First Images of Fujifilm Compatible Elinchrom Trigger (Working Protoypes) + Reason for the Long Wait

A new source has just send me the images of the Fujifilm compatible Elinchrom Trigger (working prototpyes), that will be officially launched in September, as we reported here.

This time it really seems that Elinchrom will make it happen :)

I asked the source about the reason for the Fujifilm support delay, and it’s my understanding that Elinchrom knew they had the ELB 500TTL in the pipeline, so they wanted to release the Fujifilm transmitter with TTL from the start to not have to rework shortly after a previous version, plus they wanted to integrated the Rotolight features from the start too.

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BREAKING: Fujifilm X-T3 Will Cost Less than Fujifilm X-T2 (less than $1,599) – TRUSTED SOURCE

Fujifilm X-T3 – The Affordable Flagship

Busy news days! Here a few of the articles published in the last 36 hours on FR:

  • Read here – R&D Investment for Fujifilm X-T3, GFX 50R and GFX 100S Stops Operating Income Grow
  • Read here – Nikon FF Mirrorless Vs. Fujifilm GFX 50S Size Comparison
  • Read hereFujinon XF 33mmF1.0: Why We Should Buy it and How YOU Helped Fujifilm Japan
  • Read here – Cactus RQ250 TTL Wireless Monolight for Fujifilm
  • Read here – Shoten/Techart Canon EF to Fuji GFX AF Firmware Update Released
  • Read here – Fuji Guys Fujifilm XF10 Top Features
  • Read here – Lensbaby Sol 45 f/3.5 Tilt-Shift Lens for Fujifilm X Cameras

A powerful new sensor, a fast processor, 20fps bursts, packed with many new features, the best Fujifilm X series camera ever made… and yet, the Fujifilm X-T3 won’t be that pricy as one could imagine.

In fact, I have been told by a trusted source (thanks), that the Fujifilm X-T3 will cost less than the Fujifilm X-T2 at it’s current official price tag (without rebates), hence less than $1,599.

$1,499? $1,399? Or even less, maybe $1,299 like the X-T1 launch price? Now that thing starts to be affordable also for my savings account :).

But one thing is sure: competition is a good thing for us customers, since I doubt Fujifilm would have sold the Fujifilm X-T3 for a lower price than X-T2, if the Full Frame Sony A7III would not have hit the market with a $2,000 price tag.

And if the rumor of the X-T3 stacked sensor is true, then the Fujifilm X-T3 is basically a Sony A9 for about 1/3 of the price.

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Rumored Fujifilm X-T3 Specs

Nikon FF Mirrorless Vs. Fujifilm GFX 50S Size Comparison and See Medium Format Sensor in Nikon FF - Fujifilm GFX 50S Vs. Nikon Full Frame Size Comparison – Fujifilm GFX 50S Vs. Nikon Full Frame Size Comparison – Fujifilm GFX 50S Vs. Nikon with Medium Format Sensor

Nikon FF Vs. Fujifilm MF published the first Fujiiflm GFX 50S Vs. Nikon FF mirrorless size comparison. Check it out here.

If the size comparison is accurate, then we can see that the mount of the Fujifilm GFX 50S is still bigger than the one of the Nikon FF.

Nikon MF Vs. Fujifilm MF also placed the Medium Format sensor of the GFX into the Nikon FF, and we see that Nikon’s mount has enough space to take such a sensor.

An MF sensor in the Nikon body would go right until the edge of the mount (more or less like the FF sensor on the Sony E-mount A7 series).

This could be a problem for an eventual Nikon MF, since it is more difficult to design high quality lenses for a small mount diameter, at least this is what Sigma CEO said back in 2014, when he stated regarding the FF sensor in the Sony E-mount:

It’s a bit more difficult to make ART lenses for the Sony FE system because of the not so large diameter of the mount. We don’t know why Sony did this. Likely because the E-mount was meant for APS-C first and only after that they did use it for FF too.”

If the Sigma CEO is not talking out of turn (and since designing lenses is his job, I guess he knows what he talks about), then the Fujifilm GFX 50S could have an advantage, since it has a larger mount and hence it could make the design of high quality MF lenses easier.

It would be very interesting, though, if Nikon would really adopt one mount for 2 different sensor sizes (and I hope they will).

This would mean that Nikon believes that the Fujifilm GFX 50S medium format concept is interesting and potentially a winning one, and Nikon wants to keep the option open for a Medium Format camera.

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Fujifilm is Reaching 50% Mirrorless Camera Market Share and Dominates Sony, Canon & Co… in Narnia Thailand

Fujifilm Domination

There is one country, where like no other, Fujifilm mirrorless cameras are selling like hot cakes and dominate all other brands: Narnia Thailand!

It might seem a phantasy tale, but it’s true.

Today I can share with you the precise numbers of the growth (see below), as well as Fujifilm Thailand’s new goal: 50% market share of the entire compact (they probably mean mirrorless*) interchangeable lens camera market (see above)!

50% market share of the entire mirrorless market might sound foolish, but if you look at the detailed data down below, you will see that they are already not too far away from that goal.

We know that in Thailand the X-A line (and very likely also the X-T100 line) sell incredibly well, 2 lines that in Europe and USA don’t have much appeal (maybe the Fujifilm X-T100 could find some bigger fellowship over here… it certainly deserves one).

* Fujifilm managers said in March 2018 to dpreivew: “In Thailand, our market share for mirrorless is over 40%.”
* Fuji Guys Billy said in February 2017, that “Fujifilm is Nr.1 brand in Thailand“. He does not specify if DSLR is included, but it seems from the video he is including DSLR cameras, too.
* in 2016 a source told me that “Fujifilm was the best-selling MILC in 2015, outselling all the Canon interchangeable lens cameras (DSLR and those EOS-M lines) combined
* a Manager said to Spanish website in 2016, that ““there is a little known fact: in Thailand, for example, X-A series outsells Canon!”

Global FUJIFILM Sales

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Fujifilm X-E3 Brown and X-A3 double Kit to be Released in Japan on August 9

According to nokishita, Fujifilm will release the brown X-E3 and the X-A3 double kit in Japan on August 9.

I remember you that we reported that Fujifilm USA has currently no plans to sell any brown Fujifilm, neither the brown X-E3 nor the brown X100F and brown X-T100.

The brown colors are available in several Asian and EU countries, as well as in Canada.

If they sell well, I guess also Fujifilm USA will start selling them.

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