[•] Fujifilm GFX50S 35mm Format Mode

GFX50S 35mm Mode

As Fujifilm have released the new firmware 3.0 this is a quick setup guide for 35mm Format Mode.

The new firmware feature makes it possible add and edit lens profile information within the GFX50S menu when standard 35mm lenses are attached with an adaptor .

Step 1) Attach adaptor to Lens (My choice adaptor is the Fotodiox Pro FD-GFX)

Step 2) Attach Lens & Adaptor to camera

Step 3) Turn on Camera – Press Menu (Camera picture or Third menu down) Page 2 – “Mount Adaptor Setting” – OK – “Lens Registration” OK – Lens 1 Enter “Focal Length Setting” i.e 17mm

The setup I decided on were as follows:

Lens 1= 17mm ,

Lens 2 = 20mm,

Lens 3 = 24mm,

Lens 4 = 28mm,

Lens 5 = 35mm,

Lens 6 = 50mm

Step 4) Make sure 35mm Format Mode is :ON in other sub menu.

Note: Make sure the lens on the camera is selected with Lens registration so that the lens matches with the photographs EXIF data.

 

Firmware Here:

http://www.fujifilm.com/support/digital_cameras/software/firmware/gfx/gfx50s/index.html

 

 

 

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[•] SLR Magic Anamorphot 2x 50 Anamorphic with SLR Rangefinder

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The SLR Magic Anamorphot 2x 50 is a anamorphic lens adapter designed for cinematography. Increases image resolution and detail by squashing / compressing the image horizontally by a factor of 2x to allow maximum utilisation of the cameras’ sensor, especially those of “full frame” dimensions.

Anamorphic lenses therefore require subsequent stretching, in post-production or at projection. Intended for use with shooting at 4:3, bringing the intended output to a standard 2.39:1 wide format with a higher resolution than simply letter-boxing the image in camera. The lens features an adjustable dioptre for “sweet spot” adjustment controls on focus, “near” and “far”.

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This SLR Magic anamorphic adapter also offers unique effects such as horizontal flare and streaks from light sources and ellipsoidal bokeh (great with the use of the optional +1.8 diopter), for cinematographers wanting a characteristic filmic look. Depth of field is also affected, as in practice when using an anamorphic lens a longer focal length is required in order to achieve the same angle of view. Therefore anamorphic lenses produce a shallower, more cinematic depth of field than a the same lens without the adapter.
This SLR Magic anamorphic adapter also offers unique effects such as horizontal flare and streaks from light sources and ellipsoidal bokeh, for cinematographers wanting a characteristic filmic look. Depth of field is also affected, as in practice when using an anamorphic lens a longer focal length is required in order to achieve the same angle of view. Therefore anamorphic lenses produce a shallower, more cinematic depth of field than a the same lens without the adapter.
The adapter has a 77mm front filter thread and a native 62mm rear thread. As such it is only suitable for lenses which have a front element size of 50mm or less. Limitations of close focusing is helped with the use of dioptres which further enhances image. resolution and sharpness on close / medium distance applications.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the additional weight of the Anamorphot adapter and extra strain placed on the taking lens the use of of lens support is essential at all times.

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[•] Whats in my bag 2017

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Here’s my everyday bag. I’ve found over the years one of the hardest decisions in photography has to be the purchase and selection of a camera bag. Many photographers like myself have multiple bag setups depending on the type of situation. At the moment I’m sticking with the basic formula of one main camera bag which has turned out to be the ageless Domke F2.

In the Domke F2 bag with little introduction is the Sony A7II packing an impressive 24.3 Megapixels. Now it’s not the best camera in the world its strong point is using legacy glass.  Out of all the Sony A7 series mirrorless this model won’t break the bank account.

Many of us old photographers have waited a long time to use legacy glass this is what makes it brilliant. Three lenses in the bag are the Summicron amigos 28, 35, 50mm and not to be missed a Leica MP or what I call a stay with me for life camera. The Domke bag has two end pouches perfect for holding film. The front has two pouches for either a passport or moleskin pocket notebook perfect for documenting film shots.

It has a wax type finish to the outer layer of the canvas fabric. Only once have I been caught out in the rain with this bag and the water beaded off with ease and keep all of the gear inside dry. Even the moleskin book was untouched. I’ve learnt to be very careful in the rain as it can interrupt ones day shooting. My advice is be very careful with your camera as they are not 100% weather resistant. Ive found out the hard way 9 times out of 10 they are not. For example the Canon 5D Mark III is not exactly weather resistant they can take very light spray but anything more and you will find the electronics don’t like water. Try stay dry and leave camera’s out of the rain as much as possible or its an expensive disaster waiting to happen.

I’m not sponsored by Domke or any camera brand this is just a review of what I have discovered from using their product over the last year.

It’s really is such an excellent bag.  I now consider myself an emeritus professor of bagology.

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