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Fujinon XF 16-80mm F4 and GF 50mm F3.5 Shipping in September, Announcement July 18, Specs and Price Leaks

The Fujinon XF 16-80mm f/4 and GF 50mm f/3.5 will start shipping in September.

We already told you that both lenses will be announced tomorrow, July 18 at 01:00 AM New York time.

We already reported about the first leaked specs and images.

There will be a live blogging tomorrow here on FujiRumors. Don’t miss it, and make sure to:

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Fujinon XF16-80mm f4 and GF50mm f3.5 Announcement July 18 at 1 AM New York Time

I own you the time, so here it is:

The Fujinon XF16-80mm f/4 and GF 50mm f/3.5 will be announced July 18 at 1AM New York Time.

There will be a live blogging on FujiRumors, so make sure not to miss it and follow us Facebook, Instagram, RSS-feed, Youtube, Flipboard and Twitter.

In an ealier post, we share price and some specs of these lenses. Check it out here.

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Fujifilm X and GFX Summer Deals Continue

Amazon Prime Deals 2019

The Amazon Prime Day Deals start in a few hours.

If you have no Prime account, you can sign up for a 30 days free Prime Trial here.

Good luck in finding your deal at AmazonUS.

Prime deals also at AmazonCA, AmazonDE, AmazonUK, AmazonITA, AmazonFRA, AmazonESP.

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The Rise of Chinese Lenses and Top 7 Chinese Fujifilm X Mount Lenses

The Rise of Chinese Lenses

In the last few weeks, we covered a couple of new Chinese Fujifilm X mount lenses here on FujiRumors, such as the brand new 7Artisans 60mm F2.8 1:1 Macro and the Kamlan 50mm f/1.1 MK II.

In 2019, a lot of buzz has been created also by the first third-party reverse-engineered autofocus X mount lens, the Chinese Viltrox 85mmF1.8, whereas in 2018 the Lawoa 9mm f/2.8 was the very best seller here on FujiRumors (yep, it sold better than ANY Fujinon XF lens amongst FR-readers).

Chinese lenses: the price is (mostly) low, the quality goes up and the sales expload!

In fact, I was looking at AmazonUS top 50 lenses ranking, and, at the time of this post, there are as many as 25 Chinese lenses amongst the top 50.

For Fujifilm X shooters we spot amongst the top 50:

  1. Meike 35mm f/1.7
  2. Viltrox 85mm f/1.8 AF
  3. Neewer 25mm f/1.8
  4. 7Artisans 35mm f/1.2
  5. Mitakon 35mm f/0.95 MKII
  6. Meike MK 25mm F1.8
  7. Meike MK-35mm F/1.4

See the full list of top 50 selling lenses here.

It looks like the lable “made in China” is no longer something photographers are too sceptical of.

Today I’d like to ask you if you own any of these lenses, and if you want, you can share your feedback in the comments down below. Your feedback might be helpful for the rest of the Fujifilm community.

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Fujifilm Summer Deals on X-T2, X-T20 and Fujifilm GFX Gear

Fujifilm Summer Deals

The huge deals on XF lenses as well as Fujifilm cameras such as the X-T3, X-Pro2, X100F expired. Now you will save only on the Fujifilm X-T2, Fujiflm X-T20 and Fujifilm GFX gear.

For deal hunters, there is a lot of used Fujifilm gear listed at:

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This is The End (Maybe): Last Fujifilm X/GFX Deal Day

Fujifilm Summer Deals

For some reason and for the first time ever, Fujifilm has cut the official Fujifilm X/GFX deals short, which now expire July 6 instead of July 27.

Will there be new deals after July 6? Well, we will soon find out. Just follow FujiRumors for updates.

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X mount Prime lenses – save up to $250

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Top 3 Selling Cameras and Lenses for June on Fujirumors: Fujifilm GFX 100 beats X-T3

Fujifilm Top Sellers

These are the top selling cameras and lenses for June 2019 here on FujiRumors, and there is a quite a surprise!

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

Most of the items listed below are discounted until July 6. Check out all Fujifilm deals here.

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Top Cameras

Only by a hair, but it was enough: the Fujifilm GFX100 sold better (pre-orders included) than the Fujifilm X-T3.

