Adobe Lightroom’s Latest Update Should Play Well with Fujifilm RAW Files

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X-Trans files have been hard for Lightroom and Adobe RAW to deal with, but have Adobe solved the problem with this update?

Software updates are always a good thing, especially the long overdue ones. While the recent Lightroom Ecosystem announcement isn’t just Fujifilm Specific, users of the X-Trans based sensors will be pleased to know that the algorithms used to decipher RAW files have been given a boost, and both Bayer and X-Trans RAW files should see a 30% improvement when it comes resolving fine details. There are plenty of other new features that have been included in the new update too. Join us after the break to find out more. Continue reading…

New Images of Fujifilm GFX 100 Surface, Possible X Trans Sensor Inside

Fujifilm have been batting well since they entered the Medium Format race, but a 100 Megapixel X-Trans Sensor could hit their next Medium Format camera out of the park.

Thanks to the guys and gals over at Fujifilm, Medium Format cameras have become much more affordable and accessible to the masses. The GFX 50S and the GFX 50R have been causing waves in the high-end camera world and for good reason. The next Medium Format camera from Fujifilm will be a 100 Megapixel variant that is due for release sometime in 2019. While details have been hard to come by, some new images of a prototype GFX 100 have surfaced on the web. The big question though is will this beast have a Bayer sensor, or will it be equipped with the incredible X-Trans Sensors Fujifilm have become known for? According to an interview that we did last year, there’s a possibility that it could still be an X Trans sensor. Continue reading…

The Fujifilm X-T1 IR Shoots Infrared Images

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Based on all the success that the Fujifilm X-T1 gained, the company has gone ahead and created an infrared version of their award winning camera. According to the company’s press release, it’s going to be marketed to crime scene investigation, fine art photography, healthcare diagnostics and observation professionals. Externally, it’s identical to the X-T1, but it’s what’s on the inside that counts.

It maintains the X Trans Sensor–which the other cameras have and that randomizes colors. But when it comes to infrared work, you’ll get different results. For starters, this is a 16.3MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS II sensor that can capture UV light. Specifically, the company states “Professional-grade infrared technology from the ultraviolet (UV), visible and infrared (IR) portions of the spectrum (approximately 380nm – 1,000nm)” The standard IR cut filter has been removed and an anti-reflective coating has been applied to the sensor according to what Fujifilm tells us.

More tech specs are after the jump. When it comes to America, it’ll cost you $1,699.95.

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Reports State That a Weather Sealed Fujifilm Mirrorless X Series Cam Is Coming in January

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer SLR Magic 23mm f1.7 lens fujifilm x pro product photos (7 of 7)ISO 4001-200 sec at f - 5.0

While Fujifilm has stated before that they’re not going to get into the full frame game, that doesn’t mean that they won’t try to get higher end. As it stands, the X Pro 1 has yet to have a full upgrade. But a report on 43Rumors is saying that the company will be coming out with a camera shaped like the Olympus OMD series and that it will be weather sealed. Of course then, it also means that some sort of weather sealed lenses will have to come out sooner or later. Fujifilm hasn’t described any of these in the roadmap yet.

If Fujifilm produces something like that, then it will conflict heavily with the OMD EM1 or EM5. At the same time though, I believe what everyone wants to see is a full frame X Trans Sensor that will probably wipe the floor with everyone else as Fujifilm’s sensors are right now the best in the APS-C sector.

However, this was also on a rumor site. And it probably isn’t true. But CES in January seems like an accurate time for the company to make the announcement.

Fujifilm Lets the XE-2 and XQ-1 Cameras Out of the Bag

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Yup, it was bound to happen this year for sure. Today, Fujifilm is announcing their brand new X-E2 camera–the successor to their X-E1. The new camera has a brand new 16.3MP X Trans II CMOS sensor at its heart. Of course, it’s still an APS-C sensor and there is also an EXR II processor to help with image processing. It includes other features too such a Lens Modulation Optimizer, .5 second startup according to what they’re claiming, 7fps shooting, dual split imaging or focus peaking for manual focusing, and the inclusion of WiFi.

The full spec rundown as well as images of the X-E2 and the X-Q1 are after the jump.


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