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Fujifilm X-Pro3, X-H2, X100V, Panasonic Full Frame Fiasco, XF33mm F1.0, GFX 100 – Breaking May FR-Rumors and Top 15 Articles

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May was an extremely busy month, with 79 articles written in 31 days, the GFX100 live blogging and… my marriage (no, can’t buy any new gear for a while with what that cost ;).)

In May, FujiRumors has also delivered several breaking rumors about the following Fujifilm cameras:

  • Fujifilm X-Pro3
  • Fujifilm X-H2
  • Fujifilm X100V (or X200)

I consider all rumors 100% accurate.

It’s not our style to mislead and clickbait people with fake made up rumors, sadly a practice that is going strong these days. FR is well fueld with reliable rumors, we do not need to go down the desperate fake rumor road.

And I tell you more…

I now slow down a few days to recover, but then  I’ll be back with rumors, especially with one that might surprise you positively. You can dream now and I’ll tell you later, once I have green light from the source :).

Back to us, and to the very busy month of May.

So many things happened, that I thought to list the top 15 read articles for May down below, so you can catch up in case you missed them.

TOP 15 Articles

  1. Fujifilm X100V / X200 coming in 2020
  2. Fujifilm X100V (or X200) Coming with New Lens
  3. Did the Panasonic S1/R Fiasco Prove FUJIFILM Did Well to Skip Full Frame?
  4. Fujifilm X-Pro3 Announcement Within October
  5. The Ultimate Fujifilm NP-W126S vs Third Party Batteries Battle
  6. Fujifilm X-T30 Gets Gold Award at DPReview and Compared to Sony a6400
  7. 2020: A Fuji Odyssey Ends with the Fujinon XF33mm f/1.0, but Do We Really Need it?
  8. Mission Impossible: Official “Fallout” Photos Taken with Fujifilm X and GFX Gear
  9. Fujifilm X-Pro3 Ideas, Wish Lists and Hopes
  10. Fujifilm X100V (X200) with New Lens, but still 23mm
  11. Adobe Lightroom 8.3 New Texture Slider Explained and How Well does it Work with Fujifilm X-Trans files?
  12. Fujifilm X-H2 may NOT Even Come in 2020
  13. These Guys Switched from Full Frame to Fujifilm APS-C and Are Happy About it
  14. Fujifilm GFX100 Lab Test Images vs Phase One XF IQ3, Sony A7rIII, GFX50S, Nikon D850
  15. Dear $9,995 Fujifilm GFX100 Coming May 23, Try to Beat these Fujifilm GFX 50 Images – GFX Image Roundup

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Fujifilm X-Trans Sensor Receives Japanese National Invention Award

Fujifilm X-Trans

The Fujifilm X-Trans sensor has been awarded with the “National Invention Award” by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Scienes and Technology.

Finally a recognition, for a techonlogy, the X-Trans sensor, that has never really been marketed well by Fujifilm, and is sometimes misunderstood in the photo community.

I have written about the virtures of the X-Trans sensor vs Bayer sensor (and vice versa).

Let’s hope that, with today’s recognition, Fujifilm will start to promote X-Trans in a proper way.

Press Release

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Fujifilm Launches Innovative Mirrorless Digital Camera FUJIFILM GFX100

Fujifilm launches innovative mirrorless digital camera FUJIFILM GFX100

  • Equipped with the large format sensor with the world’s highest 102 million pixels resolution
  • Offering fast / accurate autofocus, in-body image stabilization and 4K video capability
  • Capturing and recording precious moments at world-leading image quality

Fujifilm GFX100 Pre-Orders

Press Release

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Fujifilm X100V/X200 Coming in… The Answer in This FujiRumors Article!

Looking at the Fujifilm X series camera release timeline we shared last year, and comparing it with the current rumors, we can say that it turns out to be pretty accurate… except for one camera: the Fujifilm X100F successor (may it be called X100V or X200 or whatever)

The X100 line had a refresh cycle of about 2 years, and given that the X100F was launched in January 2017, everybody speculates it will come very soon, at least within 2019.

But trusted sources now informed us, that the Fujifilm X100V (or X200) will be launched in 2020 only!

This time Fujifilm decided to wait longer than ever to give us a successor.

And by the way, if you want to know which is the Fujifilm facebook group with less gear talk, less gear shots, less gear discussions and mostly focussed on the art of photography and images, than this is definitely our Fujifilm X100 facebook group.

I think this is representative for the people, who buy this camera: never think about gear again. Get the camera, one lens only, and go out and shoot. It’s all about being focused on taking pictures.

