Fujifilm X-T3 vs Sony a7III, Buying Fujifilm on a Budget, Lenstip XF16mm f/2.8 review and Much More (Fuji X Cameras/Lens Roundup)

I do receive lots of email requests from fellow Fuji X shooters asking to be featured. And it is my pleasure to cut out regulary a space for you guys here on FujiRumors.

However, the requests are many, and the content on FujiRumors is overall very rich, so sometimes it takes a bit longer to be featured.

But I don’t forget any single one of you, and you’ll all be featured at some point. I just ask for a little bit of patience :).

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Pinhole Pro X 18-38mm Zoom Lens for Fujifilm X on Pre-Order

Following the huge success of the Pinhole Pro and Pinhole Pro S Series, US company Thingyfy just launched the new Pinhole Pro X 18-36mm zoom lens for video and photo on kickstarter here.

The Pinhole Pro X 18-36mm is the world’s first ever pinhole zoom lens, bolstering Thingyfy’s line-up of professional pinhole primes, designed specifically for video production and art photography.

It will be available for Fujifilm X mount, as well as Sony E, Canon EF, Nikon F, Pentax K, Sony A and Micro 3/4.

Already available for Fujifilm X:

Demo videos about the new Pinhole Pro X 18-36mm can be found on kickstarter here.

The campaign has just been launched, but it already raised 5 times the requested goal. As usual, you get backers discount on kickstarter.

Fujifilm FY2020/3 Q1 Financial Results: Strong GFX100 and X-T30 Sales, but Severe Market Conditions Make Revenue Fall 15%

Fujifilm Financial Results

Fujifilm just published the results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2020 (April 1, 2019 – March 31, 2020).

Despite “strong sales” for Fujifilm GFX100 and X-T30, consolidated revenue was down 15.1% from the same period of the previous fiscal year.

Even Fujifilm’s cashcow Instax struggled this time.

Detailed Report:

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Top 3 Selling Cameras, Lenses, Software and Accessories for July on FujiRumors

Back in June we had a huge surprise: the Fujifilm GFX100 was selling better than the Fujifilm X-T3.

In fact my sources say pre-orders triple Fujifilm’s forecast and Fujifilm managers officially said here pre-orders are “more than twice” what they expected

So which cameras and lenses take the top spot in terms of sales in July? Check it out below.

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

TOP 3 SELLING…

Top Accessories

I bought a SanDisk 128GB Ultra Dual Drive USB Type-C myself during Amazon Prime, and so far I am extremely happy with it. Now I have 1 device that I can use for my MacBook Pro (USB-C) and the ancient computers at my school (USB-3). Both connectors slide completely into the stick, making the whole USB stick very compact at no risk to damage the connectors.

The best thing of all, even after Amazon Prime, there is still a huge discount on the SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive.

The best-selling SD-Card was the Fujifilm recommended Lexar 2000x UHS-II.

Last but not least, the Textured Rubber Non Slip Grip Tape, a useful (and cheap) accessory to add more grip to your smartphone, laptop and camera (especially the GFX100, as you can see here).

Top X Series Cameras

The most surprising fact for me here, is that we find the Fujifilm X-E3 on the third position instead of the Fujifilm X-H1, which in my opinion currently represents the best value for money deal in the entire Fujifilm universe.

Some Fujifilm X-E3 combos are marked as discontinued and we already reported that the X-E3 outsells all its predecessors. This gives good hopes for the X-E line to be kept alive (it was not always like this).

The current $100 discount on X-E3 might help to boost sales even more.

Top XF Lenses

I predict this: the Fujinon XF16-80 will become one of Fujifilm’s best-selling lenses.

I don’t know why Fujifilm does not offer it as a kit lens (hence with a discount if bundled with a camera), but if at some point Fujifilm will decide to offer it as a kit lens, then I think this will boost sales for that lens even more.

For the rest, it seems people’s hunger for 50mm equivalent focal length (including mine) is insatiable.

Top X Mount Third Party Lenses

The Samyang 12mm f/2 enjoyed good sales during Amazon Prime.

The Viltrox 85mm f/1.8 AF is arguably the most interesting third-party X mount lens on the market right now. And you know what? There are 3 more Viltrox AF lenses for Fujifilm X mount coming. Check out all details here.

The Mitakon 35mm f/0.95 has been kicked out of the ranking by a couple of 7Artisans lenses, with the new 60mm f/2.8 macro on top.

Top GFX Gear

Fujifilm GFX 5oS sales are struggling, despite the lower price tag. People seem to prefer either the even cheaper Fujifilm GFX 50R (which is still $500 off) or the brand new Fujifilm GFX 100.

Top G Mount Lenses

The compact Fujinon GF 50mm f/3.5 seems to be a winner for Fujifilm. It is marked as top seller at BHphoto.

The brand new Laowa 17mm f/4 has kicked Fuji’s own wide option, the Fujinon GF23mm f/4, out of the ranking.

Top Software

  1. Luminar 4
  2. Capture One Pro 12 (save 50%)
  3. Adobe Creative Cloud

A great launch deal and the fake sky replacement feature make Luminar 4 the by far best-selling software in July, dethroning Capture One Pro 12, which dominated basically the entire year 2019.

Fujifilm USA offers 2 Year Warranty on Fujifilm GFX100 Affected by Vertical Grip Control Lock Issue

Fellow Fujifilm GFX100 shooter Marcello informed us at our Fujifilm GFX facebook group here, that Fujifilm USA is offering 2 years warranty on those Fujifilm GFX100 affected by the vertical grip control lock issue.

Marcello writes:

I got my GFX 100 yesterday, super excited, loving the ergonomics of the body. I don’t think it’s to big, honestly feels great in my hand. Unfortunately it’s in the range of affected cameras so I will be sending it in to Fuji to get fixed. I spoke to Steve today at Fuji who is always awesome and said on top of a fast turn around time 2 days we receive a 2 year warranty.

He also said it can be sent in anytime within the first year! Which is good because I am shooting a one of a kind custom car on Monday.

I love Fuji service and the care they have for their customers.

The service is at no extra charge, of course. So if your GFX100 is affected, you get 2 years warranty.

Make sure to check out the serial number of your GFX100 to see if yours is included in this service.

Fujifilm Support Hotlines:

Camera Repair EAST: 1-800-659-3854
Press 33 for Parts
Press 34 for Repair

Camera Repair WEST: 1-800-326-0800
Press 3 for Parts and Repair 

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