Fujifilm X Summit Prime 2021 Live Blog: Fujifilm GFX 50S II, X-T30 II, GF35-70mmF4.5-5.6 WR, XF33mmF1.4 R LM WR, XF23mmF1.4 R LM WR, And More

Fujifilm GFX50SII:
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Fujifilm X-T30II:
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Fujinon GF 35-70mm f/4.5-5.6 WR:
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Fujinon XF 33mm f/1.4 R LM WR
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Fujinon XF 23mm f/1.4 R LM WR

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Fujifilm X Summit Prime 2021 Live Blog:

  • The stream just started and you can refresh the page for updates about what is going on with the stream here
    • Very over produced opening with all the typical names
    • GFX100S has shipped double what Fujifilm expected
    • Increasing production capacity for GFX100S
    • More than full-frame is being well received
    • GFX50S was announced in 2017 and expanded to GFX50R, GFX100, GFX100S
    • Confident GFX is gaining momentum
    • Fujifilm will grow GFX greatly
  • GFX50SII
    • Same 50MP sensor as the GFX50S
    • Still able to beat most full-frame
    • 3.76 pixel pitch gives you access to large pixels and the unique look it provides
    • Massive dynamic range performance
    • A higher number of pixels doesn’t always give you a higher resolution
    • GFX50SII has customized microlenses
    • GFX50SII has a superior resolution to a7RIV
    • GFX50SII has a new processor that allows for fast AF between 0.24 and 0.53 sec
    • 6.5 stops of IBIS
    • AF is smarter, more intelligent, and faster
    • GFX excellent SNR is great for landscapes and even astro
    • IBIS can help improve image quality a lot
    • 200MP multishot
    • Access to new film simulations
    • Over 100 improvements
    • In stores the end of this month for $3,999
  • GF35-70mmF4.5-5.6 WR
    • Lightest GFX zoom at 390g
    • Very compact with no compromise in image quality
    • Symmetrical lens design that reduces abbreviation
    • 35cm minimeminimum focus disatance
    • $999
    • As a kit lens for the GFX50II $499
    • Coming November
  • New GF lenses under development
    • 2022 GF55mm f/1.7 must-have for portraiture
    • 2023 GF20-35mm equivalent to 16mm
    • Size and weight are very important and Fujifilm is trying to keep their stuff light
    • 2023 GF TILT SHIFT! long time coming but please wait a little longer
    • Firmware update GFX100 and GFX100S will support black magic RAW BRAW
    • XLR adapter coming for GFX
    • New firmware coming in October this year
    • Fujifilm supporting video and photos on GFX
  • X-Mount System X-T30 II, XF33mmF1.4 R LM WR, XF23mmF1.4 R LM WR
    • Third-party support for x mount is growing but Fujifilm will never stop improving X-Mount
    • Higher resolution sensors coming
    • XF35mm f/1.4 is their epic lens but now the XF33mm f/1.4 should replace it with greater resolution and speed
    • XF23mm f/1.4 updated for higher resolution with faster AF
    • Both new XF lenses have close minimum focus distance and are designed for the next generation X-Trans sensor
    • Designed like the new XF18mm f/1.4
    • X mount covers from 8mm to 400mm currently but Fujifilm will go wider and longer
    • XF150-600mm coming
    • XF seamless still/movie
    • New generation lens with still/movie interface that works for still and movie XF18-120mm
    • XF23 and XF33mm in stock end of sep and Nov for $799 and $899
    • The new still/movie lens will come in 2022
    • Fujifilm X-H2 stacked sensor layered BSI sensor coming in 2022
    • Kind of odd they didn’t announce the X-T30II but I guess it is just a minor revision they do not want to talk about

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