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The Fujifilm Gear I Just Sold, the One I Struggle to Sell and the XF Lenses I will Probably Sell Soon (Before XF27mmF2.8 MK II Arrives)

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As you might know, in 2020 I added new gear to my Fujifilm X collection: the Fujifilm X-T4 and the XF56mmF1.2.

The Fujifilm X-T4 turned out to be a great investment already just for the COVID-19 online teaching I had to do.

I am not he biggest fan of the selfie screen (for the reasons I elaborated here), and for my needs the 3-way tilt screen is clearly superior, but other than that it’s such a powerful machine, that sometimes I find myself grabbing it over my X-E3, just because of sheer performance-boost it gives me.

As for the XF56mmF1.2, it was supposed to get heavy use at my friends’ wedding, but due to COVID-19, it has been postponed to next year. And since overall we try to be careful and avoid crowded events and gatherings of people, where the XF56mmF1.2 would shine to take some candid portraits, I used it less than I would have wanted. But I use it, even if just for taking pictures of my old dog in a lonely forest, and I love its output. Although, I must admit, the XF50mmF1.0 is my new forbidden dream already.

Damn, life with GAS is complicated :).

Anyway, with new gear joining my X arsenal, other gear had to go.

Hence, here is what I just shipped to new owners:

The reason is simple: since I own my travel go-to lens, the XF18-135mmF3.5-5.6, the 18-55 and 55-200 didn’t get as much use anymore. And yes, the 18-55 and 55-200 might still be optically a bit superior to my 18-135, but my XF18-135 sample is also very good, giving me a super-zoom range that is more than enough for my needs, basically replacing them both, the 18-55 and 55-200.

And then there is my X-T1.

I put it up for sale for €290, but that’s hard to sell. It’s an X-T1 without mushy buttons, with super-sticky rubber, no light-leak… a perfect X-T1. But while the lenses sold like hot cakes within 24 hours, the X-T1 is still there for sale.

But more gear will be put on sale I guess. Why? Down below the list of gear I own, and what will probably be sold next… and what I will keep.

  • X-T4 (keep)
  • X-E3 (keep)
  • X-T1 (currently for sale)
  • XF23mmF1.4 (keep)
  • XF27mmF2.8 (I will probably sell it before the new XF27mmF2.8 MK II is announced, and get the new one, in the hope it has an aperture ring)
  • XF35mmF1.4 (keep forever)
  • XF56mmF1.2 (must resist to XF50mmF1.0 siren songs)
  • XF10-24mmF4 (probably I won’t sell it, even though the XF10-24mm MK II is coming)
  • XF18-135mm (keep)
  • BONUS: Samyang 12mmF2

I am 100% sure that the XF10-24mmF4  MK II and the XF27mmF2.8 MK II are coming. After the announcement of those lenses, Fujifilm will probably drop prices on the MK I versions, just as they significantly dropped the price on the XF56mmF1.2 right after the XF50mmF1.0 announcement.

Hence, if you are considering to get the MK II version, you might be better off selling the MK I sooner rather than later.

Also, I am in the market for at least one more lens. And I will ask you a clear and specific recommendation. But not now. Time will come pretty soon, when you’ll be able to guide me through my buying decision, just as you did with the X-T4 and XF56mmF1.2.

Until then, take care, stay safe, and have fun with whatever gear you use.

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NEW Fujifilm USA Fall Offers: Save Big on Fujifilm X/GFX Gear including $150 Price Drop on XF56mmF1.2

Fujifilm has just launched its Fujifilm Fall Offers.

Some deals are the same of the last Fujifilm summer deals (X-E3 and X-T3). Other deals are even better than the latest summer deals (X-T200 now you save up to $300 instead of $100 only).

New entries: the deals on the XF lenses and X100F.

There is a nice $150 price drop on the XF56mmF1.2, which is Fuji’s answer to the top sales the XF50mmF1.0 is having.

XF Lens Deals

*All the lens XF lens deals listed above include a free download of Luminar 4.

X Camera Deals

GFX Bodies

ENDS TODAY: Save up to $1,000 on Fujifilm X/GFX Gear

The Fujifilm Summer deals end today, hence these are the last hours, where you can save up to $1,000 on Fujifilm X and GFX gear.

Lenses

X Bodies

GFX Bodies

Software Deals

You can use our checkout code “FUJIRUMOR” to get an additional 15% discount on all TOPAZ products (Click here). Here is the list of products and bundles:

LAST WEEK of Fujifilm Summer Offers: Save up to $1,000 on X/GFX Gear

This is the last week of Fujifilm summer savings.

Lenses

X Bodies

GFX Bodies

Software Deals

You can use our checkout code “FUJIRUMOR” to get an additional 15% discount on all TOPAZ products (Click here). Here is the list of products and bundles:

Two Weeks Left: Fujifilm Summer Savings with Up to $1,000 Savings on X/GFX Gear

Down below is the full list of Fujifilm Summer Savings.

Lenses

X Bodies

GFX Bodies

Software Deals

You can use our checkout code “FUJIRUMOR” to get an additional 15% discount on all TOPAZ products (Click here). Here is the list of products and bundles:

Hungry for Fujifilm X-H2, Visions for X-T5, Hopes for X80, Modular Fujifilm GFX, Monochrome and More – FR Readers Wishlist Corner

Fujifilm Wishlist Corner

In response to the terrific response to our first FR-readers wishlist corner article and the massive feedback I have received via email by fellow Fuji X/GFX shooters, here is the second episode of this series.

