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Many times we X-shooters had to wait more than expected for X-gear to ship… and sometimes the waiting was just ridiculously long, just like in case of the X100S, announced in January, but only widely available in October.

But sometimes…

sometimes even X-shooters are lucky. And in this case the good news comes from mirrorlessrumors.

They say that many companies are delaying the launch and shipping of their products for at least 4 months, due to the Kumamoto earthquake… but not Fujifilm:

And a lucky note on Fuji: They ordered a big lot of the X-T2 sensors made by Sony long before the Kumamoto earthquake. And lucky enough Sony produced most of those sensors before the shutdown in April. Fuji could ship the new X-T2 already now but they prefered to start shipping the cameras in September to reduce the production gab between this first batch of cameras and the second batch that is affected by Sony’s production delay.

Good news, at least for us Fujifilm aficionados. And this might also explain why some stores initially marked the X-T2 as available in August (actually some still say this way), while they now changed to September 8.

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Could this be Silhouettes of the New FUJIFILM Roadmap Lenses? :: New Size Comparison XF23mmF2 Vs. XF35mmF2

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I’ve switched the lens names (35 and 23) to make the 23 look smaller than the 35 – original image here

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The New Roadmap Lenses

Just a few days ago, I reported about the first images of the new lenses Fuji added to their roadmap: the 23mmF2 (scheduled for 2016), the 50mmF2 and the 80mmF2.8 1:1 Macro (both scheduled for 2017). But the images didn’t convince us.

The XF23mmF2 looked bigger than the 35mmF2. Then, corrected for distortion by FR-reader exkeks, the XF23mmF2 was about the same size of the XF35mmF2. That’s pretty compact, but some of us hoped for something even smaller (pancake lens like the X100-lens).

Right after the post, a source contacted me and confirmed that the 23mmF2 will have the same design of the XF35mmF2, but the distorted picture is making the XF23mmF2 look bigger than it really is. I’ll grab the occasion to ask this source, if the size 23F2 Vs 35F2 shown below in this article is more realistic.

The New Size Comparison

thanks to the FR-reader for the link :)

The Swedish store cyberphoto already put the new Fuji Roadmap Lenses on their site. No specs, no price, no details… but just what could be the silhouettes of Fujifilm’s upcoming lenses.

I can’t tell you if these silhouettes are based on internal Fujifilm material that cyberphoto has photoshopped to show only outlines or if these are just randomly made by cyberphoto. But what I know, is that the Swedish store is not new to leaks (do you remember for example the smiling Fuji rep leak?).

Before we analize the images, keep in mind that only the 23mmF2 is close to be announced (rumor here). So the lens design should be final at this stage and maybe the first prototypes already out for testing. The XF50mmF2 and XF80mmF2.8 will come only in 2017. Fuji might have an approximate design now, but nothing 100% final.

In any case, don’t take these silhouettes as the real thing. So finally, after quite a long time, I can say again: take it with a grain of salt ;) .

Now let’s analyze the silhouettes.

Cyberphoto: 23mmF250mmF280mmF2.8

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XF23mmF2 R WR
Not X100-lens small, but very compact anyway. And probably also sharp wide open (whereas the X100-lens is rather soft when shooting macro at F2).

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XF80mmF2.8 R OIS 1:1 Macro
The shape is the same of the 80mm Fuji showed in Japan to the Press. One Stop slower than the 90mm, but with OIS, 1:1 Macro and compatible with both, the 1.4x and 2.0x Fujinon Teleconverter
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XF50mmF2 R WR
In this case, cyberphoto took nothing else then the shape of the XF35mmF2. So definitely not the real thing. And probably, at this stage, it’s too early to have any accurate idea of the XF50mm size and shape
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What The…. :: Silver Graphite Fujifilm X-T2 for sale in Australia :: Same Price as Black Version!

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Look at what Fuji X Forum Member Sator-Photography spotted today here:

He found an Australian retailer, that is taking pre-orders on the Silver Graphite Fujifilm X-T2.

He also took some screenshots, in case they remove it.

Great spot, Sator-Photography.

The story broke here – Australian store digitalcamerawarehouse

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THE X-T2 LEAK

UK store Cameraworld just published its X-T2 product presentation… happy reading :)

Oh… they also say a new roadmap will come as well as an X-Pro2 FW update… and at the very bottom some EF-X500 images

From Cameraworld UK X-T2 Page

FUJIFILM have announced the ultimate mirrorless digital camera FUJIFILM X-T2 that delivers creative perfection. The Fujifilm X-T2 offers outstanding image quality with FUJIFILM’s colour reproduction formulated over 80 years, advanced AutoFocus functions and 4K high definition video.

