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Fujifilm X-T4 and XF16-80mmF4 Firmware Updates Released

Fujifilm has release a new firmware update for Fujifilm X-T4.

Fujifilm X-T4 ver 1.02 – download here

  1. Improvement of IBIS function during a movie shooting.
  2. The phenomenon is fixed that images, which were erased from an SD card with SIMULTANEOUS DELETE ON, are played back .
  3. The phenomenon is fixed that overexposure can happen in a certain shooting condition.
  4. The phenomenon is fixed that a camera doesn’t wake up by pressing the shutter button after auto power off worked.
  5. Fix of minor bugs

XF16-80mmF4 ver 1.05 – download here

  1. Improvement of OIS function during a movie shooting.

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Fujinon XF16-80mmF4 Fully Extended, Fujifilm GFX100 Controls, XF 33mmF1.0 vs XF 35mmF1.4 Size Comparison and More

CP+ 2019 Live Coverage

The CP+ 2019 live coverage continues. We have already covered:

Today we have:

  • close up shots of the Fujifilm GFX100
  • Fujifilm GFX50R + GF50mmF3.5 combo
  • images of the XF16-80mmF4 fully extended
  • images of the Fujinon XF33mmF1.0

That GFX50R with GF50mmF3.5 is a serious GAS trigger for me ;).

All the images shared below (and more) can be found at the Japanese sites dc.watch and sankei.

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Fujinon XF33mmF1.0, XF16-80mmF4 and XF16mmF2.8 Hands On Photos

Fujinon XF Roadmap lenses

Photographyblog has published a bunch of hands on photos of the XF33mmF1.0, XF16-80mmF4. and XF16mmF2.8. You can check the out here and a selection down below.

FujiRumors has shared 2 days ago an image of all these three lenses side by side. The XF33mmF1.0 has pretty much the size of the XF16-55mmF2.8.

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Fujifilm X-T4 firmware 1.02 vs 1.01 Video Autofocus Comparison with XF56mmF1.2 Shows Significant Improvement

Just click, and the video above starts at 5:20, hence exactly at the point, where you see the comparison

Fujifilm X-T4 FW 1.02

A few weeks ago, Fujifilm released firmware 1.02 for Fujifilm X-T4 cameras (I did update mine via Fujifilm Smartphone App, and you?).

Officially, it improves IBIS (with great results) and fixes some bugs.

There was not mention of anything autofocus related, but as FujiRumors reported here, one of the hidden improvements should be better video autofocus with DC motor driven lenses (such as the Fujinon XF56mm f/1.2, which until firmware 1.01 was a horrible lens for video AF).

Now the French channel Les Guides Fujifilm & Sony tested Fujifilm X-T4 firmware 1.02 using the XF56mmF1.2 and also compared it to firmware 1.01.

What he notices:

  • Firmware 1.01
    – many hesitations and pumping
    – not acceptable
  • Firmware 1.02
    – walking faster: wow, it reacts pretty well
    – when his subject walked slowly, it did not hesitate at all
    – pumping movements he had with firmware 1.01 are mostly gone, almost perfect
    – when his subject moves out of frame and then back in frame, the camera detects his face and does not hesitate when locking on his face
    – the focus moves more gracefully

He rightfully wonders why Fujifilm didn’t mention this big improvement on his official firmware 1.02 page, but luckily there is FujiRumors for that ;).

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Fujifilm X-T4 Firmware 1.02 Improves Autofocus with DC Motor Fujinon Lenses (+ Last Spaces for Rico’s Fuji X Workshop)

As you know from this interview with Fuji Guy Billy, there are different types of autofocus motors for camera lenses, such as:

  • stepping motors
  • linear motors
  • DC coreless motors
  • ultrasonic type of motors

Of course each of these 4 motors has its Pros and Cons, you can read about it here.

Today we want to focus only the DC coreless AF motors, which are the best option if you have to move fast and big glass elements without making the lens too big. Some lenses that employ the DC coreless AF motor are the glorious Fujinon XF56mm f/1.2 and the XF23mmF1.4. Of course it’s used also in not so fast lenses, such as one of my favorites mounted on my X-E3, the lovely XF27mmF2.8.

NOTE: FYI: 35/1.4 has a stepping motor

Why do we talk about it today?

Well, we recently shared a Fujinon XF video autofocus review by Philip Bloom, where he showed that the XF56mm F1.2 performs very bad.

The test was done before the recent Fujifilm X-T4 firmware 1.02, which officially improved IBIS (by a large margin, as shown here) and fixed a few bugs.

What Fujifilm did not tell us, but luckily X guru Rico Pfirstinger told us, is that Fujifilm X-T4 firmware 1.02 also improved autofocus performance with lenses sporting a DC coreless AF motor.

It would be great if Philip Bloom could repeat his test with the XF56mmF1.2. He should notice a significant improvement.

Speaking of Rico…

Rico is offering online workshops (in German). They are usually sold out quickly, with long waiting lists on top of it. But it happens that there are a few last spots left for 2 of them.

Keep in mind, the workshops are in German language.

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Fujifilm X-T4 Video Autofocus Tested: Can You Trust it? Settings Nightmare, Inconsistency and Which XF Lenses Are Best for It

UPDATE: I have just been contacted by FR-readers, and I have been told that the latest firmware 1.02 for Fujifilm X-T4 improved autofocus during video with older lenses. Philip’s video was recorded before that. Would be fantastic if Philip could repeat the test to verify that.

