Fujifilm GFX100 Technical Analysis Part 5


Jim Kasson has decided to go past his conclusion from our past technical analysis posts, which was a bit unexpected, but very welcome because no one has done more independence GFX camera testing than him at this level. You can catch up on what we have covered in theses four posts first round-up here, the second round-up here, the third round-up here, and the fourth round-up here. Below you can find his most recent tests.

The Last Word – Fuji GFX 100 IBIS performance with 32-64 mm zoom

Performance is acceptable even at 1/5 second, although there are a some poor outliers there.

Interpolating, the mean IBIS results at 1/5 second look about as good as the non-IBIS mean at 1/35. That’s a ratio of 7, or just under 3 stops. If we look at the mean-minus-sigma numbers, to get the 1/5 second IBIS sharpness, you’d need to use a shutter speed of about 1/40 second, which is close to the same ratio.

The Last Word – Fuji GFX 100 IBIS at slow shutter speeds with the 110/2

It looks like high shutter speeds are nothing to fear with IBIS on, even if IBIS isn’t doing any good there. It also looks like IBIS is safe down to 1/40 second, or slower than one over half the focal length. I expect that the camera will be even more stable in single shot drive mode, instead of the continuous mode I tested. Standing is about the worst commonly-used shooting position. I will test some more.

The Last Word – Fuji GFX 100 IBIS — 110 mm, AF-C

Without IBIS, anything below 1/200 is iffy. With IBIS, all the shots look good.

The Last Word – Sony a7RIV with pixel-shift vs Fujifilm GFX 100

The GFX 100 has received more sharpening. Imaging Edge used to brutally oversharpen the a7RIII 4-shot pixel-shift images, but not anymore. The Sony image has about the same resolution. The big difference is the impressive reduction in aliasing provided by the pixel-shift technology.

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Fujinon XF16-80mm F4 R OIS WR Post Launch Roundup

Some are very excited about the Fujinon XF16-80mm F4 R OIS WR, while others would like faster aperture zooms with stabilization, but the overall impression of the new XF16-80mm by those that have used one have been overwhelmingly very positive. I hope this becomes Fujifilm’s go-to zoom kit lens soon because the weather sealing will be welcome since many of Fujifilm’s cameras now have some amount of sealing.

There are some conflicting reports about how much correction is done in-camera via software with this lens, but most zooms like it have software correction today to keep their size down. I think the confusion is coming from some RAW software auto-correcting distortion, while others do now. There is also some edge softness, but this should be fine for most applications. Also, the center is very sharp and bokeh is pleasing for most.

Fujinon XF16-80mm F4 R OIS WR: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

Firmware 1.01

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ON1 2020 With Improved Processing of Fujifilm Raw Files


ON1 2020 is available today with improvements just for Fujifilm Photographers.

ON1 Photo RAW 2020 – Photography Your Way – Now Available.
New AI Features, New Filters, SmugMug Sharing, X-Rite Integration, Improved Processing on Fujifilm Raw Files, and Much More! Part of the all-new ON1 ecosystem for photographers.

Portland, OR – October 17, 2019 — Today, ON1 Inc. announces the availability of the new ON1 Photo RAW 2020. This new version is the first release in a new line of creative products announced back in August. This professional-grade photo organizer, raw processor, layered editor, and effects app, is available today as an all-in-one photo workflow solution.

Photography Your Way, The ON1 Difference.
ON1 gives you control of your photography and what matters to you – it’s Photography Your Way. ON1 is an open system giving you control over photo organization, storage, editing, creative style, and how you purchase. While most mainstream software solutions restrict your organization and editing in closed systems, ON1 gives you an open system for complete control over your storage, organization, editing, and method of purchase. ON1 will also never be a subscription-only model.

“Customers will immediately notice the speed and quality improvements we’ve made under-the-hood. A lot of great feedback came in from our beta users, and we were able to deliver on their requests in this version,” says Craig Keudell, President and CEO. Read More »

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Fujinon XF16-80mm f/4 R OIS WR Firmware 1.01

Detail of the update
The firmware update Ver.1.01 from Ver.1.00 incorporates the following issue:

  1. Fix of slight defects.

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Fujinon XF200mm f/2 R LM OIS WR: Review Roundup

The Fujinon XF200mm f/2 R LM OIS WR is a dream lens for many with magic creamy bokeh, but it is at a price point that many can’t justify. While praise is almost universal among reviewers there are some that are speculating about it being designed for a future high-speed camera, because the lens is beyond cameras like the Fujifilm X-T3.

I hope I have the opportunity to try the Fujinon XF200mm f/2 R LM OIS WR in the future, but I might wait for a space shuttle launch to borrow one. Now that I know a little more about what to expect while shooting a shuttle launch I should be able to get some more impressive results. These kinds of lenses are great to have access too, but many will rent them instead of own unless they regularly shoot sports/wildlife.

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Fujinon XF 200mm f/2 OIS WR w XF 1.4x TC F2 WR:
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Rumiere Noct-Master APO 75mm f/0.95 Coming to GFX?


The Rumiere Noct-Master APO 75mm f/0.95 was spotted over at SonyAddict a while ago, but now there are reports on Weibo that it will be coming to Fujifilm GFX. This would certainly be interesting since focusing a 0.95 lens can already be quite challenging on a full-frame camera. The Rumiere Noct-Master APO 75mm f/0.95 is expected to cost $4,000 at launch.

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Fujifilm GFX100: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
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Fujifilm GFX 50S:
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