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May Top 10 Posts: Fujifilm X-H2, The Telephoto Problem, GFX MK II, XF Lens Roadmap and New Firmware Rumors, BAYER vs X-TRANS

Here is our roundup of the top ten posts for May.

I hope you had a bit of fun reading all this, and I will work to try to keep the Fuji world fun and interesting also in June and beyond.

  1. Fujifilm Manager: Fujifilm X-H2, The Problem With Telephoto Primes, GFX MK II and IBIS, Fujifilm X80 vs Compact MILC, Fast Primes & More
  2. RUMOR: New Fujinon X Mount Lens Roadmap with One Prime and One Zoom Mark II Lens – Vote Your Favorite
  3. Fujifilm launches “FUJIFILM X Webcam” to Run Your Fujifilm X/GFX Cameras as a Webcam
  4. WARNING: Viltrox Lenses Can Damage Your Fujifilm X-Pro3 (Official Viltrox Statement)
  5. Fujifilm X-T4: About Overheating, X-T4 IBIS vs Olmypus EM-1 III, Comparison with Sony A7IV
  6. Fujifilm BAYER vs X-TRANS Blind Test: 88% of Preferences Go To…
  7. How to Use Your Fujifilm Camera as a Webcam for Free (No Need of Camlink 4K)
  8. Fujinon XF 27mm f/2.8 R with Aperture Ring Listed at Some Stores: A Dream Come True or a Sweet Illusion?
  9. FUJIFILM Firmware Updates Coming in June for X-T4, X-A7, GFX100 and More?
  10. I Don’t Get it: FUJIFILM X-T4 gets Highly Praised SONY ‘Real-Time Tracking” Feature, but (unlike with Sony) Nobody Talks About it – VIDEO

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Fujifilm Manager: Fujifilm X-H2, The Problem With Telephoto Primes, GFX MK II and IBIS, Fujifilm X80 vs Compact MILC, Fast Primes & More

Fujifilm UK manger Andreas Georghiades returns to the Fujicast postcast.

It’s an almost 1 hour podcast, and if you are in a hurry and can’t listen it all, I provide a summary of everything the manager says, so you can get it all in under 5 minutes.

The Interview Summed Up

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Top 10 April Articles: Fujinon X Roadmap Rumors, X-H2 Confirmed, Firmware Updates, X Mount is Open (Sigma?), Tokina for Fuji X

Here are the Top 10 most read articles in April, that, in case you missed, you should definitely go back and check out!

  1. Fujifilm Releases Several New Firmware Updates
  2. Fujifilm Manager Toshihisa Iida: “We Open X Mount to Third Parties. X-H Line Continues. No GFX Fixed Lens Camera & More”
  3. VOTE NOW the SIGMA Lens You Want for Fujifilm X
  4. Viltrox 33mm f/1.4 Pre-Sale Started and Shipping April 21
  5. Top 20 Fujifilm Manager Statments about Fujifilm X-H2, X100V/X-T3 Firmware, Monochrome, Open X Mount, Fixed Lens GFX and More
  6. Major Fujifilm X-T3 and GFX100 Firmware Update Coming May/June
  7. Hooray! Fujifilm X-E4 Shows Up in Internal Fujifilm Roadmap Again!
  8. Fujifilm Issues Official Statement Regarding Fujifilm X100V Overheating Reports
  9. Tokina to Launch Three Fujifilm X Mount Lenses in 2020
  10. Fujifilm X Lens Roadmap: Two Fujinon MK II Lenses Coming Between Now and March 2021 plus XF50mmF1.0 and XF70-300mmF4-5.6 [now we know all 4 lenses on the roadmap. Only to determinate which exactly the 2 mark II lenses will be].

