How Bad Is the Fujifilm X Pro 3 Sub-Monitor Issue?

Every now and again, we’re told by photographers about problems their cameras have. Sometimes, these problems lead to class action lawsuits. A few companies have suffered this. And the latest issue we’ve been told about has to do with the Fujifilm X Pro 3. The word is that the eInk Fujifilm X Pro 3 sub-monitor becomes faulty and stops working after a while. So we did some investigation.

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The Fujifilm X Pro 3 Has Something Uniquely Special About It

The Fujifilm X Pro 3 is the best camera on the market for anyone who doesn’t want to stare at a screen all day.

“Aren’t you just sick of all these zoom meetings,” is what a rep called and told me on the phone earlier in the pandemic. She called me out of the blue, and I completely agreed with her. But I didn’t realize how deep her words hit me. The entire staff has discussed how we’re all sick of staring at screens. And the Fujifilm X Pro 3 is the perfect answer to that. Yes, there are options like the Leica M10-D. But you’ll probably complain about its price more than you will the X Pro 3’s screen. 

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Why You Should Embrace the Fujifilm X Pro 3’s “Image Flaws”

Some folks may say that because the Fujifilm X Pro 3 isn’t a full-frame camera that has flaws, here’s how to embrace them.

Personally speaking, the Fujifilm X Pro 3 is currently my favorite camera. I gave it a glowing review not long ago, and there is so much about this camera that forces you to focus on what’s happening in front of you. It tests you to be sure of the shot that you’re about to take. And if you embrace the features that the camera gives you, it will deliver incredibly unique images. For example, use the Classic Negative rendition with the Clarity setting, and you’ll get stunning photos that Canon, Nikon, and Sony can’t give you. But there’s more than that. You should also embrace the quality of post-production.

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Review: Fujifilm X Pro 3 (The GOAT of Fujifilm Cameras)

The Fujifilm X Pro 3 will be the best camera for a certain type of photographer while others will gawk at it.

You should think about the Fujifilm X Pro 3 as a tool for a photographer who wants to be present in the moment and doesn’t want to miss a thing that’s happening. I’ve been waiting for the Fujifilm X Pro 3 for a long time; I felt that the X Pro 2 was great but not ideal. When the X Pro 3 was announced, I joined others in reveling at how much of a slap in the face to the industry this camera really is. The hidden LCD screen means the photographer needs to look through the viewfinder or unfurl the LCD screen to shoot. When I walked around NYC with Fujifilm reps, they stated I was the only photographer to not use the LCD screen to shoot at all. And that’s what this is about. The desired effect of this keeping you in the zone while shooting is something the Fujifilm X Pro 3 does very well.

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There Are Cheaper Solutions to Chimping Than the Fujifilm X Pro 3

The Fujifilm X Pro 3 is targeted at those who want to stop chimping. But surely there’s a cheaper solution?

The announcement of the Fujifilm X Pro 3 has plenty of people talking within the street photography community. The decision to hide the LCD screen, and emulate a build that pays homage to an analog camera, is attractive to many. Designed to prevent people from chimping (the act of reviewing each image after it’s been shot), the Fujifilm X Pro 3 comes at a hefty price. Starting at $1,799.95 (and going up to $2699.99) the camera certainly isn’t a cheap fix to a widespread problem. If you don’t have the cash to drop on this camera, check out these more cost-effective methods that will help prevent you from chronic chimping!

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9 Lenses Perfect For Documentary Photography With The Fujifilm X Pro 3

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The Fujifilm X-Pro 3 may just be the perfect camera for Documentarians to tote around, and these lenses will help you get the most out of it.

The just-announced Fujifilm X Pro 3 has warmed the hearts of many photographers due to its beautiful retro styling, it’s innovative rear E-Ink screen, and of course, its tried and true X-Trans Sensor. Previous iterations of this camera have been incredibly popular with street photographers, documentarians and photojournalists. There’s no doubt the Fujifilm X Pro 3 will be as well. Fujifilm has a vast collection of both primes and zooms that will help make this camera a fantastic tool for those who love documentary photography. Here we will take a quick look at the lenses that we would use for this genre of photography. Continue reading…

7 Primes That Will Make The Fujifilm X Pro 3 a Street Photography Gem

The Fujifilm X Pro 3 is just begging to be used out on the streets, and these prime lenses will make it sing.

The Fujifilm X Pro series of cameras have become firm fan favorites of street photographers over the years. The classic Rangefinder styling, solid build quality, and impressive image output make X Pro cameras a fantastic choice. A camera needs great lenses, though, and there are a ton of them available to Fujifilm users. If you plan on using the Fujifilm X-Pro 3 ($1,799.95 at Adorama) for street photography when you get your hands on one, these are the lenses we recommend that you pair up with it. Continue reading…

First Impressions: Fujifilm X Pro 3 (We Did Street Photography with It!)

The Fujifilm X Pro 3 is designed to slow you down and make you a more deliberate photographer, and that’s a good thing.