On September 8th 2016, the company will release the FUJIFILM X-T2 – the ultimate mirrorless digital camera that uses advanced technologies to achieve premium image quality, outstanding operability and beautiful design reminiscent of traditional cameras.

The successor to the extremely popular X-T1, the Fujifilm X-T2 builds upon solid foundations to become the flagship DSLR-Style camera from Fujifilm. As part of the 5 Year Anniversary of the X-Series, the X-T2 is not only beautiful to hold, but rightly deserves it’s place as the premium camera for those who want both style and substance to the Mirrorless Range.

Fujifilm X-T2

The Fujifilm X-T2 combines the sensor and image processing engine developed by Fujifilm, with an ultra-sharp range of FUJINON lenses for excellent image resolution. Fujifilm’s colour-reproduction technology, formulated over 80 years, delivers images of unparalleled quality and realism, recording a subject’s textures, three-dimensional feel and even the atmosphere surrounding it.  Utilizing the same sensor as the Flagship rangerfinder-style, X-Pro2, the Fujifilm X-T2 incorporates a 24.3Million Pixels X-Trans CMOS III which produces incredible, pin-sharp results.

The X-T2’s compact and lightweight camera body is also dust-resistant, water-resistant and capable of operating at temperatures as low as -10°C. Its autofocus and electronic viewfinder performance have both been substantially improved, making it more adaptable than ever before at shooting a moving subject under difficult conditions, such as sports or wildlife photography, which had previously been considered difficult with mirrorless cameras.

For the first time in the X Series, the X-T2 supports 4K video recording. The Film Simulation modes, used for still images, can be applied to video to easily produce premium-quality footage.

The X-T2’s design is modelled after the “central viewfinder style” of the FUJIFILM X-T1, which has been popular since its launch in 2014. This proven stable form factor provides a camera that is perfectly sized with ergonomic dials laid out exactly where they are needed for excellent, intuitive operability.

Fujifilm X-T2: First Impressions

The X-T2 is to become the X Series’ flagship model along with FUJIFILM X-Pro2, the world’s only rangefinder-style camera with the Hybrid Multi Viewfinder, released in March this year.  The two models deliver unparalleled performance in their distinctive fields, with the X-T2 excelling in portraiture, nature and sports photography, and the X-Pro2 ideal for snapshots and discreet documentary photography.

In short, Fujifilm have listened to every comment made about the X-T1, and even the X-Pro2, and added the results together in this stunning camera that produces amazing results in every shot, but also reacts as fast as you need in any given situation.  Faster, stronger, and ultimately better results make this an ideal choice of camera for those who want the perfect photographic experience.

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VPB-XT2: Vertical Power Booster 

Not just any accessory, this is THE must have accessory to maximise the X-T2’s power and take it to it’s fullest potential.

It is dust-resistant, water-resistant and capable of operating at temperatures as low as -10°C. It fits two batteries, bringing the total number of batteries to three, including the one on the camera, to increase the maximum number of frames that can be taken per charge to approx. 1,000 (Normal mode).

In the Boost mode, multiple batteries can operate at the same time to give a boost to camera performance in continuous shooting, shooting interval, shutter release time lag and blackout time, while also extending the duration of 4K video recording to approx. 30 minutes. It is an accessory that can maximize the performance of the X-T2.

Fujifilm VPB-XT2: Vertical Power Booster

The Grip features the shutter release button, focus lever, AE-L button, AF-L button, command dials, Q button and Fn button to provide the same level of excellent operability in vertical shooting as you get in horizontal operation.

The Grip also features a headphone jack to enable audio monitoring during video recording.

The Grip itself has battery-charging functionality. Using the AC adapter supplied (AC-9VS), you can fully charge two batteries at the same time in approx. 2 hours.

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X-Pro2 Firmware Update & Updated Lens Roadmap

EF-X500 Flash

The EF-X500 is a hot-shoe mount flash with the maximum guide number of approx. 50. Its support for the FP mode (high-speed flash sync) means the flash can be fired at any shutter speed. This means you can concentrate on shooting when a faster shutter speed is required, for example, in order to use a near-maximum aperture to produce beautiful bokeh.

EF-X500 also supports multi-flash lighting. Set up multiple flashes to freely control light on a subject and background for a creative result. TTL lighting control is available with single flash and also in the multi-flash setup, so that you can start shooting without having to make cumbersome adjustments to light output.

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