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Landscape Photography X-T4 vs GFX100S Sensor Size Obsession, Can Your Computer Handle 102 MP Files and More GFX Roundup

I get it that the brand new Fujifilm GFX100S and the Fujinon GF80mmF1.7 get all this attention.

But the Fujifilm GFX system is more than that.

Hence, here is a roundup that includes lots of GFX gear, not only the GFX100S and the GF80mmF1.7.

Warning: it is a massive roundup!

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LEAKED: Fujifilm GFX50S MKII has Almost Size of GFX100S and Coming August 27

ATTENTION: the images you see above refer to the GFX100S registration file, and NOT to the GFX50S MKII. The first three specs sheets only refer to FF210001, hence GFX50S MKII

We already told you 2 months ago here, that the registered FF210001 camera is the Fujifilm GFX50S MKII.

Now Nokishita spotted the FCC registration with a few more details.

Fujifilm’s unreleased digital camera “FF210001” has also passed FCC certification. Equipped with Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11b / g / n) and Bluetooth. Is the size almost the same as GFX100S? The planned release date of detailed materials at this time is August 27, 2021

Since nokishita says it, I will report about it. But I wouldn’t place my money on an August 27 announcement. The size should be close to the one of the GFX100S, as you can see above from the diagram of the GFX100S that nokishita included.

As we already told you, the Fujifilm GFX50SMKII will feature the same sensor of the original Fujifilm GFX50S, hence non-BSI and non-PDAF 50 Megapixel.

I will investigate and give you more details as soon as I can.

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Fujifilm GFX100S Technical Analysis: 4 Small Sensors Stitched Together, Banding Fixed also on GFX100 and More

Jim Kasson continues his technical analysis of the Fujifilm GFX100S.

We already reported how he noticed that the Fujifilm GFX100S solved the PDAF banding issue.

He did check it on his original Fujifilm GFX100, and also there he says the banding has been fixed, as you can read here. FujiRumors already told you here that Fujifilm secretly fixed it via firmware update. Now Jim’s test finally confirms that.

Also, he confirms what we already told you back in 2017 here: the huge medium format GFX sensor is made of four small sensors stitched together. However, to be clear, this will not create any problem in your images.

UPDATE: as Jim explain more precisely at our wonderful GFX group here:

The GFX 100S sensor is not 4 small sensors stitched together. The lithography is stitched. It’s analogous to creating a pano by stitching. The result is on one piece of paper. In the GFX case it’s one piece of silicon.

Here is his most updated coverage:

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Fujifilm Fiscal Year 2020 Financial Results: Income Down 37.8%, but Great Recovery thanks to X-S10 and GFX100S, No Mention of X-T4

Fujifilm has published its financial results for Fiscal Year 2020 (from April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021).

So how did Fujifilm perform in the year of the COVID-19 pandemic?

In a nutshell:

  • Instax is going strong
  • broadcasting and cinema lenses suffered most due to cancellation of events (such as the Olympic games) caused by the Coronavirus pandemic
  • Fujifilm X and GFX series had a tough start but recovered greatly later in the year thanks to the Fujifilm X-S10, Fujifilm GFX100S and GF80mm F1.7 R WR, allowing a year-over-year increase in the second-half revenue

For the imaging solution, this translated in an operating income that amounted to ¥15.6 billion (down 37.8% year-over-year).

It is curious they do not mention the Fujifilm X-T4 in their reports, which hit the market in spring 2020. Maybe it’s the camera that suffered most from the pandemic, as it was released right when the pandemic started, factories were shutting down and there was the biggest uncertainty on how the pandemic would evolve.

And once the situation was getting more clear and better, Fujifilm had already a mini X-T4 on the market, the X-S10, which was smaller, more affordable, mainstream ergonomic choices and IBIS, making it probably a top pick over the X-T4 for many. Plus the X-T3 saw some substantial rebates, so if you don’t need IBIS and hate selfie screens, the X-T3 was still the better choice.

This time the bad timing was definitely not Fuji’s fault (as opposed to the X-H1 and X-T3 release timing), but mere bad luck.

Here are some excerpts:

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Techart EF-GFX AF Adapter Firmware 3.0 Improves Fujifilm GFX100S Autofocus and IBIS Support

Techart EF-GFX adapter newest firmware v3.0 is available. It fixes their Canon EF/GFX adapter for use with the GFX100 and Fujifilm GFX100S.


  • The unstable operation that occurs with the FUJIFILM GFX100 and FUJIFILM GFX100S has been improved, and the AF response has been improved.
    * Please do not update other than the above models. AF response will be poor.

You can download the latest firmware on this page. For firmware details check this PDF. For update procedure, check out this PDF.

Fujifilm GFX100S Cameralabs Review (vs Sony A1): A Tremendous, Inspirational and Satisfying Camera to Use

Gordon from Cameralabs reviewed the Fujifilm GFX100S.

Here is a summary of his 20 minutes long review and you’ll find also the video down below.

In short: it’s amazing!

A more in depth comparison with the Sony A1 will follow, but some tidbits he already delivered in this review.


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DPR: Fujifilm GFX100S Gets Gold Award (with Error)

DPReview has published its full Fujifilm GFX100S review.

No surprise, it gets the Gold Award.

