Fuji Guy Billy: Fujinon XF 33mm f/1.0 Development Challenge, XF 16-80mm f/4 very silent AF, X-H1 Market Misunderstanding and More

Fuji Guy Billy Interview

Fuji Guy Billy joined the Fujilove podcast. For those of you, who are right now on the road or at work and you can’t listen to it all at iTunes, Stitcher or on fujilove, here are the key points:

Fujinon X Mount Lenses

Fujifilm X100, X-E3, X-T20 and X-T3

  • Fujifilm X100 was the game changer and started the X series success
  • When developing the X100, Fujifilm wondered who is going to buy a fixed lens camera at this price point, but it turned out to be a success
  • Fujifilm X-T3 is balance of size, weight and quality in a good price point, but for Billy even the X-T3 is big
  • Billy’s go-to camera is the Fujifilm X-E3, paired with XF35mmF2, XF23mmF2 and occasionally the XF50mmF2 because of portability
  • Fujifilm X-T20 with no joystick is a dealbreaker for him

Fujifilm X-H1

  • Fujifilm X-H1 latest firmware introduced lots of improvements and the new lower price makes it very tempting
  • The Fujifilm X-H1 maybe has been misunderstood by the market. It had a lot of new video features, so people considered it more a video camera. But it is also a better and more robust camera, and facilitates handling of bigger lenses. For Professionals weight is sometimes not a problem, but more durability. That’s why Fujifilm launched the Fujifilm X-H1. It should also appeal to DSLR customers, who were on the fence of switching to mirrorless. IBIS is quite nice also for photography, especially in low light
  • Shutter has an S1 (half press) and S2 (full contact to release shutter) position. Regarding the Fujifilm X-H1, you can contact your Fujifilm service and see if they have an option to adjust the S1 and S2 position to your taste (low, medium or high). There might be a charge for that service, depending on your country

IBIS

  • Fujifilm wanted to make an excellent IBIS system, and it is one of the best on the market. But the size of the system was too big to put it into other X-series cameras. At this moment, it can’t fit in other cameras, but hopefully one day IBIS can be designed smaller and make it fit on other cameras

Fujinon G Mount Lenses

  • Fujinon GF 50mm f/3.5 coming in 2019 and Fujinon GF 45-100mm f/4 in 2020
  • Fujinon GF 100-200mm f/5.6 R LM OIS WR: If you look to move into medium format, you don’t have many lenses initially to choose from, so zoom lenses can cover various focal lengths. The GF100-200 is compatible with teleconverter. It’s a little bit heavier, but very sharp. At that focal length with medium format sensor, you can isolate your subject very well

External Battery Packs

Navigate Menu

  • Tips and Tricks: Best way to navigate the menu is using the front and rear command dial. Front dial jumps from page to page, and rear dial jumps from item to item

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Fujifilm GFX 50R Kenji Leather Half Case :: Haoge Square Metal Lens Hoods :: Angelbird X-T3 SD-Cards :: Fuji X Geek T-shirts

Fujifilm Accessories

Kenji Leather’s Half Cases are now available for pre-order. Check out more product details at kenjileather.com. The shopping cart is disabled, so you have to email at kenjileather@gmail.com to pre-order. There is also a special and unique 15% discount for our Fujifilm GFX facebook group members. In order to see the discount code, you must be part of our GFX group and you will find the discount code in this post.

Down below a few more accessories, from the affordable Haoge Square Metal Screw-in Mount Lens Hoods, to the new Angelbird Match Pack SDXC Memory Cards and even some Fuji X Geek T-shirts. Check it all out down below.

And if you were looking for a Fujifilm X-T3 KAZA leather case, we reported about it in September 2018.

Haoge Square Metal Screw-in Mount Lens HoodsCustomer Reviews

Angelbird Match Pack SDXC Memory Cards availbale for Fujifilm X-T3

Fuji X Geek T-shirts

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Fujifilm X-T3 vs Olympus E-M1X vs Fujifilm GFX 50R Specs and Size Comparison

In a few hours, Olympus will officially announce the Olympus E-M1X.

