Meike Vertical Battery Grip for Fujifilm X-T2 at Amazon

Meike Vertical Grip for Fujifilm X-T2

We already told you back in July about the Meike vertical grip for Fujifilm X-T2.

Well, the MEIKE MK-XT2 Pro Professional Battery Grip is now listed at some Amazon stores.

If you are interested, make sure to check out AmazonUS, AmazonUK, AmazonDE to see when they finally start taking orders (currently not listed or listed as “unavailable”).

It is available at the Chinese store fengniao.

via ephotozine

Fujifilm X-T3 Vs. X-T2 High ISO Jpeg Comparison, Canon and Nikon Take a Hit, X-Trans 3 Vs X-Trans 4 Pixel Comparison & More

Fujifilm X-T3 Roundup

If the Canon EOS R and Nikon Z series earned quite some flack on the internet, quite the opposite is true for the Fujifilm X-T3, and even guys, who used to cirtique Fujifilm quite hard and never recommended to buy Fujifilm like Gerald (link below), now say that with the X-T3 changed everything. He has one for testing, and is evidently blown away.

This camera has one equation that simply fits: it’s great value for money! So let’s check out the next bunch of X-T3 first looks.

We already shared a dedicated X-T3 eye/face detection article earlier today. Now let’s see what else we can learn about the Fujifilm X-T3.

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Fujifilm X-T3 Pre-orders
USA
: BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, Focuscamera
AUS: CameraPro
EU: CalumentDE, DigitechCH, WexUK, PCHstore

X-T3 Review (Pixel Peeping Vs. X-T2 included)

Bjorn as published a 2 part review of the Fujifilm X-T3 (part 1part 2). The review also includes a high ISO comparison between the X-T2 and X-T3. JPEG only, since nobody supports the RAW files yet. So we are definitely far from being able to take any conclusions, but it’s interesting to see anyway.

Bjorn writes:

I must admit that I was expecting a larger difference between the two cameras when it comes to high ISO performance, especially since it is using the new Backside illuminated sensor (BSI). Realistically, there is about a one stop advantage for the X-T3 compared to the X-T2. I have no problem shooting at ISO 6400 and will bump it up to 12800 if needed. Compared to the X-T1 the difference is more pronounced and is closer to two stops better low light performance. For a cropped sensor camera, this is well within the ballpark.”

Before we move on, please make sure to…

Canon and Nikon Take a Hit

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Fujifilm X-T3 SPECS LEAKED & COMPARED to Fujifilm X-T2 and X-H1. Worth the Upgrade?

Fujifilm X-T3

Earlier today the Fujifilm X-T3 have been leaked.

So what, is it worth to upgrade from a Fujifilm X-T2 or even Fujifilm X-H1 to a Fujifilm X-T3?

Well, only you can decide it, but in order to help you, I have listed all rumored Fujifilm X-T3 specs side by side with the ones of the Fujifilm X-T2 and X-H1.

Discover the real life performance of the X-T3 in our epic Live Blogging on September 6 on FujiRumors.com and make sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, RSS-feed and Twitter.

You can find the full comparison down below or download the PDF from our dropbox here.

Fujifilm X-T3 Coming Soon: BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama

Full Specs Comparison

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Fujifilm X-T3 Basically Same Look and Button Layout of Fujifilm X-T2

Fujifilm X-T3

I have been informed (thanks) that the Fujifilm X-T3 will have the same button layout of the Fujifilm X-T2. Also the form factor will remain the same, with just some minor changes. Hence, once it will be announced, you won’t really notice any difference over the X-T2.

For me this is a good news, since the X-T design is loved by many just as it is now. Fujifilm did create the X-H line appositely to have more design freedom and craft a more DSLR-like camera. But the X-T should mantain it’s current form factor.

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Fujifilm X-T3 rumored Specs

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Fujifilm Factory Tour: Manufacturing Our Beloved Fujifilm Gear (GFX, X-T2, X-mount lenses, MK lenses more)

Manufacturing our beloved Fujifilm Gear

Manufacturing our beloved Fujifilm Gear

Fujifilm Factory Tour: Manufacturing Our Beloved X-gear :)

Hey guys,

A kind FR-reader (thanks) dropped me the link to a nice read for the weekend.

But before I share it, just allow me say a quick (but big) “thank you” to all FR-readers, who share with FR the interesting Fuji-stuff they find on the web.

You make it possible that FujiRumors is always the first to break the news and rumor, and also the first to share links in live bloggings and much more. I don’t know any other way to return you guys the favor you do to me, other than keep this blog running with enthusiasm, joy and dedication.

I’m so positive, motivated and full of energy like never before. So thanks so much to everybody for your help and support :)

And now to today’s story :-)

Jon Fauer had the pleasure to visit the Fujifilm headquarters, as well as the Fujifilm factory where the new cinema MK glass and the Fujifilm X-T2, Fujifilm GFX 50s and other X-mount lenses are made.

At the end they visit the very best place of all the tour… but read further below, to discover what it is :)

The tour starts at the Fujifilm Omiya Headquarters, where Jon talks with a Fujifilm manger about the Fujifilm GFX 50s. and especially about the new Cinema MK lenses, the MK18-55mm F2.9 and MK50-130mm T2.9. As we already reported here, X-mount version of the lenses will come by the end of the year 2017.

A curiosity, why Fujifilm called their new cinema lenses “MK” lenses:

M for Movie, Manual, Mobility, Marvelous, Multiple-use! Also, perhaps it can be said that in Video you “take the shot.” In stills, you “take” a photograph. But in movies, you “make” a film. You are a film maker. So MK.”

Then they continue to the Fujifilm Taiwa Factory:

More than 1,000 people work in the vast Fujifilm Taiwa Factory, assembling X-series and GFX cameras, components and other products. A new, dedicated area has been set up for a highly skilled team to build Fujinon MK lenses.”

Regarding the MK lenses, they say:

The philosophy of the MK lenses is affordablity for independent productions. To keep the cost down and the manufacturing yield high, Fujinon has combined techniques from their experience in high-yield manufacturing (still cameras and lenses) and high-precision, high-end lens crafting. The trick seems to the their use of molded, composite lens barrels and mechanical sub-assemblies. Traditionally, these components have been milled on CNC machines from metal. Advantages of composites include speed of manufacturing, resistance to temperature variations in the field, and advanced structural possibilities.”

And what’s the best way to end a hard day visiting factories and interviewing Fujifilm managers? Right, get a good Whisky :). So the tour ends at the Nikka Whisky Miyagikyo Sendai Distillery.

Check out the whole tour at filmanddigitaltimes (4.5MB PDF – 20 Pages)

enjoy your weekend ;)
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