Fuji X-T2 In Stock at eBayUS (7 left) and AmazonUS (1 left) – UPDATE: X-T2 Kit In Stock at Adorama

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UPDATE: the kit in stock at Adorama

The Fujifilm X-T2 is available at eBayUS via Top rated and authorized Fuji Seller Kenmorecamara here. There is also still one left at AmazonUS (via third party seller Focus Camera – official Fuji Seller).

Moreover, I’ve heard from a FR-reader, that Adorama received some X-T2 boxes. They are now in the warehouse and Adorama should ship them today or tomorrow.

Posted earlier today:

Fujifilm X-T2: USA: BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / CANADA: AmazonCA / EUROPE: AmazonDE / Calumentphoto DE / AmazonUK / AmazonITA / AmazonFR / AmazonESP / PCHstore / WexUK / AUSTRALIA: CameraPro

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Fujinon XF23mmF2 WR is Shipping at Some Stores!

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Ok… we all were a bit distracted lately, because of some minor things, like the X-T2 hitting the market worldwide and the announcement of the Fujifilm GFX Medium Format camera.

But now let’s get back to the real core of the X-system… the Fujinon XF23mmF2 WR.

I’m pleased to announce you that it is right now available at Foto Keller and a FR-reader also told me that Top Foto just shipped his lens today.

In USA,  BHphoto, Adorama and AmazonUS expect the lens to be available on September 29.

Fujinon XF23mmF2 WR: USA: BHphoto / Adorama / AmazonUSEUROPE: AmazonDE / AmazonUK / AmazonITA / AmazonFR / AmazonESP / PCHstore / WexUK / AUSTRALIA: CameraPro

and for all reviewers out there… just copy&paste my pre-filled award, and you’re done ;)

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Fujifilm GFX: dpreview Interviews Fuji Manager Toshihisa Iida: “We Pursue Ultimate Image Quality!”

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dpreview just published its interview with the probably the most known Fujifilm Manager when it comes to the X-series, Toshihisa Iida (which I had the pleasure to cross during my stay at Photokina. He actually looked at me quite firmly – he must have thought, who’s that guy, who looks so ugly, like he didn’t sleep for an entire week).

It’s an interesting talk. I will summarize it in short here for those, who don’t have time now for a 6:40 minutes long video, because you’re reading this on a crowded subway on your phone or you are at work… or any other reason.

  • we will continue to focus on APS-C format
  • it was a good timing to go bigger
  • the gap between APS-C and Full Frame is too narrow
  • APS-C can cover majority of photography
  • We are still missing the very top resolution in still image quality. Full Frame for us is a very little point, so we decided to go even bigger to pursue ultimate image quality
  • our sensor is 44×33, that’s 70% lager than Full Frame.
  • if you have a mirror, the flange distance is normally of 70mm. The GFX has a flange distance of 26.7mm.
  • the construcion of the new G-mount, allows us to make smaller lenses, because the rear lens can approach to the sensor even closer so that minimum back focus required would be 16.7mm. So the whole lens is made small.
  • The biggest challange is the sensor size. The sensor has to capture the light as straigt as possible. In order to do that, we optimized the microlens on the surface of the sensor
  • X-Trans works perfect for APS-C. Not having the X-Trans sensor, will reduce the complexity of signal processing, so RAW file conversion and workflow will get much easier, so we decided, for this moment, we go with Bayer.
  • Adapters for other MF lenses? Not now. But in the future, yes, that’s totally feasible
  • Number 1 priority are stills. But this camera will do Full-HD, but not 4K.
  • I hope lot of photographers will be interested. Clear audience are landscape photographers, fashion portrait photographers or commercial photographers
  • Release body + three lenses early next year
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DigitalRev Fujifilm GFX First Look: “It’s just Phenomenal” + Why it Needs No X-Trans… and A Lot More!

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Fujifilm GFX50S Hands-on First Impressions at digitalrev youtube

  • AF Speed is decent, but not extraodrinaly fast
  • Shutter sound is quite
  • We can’t take images out of the camera, but I can just tell you from looking through the viewfinder… it’s awesome!
  • well balanced and easier than some high end DSLR’s
  • Full Frame Video is dead ;)

Ok, before I share the next bunch of GFX tidbits, I really recommend you to check back this article by Rico Pfirstinger. Once you’ve read it, I will promise you will know everything that is possible to know about the Fujifilm GFX… and also about its future development. It’s a 360° overview, with really nothing left behind. You’ll basically know everything after reading it.

Feel free to join also out Fujifilm GFX facebook group

Fujifilm GFX Roundup

The Japanese site dc.watch (translation) shared its hands-on article with a lot of images, for example:

  • GFX is equipped to support leaf shutter lenses. Fuji has no current plans to release leaf shutter lenses or adapters, but will release the specs to support other manufacturers to do so.
  • image of the little LCD on the Top (that never turns off) here
  • image of the accessory and battery door here
  • the battery here
  • Dual SD-card slot here
  • the detachable EVF here
  • body without EVF here

Adorama had a short interview with Fuji Guy Billy here:

  • It’s called GFX. G (our MF heritage) F (heritage in film and film simulations) X (X-DNA – dials, design etc.)
  • Traditionally, X-series cameras use X-Trans sensors without low-pass filter. So you can achieve very sharp images reducing moiree. But the big GFX 50MP Medium Format Bayer sensor allows Fuji do get rid of the low-pass filter without having moiree.
  • It is a customized sensor by Fujifilm

Newsshooter had a talk with Theo, from Fujifilm UK. Amongst the others, he says here:

  • We went Medium Format, because with Full Frame we would have cannibalized our APS-C line
  • We think the GFX will appeal more to Full Frame DSLR user rather than just traditional Medium Format users
  • It will have video, but no quality announcement so far (but Rico has the answer)

Hands on Video of Digital Photo Pro youtube

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