Fujifilm X-T4 Eye Cup Disassembly

One of the nice little touches of my Fujifilm X-T4, is that it has a clickable eyecup, that prevents it from accidentally sliding off.

Yukosteel was intrigued to take a closer look at it, and disassembled the Fujifilm X-T4 eyecup.

At the end he writes:

There are 17 parts in total in this eyecup! […] It’s the most complex design of the eyecup I ever seen, and assembling it feels like working with a wrist watch : )

Check out the full disassembly process and images at yukosteel.

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Lensmate Thumbrest for Fujifilm X-T4

A few days ago, Lensmate has released the Lensmate Thumbrest for Fujifilm X-T4 cameras.

It will be available in black only, because “the X-T4 is the darker Silver (graphite) which is very difficult to match using our Anodizing process. So rather than have a Silver thumbrest that was a mis-match we thought it best to offer the X-T4 Thumbrest in Black only.

FR-reader Peter already got his copy, and here is what he thinks about it:

I have the silver x-T4, and the black thumb grip fits perfectly and looks good. The thumb grip raises my hand position on the camera body, lets me rotate my wrist slightly back, opens my hand, and better positions my finger on the shutter button. I also added a soft-release button, which matches the new position of my finger. Overall, an excellent addition to a great camera.

You can find the new X-T4 lensmate thumbrest here.

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IBIS Showdown 2020: Fujifilm X-T4 vs Panasonic GH5 vs Olympus E-M1 III vs Sony A6600

IMPORTANT UPDATE: X-T4 is with older firmware and not with firmware 1.02, as imaging resource told me.

Imaging Resource has compared the IBIS performance of the following 4 cameras:

It is unclear if the Fujifilm X-T4 was used with the very recent firmware 1.02, which hugely improved IBIS performance.

Down below you can find the video and a summary of the results.

In short: while MFT cameras still are the top, the Fujifilm X-T4 holds up surprisingly well, whereas the Sony falls clearly behind all of them.

IBIS Showdown (Video + Summary)

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Nikon Z5 Full Frame Camera for $1,400: Lots to Love but One Major Downside

Nikon has announced the Nikon Z5 a lovely entry level full frame camera.

You can see a specs comparison with the Fujifilm X-T4 and Canon EOS R6 at BHphoto here.

Dual UHS-II card slot, nice EVF, more affordable than the Fujifilm X-T4, but one rather major downside: it does not have a BSI sensor.

Hence, due to the slower sensor readout, it needs a significant 1.7x crop in 4K/30p, it shoots at 4fps maximum and probably the dynamic range will suffer from that, too. The non BSI-sensor could potentially also affect rolling shutter negatively and just overall slow down the camera plus generate more heat.

Top and bottom plate are made out of plastic, which makes it cheaper to build and lighter, but the camera is still a bit heavier than the full metal Fujifilm X-T4.

Overall a nice addition to the Nikon Z series line-up, and maybe Fujifilm should answer to the Nikon Z5 by releasing a Fujifilm X-TC (random name), a full plastic camera with old sensor technology but dual SD-card, IBIS and lower video specs for $899, in order to compete with the Nikon Z5.

Would you be interested in such a Fujifilm X-TC camera?

Fujifilm X Lab Episode 2: The ACROS Magic, Fuji X-T3 Autofocus Regrets, Kaizen Updates and Looking Forward to X Series Future

Fujifilm just published the second episode of their X Lab series (you can see the first one here).

It’s again in Japanese, and google translate struggles, with cryptic translations.

Luckily also this time a fellow Japanese speaking FR-reader translated it for us (thanks!).

Fujifilm X Tech Talk Transcript

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