BREAKING: Fujifilm GFX100 Pixel Shift Firmware coming in Late November

A long wait is going to end very soon.

  • October 2018 – FujiRumors shares the first rumor about pixel shift on GFX100
  • March 2019 – FujiRumors confirms the pixel shift rumor, but also says it won’t be ready for GFX100 launch
  • July 2019 – FujiRumors confirms once again: pixel shift will come for sure, but later

Still people where sceptical about my rumors. But all doubt was finally dissipated when Fujifilm officially announced the pixel shift firmare in Februaruy 2020.

And today I can tell you that the long wait will soon been over.

I have been informed by trusted sources (thanks), that the Fujifilm GFX100 pixel shift firmware will be released in late November.

The new pixel shift multishot feature will take 16 images, shift the sensor using IBIS and finally combine all images into one monstruous 400 megapixel file that will send your files into crop-heaven!

The very same second the firmware will go live, you’ll read about it here on FujiRumors. So definitely stay tuned on FujiRumors.

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Laowa 15mm f/4.5 Zero-D Shift Lens Announced – Works on Fujiflm GFX with ± 8mm Shift

As we reported already back in back in March here that Laowa will launch a new Laowa 15mm f/4.5 Zero-D shift lens.

Now the lens has been officially announced. It works also on Fujfilm GFX with the ability to shift ± 8mm with no vignetting. Keep in mind you’ll need an adapter to make it work on the GFX.

You can access the official product page here, where you can check price, specs see sample images and more.

Some key features:

  • World’s widest shift lens
  • ±11mm shift amount (± 8mm on Fujifilm GFX with no vignetting as you can see from samples on official product page)
  • Large image circle
  • Zero-Distortion
  • High Image Quality
  • Extremely close focusing distance
  • 10-pin sunstars

Pre-order options:

  • Laowa 15mm f/4.5 Zero-D Shift:
    Venus Optics (available for pre-order with fastest shipping)
    BHphoto (coming soon)
    AmazonUS (coming soon)
    Adorama (coming soon)

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Fujifilm X100 with 20mmF2 and 21mmF2 Lens Patent Spotted

As you know, the Fujifilm X100V features a redesigned 23mmF2 lens, by adding a second aspherical element in oder to increase corner sharpness and image quality at close focusing distances at wide apertures.

Now the patent for this new lens has been spotted.

But interestingly, that same patent also includes examples of a “20mm F2” and “21mm F2” lens.

  • [Publication number] Japanese Patent Application Laid-Open No. 2020-177110 (P2020-177110A)
  • [Publication date] October 29, 2020
  • Description: Imaging Lens and Imaging Device
  • [Application date] April 17, 2019
  • [Applicant]
    [Identification number] 306037311
    [Name or name] FUJIFILM Corporation
  • PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide an image pickup lens having a small size, high resolution, a small F number, and high performance, and an image pickup device provided with the image pickup lens.

Here are the variations of this lens as found in the patent as spotted by the Japanese site asobinet.

I find the 23mm focal length perfect for the X100 line, but if Fujifilm is really looking into slightly wider options, then I’d go with an 18mm lens, like the Ricoh GR cameras or the Fujifilm X70 and XF10.

Fujifilm X100 line Group

Example 1 Example 2 Example 3
Focal length 23.689 23.553 23.670
F value 2.06 2.20 2.06
Angle of view 62.0 61.6 61.2
Image height 14.20 14.20 14.20
full length 38.35 37.85 37.57
BF 4.861 3.869 4.560
Example 4 Example 5
Focal length 20.875 21.727
F value 2.06 2.06
Angle of view 67.8 68.2
Image height 14.20 14.20
full length 34.39 36.10
BF 2.905 5.404


SIZE COMPARISON: Fujinon XF18mmF1.4 vs XF16mmF1.4 vs XF23mmF1.4

Just as we rumored, Fujifilm included the Fujinon XF18mmF1.4 on the official new X mount roadmap.

I took the technical sketch of the upcoming XF18mmF1.4 that Fujifilm showed us at the recent Fujifilm X summit and used it to compare its size to its closest internal f/1.4 competitors, the Fujinon XF16mm f/1.4 and the XF23mm f/1.4.

The result can be seen above.

Based on what Fujifilm provided us, we can say that the size will be basically identical to the one of the Fujinon XF16mm f/1.4.

If you want to see the size comparison between the Fujinon XF70-300mmF4-5.6 and other Fujinon lenses, check out this article.

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Fujifilm X-S10 New IBIS Small Enough for Fujifilm X-E4?

Recently FujiRumors broke the rumor about the Fujifilm X-E4 to come in early 2021.

The rumor triggered a stunning number of 230+ comments, and many of them are, as to expect, speculations and wishes about the features of the Fujifilm X-E4.

One of the hot topics was if the X-E4 has IBIS or not.

At this point in time I do not know the answer to this question.

All I could do is to try to imagine if the new smaller IBIS of the Fujifilm X-S10 would fit in the small body of the Fujifilm X-E3.

So I searched long on the internet, until I found a nice and clear technical Fujifilm official sketch of the Fujifilm X-S10 IBIS.

Based on that sketch, I was able to virutally mount the IBIS unit of the X-S10 with high accuracy on the Fujifilm X-E3.

The result is clear: it fits!

And not only it fits, but it seems that it would leave still enough room for the other components, as it would not take away precious space to the EVF, the battery compartment, etc.

Again, I have no idea if the Fujifilm X-E4 will have IBIS (and if anyone out there knows the answer to this question, feel free to let me know via or via personal message on social media).

But it certainly looks like if Fujifilm wanted, they could squeeze IBIS into the Fujifilm X-E4, of course provided that the X-E4 keeps the body size of the X-E3 and doesn’t make the X-E4 much smaller than the current X-E3, which is another thing I have no idea of (if X-E4 will have same size of X-E3).

So, there is still a lot we have to find out about the Fujifilm X-E4, and if you are interested, then you should definitely follow FujiRumors.

With all that said… take care, share love, take pictures and see you soon in the next article.

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