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Fujinon GF500mm f/5.6 on GFX100 II and Accurate Size compared to GF250mmF4

Fujifilm has released a new G mount roadmap that includes the following lenses:

  • Fujinon GF500mm f/5.6
  • GF powerzoom (for movie shooting)

During the Fujifilm X Summit (full summary here), Fujifilm did show us the silhouette of the Fujinon GF500mm f/5.6.

So I decided to take that silhouette and mount it on a brand new Fujifilm GFX100II.

Also, I compared its size to the currently longest prime Fujifilm offers, the Fujinon GF250mmF4. You can see the results down below.

This is as accurate as it gets. But keep in mind that, while historically Fujifilm shares pretty reliable silhouettes of upcoming gear, the shape we see now is based on the current state of development.

The Fujifilm Fujinon GF500mm f/5.6 will hit the market only sometimes in 2024, hence minor design changes might still occur until its final release.

Fujifilm GFX100 II Owners Manual Available

Fujifilm GFX100 II Owners Manual

The Fujifilm GFX100 II owner’s manual is now available in html here and PDF here.

Sony World Photography Award Winner Tests Fujifilm GFX100II “I was Dubious, but GFX100II is Bridging the Autofocus Gap with Full Frame”

Josselin Cornou, member of our gigantic Fujifilm GFX group and “heavy Sony user” (as he called himself), was able to test the Fujifilm GFX100II for two weeks.

He shared his impressions in this post, where he answers also questions members have.

He was very impressed by the Fujifilm GFX100 II, so much so that he says:

I finally come to the conclusion that the GFX can fully suits my photo + video needs

The GFX100 II behaved similarly to an A7r5, offering a very similar same type of specs – and similar shutter lag.

I ended up preordering the camera. While this is still 100MP, this is the first Medium Format camera which is bridging the gap with Full Frame in terms of Autofocus and video capabilities

When asked by members about autofocus accuracy, he says in the comments:

For portrait, it’s on par with the A7r5. I am sharing a video below to show you how it focuses on the 55mm f1.7 (which is not a Linear Motor lens, so slower AF than 20-35mm lenses). I was quite impressed – and results looked on part with Sony.

This is just an excerpt. You can read his full post below and check out the full comment section in the original post here.

Josselin Cornou First Impressions

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Fujifilm GFX100 II Pre-Orders Exceed Fujifilm’s Expectations

Fujifilm has just released an official notice where they inform customers that pre-orders for the Fujifilm GFX100 II are higher than what they expected and that “it may take some time” for the product to be delivered.

Fujifilm is currently manufacturing 1,500 samples monthly. Apparently not really enough to satisfy the initial demand.

I have quickly tested the Fujifilm GFX100 II and the GF55mm f/1.7 and you can read my first impressions below:

Notice regarding supply of mirrorless digital camera “FUJIFILM GFX100 II”

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Fujifilm GFX100 II – My First Impressions and Quick Autofocus Test (vs GFX100S)

So guys,

here is part 2 of my initial impressions of the Fujifilm GFX100II and GF55mmF1.7.

In part 1 we covered the lens. Now it’s time to look at the GFX100II.

How did I get my hands on that gear?

Well, Fujifilm had one of its Italian Roadshow gear presentation in the lovely town of Trento just 30 minutes car drive away from my home. Luckily they already had the new gear :).

I was able to spend a total of 30 minutes with it. Not much, but enough to get some initial impressions of it (not a review, of course).

Fujifilm GFX100 II – My First Impressions (vs GFX100S)

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Fujifilm GFX100II Smashes GFX100S Price and More Fujifilm X and GFX Deals

The Fujifilm GFX100 II is here.

And look, I was already able to put my hands on it (and on the GF55mmF1.7) and oh boy, I should never have done it. Because now I am in huge trouble because I desire everything.

The only thing that still helps to resist, is that the Fujifilm GFX100S is still a pretty much fantastic camera. And now you can even save lots of money on it.

Resist to the Fujinon GF55mm f/1.7? That’s pretty much impossible. It is THAT good!


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Capture One 23 (16.2.4) Adds Fujifilm GFX100 II and Latest GF lens Support

Capture One 23 (16.2.4) has added support for the Fujifilm GFX100 II and for the following G mount lenses:

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Fujifilm GFX100 II has 21% Better Autofocus Tracking Accuracy than GFX100S and We are All saying it Wrong!

Autofocus Boost

Fujifilm USA manager Michael Bulbenko has shared a video called “Understanding Fujifilm GFX100II“.

Now, I will let you watch the video below, where he runs over the specs.

But there is one thing that Michael Bulbenko says that I’d like to hightlight because I haven’t seen it mentioned anywhere else:

  • better autofocus accuracy: “the GFX100II has a 21% improvement in the hit rate of locking on to focus compared to GFX100S

That’s of course a welcome improvement if you shoot in autofocus continous.

More accuracy combined with higher frames per second (8fps on GFX100II vs 5fps on GFX100S) will lead to more keepers.

But I dare to say that, if you are like me and shoot with your GFX in single AF or max 3 fps, then the 21% improvement are welcome, but not crucial.

What’s more important , for my shooting style, is the new autofocus algorithm and how reliable it is in tracking eyes/faces/subjects before I even press the shutter button.

My X-T5 is a huge step forward in this regard compared to anything else I owned before in the X series.

If the GFX100II has the same “confidence”, then this would be a big deal for me.

We are Saying it Wrong

Also curious: throughout the entire video Michael calls the GFX100II “the second” and not “two“.

And just today, Fujifilm USA released one of their fun product launch videos where they underline again that it’s “the second” and not “two”.

I guess the memo did not arrive to Fujifilm Japan, because during the Fujifilm X Summit, the Japanese managers kept calling it Fujifilm GFX100 “two” ;).

With that said, you can enjoy both videos down below.

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Fujifilm GFX100 II Look Up Table (LUT) Input Device Transform (IDT) for F-Log for F-Log and F-Log 2 Now Available


This LUT file and IDT file is to edit the movie data below when the data is edited by a movie editor on your PC or Mac.

<F-Log 3D-LUT file / F-Log IDT file>
* F-Log movie data recorded with GFX100 II, GFX100S, GFX100, X-E4, X-S10, X-S20, X-T30 II, X-T30, X-T2, X-T3, X-T4, X-T5, X-Pro3, X-H1, X-H2S, X-H2 and X100V
<F-Log2 3D-LUT file / F-Log2 IDT file >
* F-Log2 movie data recorded with GFX100 II, X-H2S, X-H2, X-T5 and X-S20.


F-Log 3D-LUT file / F-Log IDT file / F-Log Data sheet

Last updated: 9.12.2023 [11.8MB]
*Decompress the “” file and launch “.cube” file from a movie editor.
Last updated: 9.12.2023[8.0KB] 
Last updated: 6.16.2022
F-Log_DataSheet_E_Ver.1.1.pdf [192KB]

F-Log2 3D-LUT file / F-Log2 IDT file / F-Log2 Data sheet

Last updated: 9.12.2023 [2.5MB]
*Decompress the “” file and launch “.cube” file from a movie editor.
Last updated: 9.12.2022[8.0KB]
Last updated: 6.16.2022
F-Log2_DataSheet_E_Ver.1.0.pdf [120KB]

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