Fujifilm’s Ultimate X-series Camera Will Have a New X-Trans Sensor

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Hey guys….

I know, it’s Monday… so let’s try to make the start in the working-week a bit more pleasing, by sharing a nice rumor :)

First off, working on a rumor has rarely been so complicated like it is with the ultimate X. But I’m trying to connect the dots, and to get a clear picture of what Fujifilm is doing (and changing)… a very fun and exctiting part of my rumor work :)

Connecting dot after dot, the Ultimate X is slowly taking shape.

The source, who told us about the 2,000/3,000 price tag, gave me one more hint: the ultimate X will feature a new APS-C X-Trans Sensor.

However, trusted sources I speak to in these days, want me to make clear that the camera is still in an early development stage, so Fujifilm can change everything anytime.

So they invite us all to take it with a grain of salt.

With that said, I know what question now pops in your mind: will it have a stacked CMOS sensor we find in the Sony A9 for super fast sensor readout?

I don’t know it yet, but I had a talk with Andrea from SonyAlphaRumors, who is definitely the best source when it comes to Sony Rumors.

I asked Andrea from SAR if Sony plans a stacked APS-C CMOS sensor. He currently has no real strong rumor about it, but his personal guess based on initial whispers and speculations is that a stacked ASP-C sensor, also for the Ultimate X, could definitely be a possibility (I have permission to share this here on FR).

It’s still a long way to the ultimate X… feel free to join me on this journey also via Facebook, RSS-feed and Twitter

stay tuned guys… it’s just a few more hours ;)

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First Deal on Fujifilm X-T20… and Save up to $500 on Other X-Gear!

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Fujifilm just launched the first deal on the Fujifilm X-T20. You now save $50 on what I consider the currently best deal in the Fuji world (read also “did the Fujifilm X-T20 hit the sweet spot?”)

Fujifilm X-T20 (save $50): BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS

Once again, thanks to the FR-readers, who notified me and helped me to break the news here first on FR :)

Fujifilm X-T1 black body (save $500): BHphotoAdorama, AmazonUS
Fujifilm X-T1 black body (save $500) + Free Accessories: Adorama
Fujifilm X-T1 graphite body (save $500): BHphotoAdorama, AmazonUS
Fujifilm X-T1 + XF18-55 (save $500): BHphotoAdorama, AmazonUS
Fujifilm X-T1 + XF18-55 (save $500) + Free Accessories: Adorama

Fujifilm X100T (save $200): BHphotoAdorama, AmazonUS

Fujifilm X-T10 body (save $200): BHphotoAdorama, AmazonUS
Fujifilm X-T10 + XF 18-55 (save $200): BHphotoAdorama AmazonUS
Fujifilm X-T10 + XC 16-50 (save $200): BHphotoAdorama, AmazonUS

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Fujifilm Delays Earnings Release due to Accounting Irregularities :: Fujifilm X-T2 Vs. Sony A9 (specs) Vs. Nikon D750 (High ISO) – miXed zone

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10 months after the announcement, the Fujifilm X-T2 is finally easy to find in stock

10 months after the announcement, the Fujifilm X-T2 is finally easy to find in stock

Mini miXed Zone

  • Fuji X-T2 vs Nikon D750 High ISO test (I was wrong) at James A Photography co uk Youtbe
  • Specs Comparison: 10 Main Differences Between the Sony A9 and Fujifilm X-T2 at mirrorlesscomparison. You can also read
  • Fujifilm delays earnings over NZ unit accounting problems at dailymail. More artilces abotu this also at marketwatch and nbr. The problem is with Fuji Xerox in New Zeland, but the FR-reader, who sent me this link, added the following comment: “If it forces the parent company to restate earnings, it could affect all divisions by depressing the stock price and reducing the availability of research capital.”
  • The End of DSLRs in 2020, Sony A9 Vs. Fujifilm GFX Specs Comparison and Answering Your Ultimate X-Camera Questions at fujirumors (in case you missed it)

Fujifilm X-T2: USABHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / Focuscamera / BestBuy / CANADA: AmazonCA / EUROPE: AmazonDE / Calumentphoto DE / AmazonUK / AmazonITA / AmazonFR / AmazonESP / PCHstore / WexUK / AUSTRALIA: CameraPro

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Fringer’s Contax 645 – GFX Smart Adapter Prototype is Finally Ready for Demo (Includes Demo Video)

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Please ignore the white cable for debug purpose.

Please ignore the white cable for debug purpose.

Fringer’s Contax 645 – GFX smart adapter

Fringer’s Contax 645 – GFX smart adapter is finally ready for demo. You can see pictures of the prototpye as well videos and samples images below. (Arca quick release compatible) tripod mount included.

Additional information

GFX50s doesn’t support PDAF while Contax 645 lenses are designed for PDAF. Thus, it is extremely difficult to let those lenses AF fast and accurately on GFX50s. Two weeks ago I thought 140/2.8 would never AF properly on GFX50s. But finally I made it work just like the 45/2.8 and 35/3.5 do. However, their AF performance will never be comparable to native G mount lenses.

I have to emphasize AF is an experimental function of the adapter, on current stage at least. Don’t expect them perform like on a SLR. If AF performance can’t satisfy you, MF is always available. In the future, maybe a GFX body with PDAF support will come out and finally save us.

So far I only have one prototype in hand. In a month or so there will be a small batch of products ready for beta tests. Thus, don’t ask me where to buy it now.
Test shots

Following test shots were all taken by myself with AF on.”

Below you can see the prototype, the demo video as well as some sample images.

Check out the full blog post at the fringerdev website.


The Adapter on GFX

Sample Images

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

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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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