IT’S GIVEAWAY TIME (Includes Chance to Win X-H2S)

Here are 3 giveaways you might want to check out

5DayDeal Giveaway

Ahead of the 5DayDeal Video Creators Bundle sale, 5DayDeal has launched their traditional Giveaway. From Macbooks to Microphones to Filmpacks and more. Check out all the details and enter your chance to win some stuff at this dedicated 5DayDeal page.

Fuji Fanboys Giveaway

You can join your chance to win a Fujifilm X-H2S, a Tamron 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD a Fujifilm GF45mm F2.8 WR Lens and much more simply by submitting your images on Instagram using dedicated hashtags:

X-Series        : #4thFujifanboys_X
X100 Series :  #4thFujifanboys_X100
GFX Series  :  #4thFujifanboys_GFX
Video           :  #4thFujifanboys_Video

You can read all the details here. Closing date 30th of June. The images of the winners will be displayed at various cities around the world in dedicated exhibitions.

CineD Giveaway

In this case you have to tell CineD in a short 10 seconds video “why you deserve to get the new FUJIFILM X-H2S camera for FREE” and CineD will respond by choosing not one, but TEN lucky winners! While FUJIFILM is giving away 10 cameras for their exclusive contest, CineD will top it off by adding $1000 in cash for EACH of the TEN winners.

You can read all the details here. Contest ends June 14th.

LightPix Labs FlashQ X20 Flash for Fujifilm


You can now purchase the brand new LightPix Labs FlashQ X20, compact GN20 TTL flash with radio wireless control and led video light.

For the comprehensive specs list and description check out the dedicated FlashQ X20 page at Amazon here.

About this item:

  • The TTL-enabled wireless flash for FUJIFILM cameras.
  • With a detachable 2.4GHz radio transmitter for radio wireless control. Designed for off-camera flash photography.
  • Wireless TTL supports Front & Rear Curtain Sync and Flash Exposure Compensation (FEC).
  • Bi-color LED light featuring the adjustable 3000 to 5600K color temperature, 20 to 100% dimming, high CRI of 90.
  • Guide Number 66ft at ISO 100, coverage 32mm (Full-Frame).

Tokina SZ 8mm f/2.8 Fisheye Listed


The Tokina SZ 8mm f/2.8 Fisheye lens for Fujifilm X mount is now listed at Amazon US here.

About this item

  • Lightweight (280g) and compact (overall length 52mm) construction
  • Fast f/2.8 lens for compact APS-C sensor mirrorless cameras
  • High quality built and sophisticated exterior design
  • Clickless aperture ring for smooth operation in video shooting
  • Detachable bayonet type hood to use with full-frame mirrorless cameras for achieving circular fisheye effect

The lens had been announced back in February here.


Because it’s Cool: Fujifilm X-H2S Meets FPV Drone and Delivers Epic New Zealand Mountain Bike Downhill Race


I would like to share this video in a dedicated article, for the simple reason that it is cool 🙂

It shows a Fujifilm X-H2S mounted on a drone following a crazy mountain biker going downhill on the mountains of New Zealand.

So the videos are two: I recommend to start with the final product (1st video above) and then watch the behind the scenes (video below).

You can also read the story here at fujifilm-x.


DPReview Publishes Statement About Flawed Fujinon XF150-600mmF5.6-8 Sample Gallery


After noticing that DPReview removed their flawed XF150-600mmF5.6-8 sample gallery, I invesitaged the issue and found out that the reason for the removal was the use of not yet firmware compatible X-T4 with the XF150-600mmF5.6-8 (now confirmed by DPReview itself).

In that article, I also asked DPReview to apologize for the error and inform their community that what they saw did not reflect the real performance of this lens.

For me the story ended there, my job was done, and the next move (if any) was up to DPR.

Well, I am happy to report that DPR made its move. And hence it is fair from my side to report about it.

In the sub-section of the forum dedicated to Fujifilm cameras, Richard Butler of DPR opened a thread where he released the following statement here:

In the build-up to Fujifilm’s launches this week, we shot a series of samples with the 150-600mm F5.6-8. These were created using an X-T4 so that the X-H2S could be shot separately, allowing us to provide more samples and more information for our readers at launch.

It was only after publication we were told that the lens will not work to its full ability until firmware updates have been issued. Upon finding this out, we made the decision to take the gallery down.

We want everything we publish on to be valuable to our readers, which means ensuring it is both accurate and meaningful (in this case, by being representative of the lens). We apologize for falling short on this occasion.

Richard Butler
Technical Editor

So what, story closed?

Well, that’s DPReviews statement, we take note of it and we certainly appreciate they went public with it (although maybe it would nice to have it on the same place, where the gallery was published, hence on the front page. But hey, no nitpicking here, that’s also fine in the sub-forum. Important is that their community is informed somehow).

There is just one sentence in that statement that, if we want to be really precise, sounds a bit off to me:

It was only after publication we were told that the lens will not work to its full ability until firmware updates have been issued.

According to our information, when Fujifilm sent DPReview the new gear, Fuji also gave them clear instructions, which included the instruction not to use any other camera on the XF150-600mm except for the X-H2S.

So, according to our sources, DPR was actually immediatly informed about it, but for some reason the instructions Fujifilm sent to them somehow got lost or not heard or misunderstood or missed or whatever.

And then, sure, after the flawed gallery went online, Fujifilm did contact them and informed them (again) about the issue with the X-T4 on XF150-600mm.

Final Word (I promise) 😉

Look, I have no reason to doubt what my sources told me. In fact, I totally trust them and I am sure it is accurate.

But I also have no reason to doubt that Richard Butler has genuinely found out only after the fact that the X-T4 could not yet be used on the XF150-600mm.

All I would like to say to Richard is that I can assure him instructions were given, and I understand that the DPR team is a large one, with lots of busy activities and pre-production gear to test and handle, and that there is the opportunity that at some point somebody inside that large team did not handle Fuji’s instructions the best way possible, hence they got lost somewhere, and unaware of the instructions, DPR started testing the lens on the X-T4.

I allow myself to give Richard this possible scenario, as I believe it is not unlikely that this is what happened. It could be useful to know this to eventually look into it and potentially find ways to make sure that such misunderstandings don’t happen again.

That’s really all.

And Richard: I look forward to the new sample gallery, the new reviews and whatever DPReview is working on, as DPReview is a huge reference point also for us Fujifilm X and GFX shooters.

with love from Italy


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