Fujifilm Officially Announces New Firmware for X-T2 and X-Pro2 with 33 Improvements – FULL LIST

Just as rumored, on March 23 (in Tokyo) Fujifilm announced the 33 improvements that will come with the next Firmware udpate for X-T2 and X-Pro2.

The first update will come late March and the second one late May.

Thanks a lot to the sources… and now, dear X-T2 and X-Pro2 owners, enjoy the long list of free updates. You can soon download a complete new camera :)

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Fujifilm GFX in Stock at AmazonUS (sold by Amazon) – Limited Number

A limited number of Fujifilm GFX 50s is right now in stock at AmazonUS (ships and sold by Amazon).

GFX IN STOCK CHECK

Fujifilm GFX: USA BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS EU: AmazonDE, CalumetDE AmazonUK, WexUK, ParkCamerasUK, PCHstore AUS: CameraPro

Fujinon GF63mmF2.8: USA: BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS EU: AmazonDE, AmazonUK, WexUK, PCHstore AUS: CameraPro
Fujinon GF32-64mmF4
: USA: BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS EU: AmazonDE, AmazonUK, WexUK, PCHstore AUS: CameraPro
Fujinon GF120mmF4 Macro
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Fujifilm GFX VG-GFX1 Vertical Battery Grip: BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS
Fujifilm GFX EVF-TL1 EVF Tilt Adapter: BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS
Fujifilm H Mount Adapter G for GFX: BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS

Fujifilm Released Firmware Update for X-Pro2, X-T2, X-T1 and EF-X500

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Just as rumored here, Fujifilm released a firmware update to fix some bugy with the EF-X500 flash. You can now update the flash to ver. 1.02 using the X-T1, X-T2 and X-Pro2 with latest firmware. Here is the full list:

NOTE 1: The X-A3 Firmware 2.00 is already out since March 6 (and I reported about it March 6 here)
NOTE 2: Follow FR on Facebook, RSS-feed and Twitter, so you won’t miss it when the big Kaizen Firmware will be out ;)

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X100F Lensmate Thumbrest + Half Case * GFX Sensitvity Stops at ISO 1,600 + Reviews * 50/2 Image Review * Fuji Guys X-T20 Top Features (miXed zone)

X20 Award Nominated Image

Award nomination with Fuji X20: Dario Ayala was just nominated for a Canadian National Newspaper Award, the highest recognition for Canadian journalists and photojournalists, for an image that he made last summer using the Fuji X20 whose line, sadly, has been discontinued. The X system gets a lot of love, but this series was a bit overlooked during its existence. See the image on instagram here and link to the nomination here.

Fujifilm GFX
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Fujifilm GFX facebook member C. shared the image above on the group. It shows a heavily overexposed image and what seems to be an insane highlight recovery capbility of the Fujifilm GFX 50s. This image was a great opportunity to clarify what happens inside the GFX:

X-guru Rico (also GFX facebook member), looking at the image above, explained here:

Sensor analysis shows us that the GFX stops writing gain into the RAW file beyond ISO 1600. So this ISO 6400 shot is actually a ISO 1600 shot that is 2 stops underexposed. So 2 stops of the “amazing highlight recovery” are fake. ;) Lightroom simply applied a virtual 2 stop gain on import, which is of course fully reversable. Basically shooting at ISO 6400 is like shooting with DR400% always on.

Nothing really new here, since all Fujifilm cameras with X-Trans I, X-Trans II and also the X-A1/2 and M1 worked exactly the same way. X-Trans III are different, they bake the gain into each RAW (except for ISO 51200, which is actually ISO 25600 with a 1 stop import gain).

To perform a proper test of sensor highlight recover potential, you have to expose a series of shots at base ISO 100, then try to recover and normalize each of them and see where you put your personal limit of acceptable quality.

it was always nice to have additional DR at high ISO with most EXR I and EXR II cameras. This feature is now back with the GFX, but sadly, Adobe LR/ACR fails to apply correct import amplification in most cases. Basically, everything except for ISO 100, 125, 160 and 200 is somewhat off, often by a larger margin than is acceptable. There’s also a white balance issue at higher ISO settings which affects pretty much all external RAW converters (RAWs from the in-camera converter are okay). Of course, I have documented all of this and sent it to Fujifilm, so maybe Adobe will improve GFX support in a few weeks/months with their next Lightroom update.”

Yesterday, GFX member Wei already pointed out over at the group here after the technical sensor measurements tests by Photons to Photos, that “you can’t push the sensitivity up by adopting an ISO higher than 1600. Your sensitivity stops there

More GFX Links worth to be checked out

  • 20 Days with GFX 50s at huseyintaskin: “Once you enlarge the photo from the computer and look it up, it creates a quality threshold that will never come out of your mind. Whatever you do, your mind is staying in that quality. […] DR is an advantage for me, I can make cinematic tones more comfortable. Each transition is very soft in these colors that you give me in these intermediate tones. It gives a rich transition result.”
  • Fuji GFX portrait session review at mikekobal: “Impressive sensor performance at low and high ISO settings. Fuji’s color science shines once again, jpegs out of the camera are beautiful, lots of latitude for easy tweaks, better then raw files on certain cameras!”
  • Join our super-active and super-helpful Fujifilm GFX community
  • Don’t miss a single GFX tidbit and follow our public GFX Facebook page

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Fujifilm Already Plans GFX Firmware Update based on User Feedback & more GFX Feedback

Interview with well known Fuji manager Warwick Williams. Here some excerpts:

  • Fujifilm tradition to listen to user feedback continues, and they are developing a new GFX firmware based on cutomers feedback
  • Metabones adapters for GFX are possible in future
  • More OIS lenses will come in 2018, but obviously Warwick can’t talk about it

Feel free to tell us in the comments, which improvements you would like to see in the GFX

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More GFX Reviews

  • Flexing the FujiFilm GFX 50S: From the street to the moon! at mpex-experience: “If you are a DSLR user thinking about upgrading your 1DX, 5DS or similar with a system that has truly excellent image quality, amazing glass (and adapters to use lenses from Hassy to Canon and everything in between), great ergonomics (that tilting EVF!), and Fujifilm’s hallmark look and latitude in image processing, you should give it a try too.
  • Fuji GFX 50S: the photographer’s experience at camerajabber
  • Fujifilm Indonesia new dedicated GFX website fujifilmgfx.id
  • The Fujifilm GFX has landed! at travelshooteditrepeat

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