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 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)



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 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


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 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


GFX Technologies #1 -The Secrets of the New Fujifilm GFX Sensor


Fujifilm just launched a new series about the Fujifilm GFX, the “GFX Technologies” series. Episode one is all about the GFX sensor, which is different compared to the other 44×33 MF sensor, because:

  • The sensor itself has the surface size of 43.8×32.9mm, but the shape of the sensor unit is different for the GFX 50S. Typically the sensor is mounted to the silicon circuit with terminals placed on both sides of the sensor. But in the case of GFX, the sensor is mounted to the silicon circuit with the terminals placed on the back side of the sensor. This allows not only the sensor unit, but also the silicon circuit to be smaller in size.
  • In order to effectively process the lights, the size of micro-lenses haven been reduced and more spaces have been created between each pixel. This is one reason why the images appear so sharp when taken by GFX even though the pixel counts are the same. You may wonder about the negative impact for sensitivity and S/N if the micro-lenses are smaller in size. There is no need for such concern. The pixel size is big enough to receive enough lights without making micro-lenses any bigger. This optimization is only possible for the medium format sensor.
  • The photic saturation point of the sensor is extended and wider dynamic range is realized as a result. The dynamic range becomes 1/3 step wider. This wider dynamic range is a result of extended photic saturation point, so the images are 1/3 tougher against over-exposure. This extended photic saturation becomes most effective when the sensitivity is set at ISO 100
  • The camera is not equipped with the phase-detection pixels, but the autofocus speed is quite fast for a medium format camera nonetheless. One of the reasons for this is the increased sensor readout speed from 130fps to 200fps. Our sensor is customized so that faster readout is realized during autofocus. The speed is slower than DSLRs with dedicated phase detection autofocus, but it is much more accurate than that of the DSLR.

Full story at fujifilm-x (thanks to the FR-reader for the link :) )

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

image courtesy: Jan Gonzales // GFX + 120mm – spotted at the Fujifilm GFX Facebook Group