Fujifilm X-Pro3: An Unforced Error or A Sign of Love for Photographers?… and Why Oscar Wilde Thinks the X-Pro3 is a Smart Move ;)

X-Pro3: Unforced Error or Great Intuition?

Oscar Wilde said that “there is only one thing in life worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about“.

Well, given the massive buzz over the last few weeks surrounding the Fujifilm X-Pro3, we can definitely say that Fujifilm avoided the worst: not being talked about!

And believe me, if the X-Pro3 would have just been an X-Pro2 with X-T3 specs, the reaction on the web would have been: “ok… nice… next!”

With Fujifilm’s bold and polarizing hidden LCD screen, the Fujifilm X-Pro3 is now on everyone’s lips (and Oscar Wilde thinks that’s already good).

Alone here on FujiRumors we got thousands (!!!) of comments in just a few days, all discussing the new LCD screen!

But the buzz surrounding the X-Pro3 is big everywhere, not only here on FujiRumors.

  • read here – Fujifilm X-Pro3: Top 10 Things You Might have Missed – Post Launch Coverage
  • read here – Fujifilm X-Pro3 Live Blog with lots of hands on reviews
  • read here – Press Release: Fujifilm Introduces the Mirrorless Digital Camera “FUJIFILM X-Pro3”
  • read here – Fujifilm X-Pro3 Full Specs Leaked and Comparison with X-Pro2 and X-T3
  • read here – Fujifilm X-Pro3: First Step into Fuji’s 3 Year Computational Photography Masterplan

And we talked about the tilt screen here:

  • read here – Look at This: The Fujifilm X-Pro3 Hidden Screen Gets Our Love Again :)
  • read here – Fujifilm X-Pro3: You Don’t Get it! Running After Sony Specs is Wrong. Better Offer a Different Photographic Experience!
  • read here – Some LOVE the Fujifilm X-Pro3, and Here is Why!

But the discussions continues all over the web. Some love it, others call it a “lost opportunity” and an “unforced error“.

You’ll find the latest X-Pro3 opinion roundup below.

NEW – Fujifilm X-Pro3: BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, FocusCamera

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X-Pro3 – Opinions Roundup

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Fujifilm GFX100 Firmware 1.03 Released

Fujifilm just released Fujifilm GFX100 firmware ver. 1.03, which incorporates the following issues:

  1. The slight defect is fixed about the color quality of the interchangeable electronic viewfinder “EVF-GFX2” bundled with GFX100.

You can download GFX100 firmware 1.03 here.

The GFX Community

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Zhiyun-Tech WEEBILL-S Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer – Fujifilm Compatible

Zhiyun-Tech WEEBILL-S

Zhiyun has just launched their new Zhiyun-Tech WEEBILL-S Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer for DSLR and mirrorless cameras. It’s a follow up to the previous Zhiyun Weebill LAB.

You can check specs and price at BHphoto here.

For the camera compatibility list, check out this page or see screenshots below.

  • read also – Fujifilm promises more gimbal and drone compatibility at the X Summit
  • read also – Fujifilm Compatible SIRUI Swift P1 Gimbal Launched

Videos

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Why I Chose the Fujifilm X-T3 over the X-H1 for Wedding Photography

Wedding Photography with Fujifilm

Reggie Ballesteros picked the Fujifilm X-T3 for his wedding photography business, and not the Fujifilm X-H1. Why?

You can see it in the video above. Down below a summary for those, who are in a hurry and can’t watch it right now.

Why X-T3 is better for weddings:

  • Low Light AF: X-T3 has -3EV autofocus, whereas the X-H1 is at about -1EV
  • AF speed: X-T3 has fastest AF in AF-S and AF-C
  • X-T3 has 100% phase detection coverage (X-H1 only center part)
  • Good enough image quality in low light, dynamic range and ISO performance to deliver high quality images to his clients
  • X-T3 is smaller and lighter
  • X-T3 has better video specs and features
  • X-H1 has IBIS, but it stabilizes only camera shake. It does not freeze the motion of people in your picture. That you can only do by raising shutter speeds or flash
  • at weddings he captures lively images of people in motion
  • he usually shoots at 1/250s and in low light he drops down at a minimum of 1/160s. He never goes slower than that, unless he uses flash
  • one of his workhorses is the 56mmf/1.2, and with that lens, IBIS would only be effective at slower speeds than he uses

Raggie then asked other X shooters, why they think the X-H1 is better for wedding photography, and they said:

Why X-H1 is better for weddings:

  • some drop down to 1/10s to do exterior shots. But Raggie takes maybe 2% of exterior shots on a wedding
  • some say they don’t trust that their hands are steady enough
  • a good reason is if you use the 90mm f/2, where IBIS becomes effective at 1/270, which is faster than what he shoots (1/160). But the XF90mm F2 is the least use lens in his lineup
  • X-H1 ergonomics are way better than X-T3
  • X-H1 shutter is very quite and discrete
  • X-H1 has better high ISO performance over X-T3, because X-T3 has more megapixel. It’s not a huge difference, but a little bit there is difference
  • X-H1 smooths out any handheld video. It does not replace a gimbal, but gives you stable handheld look

Conclusion:

  • he could find IBIS useful in less than 5% or 10% of his shots
  • he uses autofocus 95% to 100% of his shots
  • if he must buy a camera based on better autofocus or IBIS, he goes for the one with better AF
  • there is no best camera for everybody, just cameras that suite your style better

BIG X-T3 + X-H1 DEALS

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Iridient Digital and X Transformer add Fujifilm X-Pro3 and X-A7 Support

Iridient Developer 3.3.8 and X-Transformer 1.6.1 were both released with support for the Fujifilm X-Pro3 and X-A7 models, bug fixes and other improvements.

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The Blue X-A7: we told you about it already months ago here, we add today that it won’t be available on all markets