We wrote here, that the request for the GFX100 is higher than Fujifilm expected, and some say even triples Fujifilm’s forecast. Keep in mind that the GFX100 is brand new, whereas the X-T3 is on the market since 10 months already.

The Fujifilm X100F will not get a successor in 2019, hence it continues to fall into the hands of more and more photographers.

Out of the list are cameras like the Fujifilm X-T30 and Fujifilm X-H1, as well as the Fujifilm X-Pro2, which will get successor, the Fujifilm X-Pro3, this year.

Top XF Lenses

The deals on these lenses are running out. You have time until July 6 to get them discounted. Check out all Fujifilm deals here.

Top X Mount Third Party Lenses

Native Fujinon lenses are still selling stronger, but these third party lenses are coming terribly close to them. There is a market amongst the Fuji X community for third party glass. And especially the Viltrox 85mm f/1.8 autofocus lens is stable at the top positions since its launch.

The Kamlan 50mm f/1.1 and  7Artisans 60mm f/2.8 Macro kicked out of the ranking the Samyang 12mm f/2 and the Meike Neewer 35mm f/1.2.

Top GF Lenses

Top Software

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

Kai Wong Fujifilm GFX100 Hands On Review: “You Do Get Quite a Bit for Your Money”

Fujifilm GFX100

Kai Wong went hands on with the Fujifilm GFX100. Here is what he thinks about it:

  • medium format is ment for tripod still subject shooting, but not with a body like the Fujifilm GFX100
  • feels good in the hands
  • like a Canon 1DXII in terms of size and weight, but the GFX100 has a much bigger sensor inside [and I’d also IBIS]
  • it functions like an oversized Fujifilm X, at least almost. No D-Pad, no retro dials
  • skin smoothing effect smooths out ever imperfection. Works only for the JPEGs
  • autofocus is pretty damn good. Same AF algorithm of X-T3, but lenses have bigger glass to shift, hence not as fast AF as X-T3
  • Fujifilm X-T3 and X-T30 eye-AF is right up there with Sony
  • Kai’s GFX100 struggled to detect faces, but on other GFX100 samples face and eye detection worked well
  • Eye AF is accurate and fast enough, although feels a little bit slower than on Fujifilm X-T3
  • the GFX100 sensor is 4 times bigger than the sensor on the X-T3
  • tracking mostly does a good job, although, understandably, sometimes it doesn’t shift the glass in time when the subject is moving at decent pace towards you
  • EVF is sooo good
  • shutter really well dampened (shock absorber), and you need it, with medium format 102 MP
  • nice soft shutter button, like on Fujifilm X-H1
  • using IBIS, works easily down to 1/125
  • no fancy dials, and Kai missed them, since turning a dial is easier and quicker than pressing a button and looking at the LCD
  • not too many negatives
  • electronic shutter means bad rolling shutter, but no surprise with a big sensor like that, and probably you are not going to use electronic shutter on the GFX100
  • works well enough on the streets, but not the obvious choice for street photography
  • a camera for landscapers, who need more resolution and more details
  • you can push it 4 stops and still get nice clean, crisp images
  • nobody buys the GFX100 for video, but it deserves credit since Fujifilm has done video well on the GFX100
  • uses 4K with no crop. Footage looks great. AF works great. Rolling shutter contained and video is still usable
  • IBIS works superbly to shoot stable video
  • You do get quite a bit for your money
  • Props to Fujifilm and well done to all those lucky buggers that can afford one

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Fujifilm GFX 100: B&H Photo, AmazonUS, Adorama, Focuscamera

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Fujifilm GFX100 Customer Reviews: “100 MP is Phenomenal, if You can Afford it, Get it”

images shared by Richard Ng at our Fujifilm GFX group - link below

images shared by Richard Ng at our Fujifilm GFX group – link below

Fujifilm GFX100

The Fujifilm GFX100 is experiencing a shipping shortage, but there are some, who are lucky enough to already have one in their hands.

If seems like all Fujifilm GFX100 owners are also members of our galactic Fujifilm GFX group. So here is some of the feedback they shared there.

Fujifilm GFX 100: B&H Photo, AmazonUS, Adorama, Focuscamera
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Fujiflm GX100 Reviews

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