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Fujifilm GFX100 First Look: “Medium Format is Boss. All GF Lenses Need Firmware Update for Phase Detection AF Support”

Fujifilm GFX100

BHphoto went hands on with the Fujifilm GFX100. You can see their full video here.

  • no dials, feels like a camera of 2019
  • extreme cropping capability
  • autofocus feels like X-T3. Not that super fast, since it the AF motor has to move more glass inside GF lenses, but very very fast
  • all GF lenses need a firmware update to support phase detection AF
  • bigger glass is just a completely different look compared to full frame
  • vertical grip too sleek. Should be more rubberized and ergonomic
  • aimed at professionals and enthusiasts
  • for sports and wildlife there are higher frame rates options. But the GFX100 goes at 5fps
  • they tested the 5fps, and it hit every frame
  • video is a huge leap over what Fujifilm GFX50S and GFX50R can do
  • Medium Format is Boss! It’s ridiculous to compare it to full frame

Check out the full BHphoto GFX100 video here.

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FUJINON Premista PL Mount Cine Lenses Cover Fujifilm GFX sensor

Michael Bulbenko from Fujifilm said in an interview (video below) that the recently introduced PL-mount (and super expensive) Fujinon Premista 28-100mm T2.9 and Fujinon Premista 80-250mm T2.9-3.5 cover the Fujifilm GFX100 sensor.

Hence, you can use them with a PL to G mount adapter.

The Fujifilm manager also said, that they do not plan to release a G mount version of their Fujinon Premista lenses.

While talking about the Fujifilm GFX100 color reproduction, Michael says: “as weired as it sounds, we are a film company, so we know how to get colors right“. I like that!

FujiRumors already told you that the same guy, who developed the Velvia film, has been involved also in the Velvia digital film simulation development.

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Capture One Pro 12.0.4 Adds Fujifilm GFX100 and Fujinon Lens Support

Capture One Pro 12.0.4 (which is still 50% off) has just been released.

It adds support for Fujifilm GFX100 and also for the following Fujinon XF/XC lenses:

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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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X mount Zoom lenses – save up to $200

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ALPA XO Exoskeleton for Fujifilm GFX100 Unveiled

ALPA just announced the ALPA XO Exoskeleton for Fujifilm GFX100:

ALPA XO, the high-end exoskeleton for the brand new Fujifilm GFX 100 camera. ALPA introduces the extraordinary ALPA XO line, which supports the new generation of medium format cameras for still and moving images. The first series of products will include the ALPA XO exoskeleton, top handle and professional adapter for PL and LPL cine lenses. Of course, everything will be modular and flexible in ALPA style.

Filmmakers use camera cages to add various kinds of accessories to their rig. With ALPA XO, they can attach handles, matte boxes, follow- and remote focus systems, field monitors, recorders and wireless video solutions to match their creative vision. Even without the need for accessories and other lens mounts, the XO-cage will reinforce and protect your camera in every situation.

Just one week after the official launch of the Fujfifilm GFX 100, you can see the prototypes of the ALPA XO Exoskeleton for the Fujifilm GFX 100 at CineGear 2019 in Los Angeles at the booth of Fujifilm and Samy’s. On the latter also together with the ALPA Switar Cine Prime Lenses.

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Laowa 17mm f4 Zero-D for Fujifilm GFX Coming Soon for $1,249

Laowa 17mm f4 Zero-D GFX

The wait was longer than expected, but it seems that the Laowa 17mm f/4 Zero-D GFX will come soon.

It will be priced at $1,249 and down below the google translated version from the Chinese site xitek.

The Laowa 17mmF4 lens is a super wide-angle zero-distortion lens tailored for Fuji medium format players. The equivalent full frame size is 13.5mm and the field of view angle is 113°, allowing Fuji medium format players to experience a wider picture without switching. Expected listing price of $1,249

When I visited Venus Optics at Photokina 2018, they told me the Laowa 17mm f/4 for GFX will come in December 2018, later on they told me it will come in March 2019. Well, now let’s hope that the wait is really soon over!

Also, some specs have changed now as opposed to the one displayed at Photokina. The aperture blades now seem to be 5 instead of 7 (a typo?).

For your convenience, I have translated the latest specs list appeared today in China and compared it to the ones I photographed at the Venus Optics booth at Photokina 2018.

Brought to you first, here on FujiRumors ;)

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Viltrox 23mm, 33mm and 56mm f/1.4 Autofocus Lenses Coming for Fujifilm X Mount

Viltrox AF Lenses

Viltrox recently launched the first reverse-engineered Fujifilm X autofocus lens, the Viltrox 85mm f/1.8 AF.