Philip Bloom wonders, can you trust the Fujifilm X-T4 autofocus for video?

In my opinion, Philip did a great job, and this video is very helpful to figure out which lenses are best for video autofocus tracking and especially which settings are best for which lens.

Before the usual video summary, for those of you, who have no time to watch it right now, I’d like to highlight a few things from the video:

  • inconsistency: Some lenses work very well and reliably (such as the XF16-55mmF2.8), other were a complete nightmare (for example XF56mmF1.2)
  • settings nightmare (AF speed + Tracking sensitivity): some settings work great on a certain lens, but use the same settings on another lens, and you get totally different results. You must hence fine tune the settings differently for each lens
  • older lenses: older lenses are clearly not designed for video autofocus. Newer lenses work better
  • pulsing & jumping: that’s an issue that occurs with many XF lenses. On some lenses you can mitigate it a lot by changing settings
  • Confusing Settings: with AF-Speed, the higher you set the number, the faster the AF speed (logical). With tracking sensitivity, the higher the number, the slower it is (not logical).
  • Eye AF: can lose eye easily, especially if you wear glasses
  • Internal vs External recording: Record externally, and you have terrible results. Better record internally for best video autofocus
  • Overall: X-T4 is a fantastic camera (in fact his favorite camera close after the GFX100) and has all the power it needs for great video AF, but it’s the lenses that are holding it back for video AF.

I feel like lots of this is something that Fujifilm could improve via firmware update, even with older lenses, and I am confident Fujifilm will.

I personally used the XF18-55mm a lot for my teaching-vlogging, and it worked well on my X-T4. And in fact the 18-55 is one of the lenses that performed best in Philip’s tests.

Down below you’ll find the summary and the video, so you can see which lens worked best and which settings he recommends.

Philip Bloom did well to highlight all this, and of course here on FujiRumors we report about it, as I believe this is valuable feedback for Fujifilm.

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The Complete Video Summary

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New Fujifilm EU Deals: Save Big on Fujinon XF10-24mm, X-Pro3, X-T3, X-E3 and More

Fujifilm Europe has launched new cashback/instant rebate deals.

Down below you can see the list of deals as listed at the official Fujifilm Germany website.

Basically the same deals apply to other countries, such as UK, Italy, Netherlands and more, although there might be some slight differences. For example, in Italy the X-Pro3 deals are not listed as available, yet. For the details in your country, check out fujifilm-connect promotions page here.

NOTE: You must buy from authorized Fujifilm dealers to claim your cashback, such as AmazonUK, AmazonDE, AmazonIT, WexUK, ParkcamerasUK, CalumetDE, PCHstore

IMPORTANT NOTE: AmazonUK, AmazonDE and AmazonIT are included in the official Fujifilm dealers list. However “only purchases directly from Amazon (with an Amazon invoice) are eligible for this promotion. Purchases from Amazon Marketplace are not eligible and will be rejected, unless the Marketplace Seller is also a Fujifilm Qualifying (Authorised) Retailer.”

Deals in Germany (and other EU Countires)

Cashback/Instant rebate

  • X-T3 – save €200
  • X-T3 + XF16-80mmF4 – save €200
  • X-T3 + XF18-55mm – save €200
  • X-T3 + XF18-55mm + XF55-200mm – save €200
  • X-E3 body or with XF18-55 – save €200
  • X-Pro3
  • XF10-24mmF4 – save €300
  • XF14mmF2.8 – save €100
  • XF16mmF1.4 – save €100
  • XF18-135mm – save €100
  • X-Pro3 body (black/dura black/dura silver) + one XF lens listed below* – save 10%
    *XF14mmF2.8 / XF16mmF1.4 / XF16mmF2.8 / XF16mmF2.8 / XF18mmF2 / XF23mmF1.4 / XF23mmF2 / XF23mmF2 / XF27mmF2.8 / XF27mmF2.8 / XF35mmF1.4 / XF35mmF2 / XF35mmF2 / XF50mmF2 / XF50mmF2 / XF56mmF1.2 / XF56mmF1.2 APD / XF60mmF2.4 / XF80mmF2.8 / XF90mmF2 / XF200mmF2 + XF1.4X TC F2 Kit / XF8-16mmF2.8 / XF10-24mmF4 / XF16-55mmF2.8 / XF16-80mmF4 / XF18-55mmF2.8-4 / XF18-135mmF3.5-5.6 / XF50-140mmF2.8 / XF50-140mmF2.8 + XF1.4X TC Kit / XF55-200mmF3.5-4.8 / XF100-400mmF4.5-5.6 / XF100-400mmF4.5-5.6 + XF1.4X TC Kit

Fujifilm Guys and Manager Explain New Fujifilm GFX Firmware and Say that Blackmagic Design RAW Support is Technically Possible

What a day!

Fujifilm has released:

In all this buzz, I’d like to highlight one interview made by Cinema5D to top Fujifilm manager Makoto San.

The talk mainly gravitates towards the new ProRes RAW support for Fujifilm GFX100, but they touch also on other topics, which is why I want to highlight this interview in a dedicated post.

Interview Summary

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