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Fujinon GF500mm f/5.6 on GFX100 II and Accurate Size compared to GF250mmF4

Fujifilm has released a new G mount roadmap that includes the following lenses:

  • Fujinon GF500mm f/5.6
  • GF powerzoom (for movie shooting)

During the Fujifilm X Summit (full summary here), Fujifilm did show us the silhouette of the Fujinon GF500mm f/5.6.

So I decided to take that silhouette and mount it on a brand new Fujifilm GFX100II.

Also, I compared its size to the currently longest prime Fujifilm offers, the Fujinon GF250mmF4. You can see the results down below.

This is as accurate as it gets. But keep in mind that, while historically Fujifilm shares pretty reliable silhouettes of upcoming gear, the shape we see now is based on the current state of development.

The Fujifilm Fujinon GF500mm f/5.6 will hit the market only sometimes in 2024, hence minor design changes might still occur until its final release.

Fujinon GF50mmF3.5 Firmware Still Suspended

Suspended Firmware

Back on April 27, Fujifilm released firmware updates for lots X and GFX lenses (plus some cameras).

Among them there was firmware 1.10 for the Fujinon GF50mmF3.5 with some welcome improvements.

However, at some point Fujifilm removed the firmware and said:

It has been confirmed that there are some rare cases where the upgrade process fails with Ver. 1.10 released on April 27, 2023. For this reason, we have just removed the download button for this version here. We will resume the download button as soon as a fix is ready.

Customers who have successfully upgraded this firmware can continue to use the product.

Since then, nothing happened and the firmware is still suspended.

As an owner of the Fujinon GF50mmF3.5 myself, I just share this friendly reminder to Fujifilm that there is this suspended firmware and that we would really appreciate if they’d fix it… just in case Fuji forgot about it.

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SURPRISE: Save 30% on Fujinon GF50mm f/3.5

At the time of this post, AmazonUS here and BHphoto here are offering the Fujinon GF50mm f/3.5 with a 30% rebate.

At BHphoto here, you also get a free UV filter on top of it.

This is not an official deal, so no idea how long it will remain available.

I own this lens and it makes the perfect everyday walkaround lens for the GFX100S, making your 100MP medium format system ridiculously compact and light. When I am out with my family and decide to take the GFX100S, then this is the lens I glue on it.

The Fujinon GF50mmF3.5 is 50% off and Immediatly Out of Stock, plus Other Fujifilm X/GFX Savings up to $1,000

Last Monday Fujifilm launched new Fujifilm X/GFX deals, with, among the others a 50% rebate on the Fujinon GF 50mm f/3.5

It needed just few hours, and the lens run out of stock basically everywhere, and still today it is out of stock at BHphoto and Adorama, and AmazonUS.

If you are interested, put yourself in the waiting list and order soon, to avoid even longer waiting times.

With that said, here is the full list of deals.


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HOT New Fujifilm Deals: Save Up to $1,000 on GFX50R, Fujinon GF50mm f/3.5 and Fujifilm X-T3 Sell-Out for Fujifilm X-T4 Arrival

I tell you this: I am lucky I don’t live in USA, because otherwise I could hardly resist to the mega offer on the one combo in the GFX medium format system, that is totally tempting me. In fact, both, the Fujifilm GFX 50R and the Fujinon GF50mm f/3.5 are now heavily discounted.

Take note: the Fujinon GF 50mm f/3.5 is 50% off!!!!

Also, the big Fujifilm X-T3 sell-out started, and you now can get the X-T3 body or kit with a $200 discount plus a free vertical X-T3 grip (worth $329). This adds up to a $529 saving!

And in addition to that, there is a nice deal also on the Fujifilm X-T30.

APS-C Crop is Cr&p, Amazon Goes Crazy, Fujifilm 2019/2020 Release Timeline, X100V, XF16-80, GF50 and More Top Articles for July

I guess many of you were (and hopefully still are or are going soon) on holidays in these weeks.

So maybe, between a jump into the refreshing water, a mountain hike and a whole day city exploring, you might have missed some of the articles we have shared in July.

Hence, for your convenience, here are the top 15 FujiRumors articles for July.

Personally, my travel is done already, as I have been to stunningly beautiful Croatia with that fanboy SonyAlphaRumors guy.

We will see if I can sneak in another trip into what remains of my summer break. If so, make sure to follow my Instagram to see where I am hanging around.

But even if I can’t travel, I live in a wonderful spot of this planet. Beauty is all around me, and my Fuji is always ready to capture it.

Oh… and my wife is starting out with photography this summer, so I can’t be more happy than this anyway :) #proudhusband

Enjoy your summer!

TOP 15 July Articles

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Size Comparison: Fujinon XF 16-80mmF4 vs XF 18-135/XF16-55 and GF50mmF3.5 vs GF63/GF45

I took the leaked images of the Fujinon XF16-80mm f/4 and Fujinon GF 50mm f/3.5 and made a size comparison with other Fujifilm lenses (see below).

The Fujion XF 16-80mm f/4 weights 440g and the XF18-135 weights 490g.

  • – both lenses will be announced tomorrow, July 18, at 1 AM New York time
  • – specs and price of XF16-80 and GF50

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Fujinon XF16-80mm f4 and GF50mm f3.5 Announcement July 18 at 1 AM New York Time

I own you the time, so here it is:

The Fujinon XF16-80mm f/4 and GF 50mm f/3.5 will be announced July 18 at 1AM New York Time.

There will be a live blogging on FujiRumors, so make sure not to miss it and follow us Facebook, Instagram, RSS-feed, Youtube, Flipboard and Twitter.

In an ealier post, we share price and some specs of these lenses. Check it out here.

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