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“Kaizen? Other Companies Want Cameras to be Like Toilet Paper, But Not Fujifilm.” Will Fujifilm Rise Up to the Top with GFX 50R? – JChristina

Fujifilm – The Dark Horse Mirrorless Camera Wars?

Yes I know, it might seem strange to write a pro-Kaizen article right after Fujifilm pulled off the massive X-T2 firmware because it was faulty. Fujifilm did earn quite some attacks becasue of this, and some are making fun out of this situation.

So maybe Fujifilm should do it like any other brand: do not offer any major firmware update at all, only mini bug-fix updates, so they will avoid attacks.

Or maybe not… maybe Fujifilm should continue to deliver huge firmware updates for older cameras like they did over the last 6+ years. And in all these years I remember I think 2 or 3 rollback firmware updates overall.

Well, I gladly accept the remote possibility of a buggy firmware, if what I get is years of excellent support for my cameras via firmware update.

And I know that overall, Fuji’s Kaizen approach is applauded by many, and today we would like to feature a video JCristina. He says about Kaizen:

  • Kaizen Firmware updates makes them stand out from Sony, Canon and Nikon. They don’t just fix things, but they give you more that extend the life of their cameras
  • Most camera manufacturers want their cameras to be like toilet paper. They want you to use it for a set period of time, throw them in the garbage and they buy another roll

JCristina continues by discussing Fuji’s decision to skip full frame and go directly medium format. Especially the Fujifilm GFX 50R will be a smart move to make Medium Format go mainstream.

  • They don’t play the full frame war. They have one of the best APS-C cameras on the market, and they went directly Medium Format
  • The Fujifilm GFX 50R will soon give you a medium format mirrorless option at the price of the Sony A9
  • Watch Fujifilm, and what happens after photokina, if they rise up to the top with that medium format GFX 50R

The Fujifilm GFX 50R will be announced at photokina at the end September (or shortly before).

The price for the Fujifilm GFX 50R has not yet been set, simply because this is about the last thing Fujifilm decides. Only one thing is sure: it will be significantly more affordable than the Fujifilm GFX 50S.

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Fujifilm GFX 50R Announcement NOT in July / August, but Photokina (or shortly before). No Price Set at this Stage

Fujifilm GFX 50R

There is some confusion right now, when the Fujifilm GFX 50R will be announced. June, July, August… simply every date leaks all over the web, except for the correct one ;)

So we confirm again: the Fujifilm GFX 50R will be announced at photokina, or shortly before. And given that Photokina takes place end of September 2018…

Given that the announcement is not imminent, Fujifilm has not yet set a price on it, so at this stage everybody can claim and dream what they want. The only thing we know, is that it will be cheaper than the Fujifilm GFX 50S.

  • Read also here – Fujifilm GFX 50R: Concepts of the Most Affordable Digital Medium Format Camera Ever!

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Fujifilm GFX 50S : BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS

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Fujifilm GFX 50R: Concepts of the Most Affordable Digital Medium Format Camera Ever!

It’s no secret anymore that Fujifilm is about to launch the Fujifilm GFX 50R, a much cheaper and rangefinder alike version of the Fujifilm GFX 50S.

Since we shared the first rumor back in December and the latest rumor just last week, our terrific Fujifilm GFX facebook group members not only started dreaming about it, but also designed some concepts.

One of them is Mario C. who made 2 Fujifilm GFX 50R mock-ups (and GFX 100R) I will share in this article. He writes:

“Two ideas for a future Fujifilm GRX. The 100RD rangefinder or the 100XD viewfinder. Both with large LCD touch screen and DIGITAL LCD Dials. Price $2995. Would you like any of these cameras to become a reality? Which one? The RD or the XD?Digital LCD dials are fully programmable. Rotate to change the value. Push and rotate to change the control. Push once to go to a favorite value, push twice to go to another favorite… Etc.”

And remember, tomorrow, April 12, there will be a NON STOP LIVE BLOGGING here on FujiRumors, covering the launch of the Fujinon GF250mmF4 (& more). Stay tuned… and be ready to be blown away by its image quality ;)

Fujifilm GFX 50S : BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS

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Fujifilm GFX 50R Concepts

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BREAKING: Fujifilm GF 250mm F4 Announcement April 12. Fujifilm GFX 50R Confirmed at Photokina in September 2018

Fujifilm April 12 Announcement

Hey all,

A quick rumor for you today:

Fujifilm will announce the GF 250mm F4 on April 12.

The official Fujifilm roadmap shows that, along with the GF250mm F4, Fujifilm will also launch the GF 1.4x Teleconverter, so if Fujifilm respects their roadmap, they will be announced together.

I remind you that, as recently rumored, Fujifilm has also the GF 18mm and 45mm extension tubes in the pipeline.

Stay tuned on fujirumors.com for an non-stop LIVE BLOGGING :)

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Fujifilm GFX 50R

just a little update for you today, regarding the Fujifilm GFX 50R (a cheaper version of the GFX 50S). It’s announcement is confirmed for photokina in September. Follow us on Facebook, RSS-feed and Twitter for further updates.

