BUILT FOR BOKEH: New XF lens with super-smooth bokeh coming? (new source)

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Please don’t mix up DOF with bokeh. This rumor is not about a super fast lens with a crazy shallow DOF (like the IBELUX 40mm f/0.85 – see my review here), but it’s about a lens that produces extremely pleasing bokeh.


A new source told me that Fuji is working on a dual aperture lens, similar to the Sony/Minolta’s STF (Smooth Transition Focus). The Sony/Minolta is a 135mm prime with 2 sets of aperture blades and specialized optics (apodization filter) to …

… well, I’ll let you google the technical stuff by yourself. Let’s get to the heart of the matter: this lens will make the out of focus areas super-smooth and pleasing… a lens, basically, built for bokeh!

But which lens will it be? The 90mm f/2 in the roadmap? Or will there be a new lens still not listed in the roadmap? Or maybe an update of an already existing XF lens? These are all plausible options, but still without an answer… anyone out there who knows the answer? Then feel free to contact me, also 100% anonymously via rumor box (and in this case you can use a nick-name if you want, so that I can eventually recognize you in future).


Please take it with a grain of salt… but… if true, my friends, the ultimate bokeh lens is coming!

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Fujifilm X100T: EVF bigger than the EVF of the X-E2 (x0.67 magnification)

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In the fast-moving rumor mill, the Fujifilm X30 is already history. There is no time to lay back in the past and say “hey, I got all the X30 leaked specs right”. I’ll just send a big “THANK YOU” to those sources who shared correct rumors with FR…

… and already start to look ahead to the next camera that should be released by Fujifilm: the X100S successor (rumored to be called Fujifilm X100T).

Yep, there is no time to rest, not even on my holidays ;-).

Now, I got the following information by a trusted source about the X100S successor:

- EVF will have a x0.67 magnification and offer a horizontal apparent field of view of approx. 27°. Biggest EVF in Fuji’s line after X-T1.

This confirms rumors shared back in February, that the X100T EVF would be better than the one on the X-E2 (although not as good as the one on the X-T1)

That’s it for now, take care and feel free to share rumors… that would be a big help in order to make my daily rumor-work a bit easier.

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

- 24MP X-Trans sensor (NeS + ORS)
- Name: X100T (TS + NeS + leaked by X-photographer David Hobby)
- faster AF than X100S (NeS + ORS)
- tilt screen (NeS)
- new fixed lens (NeS)
- 23mm (leaked by X-photographer David Hobby)
- new EVF, better than X100S, but not as much as X-T1 (NeS + ORS)
- EVF specs: x0.67 magnification and horizontal apparent field of view of approx. 27°. (TS)
- wider phase detection area (NeS)


[PRICE: £479 in UK at Jessops] Digicame-Info confirms: Fujifilm X30 to be announced tomorrow and available September 20 (Japan).

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[UPDATE: The English store Jessops had the X30 already listed on their website. It will cost, according to their site, £479. And again the rumored specs seem to be confirmed. Oh, and again the claim of worlds fastest AF - via DPreview, via Photorumors]

Digicame-info now confirms some of the Fujifilm X30 rumors posted here on Fujirumors in the past. Announcement August 26, Available September 20, Tilt screen, Control ring, new Film Simulation, available in black and silver and price around ¥ 70,000. Nothing really new, a part from the shipping date, that should start September 20.

As you know, Rico will also publish a first look tomorrow, here on Fujirumors, about a “new X-camera“. Given Fuji’s announcement history, I’d expect Fuji to officially launch the camera early in the morning in London (around midnight in USA).

NOTE: You’ve patiently waited and finally Fujifilm X-E2 shooters can download the English version of Rico’s book “The Fujifilm X-E2, Beyond the Manual” at Rocky Nook here. And for a few days (until the 10th of September) you can grab it with a 40% discount (use Coupon Code “XE240″ – using PayPal).  Also, Rocky Nook offers PDF, ePub and Kindle all together… DRM-FREE!.

Sample Pages (PDF)

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FYI, here is the Fujirumors rumored spec-list:

- Announcement 26th of August (AS)
- 2/3 sensor, 12 MP, X-TRANS 2 (TS + NeS + AS)
- EVF only (TS + NeS)
- EVF specs: 2,36mp, x0.62 magnification and 100% coverage (TS)
- Announcement“this summer” (AS – shared in Febraury 2014)
- Battery: more than 400 shots with one battery and USB-charging (AS)
- Same battery of X100/S, the NP-95. (AS)
- Lens 28-112mm f/2-2.8 with dual ring (Zoom Ring + Control Ring) (SRP + AS)
- WiFi with remote control capability, +/-3 exposure compensation. (NeS)
- 3“ Tilt Screen (AS)
- 6 functions buttons and view mode button (SRP)
- New Film Simulation “Classic Chrome” (AS)
- Quite a different design compared to X20 (AS)


Fujifilm corrects Photokina-TYPO: No Full Size Sensor but APS-C sensor “which rivals full frame”

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Just a flash: last week Fujifilm told us at their dedicated Photokina website that they will show visitors “high image quality with a full size sensor“. But Fujifilm just corrected the typographical error and now says that “the emphasis will be on the high resolution of the APS-C sensor, which rivals that of a full frame sensor.”

And another Mini-Rumor: Fujifilm says they will update their App soon. Check out this tweet.

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IMAGE: Fujifilm X30 in Black!

And here it is all in black: the Fujifilm X30. Control ring and tilt screen… everything as rumored until now. The camera should be announced on Tuesday, August 26… and there is an excellent reason to read Fujirumors on that day ;-)

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