This Photographer Left Fujifilm APS-C for Sony FF and then Switched Back Fujifilm APS-C… Here is Why!

From Sony to Fuji – Why?

Italian photographer Roberto owned Fujifilm X series gear, but at some point followed the siren songs of full frame Sony.

Now, after using Sony for a while, he switched back to Fujifilm.

In his (Italian) video he explains why.

But don’t worry, you are lucky that FujiRumors is a polyglot (I speak 4 languages), so I am going to translate it for you ;).

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Eye Autofocus Tested: Fujifilm is Worse vs Sony vs Canon vs Nikon… but…

Eye AF Comparison

Hidema shared a follow up to his this eye AF comparison between the following cameras:

In his original post, we critiqued the fact that he used the slower focusing XF 35mm f/1.4 lens.

So, Hidema listened, and, as spotted by our friends at CanonWatch, they now shared a follow up video, re-testing the eye AF.

But…

Hidema writes he used “all camera default settings, except eye-AF on“.

This would mean that high performance mode (or boost mode) was OFF, hence the slower autofocus.

Today I talked to Hidema, and he was not sure about boost mode. So he contacted the Fujifilm employee, who helped him to perform this test, and apparently he has been told that boost mode was ON.

One more, important, thing:

Fujifilm has just announced they will release two firmware updates in December and January for Fujifilm X-T3.

The new firmware will bring these 3 significant autofocus improvements, and I expect the results to improve significantly.

The Results

Hidema made 6 different tests.

For your convenience, I have extracted practical screenshots of the results fo the 6 different tests as well as the average results and the time the cameras needed to reacquire focus after the subject returned into the frame.

OVERALL RESULTS

  1. Sony – 95.27%
  2. Nikon – 87.66%
  3. Canon – 87.00%
  4. Fujifilm – 70.72%

For the full results one by one, check out the screenshots and the video below.

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Fujifilm X-T3, Nikon Z6, Canon EOS R and Sony A9 Soon Outdated Eye-Autofocus Comparison

Eye AF Comparison

Here is an Eye-AF comparison video between the Fujifilm X-T3, Nikon Z6, Canon EOS R and Sony A9.

It looks like they used the slower Fujinon XF35mm f/1.4 for this test, and it is also kind of pointless to discuss the Fujifilm X-T3 eye-AF at this stage, since a major improvement is coming via firmware in April, and the first reports are very promising.

So, in a few weeks, this test will already be obsolete and outdated, and we hope they will repeat the test again.

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Eye AF Compared: Fujifilm X-T3 vs Sony a6400 vs Sony a9 vs Sony a6500 vs Sony a7R III by Tony Northrup

Fuji vs Sony

It looks like Sony raised the bar once again, when it comes to eye-AF and AF-tracking.

Tony Northrup compared the eye-AF of the brand new Sony A6400, with the one of the Fujifilm X-T3, Sony A6500, Sony A9 and Sony A7rIII. He moved very harshly and pushed the magic eye-AF algorithms of the different cameras to their limits. Here are his results.

  • Fujifilm X-T3 – 24% in focus
  • Sony a6500 – 37% in focus
  • Sony a7RIII – 60% in focus
  • Sony a6400 – 98% in focus
  • Sony a9 – 100% in focus

Sony’s eye-AF also works from more distance to the subject than Fuji’s.

So, Fuji, time to work on the next Kaizen firmware update to catch up ;) .

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MIRRORLESS WARS Part 2: Fujifilm vs Canon, Nikon, Sony and Panasonic by Tony Northrup

Mirrorless Wars

Back in August, Tony and Chelsea Northrup have posted their thoughts about the so-called mirrorless war, where they basically predicted success for full frame, and said Fujifilm will remain a niche product, because it’s only APS-C and they don’t have super fast glass to match full frame DOF. You can see the summary of the video here.

Did the release of the Fujifilm X-T3 and Fujifilm GFX 50R made them more optimistic about Fujifilm’s future?

And did the Nikon Z7, Nikon Z6 and Canon EOS R keep up with the hype and hopes? And what about the Panasonic S1 and S1R?

Here some key points:

SONY

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