I discovered this summer the great product proposed by Frii Designs: TriLens ! It is an adapter that attaches to your belt and that takes up to 3 lenses around a turntable. It allows you to easily have and change your lenses ! Each space remains compartmentalized which avoids the diffusion of dust between the lenses. It is securely attached to the belt obviously avoiding falling and also frees the hands to change the lens!
So I took it upon myself in July 2019 to contact the company (announced on the Fujifilm support forum on Facebook) to ask them if they would eventually adapt TriLens for Fujifilm-x mount.
Jonas Lundin (CEO and founder of Frii Designs) wrote me today to tell me the good news : Yes, there is a first batch of TriLens for Fujifilm X Mount availlable in their online shop in limited quantity as the first batch.
If you grab one, would you please leave your thoughts in a comment down below ?
The good news of the day for videographers equipped Fujifilm is that DJI has announced the compatibility of Ronin-SC with the X-T3, X-T30, X-H1, X-T2 and X-T20. This new gimbal, released today, targets mirrorless boxes without forgetting us !!
A more complete article follows on the Ronin-SC, do not hesitate to read it!
Although this lens is entirely manual, I do not find it particular problem concerning the focusing. I use for this the Focus Peaking proposed by the X-T20 (in red highlight) and it works like a charm. For those who do not know, it is Damien Bernal (read his article on this subject) who will take care of the explanation (in french):
On the other hand, will you say, a 12mm for landscape, it is relatively easy to focus? I agree.
With this very good experience, the manufacturing quality of the lens and bringing all this to the fact that it really does not cost an armor, I start to make eyes soft to 2 new optics from Samyang, always for my Fujifilm
At first I had been interested by the 85mm F/1.4, available from eGlobalCentral at € 208 (currently) or Amazon.
But after some tests, I find the focal length of 85mm (equivalent 125 mm) too tight for portraits. I have to go back too far to have a frame a little wide of the subject indoors. It will probably be my 3rd goal Samyang but, for now, I think twist to another.
And to get a little closer to the subject (my photos but also this post), I searched – and particularly appreciated – the photos taken with the Samyang 50mm F1.2.
It has the second advantage of a little more of aperture than the 85mm: 1.2 against 1.4. As a reminder, at this focal length with my 18-55 my 50-230, I have only F4.0. Having 1.2 to 50mm will be a big plus for portraits or tight shots. The test from focus-numerique, which I invite you to read will have convinced me to take the plunge, because the last argument is that of the price, once more: The 50mm is currently at 317 € at eGlobalCentral and at Amazon Feel free to leave me your opinion, if you have one or the other !!
I leave you with some pictures that I can take with the Samyang 12mm:
Reseller: eGlobalCentral.fr (239,99€ then) and still no worries with them. I want to say, we hear only those who have problems … Received in 7 days! (For the ones that it could afraid, here is an amazon link for it)
The focal length is fixed at 12 mm and the aperture goes from F/2 to F/22
Beautiful beast for the price, it is clear, very clear ! No worries about manual focus with the focus peaking provided by the Fujifilm X-T20. I use the one based on highlights (red one). Especially because the use of this lens, it is rare to take less than a meter away.
It comes with a small bag and a sun hood accordingly. I just added a “cheap” UV filter to protect the lens.
My Lowerpro bag reaches saturation with all the lenses of my equipment 🙂 But, it’s very good because I can still take everything with me, and add my Mavic Air. My zooms cover from 18mm to 230mm and the 2 fixed focal lengths: 35mm F/1.4 and 12mm F/2.