Stop Buying Fujinon GF Lenses Like Crazy, Or We Won’t Get GF Lens Deals Anymore ;)

Take all launch-sales of all GFX cameras in the past, combine them, and then compare them with the sales (and pre-orders) of the Fujifilm GFX100S.

The result: the Fujifilm GFX100S sold better than ALL of them combined!

No surprise that therefore the Fujifilm GFX100S is already the most owned GFX camera by the FujiRumors community.

This should be a good news for Fujifilm. But it also puts Fujifilm in front of some serious challenges.

  • ship all the pre-ordered GFX100S cameras as fast as possible
  • with tons of new photographers joining the GFX system overnight thanks to the GFX100S, also sale of G mount lenses is incredibly strong

After an email of FR-reader Darin, I took a loot at the current GF lens stock status at BHphoto, AmazonUS and Adorama.

I noticed that, at the time of this post, 7 out of 12 lenses are not available at BHphoto, and also Adorama and Amazon lack of G mount lenses stock.

So down below is an overview on what you can still find where.

I have the feeling that, with the lenses selling so strong, we won’t get deals on them for a while. But I hope to be proven wrong.

NOT AVAILABLE

AVAILABLE ONLY AT 1 STORE

AVAILABLE AT 2 STORES

AVAILABLE AT ALL 3 STORES

Fujifilm Wins 29 Red Dot Awards including GFX100S, X-E4, XF50mmF1.0 and More

29 products, the largest number ever, received the world-famous “Red Dot Design Award”

Ultra-short throw projector “FUJIFILM PROJECTOR Z8000” won the highest award “Best of the Best Award”

Products in various business fields are highly evaluated for their designs that realize not only beautiful appearance but also excellent functions and performance

Fujifilm Co., Ltd. (President: Kenji Sukeno) is a “Red Dot Design Award: Product Design 2021” sponsored by the “Nordline Westfalen Design Center” based in Essen, Germany. We are pleased to announce that 29 products such as the instant camera instax “Cheki” series and the digital cameras “X series” and “GFX series” have won the “Red Dot Design Award 2021”. Among them, the ultra-short throw projector “FUJIFILM PROJECTOR Z8000” won the “Best of the Best Award”, which is the highest award of the same award.

This time, 29 products, which is the largest number ever for our company, have been awarded, and this is highly evaluated for the design that maximizes not only the beautiful appearance but also the excellent functions and performance.

The “Red Dot Design Award” is an international design award established in 1955. It is judged based on criteria such as design innovation, functionality, ergonomics, ecology, and durability, and is awarded to excellent products. This award is one of the three major design awards in the world, along with the “iF design award” in Germany and the “IDEA” in the United States. This year, about 7,800 entries were submitted from all over the world and were judged by internationally active design experts.

We pursue functions and performance in the development of all products and services, and are working on design development that maximizes the excellent functions and performance. Going forward, we will continue to aim to create new value for our products by realizing designs that are not limited to the beauty of the exterior design, but are thoroughly focused on easy and comfortable operability and portability.

Red Dot Design Award 2021″ winning products (24 products excluding 5 unpublished products)

  1. Ultra-short throw projector “FUJIFILM PROJECTOR Z8000”
  2. Instant camera “Cheki” “instax mini 7+”
  3. Instant camera “Cheki” “instax mini 11”
  4. Instant camera “Cheki” “instax SQUARE SQ1”
  5. Mirrorless digital camera “FUJIFILM GFX 100S”
  6. Mirrorless digital camera “FUJIFILM X-T4”
  7. Mirrorless digital camera “FUJIFILM X-E4”
  8. Mirrorless digital camera “Fujifilm X-S10
  9. Mirrorless digital camera “Fujifilm X100V”
  10. Fujinon lens XF50mmF1.0 R WR
  11. Fujinon lens XF10-24mmF4 R OIS WR
  12. Fujinon lens GF30mmF3.5 R WR
  13. Fujinon lens GF100-200mmF5.6 R LM OIS WR
  14. Broadcast zoom lens “FUJINON UA 107 x 8.4 BESM AF
  15. Broadcast zoom lens “FUJINON UA 24 x 7.8 BERD S6 B
  16. Broadcast zoom lens “FUJINON HP 66 x 15.2-ESM
  17. Broadcast zoom lens “FUJINON HP 12 x 7.6 ERD-S9
  18. Zoom lens for cinema camera “FUJINON Premista 19-45mm T2.9
  19. Binoculars “FUJINON HYPER-CLARITY HC 8 × 42/10 × 42”
  20. Endoscope function expansion unit “EX-1”
  21. Clinical chemistry analyzer “DRI-CHEM NX600”
  22. Mouthpiece “B1” with splash reduction function for endoscopes
  23. Inkjet solution “UVIQUE”
  24. Magnetic tape storage media “FUJIFILM LTO Ultrium8 data cartridge”

