FUJIFILM X-T2 and FUJIFILM X-Pro2 Firmware Updates Coming Soon (March and May)


New firmware updates for FUJIFILM X-T2 and FUJIFILM X-Pro2 coming soon.
Free upgrades will provide a total of 33 functional and operational updates to the double flagship models of the ever-evolving X Series of mirrorless digital cameras

FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Kenji Sukeno) will release free firmware updates for the FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (“X-Pro2”) and FUJIFILM X-T2 (“X-T2”) double flagship models of the X Series of mirrorless digital cameras. The first one is due in late March and the second will be due late May 2017, reflecting users’ requests for improving operability and adding new functions. Applying the firmware updates will add new functions such as “Voice Memo” and “Copyright Information“, and dramatically improve operability in autofocus, video recording and viewfinder handling. Read More »

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Fujifilm GFX 50S: The Data You’re Looking For GFX vs Hasselblad X1D vs Canon 5DS R and More


Photons just added the Hasselblad X1D and the results are a little surprising. Starting at base PDR the X1D scores 11.98, while the Fujifilm GFX 50S scores 11.90, but from there they go back and forth until 1600 ISO, where the X1D scores 8.50 and the GFX 8.60. Past 1600 ISO the X1D continues to drop, while the GFX remains around 8 until using the push ISO of 25,600. This is where things get interesting in my opinion because the X1D still falls behind the GFX with a PDR of 5.5 compared to the GFX with 5.54. Very interesting results to say the least. It looks like these cameras are going to come down to the glass you are shooting, unless you are using high ISO. It’s also interesting to note that the Canon 5DS R never catches the GFX or X1D. You can manipulate the results here.

Fotografbank – If you’re looking for more than a dynamic range comparison then check out how the image quality of the Fujifilm GFX 50S compares to the Canon 5DS R.

Fujifilm GFX 50S vs Sony a7RII – The comparison is in German and the sub translation isn’t great so I’m just posting a link if you want to check it out. They shot test charts and images to compare, which are worth a look.

Fujifilm GFX 50S Test and Review – Yet another non-english video, but some of the photos from this are in our Fujifilm GFX Owners Group.

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Fujifilm GFX 50S: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Hasselblad X1D-50c: B&H Photo / Adorama
Canon 5DS R: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

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Fuji Guys Official Fujifilm GFX 50S Unboxing Video

The Fuji Guys released their official unboxing video a little late for my Fujifilm GFX 50S roundup post earlier today, but I didn’t want to wait to share it for those that want to know what’s in the box. Nothing really new here, but it’s the Fujiguys.

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Fujifilm GFX 50S B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

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Fujifilm X-T2 vs Nikon D750 AF Comparison


Fujifilm’s AF system has grown by leaps and bounds since the Fujifilm X100 and X-Pro1 launched. FStoppers has a decent write up about the history of Fujifilm’s AF past and how firmware 4.00 changed Fujifilm AF for the better. Yet the most compelling part of their article is probably the AF videos they produced. Read More »

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Fujifilm X-T20 Roundup and Silver Award

The Fujifilm X-T20 is an great camera in a small package. Surprisingly Fujifilm launched the X-T10 follow-up shortly after the Fujifilm X-T2 launch. More than a few photographers decided to pick one up instead of the more professional X-T2 when it was announced, because it is a good value.

DPReview

Pros Cons
  • Excellent JPEG quality, especially color
  • Good high ISO noise performance
  • Build quality is solid for camera in this price range
  • Dynamic range is very good, though not class-leading
  • Numerous direct controls
  • Responsive AF system with up to 325 selectable points
  • High resolution EVF
  • Great Film Simulation modes
  • 8 fps burst shooting w/continuous AF
  • UHD 4K/30p video capture
  • Highly customizable
  • Exposure compensation available when using Auto ISO with manual exposure
  • External mic input
  • Camera can be charged over USB connection; external charger included
  • Small phase detection area compared to peers
  • Hunting can be an issue with continuous autofocus in low light
  • AF tracking performance is variable
  • No histogram, face detection (in 4K) or zebra warnings in movie mode
  • Auto mode switch can be flipped too easily, leading to loss of custom settings and Raw
  • Joystick for positioning AF point would’ve been nice
  • Fn button difficult to reach, even harder to press
  • Can’t access memory card slot while camera is on a tripod

You can read the full review here

Other Review
Joeng Photography – “However as a stand alone camera, the X-T20 gives you the best buck of money.”

Cinema5d – “The FUJIFILM X-T20 offers a good combination between affordable price, video picture quality, fast accurate autofocus in video mode and portability.”

Fujifilm X-T20: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

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The Fujifilm GFX 50S is Meant to be Held


image courtesy of travelshooteditrepeat

When the Fujifilm GFX 50S was announced a lot of bloggers/vloggers/photographers tried to paint it as a specialty camera , but now that the camera is in photographers hands they are adding it to their workflow just like any other camera. If you are given the opportunity to shoot a GFX it’s clearly designed to be shot handheld. It is so well deigned that you can manage sharp images with the Fujinon 63mm shooting with shutter speeds as low as 1/10 of a second relatively easily, which would be impressive on a crop sensor camera.

The GFX feels great in the hands, but questionable on a tripod, because buttons like the Q button are placed where you might grip the camera for adjustment. This is not a problem handheld where buttons are out of your way, but within reach. I hope overtime the community will begin to accept the GFX as just another tool, but for now there are still writers trying to slam the GFX for clicks.

Reviews/Samples/Impressions
travelshooteditrepeat – “After about 2 seconds of holding the GFX I fell in love with this camera all over again, it just fits the hands, and has perfect balance, even one handed this camera is excellent. I think this camera system is the perfect companion to an XT2 or XPRO2! It just fits with the work style and flows perfectly.”

DPReview – “Thinking about buying a Fujifilm GFX 50S? Read this first.” A writer does his best to write the opposite of what everyone else is saying by turning to a lot of miss information. If you read the article make sure you check out the comment section.

DSLR Magazine – “According to our experience with the GFX 50S, it may turn out to be what is intended by the firm, which is-forgiven by Anglicism- a game changer , a new proposal in the field of medium format, and based on In something very simple in principle: to understand that the future is “without mirror”, not already for the average format, butespecially for the same one.”

huseyintaskin – 20 days with the GFX 50S

Mike Kobal – Lots of great portraits and crops

Fine Art Printer – Fujifilm GFX 50s vs Hasselblad X1D

Bill Fortney – Fujifilm GFX 50S vs Fujifilm X-T2

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Fujifilm GFX 50S B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

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