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31
Oct
2014

Fujifilm X-E2 firmware will bring WiFi remote control, but no Classic Chrome (new source)

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A new source just told me, that the upcoming Fujifilm X-E2 firmware will give us X-E2 shooters WiFi remote control… but no Classic Chrome film simulation.

If I had the choice, I’d prefer to get the WiFi remote control over Classic Chrome via firmware update, but I have to say that I like the Classic Chrome look and it would be a nice addition to the existing film simulations. But, well, I bought the X-E2 when it still had no color focus peaking, no X-T1-alike EVF refresh rate, no possibility to edit image the file names… and now, only one year after, I have all this and will even get the remote WiFi control. That makes me a happy customer, classic chrome or not :-).

Obviously, since it is a new source, take this information with a grain of salt… for my part I still hope to get it with the next firmware.

25
Oct
2014

HOT X DEAL DAYS START TOMORROW: XF56mm ($150 off), XF23mm ($200 off), X-T1 body/kit ($100) and much more!

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 [UDPATE: THE DEALS JUST STARTED]

This is one the best deals of the year: Fujifilm is about to launch huge savings on many XF lenses (and some already started!!!), and for the first time include also the XF56mmf/1.2 into these deals. In fact, X-shooters favorite lens (according to a FR-poll) will be $150 off.

But there will be much more X-gear in offer. So you’ll be able to save $200 on the XF 23mmf/1.4, or grab the X-T1 body/kit with a $100 rebate. The X-PRO1 with 18mm will be $300 off, same price drop for the X-M1 and much more! I’ve published the whole list with the savings at the bottom.

YOU CAN HELP:  Writing, alone, 570 articles just in 2014 in order to keep you up to date with everything regarding the Fuji X-world is a work of passion, but often also a pretty hard one. But tomorrow you can support this blog with no extra costs for you. If you enjoy to stop by Fujirumors to get 365 days a year free news/rumor/deals coverage and are also interested in these deals, please consider to grab your discounted X-gear using one of the links below. A small commission will be valued back to this blog with absolutely no extra costs for you.

Thanks a lot to those X-shooters, who decide to support Fujirumors this way… your will allow me to keep this website running and to keep up with the rumor sleuthing ;) .

THE DEALS

lenses

XF 56mm f/1.2 (save $150): BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / Pictureline
XF 23mm f/1.4 (save $200): BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / Pictureline
XF 14mm f/2.8 (save $200): BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / Pictureline
XF 35mm f/1.4 (save $100): BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / Pictureline
XF 60mm f/2.4 (save $150): BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / Pictureline
XF 10-24mm (save $200): BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / Pictureline
XF 55-200mm (save $150): BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / Pictureline

cameras

X-T1 body (save $100): BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / Pictureline
X-T1 + XF18-55 (save $100): BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / Pictureline
X100S (save $200): BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama /Pictureline
X-PRO1 + 18mm (save $300): BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / Pictureline
X-E1 + 18mm (save $300): BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / Pictureline
X-M1 + 18mm (save $300): BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / Pictureline
X-E2 + XF18-55: AmazonUS / BHphoto / Adorama / Pictureline.

21
Oct
2014

Nissin i40 release pushed back to the end of December (source BHphoto)

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It was expected for September, its release had been pushed back to mid November, and the latest info we have vom BHphoto, is that the Nissin i40 flash is expected to be available on December 29. The same flash is ready and available on the market for other brands, but not for Fujifilm. I’ve shared rumors in the past, that Nissin is waiting for the proper Fujifilm firmware update to release the flash.

At the German store WexDE the Nissin i40 is said to be ready for shipping “in 1 to 10 weeks“, which basically means “we have no idea when it will be available“.

14
Oct
2014

Fujifilm X-PRO2 to be announced first half/early 2015? HSS flash coming too (new source)

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The Fujifilm X-PRO2 rumor is by far the trickiest rumor I’ve ever worked on (mainly because Fuji often changes plans about it. Release & Specs may have changed 3 or more times until now). Hence, did you take the holy grain of salt? Ok, then let’s sit down talk about the Fujifilm X-PRO2 now.

First off, the rumor comes from a new source. It’s the same source, who shared the Full Size JPEG’s taken with the XF 50-140mm f/2.8 OIS WR (and I posted yesterday here). I have the expressed permission of the source to share this detail with all of you.

So, as proven by the pics, the source attended a Fuji event, where it had the opportunity to take some shots with the upcoming XF 50-140mm f/2.8 OIS WR and XF 56mm f/1.2 APD… and also to talk to a Fuji Rep. At the event, the Rep told to the source, that the Fujifilm X-PRO2 will be announced “in early or first half next year.” The rep also said that Fuji is working on a HSS flash (which confirms rumors shared previously here).

Sure, with all respect to the Fuji Reps, we still have to be careful with this information. Also, consider that this is a new source. So, again, take it cum grano salis. What we know for sure is that at photokina, Fuji Guy Greg said that the Fujifilm X-PRO2 won’t be Full Frame, but “worth the wait”.

Message to sources: you can contact Fujirumors 100% anonymously via rumor box (maybe using a nick name so that I can eventually recognize you in future) or via email at fujirumor [at] gmail.com. Feel free to make my X-PRO2 rumor sleuthing a bit easier ;)

Fujifilm X-PRO2 rumored specs list

(TS= trusted source / NeS =New Source / AS = Anonymous Source / AswN = anonymous source with nick-name / SRP = source who was right in the past, but not yet trusted / ORS = other rumor sites)

- APS-C sensor (TS + ASwN + AS)
– 24MP sensor (ASwN) – More than 16MP (ASwN)
– available early/first half of 2015 (NeS)
– tilt screen (AS)
– WiFi (AS)
– Non organic ASP-C X-Trans sensor (ORS)
– Price about 20% to 30% more expensive than the X-T1 (AS)

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6
Oct
2014

[UPDATE] Fujifilm patents new 35mm f/1.4 :: Is this the rumored 35mm f/1.4 MKII (coming early 2015 – Anonymous Source)

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Fuji X100S deal: at BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama and Pictureline
Fuji X-E2 deal: at AmazonUS, BHphoto, Adorama and Pictureline

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THE RUMOR

As you know, in early June I told you about an updated 35mm f/1.4. It has become quiet around this rumor, so that I thought that Fuji has dropped original plans. But now an anonymous source told me that the 35mmMKII could be announced early 2015.

THE PATENT
[UDPATE: As JoHo said in the comments: The US patent is a (presumably just translated) version of a patent that has been filed in December 2011 in Japan (see priority date). So it is unlikely that it refers to a new design.]

ORIGINAL POST: And this could be another hint: here is a patent (click here) showing a new 35mm f/1.4 lens. So there were/are definitely plans to upgrade it. Early rumors said that the upgrade would basically be just about a faster AF speed (and not weather sealing).

But be careful: a rumor + a patent are still not a fact! So take it with the usual grain of salt for now. Especially since at photokina a manager said that the 35 ver.2 could eventually come after they have released all the other lenses…. but I remember managers denying an update to the X100 just a few months before the X100S was announced, so who knows…

Don’t worry, I’ll do my homeworks and hopefully be able to update you soon with something more reliable.

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