If gaining the extra image quality it offers over full-frame is valuable to you, we suspect you’ll be happy to work around any of the GFX’s shortcomings

[…] the Canon EOS R5, Sony a7R IV, Nikon Z7 II and Panasonic S1R are all quicker cameras with faster AF systems and all offer focus tracking and eye-detection functions that work more dependably than the Fujifilm. They’re also all smaller and less expensive than the GFX. However, none of them can match its image quality.

DPR says the Panasonic S1R is smaller than the GFX100S, but I am not so sure about that. It’s actually even lighter and slightly smaller. Rather significant error by DPR. Full Frame does not have to win at any price ;).

Anyway, here are their Pros and Cons:

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Fujifilm GFX100S Stuck Shutter Issue – A Flawed Design? Nope, it’s a Limited and Easy to Fix Wiring Issue

In a perfect world, everything we buy would come out of the factory in perfect conditions.

But there is a reason why everything we buy comes with a warranty: no matter how premium you go, not all items come out perfect from the factory. Not even Fujifilm gear.

In these days, I am getting a lot of emails from readers worried about the shutter jam reports that popped up especially in our gigantic Fujifilm GFX group.

I have read lots of misleading theories about this issue. Some say it needs a “major repair“, some say it’s a flawed design, others go so far to say that the shutter unit on the Fujifilm GFX100S is just of poor quality and it will end up breaking like the one on some Sony cameras.

So let’s be clear: it does not need a “major” repair, nor it’s an issue that can be compared to the Sony shutter problems.

The shutter on some Sony cameras, which is rated for 200,000 actuations, is apparently made with poor material, as there are so many reports about it breaking after 10,000 to 50,000 shots already. For this reason Sony has been sued and is now facing a class action by numerous angry customers. People ask for a recall on, which Sony happily ignores.

The issue on the Fujifilm GFX100S is totally different and way less serious.

The shutter itself on the Fujifilm GFX100S is rocksolid, nothing is flawed there and it has absolutely no problems. It does not need any repair at all.

The real problem, as explained here at our GFX facebook group by an Ukrainian Fujifilm manager as well as an official Fujifilm X photographer, is a wiring/circuits issue that affects a limited number of Fujifilm GFX100S cameras. It’s a minor issue and hence a very easy and fast fix.

So, if the shutter on your Fujifilm GFX100S ever locks-up, then yes, you’ll have to go through the annoying process of sending it in for repair, but you’ll also know that your shutter is just fine, and an easy and quick fix on the wiring will solve it forever.

The issue seems to be rather limited for now and it is creating more noise in forums than in real life.

I mean, I had an issue with the joystick on my X-E3. I used the warranty and the joystick on my X-E3 now never let me down since then. Yes, I had to live a few days without my X-E3, but that was about it. It just can happen.

Again: it should not happen, but sadly it can happen. Just know that it’s an easy fix and not a flawed design or poor shutter materials like some suggest.

Fujifilm GFX100S

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Fujifilm GFX100S: I Came, I Saw, I Conquered!

What you see above is my son checking the settings of the GFX100S and wondering why the heck it’s set on SEPIA.

What you see above is my X-T4 next to the GFX100S.

What you see above is even my beer next to the GFX100S.

But what you see above, is not my Fujifilm GFX100S.

Nope, it’s the GFX100S of a very close friend*, who sold his Nikon Z gear as soon as the GFX100S was announced.

Now, we haven’t met for 5 months due to the pandemic and therefore 99% of our time we just spent it in his garden to drink a few beers (in safe distance) and talk about stuff like me and also him becoming fathers in the meantime.

But of course I also took a little bit of time to play around with his Fujifilm GFX100S (while waiting for mine).

Not much time, but enough time to understand why people go crazy about it!

As the Romans would have said: Veni, Vidi, Vici…. or I came, I saw, I conquered!

And in fact, the Fujifilm GFX100S conquered overnight the top spot as most owned Fujifilm GFX camera on among the FujiRumors community and is so far an outstanding success for Fujifilm.

The magnitude of the success goes beyond the most optimistic estimates inside the Fujifilm HQ in Tokyo. And, trust me, this is not rhetoric. Once (if) I get green light from sources, I’ll let you know more on what is happening.

So how do we celebrate Fujifilm’s biggest GFX hit ever?

Well, those who own it, celebrate by taking tons of amazing images and also sharing them in our Fujifilm GFX facebook group.

As for those, who are waiting to get their camera shipped, may this roundup help you to pass some time and looking forward to get your GFX100S even more :).

*NOTE: I was finally able to meet him after 5 months of isolation and lockdown. We met in his garden, with social distance, no hugs and kisses. Infection numbers are so low right now, that we are allowed to meet close friends and family if we do it carefully, and so I did. It was the first time he saw my son and I saw his daughter. Also consider that me and also him are both vaccinated, because we are both teachers.

Fujifilm GFX100S
USA: BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / Focuscamera / Moment
MHG-GFX S hand grip: BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama
EU: AmazonDE / CalumetDE / WexUK / Parkc.UK / AmazonUK / PCHstore

Fujinon GF80mmF1.7
USA: BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / Focuscamera / Moment
EU: AmazonDE / CalumetDE / WexUK / Parkc.UK / AmazonUK / PCHstore

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