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One year after its announcement, the Fujifilm X-T3 is still a strong seller for Fujifilm, and hence one of the most covered Fujifilm cameras on the web.
So, we keep up covering it in dedicated roundups here on FujiRumors and today we have another one for you to check out below.
X-T3 Rumors, News and Community
To be clear, this is NOT a ranking from best to worst, but only a ranking from most to least used lenses. In your style of shooting, you might have completely different priorities.
I currently own 8 X mount lenses, but overall I owned more of them, but as many of you, I had to sell some to buy others.
Here are my currently most used/loved lenses:
It’s hard to justify keeping the XF18-55 and XF55-200 any longer, but it’s also so hard to sell them.
… another option could be to get the brand new Fujinon XF16-80mmF4, sell my XF18-135 and XF18-55, and at that point stay with the XF16-80 and XF55-500.
I have watched through my 18-135 image EXIF data, and discovered that I hardly use it at its long end anyway. My favorite image of 2018 for example was taken with the 18-135 at 70mm.
Also, a photography genre I have basically ignored until now, is macrophotography. I think it could give me a creative and motivational boost to try out something completely new. So I could sell two lenses and get the XF60mm or XF80mm (but I am afraid the 80 is a bit too “Pro” for my skills)
But something must go, since I have to start funding my still very meager XF33mm f/1.0 piggy bank, which has been drained recently due to my marriage.
Which brings me to the next problem: any idea guys how I can convince my wife that we need more lenses? ;)
Piet Van den Eynde has tested how far can you take a Fujifilm GFX100 file in postproduction. You can check it out in the video above.
GFX 100 overheats says Jack:
“I received a strange message, “Turn off the camera, and turn it back on.” I tried that several times, and I kept receiving the same message. I took the batteries out, reloaded them, and tried again. Same message. I tried a second set of batteries. Same message.
I figured it must be the heat. At this point, I had taken 97 photographs in single-shot mode over a 90-minute period. No video.”
More at gfxmagazine.
Potential cause (and solution)
digitalcameraworld woners: is 100MP just stupid? In their Fujifilm GFX100 review they write:
Unfortunately (for us), the GFX 100 has a higher resolving power even than our test chart, which maxes out at 4,000 line widths/picture height! This is normally plenty for even the best digital cameras, but not this time. […]
The GFX 100 can capture extraordinary levels of detail, but your technique has to be absolutely perfect. In our tests, we could often see differences between two examples of the same shot taken at the same time. We’re not talking about ‘marginal’ handheld shutter speeds here. Even at two or more times the usual ‘safe’ shutter speed, we saw variations. That’s not because there’s anything wrong with the camera. It’s because its resolution is so high that it will reveal even the slightest camera movement or focus shift, where both might be completely invisible on a lower-resolution camera. […]
The GFX 100 is an unforgiving camera. It will magnify your resolution, but it will also magnify your errors […]
Nevertheless, the GFX 100 is proof that megapixels still matter (as long as the sensor is big enough).
Read it all at digitalcameraworld.
The Fujifilm GFX100 has so far earned an incredible amount of great reviews.
But if there is one aspect, where most reviewers agree, is that the vertical grip isn’t optimally designed.
They particularly complain about the lack of texture, that makes the vertical grip more slippery than the regular grip.
Not only it improves the overall grip, but, as R.G said in our GFX group:
It’s not the lack of grip that concerned me as much as wanting a barrier between the body and the Custom Bracket rotating head I use in the studio to minimize the risk of “wear signs” appearing over time.
The solution is used by Fuji X Photographer Matt Brandon for his laptop, who, when asked by the community if it wouldn’t be cheaper just to use gaffer tape, answered:
I find gaffer tape doesn’t work well in the tropic regions. I have it all over my cameras to protect them (to save them for possible resale). But within a year it starts sliding and gets sticky.
You can read more details, see customer reviews and if you want buy the Dragon non slop textured rubber grip here.
Down below the images of the Fujifilm GFX100 with the rubber grip.
The GFX Community