We first learned of the Fujifilm X Pro 3’s development last month. Yesterday afternoon, we got to spend some brief hands-on time shooting with the camera around New York City. The Fujifilm X Pro 3 incorporates the same 26.1MP X-Trans CMOS 4 APS-C sensor and X-Processor 4 Quad-Core Imaging Engine found within the X-T3 into a rangefinder-style body. The most notable design change from the X Pro 2 is that the rear of the camera now features an always-on-but-not-backlit E-Ink display. This is designed to simulate the film box window found on many analog cameras. There’s still a touch screen LCD if you want it, accessible by flipping the back of the camera down.

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5 Ways the Fujifilm X Pro 3 Hints at What the Next X100 Camera Is Like

The Fujifilm X Pro 3’s development was announced at the Fujifilm X Summit, and it’s quite innovative.

The X Pro 3 is a camera we have been eagerly anticipating as the rest of the industry has kept putting out cameras, lenses, etc. It honestly felt a bit like Fujifilm was quiet on the higher end of the X series in 2019. Understandably, this caused some anxiety among some Fujifilm users. I have a specific camera bag packed fill with Fujifilm gear that I use and was becoming antsy wondering how Fujifilm was going to innovate. What they announced came entirely out of the left field for me. But it also opened up even more questions, such as what the next X100 camera may be like.

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What Do You Think Fujifilm Has Up Their Sleeve? The Fujifilm X Pro 3?

The newly registered FF190001 Fujifilm camera is causing quite the stir.

Another day, another camera being registered by a major camera company. This time it’s Fujifilm stepping up to the plate with a yet-to-be-announced new camera. What could it possibly be? The filing, which was discovered this week, has caused quite a tizzy in the camerasphere. With Fujifilm recently heavily discounting the excellent Fujifilm X-H1 down to $999 with the grip, one would assume this new Fujifilm camera could be the X-H2. Not so fast there buddy! Hold your horses! We don’t think it’s that. Join us after the break to see what we believe this new Fujifilm camera might be. Continue reading…

My Wishlist: What I Want in the Fujifilm X Pro 3

I tend to skip a generation when it comes to cameras, so the Fujifilm X Pro 3 is next on my list.

I’ve never found it reasonable to constantly upgrade to the next generation of cameras that come out, and that’s why I’ve been holding out for the Fujifilm X Pro 3. I still own the Fujifilm X Pro 1, and to this day it is in my eyes one of the best cameras ever made in the past 10 years. The image quality still holds up as you can easily make the raw files look like film or have them be really high end. While Sony cameras are what I’d use for most of my work, Fujifilm is what I use for studio projects and for my hobby photography. I’ve always preferred the rangefinder style of cameras as they simply just conform better to my hands.

With all this said, here’s what I want out of the Fujifilm X Pro 3.

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Get Excited! The Fujifilm QuickSnap Waterproof 800 35mm is Back!

The Fujifilm QuickSnap Waterproof 800 is back thanks to Gen Z and millennials!

For what it’s worth, nothing has changed with the camera. But a while back, the Fujifilm QuickSnap Waterproof 800 camera was discontinued. However, Fujifilm is specifically citing that Gen Z and Millenials are partially responsible for bringing it back. This is the second time they’ve said this, with the first being a reference to the reintroduction of Acros 100. But the return of the product signifies something massive for the photo industry.

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Here’s What I Wish Fujifilm Did With the X-Pro 3 (And Why I Won’t Buy it)

I appreciate the idea of the Fujifilm X-Pro 3, but the company bottled it.

When Fujifilm first announced the X-Pro 3, it completely split the Fuji faithful. Many rejected the design, while others embraced it. That’s because Fujifilm made a rather bold move by hiding the LCD screen. Paying further homage to the analog camera, the X-Pro 3 was meant to be a hybrid between digital and film. The company was on the right path for making the perfect camera for street photography. I just wish it did it with more conviction.

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The Fujifilm X-Pro 3 Is Finally Announced, Prices Start at $1,799.95

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At long last, the Fujifilm X-Pro 3 gets a release date and a price!

The Fujifilm X-Pro series has quickly become one of the most beloved Mirrorless camera series on the market. With gorgeous, retro-rangefinder looks, impressive specs, and excellent performance to boot, it’s easy to understand why. While some details have been known about the Fujifilm X-Pro 3 for a while, other information has been kept under wraps. Today, the Fujifilm X-Pro 3 has been made official, and we have all the juicy details about it after the break. Continue reading…

How The Fujifilm X-Pro 3 Can Become Even More “Pro”

The New Fujifilm X-Pro 3 is slated to launch later this year, but will it be “pro” enough?

One of the most anticipated Fujifilm cameras in 2019 is the X-Pro 3. The X-Pro 2 is one of the most loved cameras in Fujifilm’s current line up, and expectations are high for its successor, but will it be “pro” enough when it finally hits the streets later on this year? Let’s take a quick look at what’s expected, and what we think would absolutely put it over the top and would make it truly a pro camera. Continue reading…

Fujifilm X-T3 Firmware 3.00 Brings Improved Eye Detection to The Camera

The Fujifilm X-T3 just keeps on getting better and better.

