World Press Photo Awards :: Only the Fujifilm X-System Breaks the DSLR Hegemony

The Spanish site photolari (translation) analized which cameras snapped the 2017 WorldPressPhoto Award winning pictures.

It’s still an absolute hegemony of DSLR’s (especially Canon). And what about mirrorless? photolari writes (google translated):

Only two Fujifilm X-T1’s question the absolute DSLR hegemony [Admin: see one image here]. Unless you want to include Peter Bauza ‘s Leica M (third prize in Contemporary Issues) as one without a mirror.”

Oh, and the good old X100 snapped the second prize in the Sports category – see image here.

Also in the 2016 edition, Fujifilm was the only MILC to snap make it at the worldpressphoto awards… with the Fujifilm X-Pro1.

Fuji X-series cameras also already made the cover of the TIME magazine (story here), won the World Photography Arts&Culture Award 2015 (story here), were good enough for God’s work (story here), captured America’s most hated man (story here), made the front page of the Wall Street Journal (story here), distracted a French presidential candidate during his interview (story here) and more…

BREAKING :: GF 110mm F2 Release in May :: Capture One WILL Support the Fujifilm GFX :: Fujifilm GFX First Impressions!

Capture One GFX Support

I got the first hint here at the Fujifilm GFX facebook group: GFX member Theodoros had a talk with a Fuji rep, who promised him that Capture One will support the Fujifilm GFX – read this thread here.

Only a rumor you say? You need more?

Well, then you can add this one: in his recently published GFX review, popular X-photographer Patrick La Roque says that he knows Capture One WILL support the Fujifilm GFX… and Patrick is definitely someone, who has the right contacts to be able to claim that.

GFX First Impressions

So yes, Patrick published his GFX First impressions. I know some of you say that reviews of official X-photographers should be taken with a grain of salt, but I don’t really think so. These are guys, who perfectly master their X-gear and are super-familiar with it. If they criticise a Fuji camera, it’s for sure not because they missed to read the manual and don’t know, how to use or set the camera properly (which I’ve seen very often on youtube-reviews).

And btw, Patrick La Roque is the same guy, who at the day when Fujifilm announced the X-M1, wrote a review, where he demolished the X-M1, saying that he does not like it all and it’s the most uninspiring piece of gear Fujifilm ever produced. So Patrick has proven not to be afraid to say what he thinks.

So here are some considerations he made in his great first impressions:

  • I’ve been told it WILL be supported by Phase One
  • What has me most excited is the overall smoothness of the image. It’s very hard to explain but when I compare to similar images shot with previous cameras, there’s less edge, more fluidity.
  • Very impressed by the zoom’s performance and leaning towards the wider range it offers

Patrick also tells us that the GF 110mm f/2 will be released in May. Go to laroquephoto.com to read more.

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

ON1 Photo RAW 2017.0.2 Released :: Improved X-Trans Demosaicing and Compressed RAW Support

ON1 just officiall released Photo RAW 2017.0.2… and there is some potentially great news for Fuji Lovers, as already anitcipated here.

  • Added support for compressed Fujifilm® RAW photos
  • Improved processing quality for Fujifilm® X-Trans® sensors

A few reviews:

Fotodiox Launches Several G-Mount Adapters :: Fujifilm GFX Final Release Date February 28 (PRESS RELEASE)

GFX ADAPTER

Fuji Guy Billy is one of Fujifilm GFX members, and he shared the image above on the group. There are many adapters coming for the GFX, especially made by Fotodiox.

Here are some of them:

Overall, there is a lot happening in the world of adapters for the GFX. A short recap:

  • Fujifilm launched its own Hasselblad adapter for GFX, to allow you to use leaf shutter lenses on the GFX.
  • Images of more adapters for Leica M, Zeiss Otus, Mamiya, Schneider-Kreuznach started to appear on the web, and have been first shared on the amazing GFX facebook group here and FujiRumors here.
  • A rumor I got says that Fringer plans a G-mount / Contax 645 smart adapter (full auto)
  • I’ve also shared with you a Chinese test that includes images taken with many different adapters for GFX, such as Mamiya, Schneider-Kreuznach, Zeiss Otus and more at blog.sina translations – NOTE: on my computer, the images are visible only on the original Chinese version.
  • Some fellow X-shooters are already developing 3D printed adapters…. and they work just fine

GFX FINAL RELEASE DATE

There was a bit of confusion about when the GFX and lenses will be released. Now Japan issued a press release, where they say the Medium Format system will hit the market on February 28. AmazonUS also says they will start shipping on February 28. BHphoto says March 1 and Adorama February 24.

So everything more or less as originally planed. Seems that Fujifilm got it right this time… or that pre-orders are not high, and hence they have no problem to deliver to customers.

Medium size mirrorless digital camera “FUJIFILM GFX 50S” and interchangeable lens “Fujinon GF lens”
Release date decision announcement

FUJIFILM Corporation
Dear customers,

Thank you for your continued patronage of Fujifilm products.

In the meantime, we announced that it will be released late February, Heisei 30, “medium-format mirrorless digital camera” FUJIFILM GFX 50S “, interchangeable lens” FUJINON GF 63 mm F 2.8 R WR “,” FUJINON GF 32 – 64 mm F 4 R LM WR “,” FUJINON GF 120 mm F 4 R LM OIS WR Macro “has been decided, we will inform you below.

Release date Tuesday, February 28, Heisei 30 – via fujifilm.jp

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
: USA: BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS EU: AmazonDE, AmazonUK, WexUK, PCHstore AUS: CameraPro

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