Fujifilm X-Pro3 Titanium Top Plate Fit and Finish Issues Found

The Fujifilm X-Pro3 has suffered through a lot of criticism and it looks like there may be more to come. A few months ago someone mentioned in passing some fit and finish issues they had with the X-Pro3 so I started searching images on google and didn’t come across much of anything and it was an early camera so I figured it was a one-off and dropped my search.

Today there was a thread started in the DPR forums by someone that received not one but two dura silver x-pro3 that had a slight defect in the titanium around the viewfinder, which could potentially become a big problem if it compromised the viewfinder. I then narrowed my search and still did not find much, but the author found some examples, which he linked to which gave me a third camera to look at and I found some additional separation.

DC.Fever‘s X-Pro3 launch post exhibited the problem all along back in October 2019. The first two crops above demonstrate the “separation” around the viewfinder, but the third post shows some separation of the top plate above the lens mount too. Titanium is not an easy metal to work with and the problems seem to only exist with Dura Silver cameras time so maybe Fujifilm has a problem with their Dura Silver manufacturing line or it could also be that the Dura Black coating is a little thicker and better at hiding slight imperfections.

If this problem is truely widespread I am sure we will hear about it from Fujifilm, but the dura X-Pro3 cameras seem to be shipping in low volume so it may take a while. The serial numbers of the cameras the DPR poster received had serial numbers in the 94 range ending in 2000-4000, which might indicate an ongoing issue, but let’s hope it isn’t a widespread problem.

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