Rumors

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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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.

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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 – STARTING SOON

SOME DEALS ALREADY AVAILABLE VIA THIRD PARTY SELLER AT AMAZON – other stores will follow soon

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 – IN OFFER NOW AT AMAZON VIA THIRD PARTY (1 left)
XF 60mm f/2.4 (save $150): BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / Pictureline – IN OFFER NOW AT AMAZON VIA THIRD PARTY (2 left)
XF 10-24mm (save $200): BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / Pictureline
XF 55-200mm (save $150): BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / Pictureline – IN OFFER NOW AT AMAZON VIA THIRD PARTY (3 left)

cameras

X-T1 body (save $100): BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / Pictureline –  IN OFFER NOW AT AMAZON VIA THIRD PARTY (2 left)
X-T1 + XF18-55 (save $100): BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / Pictureline – IN OFFER NOW AT AMAZON VIA THIRD PARTY (4 left)
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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29
Sep
2014

Kaizen costs growing: FW-updates (bringing new functions) will focus on newer cameras. No electronic shutter for X-E2?

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THE RUMOR (new source)

The Kaizen philosophy is something that distinguishes Fujifilm from other companies. And I feel pretty save to say, that it will remain so in future. In fact, the next big FW-updates for the X-E2 and especially the X-T1 are just around the corner.

However, a new source just told me that, since there are now many more X-series cameras on the market than in the past, Fuji can’t afford the growing costs of firmware updates (that will bring new functions) for all these X-cameras anymore.

The costs to continuously implement new features to all X-series cameras would be simply exorbitant.

The source also told us that, according to the latest plans, the Fujifilm X-E2 won’t get the electronic shutter. But it confirms that it will get the remote control & a few minor things. Fuji is also aware of the complaints about too aggressive NR at high ISO in JPEG’s for the X-T1 and X-E2 (NOTE: the fact that they are aware of it, doesn’t necessarily mean that they will improve that via firmware).

THE POLL

With the X100T/X30, Fuji introduced so many firmware based improvements, that I’d really like to have them also on my X-E2. I’m sure many of you would like some of those features too: Electronic Shutter, Full Manual Video Control, spot metering frame coupling, Classic Chrome film simulation, fully configurable Quick menu, improved JPEG engine, wireless remote control (that should come for the X-E2) and Instax printing, interval shooting for time-lapse photography and more…

Sure, we can’t pretend Fujifilm to update all their X-cameras with these (and more) features. But what if we’d pay for them? So here is today’s poll: would you pay for a firmware update that gives you new, long-awaited features on your “older” X-series camera?

Feel free to tell us your most desired firmware features for you X-series camera in the comments and vote if/how much you’d be ready to pay for it.

Would you pay (and how much) for a FW-update that brings new, long awaited features to your "older" Fuji-X?

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