Down below a more detailed introduction on the awarded products.

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Fujifilm GF 50mm F3.5: an Easy Lens to Love

On March 29, the huge deal on the Fujinon GF 50mm f/3.5 will end.

Now DPR shared a first impressions article about this lens, and here are some of their remarks:

  • it’s sharp. Very, very sharp. Fujifilm has claimed that all the GF lenses were designed for more than 100MP of resolution
  • I was rather impressed to see essentially perfect sharpness all the way out to the extreme corners and I didn’t notice any practical difference in quality throughout the aperture range
  • I couldn’t find any chromatic aberrations in any images
  • On my GFX 50R, focusing from close to far with the 50mm seems faster than all my other GF prime lenses except the 23mm
  • It locks on almost instantly with hardly any ‘wobble’ and a barely audible ‘zip’ sound
  • Fujifilm made the autofocus of this 50mm medium format lens feel a lot more like one of the better X-mount APS-C lenses than any other medium format lens I’ve used. It’s certainly faster than manual focus on Hasselblad V system lenses, faster than Pentax 645 AF lenses, and faster than Mamiya / Phase One AF lenses I’ve used in the past
  • Close focus could be closer. […] It would be easy to suggest simply cropping into the much higher resolution GFX image
  • I’m actually very impressed by this lens’s flare resistance
  • Overall, the Fujifilm GF 50mm F3.5 lens is easy to love
  • It transforms the GFX 50R into a camera that is actually very easy to carry around and shoot with casually, which is definitely NOT something you can say of most medium format gear
  • I’ve shot with some of the best, most expensive gear in the world… and this 50mm is among the sharpest lenses I’ve ever used

You can read the full article at dpreview.

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HOT New Fujifilm Deals: Save Up to $1,000 on GFX50R, Fujinon GF50mm f/3.5 and Fujifilm X-T3 Sell-Out for Fujifilm X-T4 Arrival

I tell you this: I am lucky I don’t live in USA, because otherwise I could hardly resist to the mega offer on the one combo in the GFX medium format system, that is totally tempting me. In fact, both, the Fujifilm GFX 50R and the Fujinon GF50mm f/3.5 are now heavily discounted.

Take note: the Fujinon GF 50mm f/3.5 is 50% off!!!!

Also, the big Fujifilm X-T3 sell-out started, and you now can get the X-T3 body or kit with a $200 discount plus a free vertical X-T3 grip (worth $329). This adds up to a $529 saving!

And in addition to that, there is a nice deal also on the Fujifilm X-T30.

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So, while we wait for Fujifilm to finally be able to ship all Fujifilm GFX100 pre-orders, we dedicate a roundup to the super discounted Fujifilm GFX50S and Fujifilm GFX 50R.

And despite the frankly superior specs of the Fujifilm GFX100, still today, if I should pick one, I’d go all in with the Fujifilm GFX50R. That one, combined with the Fujinon GF50mm f/3.5, and I have a powerhouse version of my much beloved Fujifilm X-E3 with XF27mm (+beer  ;) ) combo.

Believe me, there isn’t a day, that I am not tempted to get it. But for me, making this step, would mean go all in with the GFX system (and leaving the X system), and given the great results I get with my X gear, I am not yet ready for such a big jump (and investment).

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