The Fujifilm GFX (and Lenses) will Start Shipping February 23 (in USA) – Annoucement January 19

The current shipping embargo of the Fujifilm GFX is February 23. Of course there can be changes anytime, mostly depending on eventual last second firmware issues. But also in that case, Fujifilm will work hard to ship the GFX before the end of March, when the Japanese fiscal year is ending and Fujifilm would like to share some positive GFX sale numbers with its investors ;)

The shipping embargo rumor is for USA, but it should apply to all the world (maybe it will ship even earlier in Japan).

Recent rumor confirm, that the price for the body + lens (63mm) will be of $8000

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PhaseOne Managment Corrects: “Fujifilm GFX Support? We Have Not Yet Decided. It Depends on the GFX Market Impact”

Just recently I told you, how Phase One said that they will not support the GFX, since it’s a competitor to their core business.

Today I have an update for you. Phase One Support partially rectified this statement and now says:

It seems I may have spoken too quickly based on old policies. Product management has recently informed me that no decision has been made on this camera and instead they are weighing the market impact on each camera regardless of format.”

So there is still hope… but first the GFX has to sell like hot cakes :)  – via Fujifilm GFX Facebook Group.

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Phase One Says Capture One Won’t Support the Fujifilm GFX: “It’s a Direct Competitor of Our Core Business.”

A Fujifilm GFX facebook member asked Phase One, if they are going to support the Fujifilm GFX. Phase One answer was clear:

It is unlikely that we will support the Fuji GFX 50s – we have a long standing policy of not providing support to direct competitors of our core business.”

Capture 1 also does not support all other Medium Format cameras that are not produced by Phase One, and they already said they won’t support the Hasselblax X1D either. So let’s hope somebody in the Fujifilm community will figure out a fix for that, just like Pentax users did with capturefix, which allows them to work with Pentax 645 files in C1.

With that said, I hope that Capture One will at least work on better support for Fujifilm X-series cameras (especially X-TransIII cameras). We still have no lossless RAW support, no metadata support, no official film simulations, – X-Pro2/T2 no lens correction possible (raw files)…

Fujifilm GFX Announcement on January 19

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The Fujifilm GFX will be officially announced (with final specs and price) on January 19. Yep, just along with the X100F and X-T20.

The rumors shared so far, indicate a price tag around $8000/8500 for body, lens and EVF.

  • Fujifilm GFX :: Current Pricing About $8000 (body + lens) – New Source – Read here
  • Local Store lists Fujifilm GFX 50s for “about €8000” :: More Fujifilm GFX Hands-On Reports – Read here
  • Fujifilm GFX Listed for Sale for $8,500 (with lens) at Vietnamese Fuji Premium Reseller – Read here

Some other GFX Articles that might interest you:

  • POLL: How Much Would you Pay for the GFX? – Read here
  • Fujifilm GFX 50S * The Facts & The Future…. and about Leaf Shutter Lenses, Electronic Shutter, Touch Screen & more! – Read here
  • Fuji Guys – FUJIFILM GFX 50S – First Look Preview – Read here
  • Fujifilm GFX Vs. Hasselblad X1D Vs. Pentax 645Z Vs. Canon 5D MK IV VS. Nikon D810 – Size Comparison – Read here
  • Hasselblad X1D Vs. Fujifilm GFX Start-Up Time :: Why Fujifilm Chose Focal Plane Shutter & More! – Read here
  • The Giants’ Battle: Fujifilm GFX Vs. Hasselblad X1D – Where the X1D beats the GFX and Vice Versa – Read here
  • Fujifilm GFX 50s – Start Up Time and (mini) Autofocus Demonstration (VIDEO) :: ** UPDATE ** Native ISO100 + X-T1/GFX Side by Side – Read here
  • Download Fujifilm GFX 50S Catalogue + More Videos + FIRST SAMPLES + GF LENS ROADMAP – Read here
  • Fuji GFX Vs. Sony A7r (Size) ** Hasselblad X1D Vs. Fuji GFX (Thoughts) – Read here
  • Fujifilm GFX: dpreview Interviews Fuji Manager Toshihisa Iida: “We Pursue Ultimate Image Quality!” – Read here
  • DigitalRev Fujifilm GFX First Look: “It’s just Phenomenal” + Why it Needs No X-Trans – Read here
  • Fujifilm GFX :: “Addictive Image Quality.” ** Is the G-System Completing or Competing with the X-system? – Read here
  • “Fujifilm GFX as Affordable as Possible” – Fujifilm Manager Interview – Read here
  • Fujifilm GFX :: “Autofocus? It’s Almost like Working with the X-system” (VIDEO) – Read here
  • Listen… This is the Fujifilm GFX Shutter Sound! – Read here
  • Fujifilm Manager: “We Imagine a Smaller Fujifilm GFX with Global Shutter – Read here
  • TheCameraStoreTV Talks About Photokina 2016: “The Fujifilm GFX is Game Changing!” – Read here
  • Fujifilm GFX: 16-bit Color Depth and available in Spring (1st Quarter of the Year) – Fuji Swiss Manager – Read here

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Fujifilm GFX :: “Addictive Image Quality.” ** Is the G-System Completing or Competing with the X-system?

Fujifilm continues to tease the Fujifilm GFX at their channel… and they uploaded a bunch of new “Fujifilm GFX Challanges” Videos.

One of the questions is, if the Fujifilm G-System can replace the Fujifilm X-system. For studio work, Itaru Hirama says that the G-system will become his main camera, and the X-series will become his faithful back up. From a wedding photographer’s perspective, you can check out Nathan Sans video, where he says the GFX will be his camera for some specific moments and very special photos, where he wants to deliver to the client the ultimate image (such as the posed portraits of the couple) and for the rest he will use his X-Pro2. So, overall, both system (the G and the X) seem to compelete each other.

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  • Piet Van den Eynde (Travel) took the GFX out on the streets of India. He’s blown away by the sharpness, loves the incredible dynamic range, and being an X-shooter, he immediatly feels at home using the GFX – Video here. There is also an article about the GFX in India at thedigitaltrekker.com
  • Itaru Hirama (Studio) uses the GFX in studio… but in a rather original way… a photographic jam sessions let’s say. He was impressed by the bokeh of the GFX and loves the fact that he can make very large prints. The GFX is compact and versatile. The GF lenses are stunning at every aperture. For professinals, the GFX completes the Fujifilm system. It will become the main camera of Itaru Hirama and the X-series will serve faithfully as a back-up. – Video here
  • Yinghui Wu (Landscape) takes the GFX out on a rainy day on the seaside and on the mountains. It’s a landscape photography pure video, with no talk, “just” images. – Video here
  • Natan Sans (Wedding) says he will continue to use his X-Pro2 for spontaneous and fast photos, which grab the moment. But he needed also something with maximum quality for specific photos and poses… the Fujifilm GFX. An excellent, and light, camera to work with, so he ends up holding it on hands all the time. AF points are all over the sensor, which makes photographing moving subjects easier compared to other Medium Format systems. Addictive image quality. When shooting weddings, he will use the X-system in situation, where he has to be really close to the couple without being to intrusive, but in some specific moements, for some very special photos of his clients, he will use the GFX. – Video here
  • Serkan Günes (Landscape) takes the GFX into the extreme conditions of the Lapland, searching for the perfect light. He does not talk about the GFX, but you can see how he works with the camera basically covered in snow. Weather sealing seems to work just fine, but it wonder how long the battery last in the extreme cold. – Video here
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