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This $10 Accessory Improves and Protects the Vertical Grip of $10,000 Fujifilm GFX 100

The Fujifilm GFX100 has so far earned an incredible amount of great reviews.

But if there is one aspect, where most reviewers agree, is that the vertical grip isn’t optimally designed.

They particularly complain about the lack of texture, that makes the vertical grip more slippery than the regular grip.

Well, if after buying a $10,000 camera you don’t mind spending an additional $10, the solution proposed by a member of our great Fujifilm GFX group is to get a Dragon non slip textured rubber grip.

Not only it improves the overall grip, but, as R.G said in our GFX group:

It’s not the lack of grip that concerned me as much as wanting a barrier between the body and the Custom Bracket rotating head I use in the studio to minimize the risk of “wear signs” appearing over time.

The solution is used by Fuji X Photographer Matt Brandon for his laptop, who, when asked by the community if it wouldn’t be cheaper just to use gaffer tape, answered:

I find gaffer tape doesn’t work well in the tropic regions. I have it all over my cameras to protect them (to save them for possible resale). But within a year it starts sliding and gets sticky.

You can read more details, see customer reviews and if you want buy the Dragon non slop textured rubber grip here.

  • Grip tape for phones laptops remotes and more
  • Easy to apply peel and stick grip stickers
  • Great for your iPhone grip Samsung grip tape and more
  • Grips to most phones and cases and is easy to clean
  • Grippy enough to get a good hold but is not sticky

Down below the images of the Fujifilm GFX100 with the rubber grip.

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Fujifilm GFX 100 Reviews and Change Your Factory Default Menu Settings

Nick Schreger has published a video, showing a couple of Fujifilm GFX100 factory settings that, according to him, don’t always make much sense, and he recommends you to change them.

The video is in German, so down below his setting advices in English.

  • change FINE to RAW+SUPER FINE
  • change UNCOMPRESSED RAW to COMPRESSED RAW
  • change sRGB to Adobe RGB
  • enable FOCUS PEAKING
  • set INSTANT AF SETTING to AF-C (so you have AF-S with single press and AF-C if you keep pressed)
  • set shutter type to MECHANICAL SHUTTER only
  • If you work with flash in dark studio, deactivate Preview exp/wb in manual mode
  • set NATURAL LIVE VIEW to ON
  • Activate histogram and live view highlight alert
  • Set Shoot without Card to OFF
  • set AUTO POWER OFF to 5 minutes (default is 2 minutes)
  • set high performance mode ON

Do you agree with this list? And which changes did you make to your Fujifilm default menu settings?

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Iridient Developer 3.3.7 and Silkypix 9.12 add Fujifilm GFX 100 Support

Fujifilm GFX100 Support

IRIDIENT DEVELOPER

The Iridient Developer 3.3.7 update for macOS has been released. In case you missed it, Iridient X Transformer added Fujifilm GFX100 support a few days ago.

This release includes:

  • Support for the GFX 100
  • All new “Iridient Standard v2” camera profiles matching the DCP (DNG camera profiles) now the default in X-Transformer. These are now the defaults for most all cameras though Iridient Developer specific ICC camera profiles remain available as well.
  • Support added for new license file based registration system for Iridient’s new web store provider (Paddle.com). Iridient’s prior e-commerce provider (eSellerate) shut down as of June, 2019.
  • Iridient Developer is now notarized by Apple for their Gatekeeper security enhancements introduced in macOS 10.14.5 and upcoming 10.15 (Catalina).

This new update can be downloaded from the Iridient web site here. Full release notes available here.

SILKYPIX Developer Studio Pro9

SILKYPIX Developer Studio Pro9 Ver.9.0.12 added Fujifilm GFX100 support.

Improvements and New Camera Support:

  • [Fixed] [Windows] Application is forced to quit at the start of batch development when hiding the “Batch development status” button on the toolbar
  • [Fixed] Other small fixes
  • [NEW] Fujifilm GFX100 (*1)
  • [NEW] Sony DSC-RX0M2
    *1 “FILM SIMULATION” is supported and an available film simulation can be selected

Download link at silkypix.us

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Top 3 Selling Cameras and Lenses for June on Fujirumors: Fujifilm GFX 100 beats X-T3

Fujifilm Top Sellers

These are the top selling cameras and lenses for June 2019 here on FujiRumors, and there is a quite a surprise!

Of course, the rankings below are representative only for the FujiRumors community and not for overall sales.

Most of the items listed below are discounted until July 6. Check out all Fujifilm deals here.

4th of July deals

Top Cameras

Only by a hair, but it was enough: the Fujifilm GFX100 sold better (pre-orders included) than the Fujifilm X-T3.

We wrote here, that the request for the GFX100 is higher than Fujifilm expected, and some say even triples Fujifilm’s forecast. Keep in mind that the GFX100 is brand new, whereas the X-T3 is on the market since 10 months already.

The Fujifilm X100F will not get a successor in 2019, hence it continues to fall into the hands of more and more photographers.

Out of the list are cameras like the Fujifilm X-T30 and Fujifilm X-H1, as well as the Fujifilm X-Pro2, which will get successor, the Fujifilm X-Pro3, this year.

Top XF Lenses

The deals on these lenses are running out. You have time until July 6 to get them discounted. Check out all Fujifilm deals here.

Top X Mount Third Party Lenses

Native Fujinon lenses are still selling stronger, but these third party lenses are coming terribly close to them. There is a market amongst the Fuji X community for third party glass. And especially the Viltrox 85mm f/1.8 autofocus lens is stable at the top positions since its launch.

The Kamlan 50mm f/1.1 and  7Artisans 60mm f/2.8 Macro kicked out of the ranking the Samyang 12mm f/2 and the Meike Neewer 35mm f/1.2.