Now fellow FR-reader Michael (instagram, twitter, youtube) informed me that more lenses will come. In fact, Viltrox said:

We will have more choices on focal length like 23mm/33mm/56mmf1.4. Maybe some of them can come out in October this year.

It looks like competition is coming for the (currently discounted) Fujinon XF23mm f/1.4, XF 35mm f/1.4 and XF 56mm f/1.2.

As we reported here, the Viltrox 85mm f/1.8 is on and about to become the best-selling third-party lens for Fujifilm X here on FujiRumors. So there is space for third-party glass in Fuji X shooters’ bags, and I wish Sigma, Tamron and Tokina would join the X mount, too.

The issue? Fujifilm does not open their protocols (except for Zeiss and the Zeiss Touit X mount trinity), hence companies have to laboriously reverse-engineer the lens firmware to make it work on X mount.

Sigma has flirted with X series customers, saying that they would love to provide lenses for us, if Fujifilm discloses their protocols. However, Fujifilm replied that this won’t happen.

  • fujirumors.com – Sigma CEO: “Fujifilm customers would be our ideal customer, but Fujifilm does not disclose their protocols
  • fujirumors.com – Fuji CEO: “Fujifilm does need to share X mount protocols with third-parties, since we offer already lots of glass. But if third-parties reverse-engineer AF lenses for X mount, that’s good from a customers’ point of view

Fujifilm makes more money with lenses, than with camera bodies, so it is understandable that they are reluctant to open their mount to third parties.

On the other hand, I believe that with an open X mount, Fujifilm would grow its customer base faster than it is currently happening.

Last but not least, some rumors we shared last year:

  • read here: SIGMA Will Make FUJIFILM X Mount lenses if X series Camera Sales Increase by 20%
  • read here: SIGMA Needs Bigger Fujifilm Market Share, TOKINA Designed X Glass Already but Stopped by Royalties, TAMRON is Vague

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KIPON Releases LPL-GFX Pro Adapter to Use Arri LPL Mount Cine Lenses on FUJIFILM GFX 100

Kipon LPL-GFX Pro Adapter

KIPON has announced an LPL-GFX Pro adapter, which will allow you to use Arri LPL mount large format cine lenses on the latest 100 MP FUJIFILM GFX100 camera.

BHphoto offers a bundle of 6 Arri LPL cine lenses for the price of 15 times the value of my car or 25 years of rent for my apartment. Check it out here.

For more affordable LPL mount solutions you have to look at Tokina’s offering here.

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Top Selling Fujifilm X/GFX Deals for May – Last Week to Save up to $1,000

Top Selling Fujifilm Deals for May

These are your the top selling Fujifilm deals on FujiRumors. They are not representative for overall Fujifilm sales.

Top Software

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

Capture One keeps up rocking and selling like hot cakes. No one comes even close to that. Adobe made it into the ranking thanks to a good deal running in May.

Top Lenses

  1. XF 55-200mm f/3.5-4.8
  2. XF 50mm f/2
  3. XF 23mm f/1.4

A revival for the good old XF 55-200mm f/3.5-4.8, a lens I own and love, and I am sure people who purchased it will be happy. However, my sample is not used that much anymore, since the XF 18-135mm joined my lens line-up.

Top Third Party Lenses

  1. Viltrox 85mm f/1.8 AF
  2. Samyang 12mm f/2
  3. Meike Neewer 35mm F1.2

The Viltrox 85mm f/1.8 autofocus lens for Fujifilm X enjoyed a positive start amongst the FujiRumors community. Second the evergreen Samyang 12mm f/2.Third is the ultra-cheap Meike Neewer 35mm f/1.2.

Top Cameras

  1. Fujifilm X-T3
  2. Fujifilm X100F
  3. Fujifilm X-Pro2

Back in March, the new low retail price on Fujifilm X-H1 pushed Fuji’s only IBIS X series camera on the top of ranking. Sadly it was just a short moment of glory. It has now fallen back. The Fujifilm X-T3 takes back the throne, followed by the Fujifilm X100F and X-Pro2.

Top GFX Gear

The price is attractive, and the Fujifilm GFX 50R sales continue better than the Fujifilm GFX 50S sales, despite the latter having a new lower retail price.

ALL THE DEALS

You can see all USA Fujifilm Spring deals here. You can see all the EU Fujifilm deals here.

GFX 50R

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X Cameras

X mount Prime lenses – save up to $250

X mount Zoom lenses – save up to $200

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Third Party Lens Deals for Fuji X

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