Article recap: Fuji GF670, X100, Olympus Viewer and a panoramic Lomo

Today, I found a number of interesting articles on the web, and instead of posting seperately about each one, I decided to recapitulate them in a single post.

Fujifilm GF670 medium format film rangefinder reviewed by ePHOTOzine

Another review of the Fuji GF670 comes from ePHOTOzine — whom I would’ve least expected to do such a review. Anyways, they did, and it reads as though they quite liked it. Reminder: the Fujifilm GF670 is a film rangefinder camera that uses 6x6cm or 6x7cm medium format 120 or 220 roll film, has a built-in 80mm (50mm-equivalent on 35mm film) f/3.5 lens that is attached to a folding mechanism which makes the camera rather compact (for a MF camera, that is) when not in use. Except for automatic exposure, the camera is entirely manual in operation.

Exhaustive article on the Fujifilm X100 by Enticing the Light

Miserere of Enticing the Light has written an exhaustive article on the Fujifilm X100, (re-)collecting all the information that is available on the camera so far, including charts, pictures, videos and illustrations. The article also comprises a size comparison to a number of different cameras (among these the Leica X1, Leica M9 and Olympus E-P1) as well as some of Miserere’s personal thoughts on the camera. Shouldn’t miss this if you fancy the X100! :-)

“Sprocket Rocket” — a 35mm panoramic Lomo today reported about the “Sprocket Rocket”, a new Lomo camera that uses 35mm film to create panoramic pictures of 72x35mm size. It uses a fixed 30mm lens with two aperture settings (f/10.8 and f/16) and two selectable focal distances (0.6–1m and 1m–infinity). Shutter speeds are also limited to two options, 1/100 sec. and bulb. As always with Lomo products, this is a rather special tool, but considering the price of 80 €, probably a nice little fun toy for some.

Olympus release version 1.1 of their Viewer 2 software

On Olympus’ japanese website, a new version 1.1 of the Viewer 2 software was announced. Reminder: Viewer 2 is the successor of both Master 2 and Studio 2, Olympus’ formerly basic (Master) and advanced (Studio) picture viewing, managing and processing (JPEG and RAW) solutions. Viewer 2 offers the full functionality of the former Studio software and is available as a free download for all owners of an Olympus digital camera.

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