Kai Wong Fujifilm GFX100 Hands On Review: “You Do Get Quite a Bit for Your Money”

Fujifilm GFX100

Kai Wong went hands on with the Fujifilm GFX100. Here is what he thinks about it:

  • medium format is ment for tripod still subject shooting, but not with a body like the Fujifilm GFX100
  • feels good in the hands
  • like a Canon 1DXII in terms of size and weight, but the GFX100 has a much bigger sensor inside [and I’d also IBIS]
  • it functions like an oversized Fujifilm X, at least almost. No D-Pad, no retro dials
  • skin smoothing effect smooths out ever imperfection. Works only for the JPEGs
  • autofocus is pretty damn good. Same AF algorithm of X-T3, but lenses have bigger glass to shift, hence not as fast AF as X-T3
  • Fujifilm X-T3 and X-T30 eye-AF is right up there with Sony
  • Kai’s GFX100 struggled to detect faces, but on other GFX100 samples face and eye detection worked well
  • Eye AF is accurate and fast enough, although feels a little bit slower than on Fujifilm X-T3
  • the GFX100 sensor is 4 times bigger than the sensor on the X-T3
  • tracking mostly does a good job, although, understandably, sometimes it doesn’t shift the glass in time when the subject is moving at decent pace towards you
  • EVF is sooo good
  • shutter really well dampened (shock absorber), and you need it, with medium format 102 MP
  • nice soft shutter button, like on Fujifilm X-H1
  • using IBIS, works easily down to 1/125
  • no fancy dials, and Kai missed them, since turning a dial is easier and quicker than pressing a button and looking at the LCD
  • not too many negatives
  • electronic shutter means bad rolling shutter, but no surprise with a big sensor like that, and probably you are not going to use electronic shutter on the GFX100
  • works well enough on the streets, but not the obvious choice for street photography
  • a camera for landscapers, who need more resolution and more details
  • you can push it 4 stops and still get nice clean, crisp images
  • nobody buys the GFX100 for video, but it deserves credit since Fujifilm has done video well on the GFX100
  • uses 4K with no crop. Footage looks great. AF works great. Rolling shutter contained and video is still usable
  • IBIS works superbly to shoot stable video
  • You do get quite a bit for your money
  • Props to Fujifilm and well done to all those lucky buggers that can afford one

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Fujifilm GFX100 Customer Reviews: “100 MP is Phenomenal, if You can Afford it, Get it”

images shared by Richard Ng at our Fujifilm GFX group - link below

images shared by Richard Ng at our Fujifilm GFX group – link below

Fujifilm GFX100

The Fujifilm GFX100 is experiencing a shipping shortage, but there are some, who are lucky enough to already have one in their hands.

If seems like all Fujifilm GFX100 owners are also members of our galactic Fujifilm GFX group. So here is some of the feedback they shared there.

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Fujifilm Updates X RAW Studio, X Acquire, H Mount Adapter G, Tether Plugin PRO and RAW File Converter EX 3.0

Fujifilm has released a bunch of firmware and software updates, mostly for Fujifilm GFX100 support but not only. The H Mount Adapter G got a bug fix and X RAW Studio a couple of improvements.

Let’s look at the updates one by one.

H MOUNT ADAPTER G Firmware Update

The firmware update Ver.1.20 from Ver.1.10 incorporates the following issue:

1. The phenomenon is fixed that it doesn’t work with HC lenses with some of the firmware versions.

FUJIFILM X RAW Studio

The software update Ver.1.7.0 incorporates the following issues:

  1. Applicable model for the “FUJIFILM X RAW STUDIO” is added.
    Applicable Model:FUJIFILM GFX100
  2. “★” mark can be pasted to a favorite image. (Addition of the rating function)
  3. Improvement of operability.
    ・By referring to a list in a previous referred folder, you can access to another folder.
    ・You can delete an image from a list of thumbnail images.
    ・You can open an image file by putting it on the icon of the application software.
    ・You can open an selected image file by other application software.
  4. Other improvements and fix of slight defect.

FUJIFILM X Acquire

The software update Ver.1.14.0 incorporates the following issue:

  1. The compatibility of tethered shooting with “FUJIFILM GFX100” is added.
    The additional function below can be used.
    ・Backup/restore of camera setting for tethered shooting.
    ・Tethered shooting via USB or Wi-Fi.

“FUJIFILM Tether Plugin PRO for GFX” for Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® Classic CC / 6

The software update Ver.1.14.0 incorporates the following issues:

  1. The compatibility of tethered shooting with “FUJIFILM GFX100” is added.
  2. Addition of function and improvement of operability.
    ・Addition of the buttons for zoom-in, zoom-out and hand tool.
    ・Functions of shortcut keys are available.
    ・Addition of the Focus reset function.

NOTE: *After May 31, 2019, Fujifilm will no longer provide camera compatibility upgrade or OS support for HS-V5 and related software including the Plug-in.

RAW FILE CONVERTER EX 3.0 powered by SILKYPIX Software Update

The software update Ver.8.1.1.0 incorporates the following issue:

  1. Applicable model for the “RAW FILE CONVERTER EX 3.0 powered by SILKYPIX” is added.
    Applicable Model : FUJIFILM GFX100

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Fujifilm GFX100 Orders Triple Fujifilms’ Forecast and the GFX100 Stock and Shipping Status Update

I recently wrote an article on why I believe the Fujifilm GFX system has a glorious future ahead. You can read it here.

I mention that article, because in the comments a FR-reader said that pre-orders for the new GFX100 are strong:

Talking to a Fuji rep at a GFX100 demo and he said orders were triple that of forecasts

Another report from the Fujifilm GFX group says:

I got information, now. I have to wait GFX100 a month [in Japan]. If ordering now, have to wait 2 months. What a big mount of order.

From my own sources I can only confirm that pre-orders are stronger than expected.

If all this is correct, then you can expect delivery shortage.

Let’s look at the 3 major stores:

  • B&H Photo: first batch is shipping but BH has more pre-orders than stock, so they wait for more cameras to come from Japan
  • Adorama: It is listed as “On Backorder”. Our GFX group members contacted Adorama, who told them to expect shipping early July.
  • AmazonUS markes it available within 1 to 2 months.

Some lucky guys already got their Fujifilm GFX100 shipped, and are now very actively sharing impressions and samples at our Fujifilm GFX group.

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Iridient X Transformer 1.6 adds Fujifilm GFX 100 Support

Iridient X-Transformer 1.6 is now available for macOS and Windows.

1.6 – June 27, 2019 (Maintenance Release)

New Features:

  • Support added for RAW images from the GFX 100.
  • New “Iridient Standard v2” is now the default camera profile.
  • Support added for registration using license files generated from new e-commerce providers. The eSellerate e-commerce service that was previously used for sales and license generation is being shut down in June, 2019

Improvements:

  • Updated to the latest version of the LibreSSL library (2.9.2).

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed an issue with the File Naming panel’s sequence increment not properly incrementing the sequence number.

This new update can be downloaded from Iridient website here. Full release notes here.

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