Maybe there will be also some lens suprises until then ;)

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Kiem T. – Shared here: GFX 50R* ‘rangefinder-like version of the Fujifilm GFX 50s’ *Still won’t win any beauty contests

Fujifilm GFX 100S Final Announcement 2nd Quarter 2019

Fujifilm GFX 100S

According to our sources, the final announcement (with full specs & price) of the Fujifilm GFX 100S is currently scheduled for the 2nd quarter of 2019 (April to June). This is a long term rumor, so from here to spring 2019 Fujifilm might change date. I’ll make sure to inform you if this happens.

My guess is that it will be around April/May, hence shorty ahead (or exactly at) photokina 2019, which will take place from May 8 to 11.

As we told you recently, there will be a “development annoncement” of the Fujifilm GFX 100S already on September 25, 2018 at 07:30 AM New York time. We won’t get the full specs nor the price, but we will see mock-ups and maybe even working prototypes of the Fujifilm GFX 100S.

On the same day (September 25) Fujifilm will announce the Fujifilm GFX 50R.

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Fujifilm GFX 50s body (save $650): BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS

Fujifilm GFX 50R – Front View

Fujifilm GFX 50R – Back View

Fotodiox Canon EF to Fujifilm GFX Fusion Smart AF Adapter

Fotodiox Smart AF Adapter for Fujifilm GFX

Fotodiox just announced their Canon EF to Fujifilm GFX Fusion Smart AF Adapter. The image above shows the FotodioX FUSION Smart Mark II Adapter for Nikon F Lens to Sony E-Mount.

A nice new adapter for Fujifilm GFX 50S and in future also Fujifilm GFX 50R and Fujifilm GFX 100S owners.

We remind you that the Fujifilm GFX 50R will be announced September 25 at 07:30 AM New York time and at the same time there will be also the development announcement of the Fujifilm GFX 100S.

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Fujifilm GFX 50s body (save $650): BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS

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BREAKING: Fujifilm GFX 100S Development Announcement on September 25 at 07:30 AM New York Time

Fujifilm GFX 100S

Trusted sources just told to FujiRumors, that the Fujifilm GFX 100S development announcement will take place on the same day of the Fujifilm GFX 50R announcement, hence September 25 at 07:30 AM New York time.

Development announcement” means we won’t get the specs (but we already know it will feature the BSI 100MP Sony sensor), however, you will see mockups and maybe even working prototypes of the Fujifilm GFX 100S.

As we already told you back in December 2017, the Fujifilm GFX 100S is rumored to be definitely more expensive than the Fujifilm GFX 50S.

So, this rumor ends here, but it’s not over yet :)

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Fujifilm GFX 50s body (save $650): BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS

New Fujinon GF lenses

I have no rumors about it, but I guess that along with the Fujifilm GFX 100S and Fujifilm GFX 50R, we might also see some new GF lens announcements and maybe even a new GF lens roadmap.

In fact, according to the internal Fujinon GF lens roadmap we leaked back in April 2017, Fujifilm has still the following lenses in the pipeline:

  • Fujinon GF 100-200mm F4.5-5.6
  • Fujinon GF 35mm F2.8
  • Fujinon GF 20-36mm F3.5-4.5

The leaked roadmap says, that Fujifilm had to decide between the GF 100-200 or the GF 20-36mm for 2018, and at this point I believe GF 100-200 is more likely, with the GF 20-36 to be postponed to 2019. But that’s still my guess, more than a solid rumor.

And speaking of GF lenses, we also shared the following rumors:

Fujifilm GFX 50R

Recently here on FujiRumors we published a major Fujifilm GFX 50R specs leak. We also wrote a follow up article about the crazy dreams and realistic expectations about the Fujifilm GFX 50R.

Fujifilm Manager: “Medium Format Fujifilm GFX Much Better than Full Frame. We Work hard to Release XF 8-16 This Year”

Fujifilm Manager Interview

The Thai youtube channel กล้องกล้วยกล้วย had a talk with Fujifilm manager Mr.Udono. It’s a 40 minutes talk in Thai and English, so you have to listen to the Thai question, than the English translation of the question, then the English answer of the manager, and then again the Thai translation of the Manager’s answer.

Too cumbersome?

Well, then you are lucky to read FujiRumors… because since we love you guys, we decided you should not suffer and waste your precious time. So I listened it all for you and here are the managers’ answers in English.

You are welcome :).

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Phase One Medium Format Camera with 44×33 100 MP BSI Sensor Coming June 2018. Same Sensor of Fujifilm GFX 100S

Phase One is currently marketing an industrial Medium Format camera, that will use Sony’s IMX461 medium with 44×33 backside illuminated sensor.

It seems that delivery is expected for June 2018.

This sensor is the first medium format sensor with BSI technology, and it will be very like the core of the Fujifilm GFX 100S. The Fujifilm GFX 100S itself is expected for 2019.

Before that, Fujifilm will launch the Fujifilm GFX 50R, a very affordable rangefinder alike medium format camera with 50 megapixel.

thanks for the link P. :)

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