
• Silent, high-speed autofocus operation and new mechanism to fix linear motor position. when turning power off or when in playback mode. Available with new GFX 50S firmware.
• Made with magnesium alloy, ensuring a robust, durable body.
• Dust and weather-resistant design capable of operating in temperatures as low as 14°F/-10°C.

FUJINON Teleconverter GF1.4X TC WR

The new FUJINON Teleconverter GF1.4X TC WR is designed for use with the new GF250mmF4 R LM OIS WR giving approximately 277mm in 35mm format equivalent, without compromising image quality.

MCEX-18G WR and MCEX-45G WR Macro Extension Tubes

The MCEX-18G WR and MCEX-45G WR Macro Extension Tubes further expand the range of macro photography. Connecting these macro extension tubes to GF lenses allows for images to be captured at high magnification ratio. The MCEX-18G WR and MCEX-45G WR Macro Extension Tubes are compatible with all existing GF lenses.

Availability and Pricing

The new FUJINON GF250mmF4 R LM OIS WR lens will be available in Late May 2018 for USD $3,299.95 and CAD $4,124.99. The FUJINON Teleconverter GF1.4X TC WR will be available in Late May 2018 for USD $849.95 and CAD $1,059.99 and Macro Extension Tubes, MCEX-18G WR and MCEX-45G WR will both be available in Late May 2018 for USD $329.99 and CAD $409.99.

Fuji GF250mm F4 Lens and GF1.4X TC WR Lens Leaked Specification and Images

 

Prior to the announcement of Fuji GF250mm  F4 R LM OIS WR Image and Specs Leaked. The official announcement of the lens is expected sometime in April, 12th 2018. Take a look at the major specs of the lens

Fuji GF250mm  F4 R LM OIS WR Leaked Specification

  • Lens construction: 10 groups 16 pieces (2 ED lenses, 1 super ED lens)
  • Number of diaphragm blades: 9 (circular aperture)
  • Minimum shooting distance: 1.4 m
  • Maximum magnification: 0.22 times
  • Filter diameter: φ 82 mm
  • Size: φ 108 mm 203.5 mm
  • Weight: 1425 g
  • Camera shake correction performance for 5.0 steps according to CIPA guideline
  • Dustproof and drip-proof · Low temperature resistant structure at -10 ° C
  • Focus preset function
  • Four focus control buttons
    • Focus preset and focus control button are compatible with GFX 50S Ver. 3.10

Not only that, GF1.4X TC WR” is a high-performance teleconverter capable of multiplying the focal length by 1.4x is also coming

GF 1.4 X TC WR

  • Lens composition: 3 groups 7 sheets
  • Size: φ 82 mm x 26.7 mm
  • Weight: 400 g
  • Applicable lens: GF 250 mF 4 R LM OIS WR

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Upcoming Canon EF Lenses 2018 - 2019

Take a look at the list of lenses expected to arrive in near future, all we have fullframe lenses in the list and except in all lenses belongs to L series.

Take a look at the list of upcoming lenses

  1. Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS 1.4x / 2.0x TC
    Replacement for the EF 800mm f/5.6L IS
  2. Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS 1.4x TC
    Replacement for EF 800mm f/5.6L IS?
  3. Canon EF 200-600mm IS w/1.4TC
    superzoom lens for FF / APS-C DSLRs
  4. Canon EF 14mm f/2L
    A faster replacement for the EF 14mm f/2.8L II?
  5. Canon EF 50-300mm f/2.8-5.6 IS DO
    One DO lens also one the list for arrival

We have already posted that Canon 5DS Mark II camera is rumored to arrive in early 2019, and if you want to see detailed list of products coming from Canon in 2018 – 2019 you must take a look at this page.

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Blackmagic Cinema Camera features 4K HDR and Dual Native ISO

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Blackmagic Design pocket cinema camera announced with 4K HDR and and records Full HD videos at 120fps. The camera is able to shoot 4K @ 60fps, uses M4/3 format sensor and lens mount. So, you can use your 4/3 lenses with the camera.
The new cinema camera images are recorded into standard SD/UHS-II or CFast 2.0 cards in RAW and ProRes at up to 120 frames per second!

Blackmagic Cinema Camera Major features

  • 4/3″ Sized HDR Sensor
  • Record DCI 4K 4096 x 2160 up to 60 fps
  • Dual Native ISO to 25,600
  • 5″ Touchscreen Display
  • Active Micro Four Thirds Lens Mount
  • Record up to 120 fps Windowed HD
  • CFast 2.0 & SD/UHS-II Card Slots
  • External Recording via USB Type-C
  • 13-Stop Dynamic Range, 3D LUT Support
  • Includes DaVinci Resolve Studio License

The new cinema camera is optimized for performing in low-light, that’s why dual native ISO is being introduced with camera, the camera featured 13 stops of dynamic range and dual native ISO up to 25,600.
On the rear side of the camera we have a large 5 inch display screen and the camera features built-in 4 microphones, mini XLR input, full sized HDMI, 3D LUT support, Bluetooth, USB-C Expansion Port and more!

You can get adapters for PL, C, EF and more, so you can use lenses from manufacturers such as Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Leica and even Panavision!

Next generation 4K camera features dual native ISO, full 4/3 HDR sensor, 13 stops of dynamic range, and ProRes or RAW recording to internal SD/UHS-II and CFast cards, or even external USB‑C drives!

The new Blackmagic Cinema Camera  – Cost you US$1,295 and shipping will start from Q4 of 2018.

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Sony FS5 II with New Color Science and 4k @ 120FPS

Sony FS5 II now arrived with new color science and with stunning 4096 x 2160 4K HDR and 120fps performance at 60Hz mode (and 100fps at 50Hz mode), as well as RAW capabilities, the new Super 35 mm camcorder marries outstanding image quality with an ergonomic modular frame, offering content creators ultimate creative flexibility.

The FS5 II interchangeable lens, E-mount camcorder so you can easily attach or use your E-mount lens with the camcorder.

The camera is capable to record 4K at 120fps limited to 4 sec only.  Continuous 4K 60fps RAW output at 59.94p is fully supported, with 50fps supported at 50Hz mode.

The FS5 II is planned to be available in June, with expected pricing as follows:

  • PXW-FS5M2, body only — $4,750 US and $5,940 CA
  • PXW-FS5M2K, with lens — $5,250 US and $6,560 CA

Check out the FS5 camcorder at B&H store | The FS5 II will arrive on June.

Sony FS5 II Sample Video

Panasonic Working on Advance Hybrid Image Stabilization

A new Hybrid Image Stabilization patent from Panasonic surfaced over the web. That, clearly shows Panasonic is working to improve the image stabilization system. Well, Panasonic is one of the world leading mirrorless makers and they do offer Hybrid IS in most of their cameras. However, they are step behind Olympus Hybrid IS systems and with E-M1 Mark II camera which offer IS upto 6.5 Stops when used with Olympus lenses.

This is not the first time, We have also published Panasonic Dual IS patent a while ago you can check here. And as you can see below I am adding the screen shot of the patent image.

panasopnic patent 2018