The Big Fujifilm GFX Recap :: Everything We Know is Here… RGB Color Histogram, Base ISO 100, AF-Points + Much More!

Here is a big GFX Overview, based on information Fujifilm shared at the Photokina 2016 and later, and also based on Rumors you could find here on FujiRumors. I’ll mark with “R” the rumors and with “F” the facts, although keep in mind that even the facts revealed earlier by Fujifilm could have changed in the meantime.

Everything you can read below has already been published on FR starting from September 2016, but I thought a Recap could be useful, since I keep getting emails with questions, that have already been answered in the past, but given the huge amount of information are easy to miss.

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FUJIFILM GFX CAMERA

  1. Fujifilm GFX 50S – F
  2. Announcement Janaury 19 – R
  3. Release February 23 – R
  4. Body Price €6999/$6499 – R
  5. G-Mount – F
  6. Mirrorless – F
  7. Weather Sealed body/lenses – F
  8. X-Processor Pro (used in X-T2/X-Pro2) – F
  9. No Low-Pass Filter – F
  10. Contrast Detection AF only with 117 AF points – F
  11. RGB color histograms in the live view – F
  12. 51.4MP 44 x 33mm Medium Format Bayer Sensor (No X-Trans, because not needed with this huge 50MP sensor) – F
  13. Aspect Ratio: 4:3 (default), 3:2, 1:1, 4:5, 6:7 and 6:17 – F
  14. MF Sensor made by Sony but customized by Fujifilm. The challenge is how to get the light hit the sensor evenly – in the center and also at the corners. In order to achieve that, Fujifilm customized the microlenses in front of the sensor and optimized the silicon process. – F
  15. MF sensor is 1.7 (70%) times bigger than Full Frame. Crop factor 0.79x. – F
  16. Weight about 800g – F
  17. 12 pins on the lens mount (useful when it comes to adapting third-party lenses) – F
  18. Flange Distance of only 26.7 to shorten the back focus distance as much as possible. This prevents vignetting to achieve edge-to-edge sharpness of the world’s highest level – source Fujifilm Press release via dpreview. – F
  19. ISO: base-ISO 100 :: Max ISO 51200 – F
  20. minimum back focus 16.7mm – F
  21. Focal Plane shutter max 1/4000 – F
  22. Flash Sync Speed 1/125 – F
  23. EF-X500 with HSS Supported – F
  24. Bigger Battery compared to X-T2/X-Pro2 – F
  25. Electronic shutter – F
  26. Full-HD with 30 fps – F
  27. Dual SD Cards UHS-II – F
  28. EVF: 3.69 megadots with a magnification of 0.85x (X-T1/2: 0.77x) with frame rate of around 60 fps – F
  29. EVF: Detachable and fully tiltable if used with an adapter – F
  30. EVF has a hot shoe on the top – F
  31. All Film Simulations of X-T2/X-Pro2 available (including ACROS) – F
  32. Adapter for Leaf Shutter Lenses in the works – F
  33. Tethering support at launch – F
  34. Joystick – F
  35. E-ink LCD display on the top of the camera (always visible, even if camera is switched off) – F
  36. WiFi – F
  37. dynamic range settings of DR800% and maybe even DR1600%. – Source fujixsecrets
  38. USB 3 data transfer and charging – F
  39. HDMI – F
  40. Mic, headphone and remote control outputs – F
  41. Tilt LCD like X-T2 (3 way tilting) – F
  42. Touch LCD screen – F
  43.  diopter adjustment – F
  44. 11 Fn buttons – Source fujixsecrets
  45. shooting intervals of 700 ms – F
  46. quick start up time – F
  47. Fujifilm Will Launch Professional Support Service Along with the GFX Camera – R

FUJIFILM GF LENSES

  1. GF63mmF2.8 R WR (50mm equiv.) available at launch. Price €1,599/$1,499 – R
  2. GF32-64mmF4 R LM WR (25-51mm equiv.) available at launch. Price $2,299 – R
  3. GF120mmF4 Macro R LM OIS WR (95mm equiv.). Magnification of 1:0.5. available at launch. $2,599  – R minimum focus distance 45cm – max. magnification of 0.5x, 1:2 Macro – F
  4. GF110mmF2 R LM WR (87mm equiv.) available mid 2017 – F
  5. GF23mmF4 R LM WR (18mm equiv.) available mid 2017 – F
  6. GF45mmF2.8 R WR (35mm equiv.) available late 2017 – F
  7. Dedicated C positions on the aperture ring (The C position can be locked to avoid accidental changes) – F
  8. The lenses are ready for sensors with a resolution of 100MP – F
  9. Only the GF32-64mmF4 R LM WR zoom lens has inner focussing – F
  10. The prime lenses are optically corrected for distortion – F

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Iridient X-Transformer 1.0 Beta 1 for Windows Available

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It was a long wait, but here it is, the public Windows Beta version of Iridient.

