NEW Fujifilm Flash will come in spring 2015, guide no. 50 and wireless control (trusted source)


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the Fujifilm EF-42 is one of the Fuji flashes available at the market. More flash units are needed…. a new flash will come in spring 2015

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We now have the first confirmation about an upcoming Fuji Flash… and some more specs. In fact, a trusted source just shared with all of us the following information:

A new flash will be coming out in spring (previous rumors from a new source said „within the next few months“)! According to the trusted source, the guide number will be 50. It will also have wireless control ability.

I remind you that previous rumors shared on Fujirumors said if will also have HSS capability.

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Fujifilm X-T1 firmware scheduled for mid-December (trusted source)

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Just yesterday FR-reader Sinjun asked in the comments when the December X-T1 firmware update will become available? Beginning of December, middle, end of December? Well, today a trusted source told me it will be mid-December.

So, if there are no last-minute changes, we can be pretty confident that X-T1 shooters will get the new firmware right in time for X-mas… and a silent electronic shutter could be very useful on that days (along with all the other improvements that you already know will come).

The source also confirmed that there will be a firmware for the X-E2 as well (but I don’t know if on the same date as the X-T1 firmware… I will contact the source and ask more information about it).

There is still a lot to check: will the X-E2 get Classic Chrome & the electronic shutter? Will the X-E1 and X-PRO1 be updated too? The Fujifilm X100S will also be updated, but with which features? Lot’s of questions that I will hopefully soon be able to answer.

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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


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.


The Nissin i40 for Fuji-X is ready, shipping starts next week (probably in Japan)… download the owners manual now!

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It seems that the waiting is almost over for the Nissin i40 flash. The company just added the Fujifilm version to their compatibility chart here. Also, Fuji-X users can download and read the manual here (select the German or Chinese manual here).

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The anonymous souce, who passed me the link (thanks) also said that the Nissin i40 will start shipping as soon as next week. However, the source didn’t specify in which country. I don’t think it will be already shipping to USA and Europe next week.

Also the site Dicahub (translation) got information about the Nissin i40, see the screenshot from Dicahab down below. They say that it should be released in Japan by the end of November. Black dot: confirmed to be compatibility. Gray dot: to be confirmed.

image courtesy: Dicahub

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i40 for Fujifilm (black text) scheduled to be released at the end of November. (red text) Nissin i40 for Fujifilm is scheduled to be released. (white text)

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For now, BHphoto is still marking the Nissin i40 as available at the end of December

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Sigma says: “Mirrorless will grow! We will expand lens offer for as many CSC systems as possible” (also for Fuji-X?)

One of their current lenses for mirrorless MFT and E-mount systems is the 19mm f/2.8.

CEO Kazuto Yamaki said at DSLRmagazine (google translation here) that the mirrorless system camera market will grow further. And he promised Sigma will expand their offer of lenses for those systems.

“[google translated] I’m pretty sure the market for CSC will grow in the future, do not know how, but we have the belief that we must support as many possible systems and already have a few goals for this segment and we would expand that product line. “

Will there also be some Fuji lenses? Officially Sigma is still denying upcoming X-mount lenses. Maybe they should take a look at the Fujifilm X-T1 sales figures and they would see that Fuji isn’t that super-small niche anymore.

New products are likely to be announced in February at the CP+ show. Fingers crossed to get some “cheap” but still good high quality lenses also for Fuji. Do not forget that Sigma can also make superb lenses like the 50mm ART which is almost as good as the 4 times as expensive Zeiss Otus. Just to say that, on paper, Sigma could match the Fuji X lens optical quality.


B&H should receive first batch of Fujifilm X100T cameras on November 18. AmazonUS expected release is NOV13

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X100T: USA: BHphoto  / AmazonUS / Adorama / EUROPE: WexUK / WexDE / PCHstore / AUSTRALIA: CameraPro

A FR-reader got the following information from BHphoto: the store will get the first batch of Fujifilm X100T cameras on November 18th. On the other hand, AmazonUS expected availability for the Fujfilm X100T is the 13th of NovemberAdorama says on their page that the X100T will be available early November.

So time for shipping is near :)