FR-readers Wishlist Corner: Fujifilm X-H2 Dream Features, Fujifilm X-E4 Survey, Fujinon XF 135mm F3.5 and More

I apologize, because…

… I try and I think I succeed to reply to every single one of the 20+ emails and personal messages I get every single day.

However, not always I am able to give you the comprehensive reply you’d deserve, for a simple reason: time!

In fact, I have day job as a teacher and I run FujiRumors totally alone. Hence, in order to be able to reply to everyone with the limited time I have left, sometimes I just must give a shorter reply, even if often your emails would deserve a comprehensive answer.

Now, some of the most interesting emails I get, are those, with input, ideas and wishes for future Fujifilm products.

And since also to those emails, often I can’t reply as comprehensively as I’d love to, I had the idea to share them with the entire FujiRumors community, and extend the discussion to all of you.

Last time we discussed:

  • read here – FR-readers Wishlist Corner: Fujifilm X-TSony, Firmware Upgrade Suggestions, Lens Wishes and Much More

Today I’d have selected a few more of those wishes.

So, if anyone reading this is interested, feel free to drop your thoughts in the comments.

You have wishes about the Fujifilm future, too? Well, then write me at fujirumor@gmail.com.

Have a wonderful weekend,
Patrick

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Fujifilm X-T4 Firmware 1.02 Significantly Improves IBIS but Makes Boost Mode Worse?

We just reported about how the Fujifilm X-T4 firmware 1.02 improved video autofocus performance in this dedicated article (with video comparison).

Now here is part 2 of our Fujifilm X-T4 firmware 1.02 coverage, and this time we focus on IBIS.

Down below you can see three videos. All three say that IBIS has indeed been significantly improved (and confirm our early report here).

However, kushagra K noticed that in one specific scenario, IBIS seems to be worse with firmware 1.02 compared to 1.01: Boost Mode! (that’s the mode used to emulate a tripod and should not be used when panning or moving the camera)

According to kushagra K, Boost mode now gives some wavy movements in the corners, that were not there with firmware 1.01. The Issue is more visible with wide angle lenses.

Again, mostly the feedback is very positive, but the thing with the Boost Mode has to be investigated further and, if confirmed, Fujifilm better quickly works to fix it.

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Fujifilm X-T4 firmware 1.02 vs 1.01 Video Autofocus Comparison with XF56mmF1.2 Shows Significant Improvement

Just click, and the video above starts at 5:20, hence exactly at the point, where you see the comparison

Fujifilm X-T4 FW 1.02

A few weeks ago, Fujifilm released firmware 1.02 for Fujifilm X-T4 cameras (I did update mine via Fujifilm Smartphone App, and you?).

Officially, it improves IBIS (with great results) and fixes some bugs.

There was not mention of anything autofocus related, but as FujiRumors reported here, one of the hidden improvements should be better video autofocus with DC motor driven lenses (such as the Fujinon XF56mm f/1.2, which until firmware 1.01 was a horrible lens for video AF).

Now the French channel Les Guides Fujifilm & Sony tested Fujifilm X-T4 firmware 1.02 using the XF56mmF1.2 and also compared it to firmware 1.01.

What he notices:

  • Firmware 1.01
    – many hesitations and pumping
    – not acceptable
  • Firmware 1.02
    – walking faster: wow, it reacts pretty well
    – when his subject walked slowly, it did not hesitate at all
    – pumping movements he had with firmware 1.01 are mostly gone, almost perfect
    – when his subject moves out of frame and then back in frame, the camera detects his face and does not hesitate when locking on his face
    – the focus moves more gracefully

He rightfully wonders why Fujifilm didn’t mention this big improvement on his official firmware 1.02 page, but luckily there is FujiRumors for that ;).

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RUMOR: Fujinon XF 50mm f/1.0 Coming 2020 for Around $1,500

I have received word (thanks), that the price of the Fujinon XF50mm f/1.0 should be about $1,500.

Of course the price is one of those things, Fujifilm can change until just a few days before official launch, so take it with a grain of salt for now. But the fact I share it today, means I got multiple confirmation that Fujifilm is targeting that price.

Curiosity: just recently a fellow X-T group member here, asked people how much they think the XF50mmF1.0 will cost. Lots of people guessed a price around $2,000. So for many the rumored price tag will come as a pleasant surprise.

As Fujifilm managers said in various interviews (such as here), the Fujinon XF50mmF1.0 will come in 2020.

In previous coverage about the XF50mmF1.0, such as in this dedicated XF50mmF1.0 article, we got some initial specs:

  • weight under 1 kilo
  • minimum aperture f/16
  • 77 mm filter size
  • more beautiful bokeh than the XF56mm f/1.2
  • first autofocus demo (contrast AF only) at minute 43:07 in the live stream video
  • the final lens will of course support also PDAF

Back in February, Fujifilm managers officially said there will be 4 new lenses within the next 12 months, and thanks to our sources we know that they will be:

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The Fujifilm X-Pro3 will Save Photography and More Companies Should Take the Risk to Do Unique Things

GxAce published his Fujifilm X-Pro3 long term review with the title “the camera that will save photography“.

So, why should the X-Pro3 save photography.

in a world of fully articulating screens and in body image stabilization, cameras these days are getting pretty stale to me. They all pretty much look the same and they all pretty much have the same features, except for one: the Fujifilm X-Pro3

I think it’s awesome that Fujifilm basically ignored everything and made a camera that is unique. It’s such a cool idea, what photography needs to be doing to stay relevant.

I hope more camera companies will take risks, do unique things, have unique ideas.

We have reached the point where every cameras is amazing, they all pretty much can do the same things. What I think will be the differentiating factor going on in the future will be how we interface with the camera.

For the rest of the review, check out the first video down below, where you’ll find more X-Pro specific content.

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