In 2016, the by far busiest booth was the one of Fujifilm, but, between me and you, the most beautiful one was without a doubt the one of Leica (don’t tell Fuji, but I’ve spend hours (!!!) there).
This year, Fujifilm won’t have such an easy game to play like in 2016. The competition is strong, and that’s good for us customers.
The biggest problem?
Well, on the same Photokina days, there is also worlds largest beer festival, the Oktoberfest in Munich (I’ve never been there). So I stand in front of tough decisions: Oktoberfest or Photokina? Life can be so cruel!!!
Here on FujiRumors, we shared the first Fujifilm GFX 50R rumors back in December 2017.
Since we shared the rumors, I have read lots of unrealistic expectations regarding this camera by some FR-readers. And while a few of you guys might have been mislead by incorrect rumors (not shared by FujiRumors), some others simply put too many expectations into a camera, the Fujifilm GFX 50R, which will not be a revolution over the Fujifilm GFX 50S (but you will really like it anyway ;) )
So I thought to set things right, and say a few things.
Could this be the first real life image of the Fujifilm GFX 50 R? (thanks for sharing)
If yes, then here is what we can say:
rangefinder style camera
diopter adjustment like on X-Pro2 and not on X-E3
makes a compact impression
in this image, there is probably a flash trigger attached to the hot shoe
We remind you that the Fujifilm GFX 50 R will be launched around photokina (which takes place between 26 to 29 September). It will be rangefinder styled medium format camera and if this image is real, with EVF only, hence more similar to the Fujifilm X-E3 than to the Fujifilm X-Pro3.
The final Fujifilm GFX 50 R price has not yet been set, I guess also because Fujifilm wants to see at what price tag the Full Frame Canon EOS R is. But in any case it will be significantly less than Fujiilm GFX 50S
But already now I feel pretty confident to claim, that the Fujiflm GFX 50R will look much better than the Fujifilm GFX 50S.