RUMOR: Fujifilm working on a XF200mm… F2 (!) lens :-) – Source Right in the Past

200mm

A source, who was right in the past, confirms (thanks!) that there is indeed an XF 200mm in Fuji’s internal Roadmap (like rumored back in October here). The source also said it will be an F2.0 lens.

And since Fuji is somehow reluctant to update its lens roadmap, I’ll do that for you… you’re welcome 😉 .

Posted Earlier Today:
X-E2 Firmware 4.00 – New Manual Online :: Make the most out of your New Fuji X-E2 with Rico’s X-T10 book (95% fit with X-E2)!
It’s Official :: Fujifilm X-Pro2 release Postponed to March!
X-Pro2: First €90 Price Drop in France!

and now go out, spread the word (and quote FR as the source 😉 ),

Fuji X Forum, Facebook, RSS-feed and Twitter

Don't miss the Latest Rumors and News. Subscribe to our Newsletter!

*Please also check your spam folder if you don't get the confirmation mail. And mark the mail as "non-spam" to see the future newsletter.

[UDPATE] FR-readers: “Fuji X-Pro2 Shipping Delayed to March in Europe. Firmware not ready yet” + First €90 Price Drop in France!

FRA

Fujifilm X-Pro2
USA
: BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / CANADA: AmazonCA / EUROPE: AmazonDE / AmazonUK / WexUK / PCHstore / AmazonITA / AmazonFR / AmazonESP /   AUSTRALIA: CameraPro

[UPDATE] Just now the Japanese site dc.watch confirms, that the release has been postponed to early March. The reason? 1) Delay in Production and 2) there were more pre-orders than expected, so Fujifilm will need more time to fill the warehouses.

The Good News: we have the first price drop on the X-Pro2. Amazon France is selling it with a €90 rebate for €1709. – shipped and sold by AmazonFrance

The bad news: I’ve received feedback from some FR-readers, who told me that the Fujifilm X-Pro2 delivery in their countries (Netherland and Germany) has been postponed to mid-March. One specific FR-reader also told me that this is due the fact, that the X-Pro2 needs still some work on the Firmware.

I hope it’s really just a Firmware issue and no hardware problem. In the first case the fix should be done quickly, while in the second case, it could lead to longer waiting times… worldwide!

In the past, we saw enough Fuji gear being delayed for many months (remember X100S?). I hope the X-Pro2 will not write another chapter in the “Waiting for Fuji-Godot” book.

In the meantime, US-stores like BHphoto still mark the X-Pro2 available for February 25. We will soon see, if something changes.

bh

RUMOR: No Fujifilm X-E3 in 2016 (SRP)… And Why the Fujifilm X-E2S is Very Important for X-E Line Lovers (like me)!

X-E3

To those waiting for the Fujifilm X-E3. I’ve been contacted by a source, who was right in the past, and it told me that there won’t be an X-E3 in 2016.

End of the Rumor

_ _ _

The Importance of the X-E2S

Now the big question is: will there ever be an X-E3? I don’t know yet. And I don’t think Fujifilm has made the final decision about it.

Fujifilm might take a close look how the Fujifilm X-E2S sells compared to the X-T10 in the next months. If the X-E2S sells well and won’t be cannibalized by the X-T10, showing Fuji that there is a good market also for rangefinder styled cameras, then I have high hopes that Fujifilm will launch the Fujifilm X-E3 in 2017… but if the X-E2S doesn’t sell, then I’m afraid we can say good-bye to the X-E line.

So, I’m crossing fingers that the X-E2S will sell like hot cakes, because I consider the X-E line very interesting, and just like the X-T1 with the X-T10, also the X-Pro2 should have a more affordable rangefinder sibiling.

Fujifilm X-E2s: USA: BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / CANADA: AmazonCA / EUROPE: AmazonDE / AmazonUK / AmazonITA / AmazonFR / AmazonESP / PCHstore / WexUK / AUSTRALIA: CameraPro

Fujifilm X-Pro2: USA: BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / CANADA: AmazonCA / EUROPE: AmazonDE / AmazonUK / WexUK / PCHstore / AmazonITA / AmazonFR / AmazonESP /   AUSTRALIA: CameraPro

Fujinon XF100-400: USA: BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / CANADA: AmazonCA / EUROPE: AmazonDE / AmazonUK / AmazonITA / AmazonFR / AmazonESP / PCHstore / WexUK / AUSTRALIA: CameraPro

Fujifilm X70: USA: BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / CANADA: AmazonCA / EUROPE: AmazonDE / AmazonUK / AmazonITA / AmazonFR / AmazonESP / PCHstore / WexUK / AUSTRALIA: CameraPro

 

2016 will be THE Fuji Year :: Big Rumor Overview and Rumor Check :: 84% correct rumors…. but actually it’s more ;)

Crystal ball

Don't miss the Latest Rumors and News. Subscribe to our Newsletter!

*Please also check your spam folder if you don't get the confirmation mail. And mark the mail as "non-spam" to see the future newsletter.

_ _ _

I’m aware of one thing: I will never ever be able to give you a 100% rumor accuracy.

Sure, I sometimes just post a wrong rumor, but often those “wrong” rumors were actually correct at the time of sharing… it’s just the products did not materialize (did you notice the X-Pro1s amongst the X-Pro1 successor prototypes showed by Fujfilm 😉 ?)

But luckily Our Sources Rock, and often they can keep us updated with the latest changes at Fuji’s house. They are my guide through the tons of fakes I get from people who apparently don’t like FujiRumors. And that’s why at the end, in the last 12 months, Fujirumors has the following (in my opinion amazing) numbers:

  • 140 rumors shared
  • 117 of these 140 rumors could be verified
  • 98 of those 117 rumors were correct
  • 19 were wrong (or right at the time of sharing, but Fuji changed plans)
  • 23 rumors still have to be checked
  • 84% correct rumors

So, my fellow X-Shooters, I will continue to keep you up to date with Fuji’s plans, even if this means taking risks that Fuji changes plans, and I’ll expose myself to shitstorms. But my job here is to keep you informed, so that you can make better buying decisions and also send your Feedback directly to Fujifilm (who reads this blog), while they are still discussing possible products.

So here you have the complete Rumor Overview of what has been shared in 2015 and 2016 (and still has to be verfied) + the huge Rumor by Rumor check.

stay tuned,
Fuji X Forum, Facebook, RSS-feed and Twitter

HIGH RATING*

* 75% to 99% correct

Read More

RUMOR :: Fujifilm will launch a 2.0 Teleconverter this year, too (Source Right in the Past)

20TC

There is a new source climbing up the reliability rating, and that has been recently upgraded to “source, right in the past”, that shares with us the following information:

Fuji will launch a 2.0 Teleconverter this year. It might happen already before Photokina 2016 (end of September), but take the grain of salt with release date, no matter from which source it comes (not even if it comes from Fujifilm itself 😉 )

To the source: I’m verifying the other information you send me… if you want, you can contact me also via email [fujirumor@gmail.com], so that I can keep you up to date and discuss the rumors behind the scenes, before they go online… or just keep it up as now, using the nick-name via rumor box.

stay tuned,
Fuji X Forum, Facebook, RSS-feed
and Twitter