Fujifilm have really set the standard for customer and product support. When the Original X-T1 was released it was an incredibly flawed device, but after listening to the complaints the company pushed update after update to the camera and it become quite the powerhouse. This continued with the X-T2 and all of their other cameras as well. The Fujifilm X-T3 is no different in this regard, and Fujifilm have been incredibly consistent when it comes to pushing updates to their APS-C monster. Today firmware version 3.0.0 has hit and it packs some great autofocus updates. Continue reading…

What We Hope Will Be in the Fujifilm X-Pro 3

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The Fujifilm X Pro 2 has developed a cult following, and the expectations for the Fujifilm X-Pro 3 are high.

The Fujifilm X-Pro 2 is used and loved by photographers all over the globe. The Rangefinder style camera with the excellent X-Trans III sensor is loved because of its gorgeous retro looks, ease of use, and the quality of the images it produces. Expectations are high for the Fujifilm X-Pro 3; nothing but the best will please Fujifilm fans. A recent report suggests that the Fujifilm X-Pro 3 could hit store shelves later this year. There’s a lot riding on this release, and below is what we think it will take to win people over. Continue reading…

Opinion: Why I Really Want a Lower Base ISO on the Fujifilm X-T3 (But Probably Won’t Get It)

The Fujifilm X-T3 is highly anticipated by many photographers; and we predict that it will be a lite version of the Fujifilm X-H1.

There’s a whole lot of talk about the Fujifilm X-T3 online, and while we still don’t know the specifics about the camera, we’re positive that it probably won’t be what we really would like it to be. For a long time, I’ve really wanted Fujifilm to offer sensors with lower ISO settings. With the GFX 50S, I’m super happy about the lower ISO settings especially with studio work and landscape work. But with the APS-C cameras, the company has typically started their ISOs at ISO 200 in order to help the cameras perform better at higher ISOs. While this is surely commendable, I’m not so positive that many photographers shoot above ISO 12,800 on a regular basis. I personally rarely shoot at ISO 6400.

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Fujifilm Releases New Firmware Updates for X-E3 and X-Pro2

Fujifilm has released a new firmware that fixes an X-Pro2 bug and brings added GPS features to the X-E3.

The other edge of the double-edged sword that is Fujifilm’s strategy of constantly updating and upgrading their cameras through firmware updates is that there will be bugs that make it through the QA process here or there. Sometimes more severe than others, and sometimes rather benign or just more annoying than anything else.

The good thing is that because the company has such an efficient firmware update process and workflow internally, generally these issues are not around for long. That is the case with an odd issue which plagued the [amazon_textlink asin=’B01A8DUR74′ text=’X-Pro2′ template=’ProductLink’ store=’thephobl-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’26b8283f-fa20-11e7-98d4-c3cf92dea97d’] after its update to firmware version 4.0 at the end of last month. Additionally, Fujifilm also released a new firmware for the [amazon_textlink asin=’B0759G8F8N’ text=’X-E3′ template=’ProductLink’ store=’thephobl-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’2df9e9e9-fa20-11e7-8d13-35c74cbce81f’] which fixes some small bugs that were causing issues with that camera, as well as introduced a new GPS related feature.

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Fujifilm’s New X-E3 Shoots 4K, has Improved AF Tracking, and AF Joystick!

We have been hearing rumors now about the Fujifilm X-E3 for some time and now the wait is officially over, with the company making the announcement just a short while ago. This update brings the X-E line of cameras into the latest generation of Fujifilm technology and also comes with some exciting new additions!

Starting from the top, the Fujifilm X-E3 features the same 24.3MP X-Trans III sensor and X-Processor Pro combination that the rest of the latest generation Fujifilm cameras have, so image quality is likely to be nearly identical to the X-Pro2, X-T2, and X-T20. In addition to that though, the X-E3 also features a touchscreen as well as the much loved AF Joystick that was featured on the X-Pro2 and X-T2 (making the X-T20 the only odd man out).

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Film Review: Fujifilm Provia 100f (35mm and 120 Formats)

There’s been a big personal void in my life when it comes to slide film since the first death of Kodak Ektachrome, and I haven’t been able to fill for a while. But perhaps the closest thing to filling that gap is Fujifilm Provia 100f. Lots of folks love negative film; but I’ve always been more partial to slide film. Slide film is sort of like a badge of honor: you have to get the exposure perfectly right and most of the time the camera doesn’t really do it. With negative film and the development process, you’ve got a lot more versatility. But with slide film, you have maybe one stop extra in either direction. Perhaps this is one of the trademarks of what makes film so fun–you have to get the image right and the editing process isn’t as simple as it is in digital.

But either way, I’m genuinely in love with Fujifilm Provia 100. Like any other film though, I adore it in medium format much more than in 35mm.

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