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JOKER Images Taken with FUJIFILM, Leaving Lightroom for Capture One, Fujifilm X-H2 Concept – Top October Articles

Here are the top articles on FujiRumors for October.

I hope you enjoyed reading FujiRumors in October, and I will give my best to give you an interesting Fuji-November ;).

  1. No Joke: Official JOKER Movie Images taken With Fujifilm X Series Gear ;)
  2. It Was Inevitable: I am Leaving Lightroom for Capture One Pro
  3. New Fujifilm X-Pro3 Hands On Images
  4. Fujifilm X-Pro3: Facts and Compared to Fujifilm X-Pro2
  5. Magnum Photographer David Hurn Shoots Fujifilm X: “Photography has Just Two Controls: Where You Stand and When you Press the Button”
  6. Fujifilm X-Pro3 Specs and Images Leaked: Improved Autofocus at -6EV, HDR Shooting and Lots of Firmware Improvements
  7. Fujifilm X-H2 Mockup – Ideas to Set it Apart from Fujifilm X-T4
  8. Fujifilm’s Classic Negative Film Simulation Coming via Firmware Update to X-T3, GFX100 and X-T30
  9. One Year After Leaving Full Frame and Shooting Weddings with Fujifilm X-T3 – Did it Work?
  10. How to Fine Tune Your Fujifilm Film Simulation to Get the Ultimate Vintage Look

And…

Fujifilm X-H2 Mockup – Ideas to Set it Apart from Fujifilm X-T4

Fujifilm X-H2

Fujifilm hinted it already: both lines, the X-H and X-T, will continue to exist in future.

There is just one thing Fujifilm needs to figure out: how to differentiate them enough!

An idea comes from FR-reader Brad, who made a Fujifilm X-H2 mockup for us. Here is what he wrote to me:

  • Video centric X-A7 16:9 fully articulating screen (I’m ok with the current double-tilt too, but 16:9 would be nice).
  • If Fuji wants each of their camera lines to have a unique voice, then the X-H2 would have less photography controls and more video. So I removed the mode dial and added the Nikon Z6 video switch. This wouldn’t work as cleanly as on the Z6, since manual controls exist up top. It’s not like they’re going to add tiny motors to the dials, but this is for dreaming.
  • Replaced AF/AE-L with AF-ON, because that’s the only one I use.
  • I hate the Fuji joystick, so I used the Z6’s

So what do you think about it? Comments and additional ideas are welcome.

Thanks Brad, and check him out at bradwooten.com and b.e.wooten Instagram (NSFW).

X-H3 version with Nikon Z50 alike on screen touch buttons

Mega Fujifilm X-H1 Rebate Ends Today and a Fujifilm X-H2 Rumor Recap

Fujifilm X-H1

As you can see from the screenshot below, the official Fujifilm page writes:

The FUJIFILM GFX System and X Series Camera Body and Camera Kit Product Savings and Promotional Offers are effective from August 4 – September 28, 2019 or while dealer supplies last.

However, it seems that the Fujifilm summer deals last day is actually today, September 29. So you have a few more hours to grab the super discounted Fujifilm X-H1.

Keep in mind: BHphoto will stop taking orders at 6:30 PM ET, so you have to order before, in order to be eligible for the mega X-H1 rebate.

Fujifilm X-H2

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Yep, the Fujifilm X-H1 is a Steal Now, but the Fujifilm X-H2 Remains a Mirage

X-H1 Steal

The Fujifilm X-H1 is hugely discounted, and the best deal you can get in the Fujifilm X world right now.

And inevitably, I keep up getting asked if this isn’t a clear, unequivocal and irrefutable indication that the Fujifilm X-H2 is just around the corner.

Guys, if I was you, I’d bet all my money on an imminent arrival of the Fujifilm X-H2. Everything just fits, the three mysterious registered Fujifilm cameras, the big discount on the X-H1.

But I am FujiRumors, and I can only share, what I believe to be true, based on what our sources tell us.

And what I say is that no Fujifilm X-H2 is coming anytime soon. I hope to be wrong, but I am afraid I am not.

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Fujifilm X-H2 and Fujifilm X-T4: How Should Fujifilm Time their Release? POLL

Fujifilm X-H2 and Fujifilm X-T4

A Fujifilm manager recently said it here: the Fujifilm X-H line will continue to evolve separately from the Fujifilm X-T line.

To me that makes sense, both lines appeal to different type of photographers, and both lines have all the potential to be successful in future.

But the big question is: in order for both the X-H2 and X-T4 to be successful, how should Fujifilm time their release?

The FujiRumors community is pretty split on this topic, so I thought I launch a poll to see what most of you guys think is strategically the best move. And keep in mind, as proven multiple times, Fujifilm manager do read you! So, vote wisely and comment elegantly ;).

