These will be great lenses for Fujifilm X-T3, Fujifilm X-T4, Fujifilm X-T5, Fujifilm X-T6, Fujifilm X-H2, Fujifilm X-H2S, Fujifilm X-H3, Fujifilm X-H2r, Fujifilm X-Pro4 and all the other cameras that Fujifilm will launch in the decade to come, such as the Fujifilm X-T7, Fujifilm X-H4, Fujifilm X-H5, Fujifilm X-Pro5, Fujifilm X-E5, Fujifilm X-H20, Fujifilm X-S20, Fujifilm X-H2O (the underwater X-H2)… ;)
I already said it in my X-S10, Attack on Sony article: the Fujifilm X-S10 makes a whole lot of sense.
And yet, I do understand one of the critiques made to Fujifilm: their line-up is huge and potentially confusing.
There are indeed some lines, that in some occasions do not not differentiated themselves enough from each other.
But this is an issue Fujifilm realized and I feel that they are taking care of it, for example:
- the Fujifilm X-Pro3 is a unique machine, with a concept, so far nowhere to find
- Fujifilm is aware that the the Fujifilm X-H2 must differentiate stronger from the X-T* line in order to continue to evolve separately
Fujifilm understands the problem and is finding ways to separate the lines better.
And yet… there are some lines that should be dropped, in my opinion.
Let’s take a look it at, by using an official Fujifilm media sheet that has been sent to me, which shows a pyramid with all Fujifilm X series cameras listed and ordered by Fujifilm itself.
The Red Zone
Fujifilm has released several firmware updates.
Down below you’ll find all the details officially shared by Fujifilm.
The main course of the meal is improved support for the Fujinon XF50mmF1.0 R WR. for “enhanced AF speed and enabling Color Shading Correction to mitigate subtle color casts when images are made at the lens’ maximum F1.0 aperture“.
I wish Fujifilm would specify, which bugs are fixed. For example, as FujiRumors found out for first, the recent X-T4 “minor bug fix” was actually a major one, as it fixed the exposure stepping issue.
Anyway, down below all the details.
Ok, this is a mandatory update to our previous post World Press Photo Award post here.
In our previous article, based on the statistics made by thephoblographer, we reported how most of this years’s award winners used Fujifilm and Nikon cameras. ThePhoBlographer writes:
The big winners are Fujifilm and Nikon in terms of camera manufacturers.
I was thrilled about it, and reported about it here. And I trusted the great guys over at thephoblographer, who keep delivering great content for the photography community. Honestly I didn’t check it by myself, as today its my birthday, and I have a day planed with my wife at home, cooking and (a bit) drinking ;).
But it turns out, as our fellow FR-readers noticed, the real statistics are a bit different than the one shared at the thephoblographer.
Fujifilm and Nikon are still strongly represented.
In fact, the most prestigious award for the best “General News” image was taken by Yasuyoshi Chiba with his Fujifilm X-H1.
UPDATE: we posted a follow up article with corrections here.
The World Press Photo have been assigned, and looking at the cameras, who snapped an award winning photo, we see that Fujifilm wins along with Nikon.
Yasuyoshi Chuba took the World Press Photo of the Year 2020 winning image with his Fujifilm X-H1.
- 9 Fujifilm Cameras (X-H1, X-T3, X-Pro2, GFX100, X100F, X100T, X100S, X100, X-T10)
- 8 Nikon cameras (D800, D850, D750, D5, D4S, D600, D3, D4)
- 5 Canon cameras (5D Mk III, 5D Mk IV, 5D Mk II, 5DS, 5DS R)
- 3 Sony cameras (a7r III, a7r II, a7 III)
- 1 Leica (M10)
Spilt by type of camera, we see:
- 9 Mirrorless cameras
- 4 compact cameras (X100)
- 13 DSLRs
- 1 Drone
- 1 Film shooter
So, we have a head to head between Fujifilm and Nikon.
Fujifilm seems to be a very popular system or photojournalists, with the X100 line leading the pack.
In the past years, the following cameras were used to take an award winning image:
71.1% DSLR – 4.4% MILC – 8.9% Compact Cameras – 15.5% no data
Mirrorless cameras: Fujifilm X-Pro2 (1) – Fujifilm X100T (1) – Fujifilm X100S (1) – Fujifilm X100 (1) – Sony A7rII (1) – Leica Q (1)
83.5% DSLR – 11.3% Mirrorless – 5.2% Other
Mirrorless cameras: Sony A7rII (4) – Fujifilm X100S (3) – Fujifilm X-T1 (2) – Sony A6000 (1) – Leica SL (1)
88.8% DSLR – 5.55% Mirrorless – 5.55% Other
Mirrorless cameras: Fujifilm X-T1 (2) – Fujifilm X100 (1) – No Other Mirrorless
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