Top GF Lenses

Top Software

  1. Capture One Pro 12 (save 50%)
  2. Adobe Creative Cloud
  3. Luminar

Iridient X Transformer 1.6 adds Fujifilm GFX 100 Support

Iridient X-Transformer 1.6 is now available for macOS and Windows.

1.6 – June 27, 2019 (Maintenance Release)

New Features:

  • Support added for RAW images from the GFX 100.
  • New “Iridient Standard v2” is now the default camera profile.
  • Support added for registration using license files generated from new e-commerce providers. The eSellerate e-commerce service that was previously used for sales and license generation is being shut down in June, 2019

Improvements:

  • Updated to the latest version of the LibreSSL library (2.9.2).

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed an issue with the File Naming panel’s sequence increment not properly incrementing the sequence number.

This new update can be downloaded from Iridient website here. Full release notes here.

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Review of the 4k FUJIFIlM GFX 100 for Filmmakers

Fujifilm GFX100

The vast majority of people, who are going to get a Fujifilm GFX100, will get it for its photographic virtues.

However, the Fuji GFX100 is also the first medium format mirrorless camera that can fight an honorable battle with full frame and APS-C in the video department.

4K@30p, 4:2:0, 10 bit internal… not bad at all!

This is why I decided to highlight this review by Muse Storytelling, which focuses on the Fujifilm GFX100 for filmmakers. He says:

  • the whole demo video you see has been shot handheld with Fujifilm GFX100
  • 10 bit gives you lots more colors over 8 bit and allows for more post processing
  • understanding Fujifilm film simulation allows you to create amazing images in camera
  • Velvia is great for scenes that look bright, happy and energetic
  • Classic Chrome more subtle and subdude look is great for interviews and moments with a serious or sad tone
  • external recorder for 4:2:2 10 bit image allows for simultaneous F-Log and film simulation recording
  • using film simulation you got to get it right in camera, less flexibility in post compared to F-Log
  • when using the LCD screen in bright daylight and shooting F-Log, it becomes a bit difficult to evaluate exposure and focus on the LCD screen, but it’s totally fine if you use film simulation
  • very customizable
  • changing settings takes a bit longer than on dedicated film cameras like the RED camera they use, but you can set custom buttons to speed up your workflow
  • they say in most cases, for film you better use manual focus. But the AF system on Fujifilm GFX100 is great, and for interviews with people moving back and forth, the eye AF worked better than they could have done by manually focussing
  • sweet spot for exposure seems to be 1 stop over: gets all the shadows properly exposed and away from the toe of the curve
  • when using F-log or Eterna, the GFX100 holds highlights very well
  • he is impressed with image quality, handling and features for such a compact camera with such a massive sensor
  • they will use the GFX100 a lot more in future for their video work

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Fujifilm Manager Says Fujifilm GFX 100 Enjoys Strong Pre-Orders and Video RAW Recording May Come via Firmware Update

Indie Shooter interviewed Fujifilm manager Michael Bulbenko at CineGear 2019. Above the video and down below the main takes:

  • true 16 bit sensor
  • ISO 6400 is really really good
  • 14 stops dynamic range
  • you get 5 stops IBIS also with third party lenses
  • IBIS does not crop in the sensor
  • 4:2:2 via external monitor, but engineers have not yet decided if they are going to implement RAW or not. They are working on it and it would be simple matter of firmware udpate. It is something Fujifilm is looking into
  • PL to G mount adapter available by Alpa, Kipon and Fotodiox is working on it
  • pre-orders are piling up fast

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Fujifilm GFX 100 Pixel Shift Multishot Just a Matter of Time, says Trusted Source

Fujifilm GFX100 Pixel Shift

Back in October 2018, I told you the Fujifilm GFX100 will have pixel shift multishot. However, in March 2019 here, I got an update from a source, that pixel shift multishot won’t be ready for launch.

I have asked sources about this feature again, and they told me it is high on Fuji’s To Do list, but it will be only released once working perfectly.

I asked for a time frame, but the source could not give it to me. All it said is that it’s “just a matter of time“.

Pixel shift multishot is easier to achieve with Bayer CFA than with X-Trans CFA, which is why the Fujifilm X-H1 still does not have it, and I would not be surprised to see it coming first to the Fujifilm GFX100.

FYI: Another advantage of Bayer, is that also the electronic image stabilization (available in Fujifilm X-T100) is easier to achieve than with Bayer.

On the other hand, the recently awarded X-Trans sensor, has other advantages. We have written about the Pros and Cons of Bayer vs X-Trans here.

A bit out of topic, but Google just shared a white paper and video explaining their multi-frame super resolution feature that is what powers the Pixels’s night mode for example.
A good reminder that technology is not waiting and will always continue, and that Fujifilm should take note of it!

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Inside the Fujifilm Factory, Eye AF Demo and a Confusing Fujifilm GFX 100S Rendering

Fujifilm Factory

The Straits Times posted a short video, with clips from inside the Fujifilm factory in Sendai.

Interestingly, at some point they display a rendering of the Fujifilm GFX100S, basically a Fuji GFX50S marked as 100S. I don’t know if they were confused and just made an incredible error, or if they just wanted to hint something to us :)

Anyway, here are some facts we hear in the video:

  • 227,000 sqm
  • 2,000 workers
  • 18,000 cameras manufactured each month
  • 30,000 to 50,000 lenses manufactured each month
  • the first room they visit is a room, where the “image sensor is produced“, as well as some of the lenses assembled
  • the IBIS of the GFX100 consists of 110 pieces. It takes surprisingly little space around the image sensor
  • the camera is assembled from close ot 900 pieces [to be precise, 860 pieces, as we reported here]

When he says about “image sensor being produced” he probably means “assembled on the GFX“, since it is produced by Sony.