The liberation of limitation!

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Fujinon XF 33mm f1.0 and XF 16-80mm f4 Hands On Video

At Photoforum 2019 in Moscow, a Russian youtuber went hands on with the Fujinon XF 33mm f/1.0 R WR and XF 16-80mm f/4.

The youtuber had a chat with the Fuji rep, that the automatic google translation tool has a hard time to tranlsate, so if any Russian FR-reader has some spare time to do something good for the FR-community, feel free to drop your translation in the comments down below.

Until then, all I could get is that apparently the youtuber, after handling the XF33mm f/1.0, says:

  • it feels like around 800g weight“.
    Update with translation by FR reader
  • 33/1.0 dummy represents weight and size for now. Guess it will be pretty expensive. Awaiting next year
  • 16-80 will be affordable lens with extendable barrel (dummy shows folded state only). Also said that 16-80 will be lightweight lens for travellers and videographers

Of course the unit shown is just a dummy (the lens is on the roadmap for 2020), but dummies are usually accurate representations of the lens in terms of size, look and weight.

With that said, it’s still a long way, so there might be changes in size and weight until the final Fujinon XF33mm f/1.0 hits the market in 2020, and dummies we see later on this year might look different than the early ones we see now.

Regarding the Fujinon XF 16-80mm f/4, I remind you that Fujifilm said it will come this fall.

Check out the video above, which will skip the initial part of X-T30 and 16/2.8 introduction and jump straight to the XF33mmF1 and XF16-80mmF4.

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Fujinon XF 33mm f/1.0 Resources

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Fujifilm X-T3 Firmware 3.00 Tested

So, how does the Fujifilm X-T3 firmware 3.00 work?

Overall it’s a nice improvements, although some might have found some bugs, others think it does not keep up with Sony A6400. You’ll find it all down below.

At the end I think we can agree that there is always something to improve. So thanks for Fuji for the great update, and just make it even better in future :).

And since we speak of Fujifilm X-T3, I’ll share also some not firmware related X-T3 content

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Mixed X-T3 Content

Firmware 3.00 Tests

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How to Save and Restore Your Camera Settings

How to Save & Restore Camera Settings

Every now and then I get emails from fellow Fujifilm X Shooters, complaining that their camera settings get completely deteleted. There are several reasons this can happen:

  • after firmware update (it should not happen, but it can)
  • discharging of the small build-in internal battery: happens if you leave your camera too long without battery. In case of new cameras, give it a long first charge, or settings will delete shortly after battery has been removed

So the first thing you can do, is to avoid the errors we mentioned above.

And yet, sometimes it’s not a user error (see firmware update), so you better have a Plan B in case all your settings get lost, and in our case, our Plan B is called Fuji X Acquire.

And since just right after the Fujifilm X-T3 firmware update, some FR-readers couldn’t find the back-up feature, I thought I share a quick guide on how to save & restore your Fujifilm camera settings using Fujifilm X Acquire.

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TODAY ONLY: Huge Savings on Anker PowerCore+ Battery Chargers – Fujifilm Recommended

Fujifilm Recommeded Battery Chargers

Today only, you can save big on Anker Power Core Battery Chargers:

I also purchased the Anker PowerCore+ 26800 PD a few months ago, and I am very happy with it.

Fujifilm officially recommends these battery packs for charging the following Fujifilm cameras via USB: Fujifilm X-T3*, X-T30*, X-T2*, X-H1*, X-E3*, X-T20*, X100F* and X100T*, X-T100**, X-A5**, X-A3**, XF10**.

*charging batteries while camera is ON or OFF
**charging batteries only while camera is OFF

New: Also X-T30 can be charged while ON or OFF

New: Also X-T30 can be charged while ON or OFF

Capture One 12.0.3 with Additional Fujinon XF Lens Profile Support Released

Phase One just released Capture One Pro 12 ver 12.0.3, which amongst the others adds support for the following Fujinon XF and XC lenses.

Capture One Pro 12 standalone and subscriptions are 50% off in April.

I remind you that the update back in February added support for the following lenses:

Capture One Pro 12 Deal of the Year

50% savings on Capture One Pro 12 in the following versions:

Commlite CM-EF-FX Firmware Update 1.21 released

Commlite CM-EF-FX Smart AF Adapter firmware update version 1.21 has just been released.

  • Bug Fix: Fixed blackout and improved stability when using X-H1, X-T3 and X-T30
  • Operation stabilization and focus accuracy have been improved for some sigma lenses

Download links:

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List of smart adapters available for Fujifilm X mount