This series is all about your wishes about future Fujifilm cameras, lenses, firmware features and whatever you desire to see in Fuji’s future.

As I did receive tons of emails last time, I will focus this FR-readers wishlist corner mainly on cameras… lenses and firmware will follow at a later point.

The Hunger for X-H2

It’s interesting to note that most of the wishes gravitate around the Fujifilm X-H2, proving that there is a huge “hunger” for a Fujifilm X-H1 successor.

The (now discontinued) Fujifilm X-H1 was initially a disaster in terms of sales. However, X-H1 sales revived later on thanks to terrific deals that gave it a sales-glory-moment.

The reason for the overall failure of the Fujifilm X-H1 was not its concept, but its timing: a few months later the Fujifilm X-T3 followed with new sensor and processor. I never understood this move by Fujifilm.

And yet, there is absolutely nothing wrong with the Fujifilm X-H1, which, I remind you, snapped the top winning image at the World Press Photo awards.

I am strongly convinced that with the Fujifilm X-H2, Fuji is sitting on a potentially big winner.

Many X shooters would like a Fujifilm X-H2 right now, but as FujiRumors always told you, you have to be patient. Fujifilm is not going to repeat the errors made in the past. When the Fujifilm X-H2 will hit the market, it will be the right moment, have the right features and give the X-H line the position it deserves: right on the top of the high end X series line-up!

What’s Next?

Do you have wishes about the Fujifilm future, too? Well, then write me at fujirumor@gmail.com.

Have a wonderful weekend,
Patrick

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Wishlist Roundup

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Global Shutter: 120+ MP for Fujifilm GFX120 and 31 MP for Fujifilm X-H2?

the modular Fujifilm GFX - could a global shutter make it become real? - VIDEO BELOW
the modular Fujifilm GFX – could a global shutter make it become real? – VIDEO BELOW

We are talking since a long time, about the global shutter revolution coming to photography, and even Fujifilm itself talked about it, for example:

Inspired by an email of a reader, I went back to check which kind of global shutter sensors Sony has currently to offer.

Worth to mention and possibly of interest for Fujifilm shooters, are the following two:

  • IMX342LQA-C: 31.49 MP APS-C global shutter sensor and max. 35.4 fps – already reported here
  • IMX661LQA-C: 127 MP Type 3.6″ global shutter sensor and max. 15 fps

Clarifications & Reminders

Now, we know that the Fujifilm X-T4 and the Fujifilm GFX100 use the same sensor, just the one in the GFX100 is about 4 times bigger, hence it has 4 times the megapixel.

We also know that the current Fujifilm GFX sensor is a type 3.4″, hence slightly different than the IMX661LQA-C type 3.6″ listed above.

If we would take the 31 MP APS-C global shutter sensor and make a 3.4″ type of it, we would end up with about 123 megapixel on medium format Fujifilm GFX.

And as a reminder, Sony also released a 43 megapixel stacked APS-C sensor. The same sensor used on the GFX system would result in a 162 MP sensor.

Speculations: Fujifilm GFX120 and Fujifilm X-H2?

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Fujifilm Summer Savings: Best Selling Deals on FujiRumors and Save Up to $1,000 on X/GFX Gear

Down below is the full list of Fujifilm Summer Savings.

In case you wonder, which ones are selling best among the FujiRumors community, here is the answer:

  1. XF 10-24mmF4
  2. XF 16mmF1.4
  3. Fujifilm X-T3
  4. XF 18-135mmF3.5-5.6

Lenses

X Bodies

GFX Bodies

Software Deals

You can use our checkout code “FUJIRUMOR” to get an additional 15% discount on all TOPAZ products (Click here). Here is the list of products and bundles:

A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Should Fujifilm put a Full Frame Sensor in the GFX G-Mount?

waste of space or good idea? small full frame sensor in big G mount
waste of space or good idea? small full frame sensor in big G mount

Full Frame Fujifilm?

There are many ways to define what I am going to write about today: a wish, a dream, an idea… or just simply delirium!

A delirium, that was born during a very hot and sleepless summer night, as if somebody would have filled my room with overheating Canon EOS R5 cameras.

So I did pass the extra time my insomnia decided to donate me by thinking at the most fun thing I can think of: gear! ;)

And especially one thought was tormenting me: full frame!

Why?

Well, because, despite Fujifilm being used by tons of professional photographers, despite winning the most prestigious awards and hence despite being proven by reality that you can get any job done perfectly with Fujifilm cameras, I did stumble on yet another influencer’s youtube video, who repeated the usual marketing phrase, that only full frame is really for professional use.

Now, if you take all images that influencer ever shot in his life, he would not reach 1/10th of the beauty of one single Fujifilm image that won the World Press Photo award, but you know, these days having tons of followers makes you more credible in the eyes of people than actually having no followers, but a stunning portfolio and a list of prestigious photography awards.

Hence, despite me being one of those guys, who couldn’t care less about Fujifilm going full frame, I did catch myself thinking at Fujifilm and full frame in my hot sleeping room.

The question: how could Fujifilm go full frame?

X Mount Full Frame

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