Fujifilm GFX Review: “Unreal Dynamic Range. It Feels like You’re Cheating… The Lamborghini of Medium Format?”

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by Allan Higa – website. This article has been posted orignally at allanhiga.com and shared at petapixel. Allan Higa is also a very active member of our Fujifilm GFX facebook community, and many of the images you can see in this article have also been shared at the group. He also wrote an interesting guest post for Fujirumors called “How I Capture Genuine Moments With Complete Strangers“. This article is shared here on FujiRumors with permission of the original author, Allan Higa (thanks :) )

Fujifilm GFX Review

Quick history lesson. The original Lamborghini motor vehicle wasn’t the supercar you know today. They were tractors. Yes, tractors. Full fledged farm going vehicular tools. Ferruccio Lamborghini always loved cars and owned Ferraris, but hated the quality of them. Frustrated, he approached Enzo Ferrari and gave him a piece of his mind and told him how to improve his cars. Enzo’s response went something like, “Leave the car making to me, you stick to making tractors.” Batman now drives a Lamborghini Aventador.

Fast forward and cross universes to cameras. The giants such as Hasselblad and Phase One have been untouchable and left alone to rule the medium format world for sometime. Sure, there’s Pentax and Leica, but it’s more like buying a Mazda Miata or a 4-door Porsche, it’s not what you think of when sports car or medium format camera comes to mind. But here we are with Fujifilm, originally a film company, pulling a move like Ferruccio Lamborghini; they’re opening the doors to somewhere that’s otherwise been locked for what feels like all of eternity.

Phase One makes amazing medium formats that few ever touch but all hope and dream of. Hasselblad is quite similar but have introduced something that seemed ground breaking, a mirrorless medium format in the Hasselblad X1D. Now, just like Ferruccio answered to Enzo Ferrari, Fujifilm has brought out the Fujifilm GFX. Will this be a classic like the Lamborghini Diablo? Or is this a Mazda Miata in disguise? Well, I’ve got the keys and this is what I’ve learned.

First off, like anyone else with a new toy in their hands I played with the lifeless camera as the completely dead batteries charged painfully slow. Here are the first impressions.

Body Design and Ergonomic

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Lightroom CC 2015.9 / 6.9 Now Available with Fujifilm GFX, X100F, X-T20 and X-A10 Support and X-T2/X-Pro2 Bug Fix

After the release earlier today of Adobe Camera Raw 9.9 it was just a matter of time for Lightroom to be come out with GFX, X-T20, X100F and X-A10 Support. And it just happened!

You can update to Lightroom CC 2015.9 (the creative cloud version) or to Lightroom 6.9 (standalone version).

In addition to the camera support, it also fixes the following bug that occured with X-T2 and X-Pro2 cameras:

  • Unable to import compressed raw files from Fujifilm X-T2 and X-Pro2

Read all the details of the update here!

Adobe Camera RAW 9.9 is Out with Support for Fujifilm GFX, X100F, X-T20 and X-A10


Adobe just released Camera Raw 9.9 with support for Fujifilm GFX, X100F and X-T20. Full release details at lightroomjournal. And the GFX group is right now processing images and sharing the results :).

So Chris from out Fujifilm GFX facebook group was right… well done… and just in case you hear again from someone, who knows someone, who knows someone, any rumor, feel free to share :-)

Installation Instructions

Camera Raw 9.9 – Please select Help>Updates to use the update mechanism in the Creative Cloud app.

Please note – If you have trouble updating to the latest Camera Raw update via the Creative Cloud application, please refer to the following plugin installation:


DNG Converter 9.9 download links:  Win | macOS

Adobe Adds Tethering Support for Fujifilm GFX50s :: Fujifilm GFX HSS Video Demo :: And GFX Shutter Lag Video Corrected!


Yesterday Adobe updated the Fujifilm Cameras Tether Shooting Plug-in PRO for Adobe Exchange. If you have Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and a X-T1, X-T2 or GFX 50S, the Pro plug-in lets you import captured images directly to a computer and you can control shooting on camera or from a computer. https://creative.adobe.com/addons/producers/121682


Shared by GFX facebook member Robert here:

“Great news! GFX High Speed Sync with Strobes

I’ve conducted successful HSS tests on the GFX. I’m beta testing the triggers that made this possible and the company has asked me not to disclose the model, which is why they are obscured in gaffer tape.

Behind the lamp is mid-day sun, HSS allowed the background and foreground to be properly exposed. Video features 1/2500th and 1/4000th shutter speeds but I’ve tested all speeds over the GFX’s native 1/125.

Flash power on the Broncolor Siros S 800 was set to 4.2 and strobe was in HS mode. (Flash was active in second half of video but Beep sound was turned off.)

Lens was Fuji 63mm wide open at 2.8.

Rarely the flash didn’t fire but it’s still beta. Every time it did fire exposure and timing was perfect, no banding, no color temperature shifts.”

Shutter Lag (corrected)

I didn’t share the previous video, because it was evident that the shutter lag of the GFX couldn’t be so bad. I didn’t want to create useless alarms. But I’m happy to see that J I M I Z E L L  now shared an updated video with the accurate demostration of the shutter lag. So no panic, it’s a lot faster than the previous one ;) Check it out here.

Fotodiox Releases Five New Fujifilm GFX Adapters for Bronica, Pentax, Leica and Hasselblad Lenses

New Life for Old Glass !

I already reported about the first 5 Fotodiox adapters here. Well, Fotodiox now added 5 more adapters for Bronica, Pentax, Leica and Hasselblad lenses.

You can check out the full list here at AmazonUS


  • Bronica ETR Mount SLR Lens to Fujifilm G-Mount GFX – price & specs
  • Pentax 645 (P645) Mount SLR Lens to Fujifilm G-Mount GFX – price & specs
  • Pentax 6×7 (P67, PK67) Mount SLR Lens to Fujifilm G-Mount GFX – price & specs
  • Leica R SLR Lens to Fujifilm G-Mount GFX – price & specs
  • Hasselblad V-Mount SLR Lens to Fujifilm G-Mount GFX – price & specs


  • Canon EOS (EF / EF-S) D/SLR Lens to Fujifilm G-Mount GFX – price & specs
  • Contax/Yashica (CY) SLR Lens to Fujifilm G-Mount GFX – price & specs
  • Mamiya 645 (M645) Mount Lens to Fujifilm G-Mount GFX – price & specs
  • Nikon Nikkor F Mount G-Type D/SLR Lens to Fujifilm G-Mount GFX – price & specs
  • Olympus Zuiko (OM) 35mm SLR Lens to Fujifilm G-Mount GFX – price & specs

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