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First Fujifilm X-T200 and XC35mm f/2 Images Leaked

These are the first Fujifilm X-T200 and XC35mm f/2 images via nokishita.

  • 9 elements in 6 groups
  • minimum of 0.35m, a maximum of 0.14x
  • filter of 43mm
  • 58.4×46.5mm, and 130g

The announcemt will be January 23.

Documentary: How Fujifilm Creates Our Cameras – X-Pro3 Not a Product of Logic and About Managers Who Don’t Like Digital Cameras ;)

Fujifilm X Photographer Mindi Tan created a 90 minuted documentary, giving us a behind the scenes to the secret process behind the Fujfilm X-Pro3 creation.

It gives us a very close and also intimate look at Fujifilm’s camera creators and managers. The documentary reveals its team dynamics, beliefs and history inside the company with lots of exclusive interviews and footage.

It also features nine popular X-Photographers from all over the world who open up in their home environments to discuss what being a photographer and being connected with Fujifilm means today.

Down below you can find a summary of the video, but before that, I’d like to leave you with quick impressions I had.

It’s clear to see from the documentary, that behind our beloved Fujifilm cameras, there are not cold managers thinking at specs and profits, but really passionate photographers in the first place.

In fact, top manager’s Toshi Ilda first hobby was photography, and when his father asked him, what he wishes for his successful graduation, he said he’d like a camera.

Also, another top manager, Takeshi Ueno, deeply loves film photography, and straight out says he does not like digital cameras.

I guess this passion for the good old photography reflects perfectly in the vintage design and controls of Fujifilm cameras.

However, it comes even more surprising, that Fujifilm completely denied this “manual” DNA on the Fujifilm GFX100, which is the first Fujifilm camera I ever hold in my hands, that was not intuitive (for me) to operate, and required a look in the manual, to understand how it works.

I am sure there will be many, who love the more “modern” layout of the Fujifilm GFX100, and that’s perfect. I can understand. But it’s just not my style, not my preference.

I think Fujifilm should continue to offer what makes them unique, and part of that is not to give up vintage controls. And with the X-Pro3, they pushed this concept to its limits, by even hiding the LCD.

Also interesting:

They say the X-Pro3 is not a product of “logic”, but of instinct. In this case they did not listen to what the market dictates, but their intuition, that it was the right thing to do with the X-Pro3.

And that’s why I love Fujifilm.

If they would be like Sony for example, and just listen to market logic, Fujifilm would just offer one camera body. The same for everybody.

But Fujifilm knows photographers are not all the same, and so they offer niche products, that will never really become that profitable. By doing so, Fujifilm honors its photographic culture and heritage, it’s photo-DNA.

It’s a very lovely documentary, that I invite everybody to watch.

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Fujifilm X-Pro3 Dura Silver In Stock

Shortly after launch, Fujifilm issued a press release, where they said the release of the Fujifilm X-Pro3 dura silver has been postponed to January 16.

For some reason, Adorama only was able to have a few of them in stock earlier.

Now all stores are finally shipping Fujifilm X-Pro3 dura silver.

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Fujifilm X-Pro3: What No One Noticed Explained by Palle Schultz

Fujifilm X-Pro3

It’s been a while since Palle Schultz made his last video, but he is finally back, with in this hands the most controversial camera of 2019: the Fujifilm X-Pro3.

And he is back to tell us some things, that nobody noticed about it.

  • if left eye shooters use X-Pro3, their nose finally does not touch the display anymore
  • when you shoot, you don’t raise curiosity of people around you, who want to see what’s going on on the display
  • no display light shining on your face when you take down the camera
  • he likes that sort of “privacy” and the non intrusive aspect of not having a display telling him all the time what he is doing
  • he likes the removal of the D-pad. Less buttons, less interference. Less buttons you can accidentally push
  • it’s not possible to shoot more simple, with such an advance camera
  • he lost interest in shooting analogue, because of X-Pro3, as he gets the same sort of experience with it, without the hassle of getting and developing the film

Fujifilm X-Pro3: BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, FocusCamera

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Fujifilm X-Pro3 Dura Silver IN STOCK NOW

Fujifilm X-Pro3 Dura Silver

A few weeks ago, Fujifilm issued a press release, where they said the release of the Fujifilm X-Pro3 dura silver has been postponed to January 16.

But Fuji X-Pro group member Shannon already received his 2 days ago from Adorama, as you can see here.

So I checked, and indeed, Adorama lists the Fujifilm X-Pro3 dura silver as in stock and ready to ship.

Both, BHphoto here and AmazonUS here, still list them as available for pre-order only.

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