NOTE: Fujifilm has said multiple times that one of their goals is to bring IBIS into smaller cameras, so I guess this means they will try to give us a Fuji X-T4 with IBIS. Keep this in mind when voting.

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Fujifilm Manager: “70% of GFX Users Came from Full Frame. X-H and X-T Line Will Both Evolve in Future” – Hope for Fujifilm X-H2

Fujifilm GFX100

Fujifilm Channel X has published an 45 minutes interview with Fujifilm managers from Fujikina 2019. See the video above (sadly not so good audio quality) and a summary down below.

Fujifilm GFX 100: B&H Photo, AmazonUS, Adorama, Focuscamera, CalumetDE, ParkcamerasUK, JessopsUK, PCHstore

The Market

  • Fujifilm GFX100 market is not the traditional medium format market
  • GFX 50 already aimed to amateur customers in addition to high-end photography
  • 70% of Fujifilm GFX 50R/S buyers come from full frame. So not only people switch from Hasselblad and Phase One to GFX, but also FF users
  • the GFX system expanded the larger format market, and GFX100 will continue to expand it
  • GFX100 should expand market also towards movie shooting photographer

The GFX100 strenghts

  • compared to full frame, GFX system has better image quality in terms of ISO performance, dynamic range and resolution
  • traditionally large format camera (including film) are big and for tripod use, but GFX system is smaller, and GFX100 has also IBIS, hence less need for tripod
  • GFX100 is about autofocus, mobility, quality

EVF

  • Fujifilm GFX 50 EVF works on GFX100, but GFX100 EVF on GFX50 will not work

GFX Lineup and GF lenses

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Fujifilm X-H2 may NOT Even Come in 2020

Fujifilm X-H2

Here on FujiRumors we already told you in November 2018 here, that the Fujifilm X-H2 will not come in 2019.

Now a new source told me that the Fujifilm X-H2 may not even come out in 2020.

The Fujifilm X-H1 is in my opinion a great camera, and with the new price tag, it is absolutely fantastic value for money. But sadly the Fuji X-H1 was not a financial success and let’s see what the future of this line will be.

TO ANONYMOUS / NEW SOURCES: Thanks for what you told me about the Fujifilm X-H2. It is not yet included in this rumor, since it’s fresh and I need to make my mandatory checks. But even if I won’t be able to confirm, I will share at some point. Thanks a lot.

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Fujifilm X-H1 Body Marked as Discontinued. Only Grip Kit Sold from Now On. No Fujifilm X-H2 on the Horizon

UPDATE: Our sources quickly contacted us and said the Fujifilm X-H1 will only be sold as a grip kit from now on

The Fujifilm X-H1 body is now marked as discontinued at BHphoto.

You can still find the X-H1 available bundled with the vertical grip, though.

Other stores, like Adorama, have the Fujifilm X-H1 body still in stock.

Now I hear you say, that the Fujifilm X-H2 is around the corner. Of course I am investigating, and I think I can post an update about the Fujifilm X-H2 pretty soon.

But for now all I can say is: no, there ain’t going to be a Fujifilm X-H2 anytime soon, as we already told you here.

Thanks for the anonymous tip ;)

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Fujifilm X-H2, X-T4 and X-Pro3 with Samsung Pixel Merge Technology for Variable Megapixel Sensor

Fujifilm & Samsung

Back in 2018 Samsung and Fujifilm officially announced the development of a new CMOS image sensor technology for enhanced light sensitivity and color fidelity, called ISOCELL+ sensor (full report here).

This sensor structure also allows for the revolutionary “pixel merge technology“, already used in the Samsung Galaxy A7

This is how it works on the Samsung Galaxy A7: the 24 megapixel sensor can, for better low light image quality, combine 4 pixels into 1 pixel and end up with 6 MP files (via samsung.com).

The hot rumor today is:

Samsung will provide Fujifilm with APS-C and Medium Format pixel merge technology sensors.

The rumor is of a 36 megapixel APS-C sensor, that could be switched to 9, 18 or 27 megapixel according to your needs. You will also be able to switch between Bayer and X-Trans layout. Last but not least, the pixels will also be able to flip by 180° into black & white mode.

The source told me, this technology will be ready for the Fujifilm X-H2, Fujifilm X-T4 and Fujifilm X-Pro3, followed by a 150 megapixel medium format Fujfilm GFX 150.

This “universal all-in-one” sensor is Fujifilm’s answer to customers’ often impossible desires: one sensor, to satisfy them all!

But Fujifilm’s mission to deliver what we really desire and need does not stop here!

According to our source, the next step is the use of Vibranium from Wakanda for lens development, which should allow for a fully optically corrected XF 8-600mm f/0.85 pancake lens for less than $500.

It looks like our constant complaints finally pushed Fujifilm to re-invent the laws of physics.

This digital photography revolution starts today, with this rumor, on this special, very special day, that I will mark in my calendar… and you should do the same :).

stay tuned on FujiRuomors… not only April 1 ;)

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