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Fujifilm GFX100 II Smooth Shipping (and Low Demand) Illusion: At Least 6 Months Shipping Delay in Certain Countries

Everything seems to proceed smoothly in regards to the Fujifilm GFX100 II shipping in some parts of the world.

The GFX100 II is in stock and ready to ship in many stores such as BHphoto here, Amazon here and Adorama here.

And also in Europe at the stores I’ve checked, the situation looks good.

So is everything running smoothly?

Or, maybe worst:

is the demand lower than Fujifilm expected, and that’s why shipping runs without any problems?

Did Fujifilm just fool us with their notice of “higher demand than expected for GFX100 II” and the 1,500 montly samples they produce are more than enough?

Well, if you only look at North America and Europe, we could indeed have the illusion that everything is running well (for once!).

But sadly that’s not how things run in other countries.

In Japan for example many stores are either not giving any indication on when the GFX100 II will finally ship or they say it will take at least 6 months to finally be able to deliver the Fujifilm GFX100 II.

So it looks like Fujifilm is prioritizing certain markets, maybe because favorable currency exchange rates guarantee them better earnings if they cash in in Dollar and Euro at the moment (just a complete random speculation if mine) or other reasons I can’t think of at the moment.

Whatever the reason is, what we can say for sure is that Fujifilm is allocating an important part of the initial GFX100 II production to satisfy the demand in North American and Europe, while other countries experience shortages and have to wait much longer for their GFX100 II to ship.

I wish Fujifilm would have solved this issue by producing 3,000 samples each month, but it is what it is, and I feel sorry for those fellow GFX shooters who live in countries where they’ll have to wait at least half a year to enjoy the power of the Fujifilm GFX100 II.

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Best Memory Cards for Fujifilm GFX100 II, X-T5, X-T4, X-H2, X-H2S as Recommended by Fujifilm

Fujifilm has updated its list of recommended UHS-II SD-Cards and CFexpress Type B cards for Fujifilm GFX100 II, Fujifilm X-H2S and Fujifilm X-H2. You’ll find the detailed list in printed format below as well as in downloadable jpeg format also for Fujifilm X-T5 and X-T4.

But beware!

Not all CFexpress Type B cards are made equal.

Out of all the CFexpress Type B cards listed by Fujifilm, only the ones we highlight now give you access to the best performance without any limitations (longest bursts, access to all video codec, etc).

Overall Best CFexpress Type B Cards according to Fujifilm (no performance limitations)

Best SD-Cards

As far as SD-Card goes, depending on the camera you own, the recommended cards are slightly different.

For example, some SD-Cards recommended for the Fujifilm X-T4 (for example the Toshiba Exceria Pro) are now no longer recommended for the 40 megapixel Fujifilm X-T5. The updated list for X-T5 contains:

The detailed list of recommended cards for X-T5 can be found here and for X-T4 here.

Down below the SD-cards and CFexpress recommended for GFX100II, X-H2 and X-H2S.

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Fujifilm GFX100 II Best SSD for External Recording as Officially Recommended by Fujifilm

Best SSD

With the Fujifilm GFX100 II, Fujifilm introduced the capability to connect an external SSD via a USB Type-C cable to record photos and videos directly to an external SSD in all modes and formats, including 4K/60p and 8K/30p.

However, depending on the type of SSD, there are some modes and formats that cannot be recorded.

That’s why down below we will share the full compatibility list for SSD recommended by Fujifilm based on their own testings. The following SSD is recommended by Fujifilm.

Out of all these, the ones that work best (access to all video codecs and formats) are:

To see the full chart in detail and with all the notes, check out the list below or load the full JPEG file of the chart here.

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IN STOCK: Fujifilm GFX100 II and Fujinon GF55mm f/1.7 at BHphoto & Co

The Fujifilm GFX100 II is now in stock at BHphoto here and a limited number also at Amazon US here.

Also the Fujinon GF55mm f/1.7 is in stock at BHphoto here and a limited number also at Amazon US here.

Fujifilm GFX100 II Owners Manual Available

Fujifilm GFX100 II Owners Manual

The Fujifilm GFX100 II owner’s manual is now available in html here and PDF here.

Sony World Photography Award Winner Tests Fujifilm GFX100II “I was Dubious, but GFX100II is Bridging the Autofocus Gap with Full Frame”

Josselin Cornou, member of our gigantic Fujifilm GFX group and “heavy Sony user” (as he called himself), was able to test the Fujifilm GFX100II for two weeks.

He shared his impressions in this post, where he answers also questions members have.

He was very impressed by the Fujifilm GFX100 II, so much so that he says:

I finally come to the conclusion that the GFX can fully suits my photo + video needs

The GFX100 II behaved similarly to an A7r5, offering a very similar same type of specs – and similar shutter lag.

I ended up preordering the camera. While this is still 100MP, this is the first Medium Format camera which is bridging the gap with Full Frame in terms of Autofocus and video capabilities

When asked by members about autofocus accuracy, he says in the comments:

For portrait, it’s on par with the A7r5. I am sharing a video below to show you how it focuses on the 55mm f1.7 (which is not a Linear Motor lens, so slower AF than 20-35mm lenses). I was quite impressed – and results looked on part with Sony.

This is just an excerpt. You can read his full post below and check out the full comment section in the original post here.

Josselin Cornou First Impressions

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Fujifilm GFX100 II Pre-Orders Exceed Fujifilm’s Expectations

Fujifilm has just released an official notice where they inform customers that pre-orders for the Fujifilm GFX100 II are higher than what they expected and that “it may take some time” for the product to be delivered.

Fujifilm is currently manufacturing 1,500 samples monthly. Apparently not really enough to satisfy the initial demand.

I have quickly tested the Fujifilm GFX100 II and the GF55mm f/1.7 and you can read my first impressions below:

Notice regarding supply of mirrorless digital camera “FUJIFILM GFX100 II”

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Fujifilm GFX100 II – My First Impressions and Quick Autofocus Test (vs GFX100S)

So guys,

here is part 2 of my initial impressions of the Fujifilm GFX100II and GF55mmF1.7.

In part 1 we covered the lens. Now it’s time to look at the GFX100II.

How did I get my hands on that gear?

Well, Fujifilm had one of its Italian Roadshow gear presentation in the lovely town of Trento just 30 minutes car drive away from my home. Luckily they already had the new gear :).

I was able to spend a total of 30 minutes with it. Not much, but enough to get some initial impressions of it (not a review, of course).

Fujifilm GFX100 II – My First Impressions (vs GFX100S)

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