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27
Apr
2015

RUMOR: New Firmware with Improved AutoFocus for X-T1 coming in May (New Source)!

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According to a new source, there will be a new firmware coming soon for the X-T1, which will improve the AF-performance. When exactly will it come? The source says that it could come as early as next month and that at the moment the release is set for Monday, 11th of May.

Firmware releases are very tricky, as postponements are possible in any moment (remember X100 firmware update).

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24
Apr
2015

Fujifilm X-T10 to be announced in May (SRP) – POLL: How Much Should it Cost?

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A source, who was right in the past (thanks), confirms this rumor: Fuji will announce an new X-camera in May. According to the source, it will be long rumored Fujifilm X-T10 (first rumor about this camera shared on January 12).

Will it be a winner? I guess much depends on the price. The regular price of the X-T1 is of $1300 (but you can find Super Deals on the X-T1). So what would be the right price for this rumored X-T10?

I'd consider to buy an X-T10 if it would cost...

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SUPER DEALS: X-T1 + 18-135 (save $400) at BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / PicturelineXF 18-135 (save $300) at BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / Pictureline

HOT BODY DEALS: X-T1 Black Body (save $100): BHphoto / AmazonUS / AdoramaX-T1 Graphite Body (save $100): BHphoto / AmazonUS / AdoramaX-E2 + 18-55 (save $100): BHphoto

HOT LENS DEALS: XF 50-140mmF2.8 WR (save $100): BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama  – XF 18mm (save $200):  AmazonUSXF 60mm (save $100): BHphoto / AmazonUSXF 23mm (save $150): BHphoto / AmazonUSXF 56mm (save $160): BHphoto / AmazonUSXF 56mm APD (save $150): BHphotoAmazonUS / AdoramaXF 14mm (save $117): BHphoto / AmazonUSXF 10-24mm (save $150): BHphoto / AmazonUS / AdoramaXF 27mm (save $50): BHphoto / AmazonUSXF 35mm (save $100): BHphoto / AmazonUS / AdoramaXF 18-55mm (save $100): BHphoto / AmazonUS / AdoramaXF 55-200mm (save $102): BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama

Here is the rumored specs list (SRP = source right in the past / NeS = New Source)

– Name: X-T10 (SRP + NeS)
– cheaper version of the X-T1 (SPR + NeS)
– announcement in May (SRP)
– no weather sealing (SRP)
– smaller EVF (SRP)
– same sensor of X-T1 (NeS)
– coming late spring/early summer (SRP)
– SLR form factor (SRP)
– available in black and silver for the same price (SRP)

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23
Apr
2015

X-PRO2 with bigger sensor ( ≈ 1.3x crop), compatible with existing lenses (New Source – Grain Of Salt)

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The rumor comes from a new source, so take the mandatory grain of salt… especially since I haven’t heard about it from any of my trusted sources until now.

The source confirms what dc.home forum member joofei said here: there will be an X-PRO2 with a bigger sensor. It will have more or less a 1.3x crop factor and all the existing Fujinon lenses will be compatible with it.

Reminder: joofei said there will be two X-PRO2 versions: one with 24MP APS-C sensor and one with 25-27MP APS-X sensor.

After the previous APS-X rumor, FR-reader Axel did a little measuring and put different sensor sizes into the X-mount.

„There is room for more sensor w/o pushing the corners too far out. They can probably go up by 2 mm w/o trouble and with a change in aspect ratio they can go up by 3mm in each dimension – with a square format 22-24mm can be achieved. 21 mm fits right now but 24mm would probably be near the limit and show up in the corners with some lenses. The cool thing is that with a small up-scaling they have a bigger sensor AND 100% 4K video in a near APS-c size sensor by cropping. It has to be faster to dump the unused pixels instead of dealing with scaling.“

SUPER DEALS: X-T1 + 18-135 (save $400) at BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / PicturelineXF 18-135 (save $300) at BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / Pictureline

HOT BODY DEALS: X-T1 Black Body (save $100): BHphoto / AmazonUS / AdoramaX-T1 Graphite Body (save $100): BHphoto / AmazonUS / AdoramaX-E2 + 18-55 (save $100): BHphoto

HOT LENS DEALS: XF 50-140mmF2.8 WR (save $100): BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama  – XF 18mm (save $200):  AmazonUSXF 60mm (save $100): BHphoto / AmazonUSXF 23mm (save $150): BHphoto / AmazonUSXF 56mm (save $160): BHphoto / AmazonUSXF 56mm APD (save $150): BHphotoAmazonUS / AdoramaXF 14mm (save $117): BHphoto / AmazonUSXF 10-24mm (save $150): BHphoto / AmazonUS / AdoramaXF 27mm (save $50): BHphoto / AmazonUSXF 35mm (save $100): BHphoto / AmazonUS / AdoramaXF 18-55mm (save $100): BHphoto / AmazonUS / AdoramaXF 55-200mm (save $102): BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama

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(TS= trusted source / NeS =New Source / AS = Anonymous Source / SRP = source who was right in the past / OS = other sites)

- APS-C sensor (TS + AS + AS)
– 24MP sensor (AS) – More than 16MP (AS)
– 1/8000 of a second mechanical shutter speed (TS)
– dual SD card slot (NeS)
– coming late 2015 (TS + AS)
– coming September / October (OS + OS)
– tilt screen (AS)
– WiFi (AS)
– Non organic ASP-C X-Trans sensor (OS)
– X-PRO2 version with about 1.3 crop factor compared to FF  (NeS)
– Price about 20% to 30% more expensive than the X-T1 (AS)
– 4K video (TS + NeS)
– Faster Processor EXR III (TS)
– smaller than X-PRO1 (OS)
– Sync Speed faster than 1/180th

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22
Apr
2015

Trusted Source says: A New X-camera will be Announced in May!

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According to a trusted source, Fuji will announce a new X-camera in May. The source didn’t specify if it will be one with intercheangeable lenses or a fixed lens camera.

What camera could it be? Maybe the long rumored X-T10? It is expected to be available in late spring/early summer, so an announcement in mid/late May (available in late June) could be a plausible option. But it could be also a completely different model.

I’ll work on it as soon as I’m at home this evening. Of course, any help from sources out there is highly appreciated.

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20
Apr
2015

RUMOR: Fujifilm plans a Super Fast F/1.0 lens! (New Source)

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First take the Grain of Salt… and then you can start dreaming ;)

According to a New Source, Fujifilm is working on a Super Fast XF lens, that will have a widest opening of F1.0. The source says that the specs are not final until now, but the focal length planed at the moment is around 30mm.

Consider that it looks like we are in the early stages of development of this lens, so there might be some changes in the specs (if this rumor is true at all… remember, grain of salt)

The fastest XF lens available until now is the 56mmF1.2 (now $150 off!), which delivers sharp results all over the frame even at its maximum aperture. So Fujifilm has definitely the know-how and potential to design a lens that delivers astonishing results even at F/1.0.

What would be your ideal focal length for such an über-fast F1.0 lens?

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