The full specs are already leaked at 43rumors, and always 43rumors spotted here that Apotelyt has already put Olympus upcoming flagship in their database.

Hence, you can now compare its size to other cameras, for example the Fujifilm X-T3 or the Fujifilm GFX50R.

You can see the size comparisons after Apotelyt’s list of reason why to get the Fujifilm X-T3 over the Olympus E-M1X and vice versa.

Reasons to prefer the Fujifilm X-T3:

  • More detail: Has more megapixels (26 vs 20.2MP), which boosts linear resolution by 16%.
  • Better image quality: Features bigger pixels on a larger sensor for higher quality imaging.
  • Richer colors: Larger pixels generate images with better, more accurate colors.
  • More dynamic range: Capable of capturing a wider spectrum of light and dark details.
  • Better low-light sensitivity: Can be used in poorly lit environments and still produce good images.
  • More detailed viewfinder: Has higher resolution electronic viewfinder (3690k vs 2360k dots).
  • Larger screen: Has a bigger rear LCD (3.2″ vs 3.0″) for image review and settings control.
  • More compact: Is smaller (133x93mm vs 144x147mm) and will fit more readily into a bag.
  • Less heavy: Has a lower weight (by 458g or 46 percent) and is thus easier to take along.
  • Faster data transfer: Supports a more advanced USB protocol (3.1 vs 3.0).
  • More affordable: Was introduced into a lower priced category (50 percent cheaper at launch).
  • More heavily discounted: Has been on the market for longer (launched in September 2018).

Advantages of the Olympus OM-D E-M1X:

  • High quality composites: Can combine several shots after pixel-shifting its sensor.
  • More flexible LCD: Has swivel screen for odd-angle shots in portrait or landscape orientation.
  • More selfie-friendly: Has an articulated screen that can be turned to be front-facing.
  • Faster burst: Shoots at higher frequency (18 vs 11 flaps/sec) to capture the decisive moment.
  • More portrait friendly: Features an integrated vertical grip for easier portrait shooting.
  • Longer lasting: Can take more shots (870 versus 390) on a single battery charge.
  • Sharper images: Has hand-shake reducing image stabilization built-in.
  • More modern: Is somewhat more recent (announced 4 months after the X-T3).

Fujifilm X-T3 vs Olympus E-M1X

Fujifilm GFX 50R vs Olympus E-M1X

Fujifilm Fujinon GF100-200mmF5.6 R LM OIS WR Size Comparison – Pre Orders at 12 PM

Fujifilm Fujinon GF100-200mmF5.6 R LM OIS WR

Camerasize has added the Fujinon GF100-200mmF5.6 R LM OIS WR to their database, hence you can now compare it to whatever you desire here.

The GF100-200 is a full frame equivalent of 79-158mm f/4.4, hence I decided ot compare it to the Sony FE 70-200mm F4 on Sony A9 and the Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L on the Canon MKIV.

The Fujinon GF100-200 will be available for pre-order at 12:01 PM ET.

Fujinon GF100-200mm f/5.6: BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama

Fujifilm GFX 50R (up to $1,000 bundle savings): BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS
Fujifilm GFX 50S (new retail price): BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS

 

Photons to Photos: Fujifilm GFX50R Dynamic Range Test Results

Fujifilm GFX 50R

Photons to Photos just added the Fujifilm GFX50R dynamic range tests to their database.

The results are in line with the dynamic range and read noise measurements of the Fujifilm GFX 50SR. You can check it out and manipulate the following data.

Speaking of medium format, Fujifilm will announce the Fujinon GF100-200mm f/5.6 on January 17.

Fujifilm GFX 50R (up to $1,000 bundle savings): BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS
Fujifilm GFX 50S (new retail price): BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS

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