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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.

Interested?

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

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Top Selling February Gear: Fujifilm X-T4 and X100V Boom, Fujifilm GFX50R Revival, Lenses, Accessories and More

Here is the best selling gear on FujiRumors for February.

Top Accessories

It looks like people ar getting ready for the Fujifilm X-T4 by grabbing the brand new batteries and the dual charger. I did the same, pre-ordered an additional battery and will very likely get the charger, too. Sure, you can charge all batteries on the X-T4 and battery grip through the UBS-C port in the camera, but having an external charging option is always useful.

Top Fujifilm Series Cameras

The Fujifilm X-T4 was definitely the hot camera of February, followed closely by the Fujifilm X100V. A great deal on the Fujifilm X-T3 assures decent sales also for the X-T3.

Curiosity:

  • X100V silver sold better than black
  • X-T4 black sold better than silver

X-T4: BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / FocusCamera
X100V
: BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / Focuscamera
X-T3: BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / Focuscamera

Top Fujinon X Lenses

The constant excellent ranking for the Fujicron f/2 lenses shows how important the right balance between size and price is for Fujifilm users.

Top Fujifilm GFX Gear

A $1,000 rebate on GFX50R and a $500 rebate on GF50/3.5 pushed my personal favorite medium format dream combo on the top of the list.

Top X Mount Third Party Lenses

Top Software

  1. Luminar 4
  2. Capture One Pro
  3. Adobe Creative Cloud

Shutter Sound Comparison Fujifilm X-T4 vs X-H1 vs X-T3 vs X-T2 vs X-T1 vs X100V

Since this post is about shutter sound, I would like to introduce it with the words of Tiziano Terzani:

“My life changed on the 30th of April 1975 [Note: last day of the Vietnam War], because on that day – when Americans flew from the roofs of Saigon – a skilled Vietnamese thief was able to steal a Leica M3 of an American. I met him at the market of Saigon a few days later and bought that camera. Wonderful. Simple. For 100 Dollar! It became the camera of my life. […]

The nice thing of that camera is, that it is very easy to load the film, that’s very important. […] You keep it around your neck, turn, open, insert film, close and – trum-pum! It’s ready to use. Easy. And once you selected shutter speed, aperture, black & white, 400 ASA, you take the picture. You simply cannot do anything wrong!

And then there was an almost erotic aspect, I mean, you put this camera for example at 1/125 and when you take the picture it makes a “cloc-cloc” that is such a joy to hear!”

Cloc-cloc” or “click-click” or “flap-flap“. Whatever the sound is, I agree with Tiziano that pressing the shutter button and hear it sealing the moment is a joy.

And now, after this introduction, let’s see how the shutter sound of the Fujifilm X series evolved over the years, thanks to a video by nyphotog2006 you can see below.

The comparison is between:

To me, the Fujifilm X-T4 shutter sounds even a tiny bit more quiet than the Fujifilm X-H1 shutter, which is rather impressive!

Then he throws a Fujifilm X100V into the comparison, but that’s like cheating, as it makes almost no sound thanks to its leaf shutter .

Cultural Sidenote: I love the books of Tiziano Terzani, and highly recommend you to read them. They also made a movie out of one of his books, it’s called “The End is my Beginning“. If you have some spare time, it’s worth to watch it. The actor playing Tiziano is Bruno Ganz, an absolute gigantic actor, who played iconic roles in film history, like the Hitler in Downfall and Wings of Desire of Wim Wenders.

Fujifilm X100V Shipping Now and In Stock

A couple of FR-readers contacted me saying that they got notification from some stores, that they are boxing up and shipping their silver Fujifilm X100V. The black Fujifilm X100V should start shipping on March 12.

At our Fujifilm X100V group you can also see some fellow X shooters already holding this beauty in their hands :).

Top X100 Community: Fujifilm X100 facebook group

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Fujifilm X100V vs XF23mmF2 and XF23mmF1.4 :: X100V, A Missed Opportunity :: Why X100V is better than iPhone :: More First Looks

BHphoto video – Introducing the X100V

As you probably know by now (if not, do your homework and check back the X100V live blogging ;) ), the Fujifilm X100V has a new XF23mm f/2 lens, that definitely delivers a significant improvement over the previous lens, which was designed for the 12 megapixel original X100.

Finally Fujifilm updated it. And they did a pretty damn good job.

But how does it compare to the other Fujinon 23mm lenses in Fuji’s offering, the Fujinon XF 23mm f/1.4 and the Fujinon XF23mm f/2?

Well, today we try to investigate this any many more question in a dedicated Fujifilm X100V roundup:

  • ivanjoshualoh – 23mm vs 23mm vs 23mm Shootout
  • techradar – Why the Fujifilm X100V is a better street photography camera than my iPhone 11 Pro
  • digitalcameraworld – Hands on: Fujifilm X100V review
  • dpreview – Why the Fujifilm X100V feels like a missed opportunity

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Fujifilm X100V
USA: BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / Focuscamera
EU: AmazonDE / CalumetDE / WexUK / ParkcamerasUK / JessopsUK / AmazonUK / PCHstore

X100V Video Reviews

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Fujifilm X100V: Silver beats Black… and Which One do You Prefer?

This Sunday I would like to investigate a crucial question.

It’s probably the questions of all questions.

The Fujifilm X100V looks better in silver or black? ;)

I have a theory I will explain later… but first the rankings.

I did take a look at the AmazonUS best selling point and shoot camera ranking, and at the time of this post, the Fujifilm X100V silver is ranked 7th, whereas the Fujifilm X100V black is ranked 23rd.

Moreover, if we look at the BHphoto X100V page, we see they mark the X100V silver as “#1 seller and the X100V black as “top seller.

But the ranking might be “drugged”, as the silver Fujifilm X100V will ship 1 month earlier than the black Fujifilm X100V. So people might have grabbed the silver one, to get it earlier.

And now my theory:

I find some Fujifilm cameras look better in silver, whereas others in black. I never knew why. But one day I got the illumination, and I found the answer.

Rangefinder styled Fujifilm cameras with optical viewfinder look better in silver (such as X100V), whereas Fujifilm cameras without optical viewfinder look better in black (such as X-E3).

Of course this is just my personal taste. But I noticed this pattern in my taste. Don’t know if it’s the same also for you.

With that said, frankly both colors look awesome on the Fujifilm X100V.

Fujifilm X100V
USA: BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / Focuscamera
EU
: AmazonDE / CalumetDE / WexUK / ParkcamerasUK / JessopsUK / AmazonUK / PCHstore

Top X100 Community: Fujifilm X100 facebook group

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Fujifilm Removes Tatsuo Suzuki from X Photographer Program after his Controversial Street Photography Shooting Style in X100V Video

The Controversy

At the launch of the Fujifilm X100V, Fujifilm released lots of X100V promo videos, some of them made by their talented X photographers. One of those videos, though, raised a huge controversy, so much, that Fujifilm removed the video just a few hours after it went online.

However, here on FujiRumors, we shared a link where you can still find the video.

The video raised a massive debate, with currently over 730 comments in our original post. Is this a legit way to make street photography or is Tatsuo Suzuki’s style to intrusive and aggressive?

Over 4,000 people voted a survey on this subject, and you can see the results here. Spoiler: it’s an extremely divisive topic.

The Update

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