Top 3 Runner Ups

  1. It’s a Triumph: FUJIFILM Wins Top 2 World Press Photo Awards and Even More… Despite not Being Full Frame ;)
  2. Fujifilm Manager: X100V/X-T3 Firmware, Fujifilm X-H2 will Come, Zero Monochrome Chances, 32 Megapixel Limit for Current XF Lenses & More
  3. FR-readers Wishlist Corner: Fujifilm X-TSony, Firmware Upgrade Suggestions, Lens Wishes and Much More

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Top 20 Fujifilm Manager Statments about Fujifilm X-H2, X100V/X-T3 Firmware, Monochrome, Open X Mount, Fixed Lens GFX and More

With the Fujifilm X-T4 about to hit the market (and actually already shipping in some), Fujifilm managers all over the globe are giving tons of interviews to make the world ready for the best camera it has ever seen to date: the Fujifilm X-T4 :).

Of course, I pre-ordered it, too :)

Now, for your convenience, I always provide a practical summary of all manager statements in my various article, and yet, with so many interviews, there might be some statements you might have missed anyway.

So I thought I filter out those statements, that I consider most relevant, and put them all into this article.

However, there is so much more interesting stuff to read, and so I strongly recommend you to check out all the original articles. I will provide all links below.

Manager Statements

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Fujifilm Manager: “The Fujifilm X-T4 is Bashing the Door Down Hard on Sony A7III users”, X-H2 and More

Kevin Mullins and Neale James published episode 55 of the Fujicast. Once again, they host Fujifilm manager Andreas Georghiades.

Of course the main course of the meal is the Fujifilm X-T4, but they cover much more in a 1:23 hour podcast.

Here on FujiRumors we will highlight only what the Fujifilm manager said in regard to the Fujifilm X-T4. You can read it down below (in the podcast starts at min. 1:06:31)

Question: How many more cameras will Fujifilm launch this year?

  • If Fujifilm Japan will release more cameras this year, the marketing team will resign. Fujifilm marketing UK had the busiest 6 months he can remember. X-Pro3, X-Summit, House of Photography, X-T200, a few lenses, X100V, X-T4…

Question: What does the Fujifilm X-T4 bring, for those who might have been waiting for Fujifilm X-H2, that perhaps the X-H2 doesn’t bring

  • No comment on future no existent products
  • The X-T4 ticks all boxes people required when X-T3 was launched (IBIS, selfie screen, bigger battery)

Question: Sony is a strong among wedding photographers. Is the X-T4 a statement “look, there is Fuji now!”

  • He won’t dis on Sony, the manager used to work for Sony
  • Sony is a great electronic company
  • But for him Sony feels a bit soulless
  • on paper the specs add up, but they do not seem a well rounded package overall
  • The X-T4 is bashing the door down hard on Sony A7III users: the autofocus performance, the fast and quiet mechanical shutter, the 6.5 stops, it is the complete solution for everybody shooting stills and video
  • feedback from photographers and journalists is really positive so far

Question: When will the Fujifilm X-H2 come?

  • ……… silence ………

X-T4: BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / FocusCamera

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New 43 Megapixel Sensor for Fujifilm X-H2? :: Fujifilm X-T4 Leaks :: X100V Controversy :: Sigma & Fujifilm :: TOP February Articles

February was an extremely busy month.

With 108 articles published in 29 days, you might have missed some here and there, so here are the top articles shared in February.

  1. LEAKED Fujifilm X-T4 Full Size Images Front and Back
  2. See the Controverisal Fujifilm X100V Promo Video Removed by Fujifilm
  3. Sigma CEO: “Our Mission is to Support as Many Systems as Possible, But Fujifilm X Mount….”
  4. Fujifilm X100V Leaked Image Shows New 23mm f/2 MK II Lens
  5. Fujifilm X-T4 vs X-T3 vs X-H1 – The Ultimate Specs Comparison Sheet
  6. Fujifilm X-T4 Press Release Leaked
  7. New Sony APS-C 43 Megapxiel 8K Stacked BSI Sensor, for Fujifilm X-H2?
  8. Fujifilm to Release 3 New X Mount lenses within 2020 (in addition to XF50mmF1)
  9. New Firmware Updates for Fujifilm X-T2, X-Pro1, X-A7, X-E1 and Fujinon XF8-16mm f/2.8
  10. Fujifilm X-T3 Firmware Update in Spring/Summer will Bring “a Significant Number” of Fujifilm X-T4 features to X-T3

On the 11th position, but worth the mention here, is the Fujifilm X Summit live stream article.

