Bigheadtaco completed his review of the Fujifilm GFX 50S and it is very long. His complete review is better than his livestream videos and he’s now the second person to mention the possibility of a Fujifilm GFX100. Sadly I doubt that will be the name of a potential medium format X100 camera since the number indicated megapixels, unless they wait until the launch the 100 megapixel sensor. Fujifilm GFX50 just doesn’t sound right. It would be great to see fujifilm release a Fujifilm GFX100 alongside a GFX100S and GFX100R when the next sensor arrives. We will just have to wait and see if GFX sales are strong enough to justify 3 medium format cameras from Fujifilm in the future.
Affinity Photo 1.5.1 & 1.5.2 Beta It has been reported that Affinity Photo now unofficially supports the Fujifilm GFX 50S, but it slightly shifts the image to the left.
The Fujifilm GFX 50S is an oddly shaped camera. Sometimes it can look big, but others it can look on the small size for a medium format camera. The Olympus Pen F with Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 75mm f1.8 makes the GFX look huge, but the sensor is 6.45X bigger. Check out atmtx photo blog’s full post and impressions here.
The new RoboSHOOTplus has been released and is available now. This product update transforms the capabilities of RoboSHOOT to take advantage of the new Fujifilm X500 flash system and extends it even further.
The key features of RoboSHOOTplus are provided on supported Nikon and EF-X500 compatible speedlights with the GFX, X-Pro2, X-Pro1, X-T2, or X-T1. Of course, other cameras and flashes will enjoy a few new enhancements as well. The most important new features include:
AutoFP/HSS – Auto High Speed Sync with both TTL and Manual** control.
In-Camera Flash Group Control – no need for added AC-3 type controller and without additional shutter lag**
Focus Beam – Sent from your choice of group(s)**
Flash Group Profiles** – On-Camera Selection and Editing (stores and recalls your favorite group settings)
Modeling Light – On-camera** or In App**
Multi-Angle** – With an MX-20 and App, your RX-20s can activate the shutter of additional cameras. See Full User Manual for details.
Enhanced App** – improved group control, firmware updater, settings, and more.
External Sensors** – Finally, full support of sensors! (soon to be available for pre-order).
Items marked with ** are RoboSHOOTplus Exclusive and extends what is available via the X500 flash system from Fujifilm. For a complete list of features please see the Feature Comparison Chart.
This upgrade is available at no cost to existing customers for self-installation or a nominal cost if you like to the Serene Automation upgrade service. For new product purchases, the price of the MX-20plus kit will not change, while the MX-15plus kits will incur a slight increase.
Optyczne.pl has a few photos from the showroom floor at CP+ 2017. The Fujifilm GFX 50S had 70 minute wait, just to play with the camera for 10 minutes and Fujifilm had a pretty cool Fujifilm X-T2 cinematography rig setup on the floor. The Fujinon 18-55mm T2.9 MK and MK 50-135 mm T2.9 were also on display.
DPReview sat down with Fujifilm executives, Toshihisa Iida, (general manager of Fujifilm’s Optical Device and Electronic Imaging Products Division), Makoto Oishi, (manager of Fujifilm’s Sales and Marketing Group, Optical Device and Electronic Imaging Products division), and Shinichiro Udono, (Senior Manager for the Sales and Marketing Group of the Optical Device and Electronic Imaging Division) at CP+. The interview covers Fujifilm’s new range of cameras and Cine lenses. Below are some bullet points from their interview.
GFX Lenses are designed for phase detection
GFX life cycle should be longer than APS-C
Requests for 70-200/200-300 and ultra wide on GFX
Mirrorless should surpass traditional during the next generation of cameras
E/X-mount MK lenses will be optically similar
X100F improved for one handed operation
X100F didn’t change 23mm lens to keep size down
X-Trans will remain in APS-C cameras
GFX unlikely to go X-Trans because of 20-30% increase in processing requirement
Still talking about a possible GFX Rangefinder style camera
I really hope we see a Fujifilm GFX100 in the future. It would be great for them to design an ultra compact medium format camera for street shooting with a 35mm f/2 or f/4 lens. Priced around $3000-4000 it would be a great value camera like the X100 series.