Download here Iridient X-Transformer 1.0 beta 1

** Quick review: Iridient X Transformer (beta) at aevansphoto **

This software is currently “public beta” meaning that it is intended to be functionally complete, but has only been subject to minimal internal testing. This beta version may contain errors and may not function as well as the final release will. The image processing and adjustment settings should be close to finalized, but there may be further fine tuning to processing and/or adjustment settings during beta testing that could alter image quality prior to final release. I do not recommend using or installing beta versions of this software in a business critical setting.

Iridient X-Transformer is a utility that can be used to convert Fujifilm RAF images to DNG format using Iridient Digital’s high quality RAW processing algorithms. Much of the core RAW processing, sharpening, noise reduction and lens corrections featured in this program are shared with Iridient Developer a more full-featured RAW processor that is available for macOS.

The Iridient RAW processing routines have been in active development for over 12 years for use in Iridient Developer and have been optimized and refined over the years for the best possible image quality. Iridient Developer is widely regarded as one of the highest quality RAW processors available.

This program converts Fujifilm’s proprietary RAF image data to the openly specified DNG image format. The DNG format was created and is publicly documented by Adobe. They have detailed information regarding the format on their website here:
Adobe DNG information

The key RAW processing stages that can be applied by Iridient X-Transformer during conversion to DNG include:

    • Interpolation or demosaic processing. This transforms the camera sensor’s X-Trans or Bayer color filter information to produce a full color RGB image. This processing is always applied by Iridient X-Transformer and cannot be disabled or undone. There are two interpolation options, one for a more detailed rendering and a second smoother, lower artifact version. The algorithms are identical to the latest “detail+” and “smooth” options in Iridient Developer 3.1.2.
    • Sharpening. Iridient X-Transformer features advanced sharpening based on the very highly regarded “Iridient Reveal” sharpening algorithms featured in Iridient Developer. Sharpening is optional and can be adjusted (low/med/high) or disabled.
    • Automatic lens corrections for distortion, chromatic aberration and vignetting. Corrections are based on native Fujifilm lens information specified in their RAF metadata. The lens correction stage is optional and lens correction information can also be passed on through DNG opcode metadata and left to later processing stages or ignored altogether. The lens correction processing in Iridient X-Transformer uses the same high quality resampling algorithms as Iridient Developer.
  • Color and luminance noise reduction. The noise reduction processing in Iridient X-Transformer shares much in common with the latest noise reduction available in Iridient Developer and is specifically optimized for RAW image processing. Noise reduction is optional and can be adjusted (low/med/high) or disabled.

Fujifilm Graphite X-T2 and X-Pro2 Catalogues Online… Read the 6 Steps Fuji Needs to Get that Special Graphite Texture!

Fujifilm Silver Graphite X-T2 & X-Pro2 Catalogue

Fujifilm just update it’s Flagship Catalogues, that now include the new silver graphite X-T2 and graphite X-Pro2.

  • Graphite X-Pro2 Catalogue – click here
  • X-T2 Catalogue (which now includes the silver graphite version) – click here

Both graphite special editions have just been announced today. You can see the press release and also some promo videos in this post.

Graphite Silver Fujifilm X-T2: USA: BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama
Graphite Fujifilm X-Pro2 + XF23mmF2: USA: BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama

Fujifilm Announces Graphite Fujifilm X-T2, X-Pro2 and XF23mmF2 :: Pre-orders

Pre-order Options

Graphite Silver Fujifilm X-T2: USA: BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / EUROPE: AmazonDE / AmazonUK / PCHstore / WexUK / AUSTRALIA: CameraPro

Graphite Fujifilm X-Pro2 + XF23mmF2: USA: BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / EUROPE: AmazonDE / AmazonUK / PCHstore / WexUK / AUSTRALIA: CameraPro

*↓* PROMO VIDEOS / PRESS RELEASE / ADDITIONAL INFORMATION *↓*

According to the official press-release, the Graphite X-Pro2 will be release at the end of January. No release indication for the graphite silver X-T2. We only know it will come with special accessories and a premium leather strap.

Graphite X-Pro2 Press Release / Graphite Silver X-T2 Press Release /

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