PhotoKina 2018: The Year DSLRs Died. What to Expect from Fujifilm and will FujiRumors be There?

images I took at photokina 2016… can you find Waldo

The Year of Mirrorless

This years’ photokina will probably the most exciting of the last 20 years.

We will assist to the death of DSLR’s (that’s it my friends, just accept it), and open the new era of mirrorless.

Paraphrasing the famous sentence from the movie Deadline we could say “that’s technology, baby, there is nothing you can do about it, nothing“.

Sure, the transition from DSLR to mirrorless won’t happen overnight. But that’s the trend. And that’s why Canon and Nikon are starting to get serious about mirrorless, too.

On this years photokina we will see the following new mirrorless cameras from Fujifilm:

Not a rumor, but regarding Fujifilm lenses, I’d not be surprised to see:

  • Fujinon GF 100-200mm F4.5-5.6
  • Fujinon GF 35mm F2.8
  • Fujinon GF 20-36mm F3.5-4.5
  • GF pancake lens is not confirmed
  • and of course the XF200mmF2 and XF8-16mmF2.8

Mock-ups:

  • Fujinon XF16-80mmF4
  • Fujinon XF16mmF2.8
  • Fujinon XF33mmF1.0 (not sure)

FujiRumors @ Photokina

I am 80% sure I will be there, but if I go, I sadly I can’t be there for more than 1 or (best case) 2 days.

I was at photokina in 2016, also just for one 1 day, because my school principal didn’t give me more days off (and yet, when I came back, I had huge problems to focus on my job again).

In 2016, the by far busiest booth was the one of Fujifilm, but, between me and you, the most beautiful one was without a doubt the one of Leica (don’t tell Fuji, but I’ve spend hours (!!!) there).

This year, Fujifilm won’t have such an easy game to play like in 2016. The competition is strong, and that’s good for us customers.

The biggest problem?

Well, on the same Photokina days, there is also worlds largest beer festival, the Oktoberfest in Munich (I’ve never been there). So I stand in front of tough decisions: Oktoberfest or Photokina? Life can be so cruel!!!

Let me know in the poll, where I should go ;)

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Fujifilm X-T3 vs. X-T2 JPEG Dynamic Range and ISO Performance Compared

Fujifilm X-T3 vs X-T2 JPEG comparison

ThePixedCatcher wonders: is there a visible difference between the Fujifilm X-T3 and X-T2 in terms of sharpness and dynamic range? He imported the JPEG images into Capture One and says (using XF23mmF1.4):

UPDATE: Follow up video here.

  • DR100 @ ISO200: no difference in sharpness
  • DR400 @ ISO800: noise similar. Details a little bit better on X-T3, but not huge difference
  • ISO200 and ISO800: no noticable difference in dynamic range
  • Conclusion: Video features and Autofocus are main advantages with X-T3 over X-T2
  • at very high ISO the X-T2 has more noise than X-T3, but the difference is not that much

The French youtube channel Les Guide Fujifilm by Damien Bernal compared the X-T2 and X-T3 during a Fuji event at very high ISO (12,800). The comparison is not really fair, since the X-T2 was shot at 1/1000s whereas the X-T3 at 1/1100s, but you can see the result minute 12:01 here. The difference is substantial, but again, take the test with a grain of salt.

Also williamchua is testing the Fujifilm X-T3. Apart from wonderful images he shared in his blog post here, he says that “high ISO noise control is better than the X-T2“.

Make sure to check back our previous article about the JPEG X-T3 vs X-T2 high ISO comparison here and we have an X-T3 ISO 8000 sample by DPReview, which we shared and commented here.

CONCLUSIONS: Of course no conclusion can be taken, since only the RAW files will tell the truth. But if I should take one based on JPEG comparisons shared so far, I’d say there is no difference at lower ISO, but at very high ISO the X-T3 is better than the X-T2. But only RAW will tell the truth.

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Fujifilm GFX 50R vs Fujifilm GFX 50S, Hasselblad X1D, Fujifilm X-T3 and X-E3 Size Comparison

Fujifilm GFX 50S Vs. Fujifilm GFX 50R

Fujifilm GFX 50R

We just leaked the first accurate sketches of the Fujifilm GFX 50R.

Keep in mind that these are handmade sketches, so the proportions could be minimally off.

However, this is a rumor site, and we are here to have fun, so I matched the sketched Fujifilm GFX 50R mount with the one of the Fujifilm GFX 50S. I  consider this comparison 95%+ accurate.

I also compared the size of the Fujifilm GFX 50R with the one of the brand new Fujifilm X-T3, the Fujifilm X-E3 and the Hasselblad X1D.

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Fujifilm GFX 50R Vs. Hasselblad X1D – Keep in mind the GFX 50R has a mechanical shutter, whereas the X1D has no mechanical shutter

Fujifilm GFX 50R Vs. Fujifilm X-T3

Fujifilm GFX 50R Vs. Fujifilm X-E3

Fujifilm X-T3 Reviews, Tracking Tests and Lock-Up Reports

Fujifilm X-T3 Roundup

TheCameraStoreTV published their full Fujifilm X-T3 review. No IBIS, could have battery life, but for the rest it’s a solid camera. Check out the video down below or directly on youtube here.

And now to the lock-ups.

Dylan Goldby has tons of great things to say about the Fujifilm X-T3. Especially the autofocus is excellent. He was convinced and pre-ordered one right away.

However, he experienced lock-ups. Check out the video above or on youtube here. In his follow up video here, he says Fuji is releasing a fix via firmware update.

We already reported, that ZedProMedia also experienced lock-ups, but only when his X-T3 was attached to the battery grip. Using the X-T3 body only, ZedProMedia said the camera was “rocksolid“. In Dylan’s case it happened with body only.

BigheadTaco also said he didn’t experience any lock-ups.

Keep in mind that most you see is pre-production stuff, and in part some bugs are to expect while developing the final firmware. But let’s hope that once the Fujifilm X-T3 hits the market, the X-T3 will be bug free… and if not, at least Fujifilm has a great firmware update history ;),

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