Fujifilm X-T3 Significantly Improves AF Speed of Older Fujinon Lenses – VIDEO

Fujifilm X-T3 Autofocus

Dylan Goldby compared the performance of three “older” Fujinon lenses on the Fujifilm X-T3 and Fujifilm X-T2.

  • XF 35mmF1.4 (min 3:18 on X-T3 and min 4:44 on X-T2): Used on the X-T2, it takes more time to lock focus and hunts more. On the X-T3 it is definitely faster and no hunting.
  • XF 23mmF1.4 (min 5:25): This lens seems to benefit the most from the new X-T3
  • XF 56mmF1.2 (min 6:33): X-T3 locks on things more confidently, the X-T2 tends to hunt around and miss
  • Tracking (min 10:25): X-T3 is a big upgrade. Much more keepers
  • Face/Eye detection (min 12:59): works very well. Only thing when the person moves out of the frame, then gets into the frame again from a different distance, then it needs more time to find the face again.

Check out the full video at Dylan Goldby Youtube.

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FUJIFILM Updates RAW FILE CONVERTER EX 3.0, FUJIFILM X RAW Studio and HS-V5

Fujifilm Software Updates

Fujifilm has released the first update for the Fujifilm X-T3, which fixes a few bugs, including the lock-ups.

Along with that, Fujifilm also updated the following software, mainly to add support for Fujfilm X-T3.

RAW FILE CONVERTER EX 3.0 by Silkypix
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FUJIFILM X RAW Studio
download for Mac / Windows

The software update Ver.1.3.0 incorporates the following issues:

  1. Applicable model for the “FUJIFILM X RAW STUDIO” is added.
    Applicable Model : FUJIFILM X-T3
  2. Performance and operability like converting speed and so on are improved.

HS-V5
download for Mac / Windows

The software update Ver.1.11.0 from Ver.1.8 incorporates the following issue:

  1. The compatibility of tethered shooting with “FUJIFILM X-T3” is added.
    The additional function below can be used.
    ・Backup/restore of camera setting for tethered shooting.
    ・Tethered shooting via USB or Wi-Fi.

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The Evolution of Fujifilm Colors from X-Pro1 to Fujifilm X-T3 and Why DPReview RAW Lab Tests Don’t Show Fujifilm Colors

Fujifilm Colors

I am one of the few on this wonderful globe, to have had the privileged to own and shoot with all X-Trans cameras (except the X-Trans 4, until now).

And when in these days I read that the colors on X-Trans 4 might be slightly different from those on X-Trans 3, this does not surprise me at all.

In fact, Fujifilm has always slighlty fine-tuned and changed colors with every Fujifilm X-Trans/processor generation. And they even say it openly here, that they change colors trying to reach “the ideal vision” or “the ideal color reproduction” by taking advantage of new technologies (new sensors/processor).

It’s all about improving Fujifilm colors/film simulations, mostly based on customer feedback.

For example, when people complained that red colors with X-TransII in Velvia are too strong and lose texture too quickly, Fujifilm desaturated the reds a bit with X-Trans III.

So, there is nothing like “THE Fujifilm colors“.

Fujifilm colors change with every new sensor and processor generation. Then it’s up to you to see if they changed for the better or for the worst.

The Problem With DPReview Lab Test

The problem with DPReview lab test is that their Fujifilm X-Trans RAW samples we pixel peeped yesterday don’t show you the Fujifilm colors.

Why?

Because RAW file colors depend on the RAW converter you use (and in case of the X-T3 it’s even just a beta support). And as far as I know, RAWs don’t really have “colors”, but “luminance”. Colors are created during the demosaicing (correct me if I am wrong).

To get the closest results to “real” Fujifilm colors in Lightroom, you would have to apply to the RAW file one of the Fujifilm film simulations presets in Lightroom (Astia for example is great if you want the best skin tones), and then continue to edit your image from there… if there is any need for editing at all, given how amazing Fujifilm film simulations are ;).

Of course, the film simulation profiles in Adobe Lightroom do not match 100% the “in camera” film simulations (or “in X RAW STUDIO”), but they are Adobe’s attempt to get as close as possible to Fujifilm colors, which is already much better than their standard stuff ;) .

So when yesterday some of you compared the RAW file colors, just know that these are not really the “Fuji colors”.

Down below you will find the results of RAW and JPEG from X-Trans I to X-Trans IV, as you find them on DPReview.

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Fujifilm X-T3 Owners Manual Available

Fujifilm X-T3

Fujifilm just released the Fujifilm X-T3 Owners Manual. You can download the English PDF here or see the html version here.

For other languages go to this page and select your language.

As soon as you get the Fujifilm X-T3, make sure to update it to firmware version 1.01, which was released a few minutes ago and fixes lockups and more.

The Fujifilm X-T3 is shipping now to customers.

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Fujifilm X-T3 Firmware 1.01 Lock-up Fix Released

Fujifilm X-T3 Firmware 1.01

Fujifilm just released Fujifilm X-T3 firmware 1.01, which fixes the lockup issue we reported about. Download here.

The firmware update Ver.1.01 from Ver.1.00 incorporates the following issues:

  1. Compensation of distortion is optimized in CH shooting with electronic shutter.
  2. The phenomenon is fixed that the mechanical LOCK of some SD cards is not recognized.
  3. Fix of other slight defects

Now I hope stores will perform the firmware updates before they start shipping, otherwise people, who don’t know about the update, will start complaining about bugs that have been solved with this firmware.

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