“The drop at ISO 800 is where dual conversion gain starts.This is a relatively common technology first proposed by Aptina in their DR-Pix Technology White Paper and was probably first used in the early Nikon 1 cameras. Dual conversion gain works by lowering Full Well Capacity (FWC) to improve read noise.Bec ause FWC is lower there is a minimum ISO setting at which you can apply the technique.”
The prestigious VII photo agency on Instagram (@viiphoto), has been posting the gear of some of their members. So far two of them have some Fuji as part of their set up:
Sara Terry (xt2 +56mm) and Ashley Gilbertson (xt2 and x-pro2). Read more at medium.
In the last months here on FujiRumors I did work harder than ever before, slept 3 or 4 hours max. for entire weeks, had no spare time, canceled my flight to Cambodia to meet the kids at KNGO, the project we support here on FujiRumors because of the X-H1 announcement, drunk a lot of coffee, and dedicated heart and soul to give you guys the best Fujifilm X-H1 coverage I can.
At the same time, I replied to something like 30 to 50 emails and personal messages a day, and many of them are from fellow X shooters, who would like to be featured on FujiRumors.
I apologize if this time it took longer to feature you, but the Fujifilm X-H1 buzz just made it hard to share mixed zones.
So today’s mixed zone is massive, and yet it is just about a fraction of the content people asked me to share. I will share the rest in future mixed zone episodes, catalogued in a way that it makes sense. And since we had so much to talk about the Fujifilm X-H1 in these months, I will keep this one 100% X-H1 free :)
Also, there are a few guest posts in the pipeline, which I will also share, and I apologize if it all takes so long.
With that said, below is some content you might want to check out.
I think it’s time to update it, since now we have (yet another) flagship camera, the Fujifilm X-H1.
True, only a few could test it until now, but if you regularly follow the huge Fujifilm X-H1 coverage on FujiRumors, then you probably already formed an opinion about it.
Before you vote…
… not only at the big differences, such as the IBIS on the X-H1 or the hybrid viewfinder on the X-Pro2.
Think also at the little differences…
… such as for example the super silent shutter of the Fujifilm X-H1 (much more silent than on X-T2, as you can hear here), and that I think will be highly appreciated for example amongst wedding photographers.
Back in October, I told you that Fujifilm will release a new firmware update for real-time geotagging within 2017. Well I was wrong… it came 15 days later ;) . And just as we rumored here, the X-E3 firmware is twice as big as the X-T20 firmware.
1. Auto Geotagging and Date/Time synchronization by Bluetooth pairing When connecting to Bluetooth, Geotagging and Date/Time information of a camera can be synchronized with the information of a smartphone. “SMARTPHONE SYNC. SETTING” is added in Bluetooth SETTING. *To use this function, the application software “FUJIFILM Camera Remote” needs to be upgrade to the latest version Ver.3.1.0.
2. The phenomenon is fixed that live view blinks on LCD and EVF with face detection and dynamic range 400% setting.
1. A phenomenon of freeze is fixed. It will occur in case you try to shoot pictures when all the three settings below are set at the same time after the firmware has been upgraded to version 4.00. 1. IMAGE QUALITY : FINE+RAW or NORMAL + RAW 2. RAW RECORDING : LOSSLESS COMPRESSED 3. DRIVE : any of ADVANCED FILTER
Pete Souza, one of the most famous and talented photographers of our times, not least because for 8 years he was the official White House photographer of former president Obama, has now been spotted with a Fujifilm X-Pro2 and XF23mmF1.4 at camerabits Instagram page.
“The Camera Bits Team had a lovely time today talking workflow with the talented photojournalist @petesouza! Here you can see Camera Bits founder and President Dennis Walker with Pete going through his Photo Mechanic workflow.”
And check out @petesouza Instagram to see more of his images (including X-Pro2 pics).
Now he seems to have added the X-Pro2 and 23mmF1.4 to his camera bag…. and there is also a Sony A9 I believe on the same table.