I hope you had a good time in February.

And I have the feeling that March could be exciting, too, because we might have to talk about some important decisions Fujifilm is making.


Then make sure to follow FujiRumors, as it’s the only place, where you will read about it.

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24 Things You Missed About Fujifilm X-T4: Fujifilm Confirms X-H2, Fuji X-T4 vs X-T3 Autofocus Tracking Demo & More

The Fujifilm X-T4 has just been officially announced.

I would like to thank all FujiRumors sources, as we were able to share 80% of the specs ahead of launch, and awesome nokishita kindly provided us with the 20% remaining specs later on.

So, our sources just topped themselves this time! Thanks for helping me to create excitement around this fantastic camera, and feel free to keep it up in future.

With that said, there are things, that no specs sheet showed, and hence might have passed unnoticed.

So I went through all the Fujiflm X-T4 first looks we have shared in our massive X-T4 live blogging (I have never seen youtubers so happy with a Fujifilm camera ;) ), and picked out 24 points you might have missed about the Fujifilm X-T4.


24 Things You Missed about the Fujifilm X-T4

  1. X-T4 much better rolling shutter than X-T3, probably because of the IBIS, says Cinema5D. I guess this means it has the same rolling shutter, but less visible due to IBIS
  2. there are 3 IBIS mode: IBIS only, IBIS + OIS and IS Boost Mode, that mimics a tripod, hence very steady shot. Better don’t use this last option when panning
  3. Jonas Rask writes: “That stabiliser is one amazing piece of tech! I cannot get over how I could handhold my XF35mm f/1.4 at 1 sec and still get a sharp picture!” This falls right in the middle of what people experienced, so it’s a realistic data
  4. 4K60p still has a very slight 1.18x crop. 240fps Full-HD has always a 1.29x crop.
    Digital image stabilization has always crop: 1.1x at 4K30 and 1080p and 1.29x at 4K60 and 240fps full hd.
    You can lock the 1.29 crop in all video modes if you want
  5. EVF is the same, but Fujifilm says they have tweaked the optics in there (says DPRTV)
  6. F-Log also has a F-Log assist function, that gives you a film simulation preview
  7. ‘Focus Check Lock’ option maintains the magnified ‘Focus Check’ view when you start recording, so that it doesn’t immediately jump back out to the whole-image view
  8. dual video recording on separated SD-Cards for back-up
  9. Movie Silent mode has now been renamed “Movie Optimized Control”. Movie Optimized Control because it takes the exposure settings away from the dedicated dials, meaning that you can maintain separate settings for movie and stills shooting.
  10. Battery Charging: if you use the vertical grip, you can charge all three batteries through the USB-C connection on the camera (down below you can see the charging times). Jonas writes: “When using the DC adapter via the USB-C and charging the batteries in camera, you will have a high-speed charging mode. I charged a flat battery from 0%-100% in 24 minutes!”
  11. the mount is reinforced to handle bigger lenses (source – Adorama)
  12. the menu has been updated so you can check the age of the battery (see image below)
  13. new compressed RAW option that makes files even smaller, but it’s a lossy option (not lossless compressed). But saves lots of space. Fujifilm says the quality is ‘about the same as uncompressed’ but there may rarely be a quality difference in the shadow regions of the image
  14. expanded multi exposure modes that allows you to shoot up to 9 frames
  15. below you see a chart on how effective the X-T4 IBIS is on the various lenses
  16. dedicated HDR mode on the sub-dial. Takes 3 shots and creates a RAW file for you with expanded dynamic range
  17. there is “reset” option that is independent for photo and for video. Also, video and stills menu are independent
  18. Gordon from Cameralabs confirms that Fujifilm told him the Fujifilm X-H line will continue and there will be a Fujifilm X-H2 in future. As you know, FujiRumors always told you this, and we also told you back in 2019 that the X-H2 won’t come in 2020… so it’s still a long wait.
    And to be precise I quote Gordon:
    it would be easy to assume the X-T4 is simply a merger between X-T and X-H line. But Fujifilm is keen to point out that the X-T4 is very much an evolution of the X-T series and that the X-H series will continue.”
  19. We saw samples of the X-T4 is made in China as well as Japan, which suggest it is made in both countries. Like some XF lenses, that are made in China and also Philippines
  20. you still can not navigate the menu with touch interface
  21. the front dial is still clickable (it’s no longer on the X-Pro3 for example)
  22. White Balance – Jonas writes ““White Priority” and “Ambience Priority” options in addition to “AUTO” White Balance. The new modes have different ways of processing the pure white. The “White Priority” mode reproduces a stronger white, while the “Ambience Priority” produces a warmer tone. I found the “White Priority” to be really well balanced outside in harsh sunlight, while the “Ambience Priority” worked wonders round the dinner table in more subdued indoor lighting.
  23. Still no AF Tracking option in video – it’s all area, specified area or face-detection
  24. lockable and 40% more rigid eye-cup
  25. BONUS from the comments: the dual charger is an extra, and the little flash is no longer included in the box
  26. BONUS: tone curves adjustements in half stops (no longer full stops)
  27. BONUS: you can select the autofocus box size in video (previously you had to deal with a fixed size)
  28. BONUS: new video file format MP4/H.264 AAC. Better video format for uploading to the internet
  29. BONUS: when used with vertical grip, the X-T4 is actually about the same size of X-H1 with vertical grip

