Sony A9 Vs. Fujifilm X-T2 / X-Pro2 :: Sony Shooter Reviews Fuji X-T2 :: X-T2 Electronic Shutter for Sports

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Guess what guys?

Yes, the inevitable is happening. People start to compare the brand new Sony A9 with the Fujifilm X-T2 and X-Pro2.

Now, I will say it once for all, so you can avoid to say it in the comments: “These comparisons are all unfair“. :-)

Ok… with that said, here is todays roundup, entirely focused on comparisons (and thoughts) between Sony and Fuji.

Sony Shooter Reviews Fujifilm X-T2

Let’s start with a Fujifilm X-T2 from a Sony APS-C shooter perspective (video above). The reviewer loves the X-T2 a lot. The colors, ACROS, the controls, the better lenses… there seems to be a lot to love on the X-T2 over Sony’s APS-C System.

Check out the video at Fuji X-T2 Review – From a Sony Shooter at The Photo/Video Show Youtube

Sony A9 Vs. Fujifilm X-Pro2 Image Quality

DPreview’s lab test shows that the IQ of the APS-C Fujifilm X-Pro2 can easily keep up with the IQ of the much more expensive FF Sony A9. Actually, X-Pro2 images look noticeably sharper, have way less false colors… overall, IQ on the X-Pro2 seems to be better than on the Sony A9.

However, you buy the Sony A9 for its speed and the black-out less EVF, and I guess A9 owners are ok with sacrificing a bit of IQ for that. The Fujifilm X-Pro2 can’t for sure keep up with the AF-tracking capabilities of the Sony A9 (and also not with the tracking capability of the Fujifilm X-T2).

Check out more at the dedicated Sony A9 Vs. Fuji X-Pro2 lab test IQ Comparison thread at dpreview

Fujifilm X-T2 body + grip (save $230): BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS
Fujifilm X-Pro2 + 23/2 or 35/2 or 50/2 (save $300): BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS

Fuji X-T2 Electronic Shutter for Sports. As good as Sony A9?

dsphotoblog tested the Fujifilm X-T2 for sports using the electronic shutter. The point of the video is to show that the X-T2 electronic shutter is also really good and give you a EVF-lag-less experience. So he concludes that:

  • A9 is overpriced
  • A9 mechanical shutter very slow (5fps) whereas the X-T2 shoots at 11fps
  • Fujifilm X-T2 better value for money
  • with booster grip, also the X-T2 electronic shutter shows no EVF lag

Check out the full video at dsphotoblog youtube

Sony A9 Vs. Fujifilm X-Pro2 Build Quality

Sony A9 build quality Vs. Fujifilm X-T2 at Cardinal15Photography Youtube

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Godox TT350F for FUJIFILM Available at AmazonUS on June 30, 2017

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So it turns out, that today it’s the “Flash Day” here on FujiRumors.

I already reported earlier today that:

  • Cactus X-TTL Cross-Brand TTL Firmware Upgrade for FUJIFILM Cameras is Now Available – Read here
  • Nissin Japan Launches High-Speed Sync Firmware Update for Fujifilm of Di700A and Nissin Air 1 Commander – Read here

But I have yet another Flash News for you… and it’s one many of you are waiting for (thanks to the FR-reader for sharing this with FR).

According to two separate AmazonUS sellers, the Godox TT350F for Fujifilm cameras will be available on June 30 (check out Pergear at AmazonUS and ZDMOON at AmazonUS). The Godox/Flashpoint TT350 for Fujifilm is available for pre-order also at Adorama and also AmazonUK.

Also, there will probably be an X2 for Fujifilm instead of X1

For more information, check out the Godox TT350F PDF here.

RECAP: Back in early April we broke the news here on FujiRumors, that Godox is working on major Fujifilm support. Here is their original plan (but there was a delay on it)

Godox Plan:
TT350F Fuji April-May 2017 (Update: delayed to June 30)
If TT350 is good, Move to 685 and V860II.
If all is good move to X1 Fuji and X1 Olympus. (Update: Rumor has it there will be an X2 for Fujifilm)
The same time firmware update for all 2.4G light accept Fuji and Olympus
AD200 60 bulb LED light head May-June 2017.

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Cactus X-TTL Cross-Brand TTL Firmware Upgrade for FUJIFILM Cameras Now Available

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Back on March 24, Cactus announced that they are working on a free firmware upgrade on the Cactus V6 IIs and Cactus V6 II transceivers to support cross-brand wireless TTL on Fujifilm cameras.

They also launched a dedicated website, and told us to stay tuned for updates, so I visited that special Cactus page a few times every day for almost 3 months now and finally something happened :)

Today, Cactus finally updated their X-TTL website. Here is what they say:

The X-TTL firmware gives photographers an unprecedented flexibility. The need for matching flashes with the same camera system for on and off-camera TTL flash photography is over – TTL without boundaries.

The Firmware update to support Fujifilm cameras is available now, along with support for Sony and Sigma. More brands will follow.

The first wave of firmware releases will be for Fujifilm, Sony and Sigma. Other camera systems, i.e. Pentax, Canon, Nikon, Olympus and Panasonic, will follow one by one as we complete system integration on the V6 II.”

Cactus V6 II s: BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama
Cactus V6 II: BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama

Useful links

We reported about photographers Beta-Testing the X-TTL (on Sigma cameras) in this miXed zone.

For all details, check out the dedicated Cactus X-TTL website.

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Notice of Postponement of “VIEW CAMERA ADAPTER G” for Fujifilm GFX

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Fujifilm View Camera Adapter G – Price & Specs: BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama

Join the 13,000+ strong GFX facebook group, and incredibely helpful community creating infinite GFX content. For fast, reliable, and 100% GFX news and rumors follow the Fujifilm GFX facebook page.

Fujifilm GFX 50s: BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS

Notice of postponement of related accessory “View camera adapter VIEW CAMERA ADAPTER G” for digital camera “GFX series” (google translated)

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Nissin Japan Launches High-Speed Sync Firmware Update for Fujifilm of Di700A and Nissin Air 1 Commander

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Nissin Japan just launched the High-Speed Sync Firmware update for Fujifilm of Di 700 A and Nissin Air 1 Commander.

As I already told you here, the same firmware is already available for the Nissin i40 and Nissin i60.

You have to send in your flash/commander to an official Nissin Service Center, who will perform the upgrade for you.

via dc.watch

Check you Nissin box to find out if your product already support Fujifilm

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