UPDATE: Also White House assistant director Chuck Kennedy used Fujifilm X-Pro2 to photograph Obama. Story here at samuel-zeller.
A Sign of Things to Come?
A superfamous photographer, a Sony and a Fujifilm, all on the same table. Maybe a symbol of what’s to come in the next 3/4 years: a massive exodus of professional photographers from DSLRs to mirrorless, with Fujifilm and Sony leading the market… or maybe not, time will tell :) .
But there is more :)
Carlos Saura (wikipedia), a highly awarded film director, writer and photographer, now uses also Fujifilm (X-T1 and X100). In this 4:41 minute video, he will show you his impressive collection of camera and give you a glance behind the scenes of the creation of his latest photography book.
We already told you about this project back in October 2017 in this GFX roundup here, but since it fits with this article, I thought to give you guys a reminder.
15 Magnum Photographers will explore the theme of “HOME” for the project. All shot with Fujifilm GFX. Photo exhibitions to take in 7 cities worldwide starting from March. More at home-magnum.
I doubt Peter Souza and Carlos Saura know of the existence of this little space on the web called FujiRumors, but either way, I would like to welcome these two impressive photographers to the Fuji X Club.
It’s an honour to have you guys on board of the Fujifilm journey :).
Famous or not, for me it’s an honour to serve every single one of you guys, who one day decided to try out the Fujifilm system and now chooses to stop here at FujiRumors and to be part of this amazing community. My heart and soul (and tons of time) goes into this blog, and I will always give my best to honour your partecipation as good as I can.
And if you are curious to know which other celebrities own Fujifilm gear, then check out this forum thread… you might be surprised :) .
Sometimes my X-E3 tells me that no SD card is inserted, although there is one. In that case, I have to remove SD card, put it in again, and then shoot again. The SD card issue happened also when I shot on tripod… and God knows why the X-E3 has still no centered tripod mount. So I had to unscrew everything, take out SD-card, put it in again, mount it again on tripod, and shoot.
For these two reasons, my local store told me they will replace my camera with a new one, as soon as they get one from Fujifilm after holidays.
I think I was just unlucky… the next sample will work perfectly fine. But of course I will keep you updated.
In the meantime, enjoy this huge roundup dedicated to the lovely Fujifilm X-E3.
Well, Fujifilm read about the bug you guys reported here on FujiRumors, checked the firmware, and now confirms here that firmware 4 has indeed this issue.
Notice for customers We have confirmed that X-Pro2 with the upgraded firmware (ver.4.00) released on Dec 22 2017 stops working in certain settings. We deeply apologize for your inconvenience this may cause. The symptom will happen only when all three conditions below are set at the same time.
1) IMAGE QUALITY : FINE+RAW or NORMAL + RAW 2) RAW RECORDING : LOSSLESS COMPRESSED 3) DRIVE : any of ADVANCED FILTER * This is not factory setting. If the symptom happens, please remove the battery once for recovery. We are preparing a revised firmware as a solution and plan to release it as soon as possible.
Fujifilm will soon deliver a fix for the bug.
Thanks to the FR-reader for sharing this news with me via email.
The good news: the lock up seems to occur only when using advanced filters, definitely not a core feature of the X-Pro2. And it only occurs when shooting Compressed RAW+JPEG.
But anyway, it should work, no matter how important or not this feature is.
Speaking of advanced filters…
Personally I never use those filters. Oh well, actually I tried them one time on my X-E2 back in 2014, as you can see here. But I know most X shooters prefer to create their own effects in post production.
However, I also sometimes stumble on Fuji X images taken with the miniature effect. So the filters are something fun to use now and then for some fellow X shooters out there.
And wherever there is a Fuji X or GFX shooter, who can’t have fun with his/her camera, because of some issue, FujiRumors will be the first to support them.
So, dear Fujifilm, the FujiRumors community lets you know about this issue and would like you to come up with a fix as soon as possible.
With that said… huge thanks for all the Kaizen love the X-Pro2 just got :)