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5 Reasons Why FujiRumors just Pre-ordered the Fujifilm X-T4 and Won’t Wait for Fujifilm X-H2

So I did it. I placed my pre-order for the Fujifilm X-T4.

I hope it will come in time for the wedding I will be shooting.

So why did a rangefinder lover like me buy a SLR-styled camera with selfie flippy screen? And why not wait for Fujifilm X-H2? Here are 5 reasons:

  1. I love dials: the Fujifilm X-H2 will have a top LCD screen. I prefer to have an exposure compensation dial… as many dials as possible. That’s what brought me into the Fujifilm X system, and that’s why I remain there. And I don’t care if the Fujifilm X-H2 has 43 megapixel and new processor. Ergonomics are more important than megapixel to me.
  2. I love compactness: the Fujifilm X-H2 will have a massive grip. That’s great for many of you, but I like my cameras to be smaller (which is why I shoot also the amazing X-E3)
  3. there is no hiding, I would have preferred a 3 way tilt screen. But then I thought, that I use the screen maybe 10% of the time, as I am total viewfinder fan. And in those 10% of the times, I will get used to flip that screen out. It still allows for portrait orientation (which the X-T100 screen does not). And it still allows for low and high angle shots. But again… my thought… I use the EVF anyway all the time. For the rest I will just keep it flipped inwards, like the “hidden screen” of the X-Pro3.
  4. As you know I am a teacher, and in the last few years I started making more and more videos with my students, as this is an extremely motivating activity for me and for the students. So far I filmed with my X-E3, or X-E2 (which I destroyed). Now it’s time to step up my game and get a camera with IBIS and serious video specs. At the beginning of June I will be on a 1 week school trip abroad, and I hope to have the X-T4 to document it.
  5. The X-H1 was close to make it into my camera bag. But looking at the massive autofocus improvements on the X-T4, I just had to pass and get the Fujifilm X-T4.

So yes, I am in. I pre-ordered the Fujifilm X-T4. Now the long waiting begins, just like all of you guys, as I have absolutely no privileged contacts with Fujifilm.

Wait… you want to know which color? Well, make your guess in the comments. I will let you know later on ;).

We Repeat, Fujifilm X-H2 will Come, but not in 2020

Fellow FR-readers!

We would like to underline once again, that we always told told you since back in 2019, that unlike many other reports where saying, the Fujifilm X-H line is NOT canceled.

It seems that our persistance worked, as slowly I finally see the web trusting us in regard that the Fujifilm X-H2 will come.

It remains to be seen if it really has the new 43 megapixel Sony sensor or not.

We remind you that Fujifilm always defined the Fujifilm X-H1 as flagship, and so will also the Fujifilm X-H2.

And if you don’t trust me, then trust Fujifilm managers, who already said here, that both lines, the X-H and X-T, will continue to exist in future.

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