XF 23mm announcement tomorrow (September 5), shipped in October and price should be of 929€

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A source just told me that the new (and long expected) XF 23mm will be released tomorrow, September 5. I don’t know at what time exactly until now, but the price should be around €929. So it seems that this lens could cost, at least in Europe, a bit more than the XF 14mm.

As soon as I know the price in dollar, I’ll let you know.

Follow FR tomorrow via facebook, twitter and RSS feed, I’ll give all the rumors, hands-on reviews and informations about this lens and also tell you when the stores are taking pre-orders in a special live-stream post. I hope this time Fuji will ship it faster than the XF 55-200 and X100S.

cheers
Patrick

New images of the XF 23mm f/1.4 leaked

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Over 1 month ago I’ve already posted the first image of the upcoming XF 23mm f/1.4 here. Now digicame-info was able to get more images about the next Fuji prime here (tranlsation). As we already know, the lens comes with distant scale and has a filter tread of 62mm. The lens should be announced in a few days.

As you know from this FR-post here, the UK store ParkCameras is taking preorders on the 23mm, 10-24 and 56. The 23mm price there is of £679, £50 cheaper than the XF 14mm. The most expensive XF lenses at ParkCameras are the 56 and 10-24.

And here is how this lens looks like on the X-PRO1.

P.S.: Stay tuned on Fujirumors via facebook, twitter and RSS feed. The IFA in Berlin is ready to start!

cheers
Patrick

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Confirmed: The 12mm f/2 Samyang lens will come!

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Good news! Photorumors confirms here that Samyang will announce a 12mm f/2 lens for mirrorless cameras in the next weeks. The company just officially released the 10mm f2.8 lens here.

This could be the Fuji-X product lineup of Samyang:

Samyang 12mm f/2
Samyang 10mm f/2.8
Samyang 8mm: Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay Samyang 300mm mirror lens: Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay Samyang 16mm f/2.0: Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay Samyang 24mm f/3.5 Tilt Shift: Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay

10mm f/2.8: this is the next Samyang lens for Fuji X-mount

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Will there still be a Samyang 12mm f/2.0 lens for Fuji X-mount as rumored by Photorumors here? Well, fact is that in the meantime Samyang added a new lens for Fuji-X at their website here: the Samyang 10mm f/2.8! Now let’s hope that also the rumored 12mm f/2.0 will become true.

Here is the Fuji-X product lineup of Samyang until now:

Samyang 10mm f/2.8
Samyang 8mm: Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay Samyang 300mm mirror lens: Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay Samyang 16mm f/2.0: Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay Samyang 24mm f/3.5 Tilt Shift: Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay

cheers
Patrick

10mm f/2.8 specs

Specification 1:2.8 10mm ED AS UMC CS
Aperture Range F2.8 ~ 22
Optical Construction 14 Element in 10 Groups (2 ASPHERICAL LENS)
Angle of View 109.5˚(APS-C)
Minimum Focusing Distance 0.25m (0.82ft)
Filter Size NONE
Length 76.7 ~ 105.5 mm
Maximum Diameter Ф86mm
Weight 710 ~ 740g
Mount Canon EOS, Canon M, Nikon, Pentax, Sony, Sony-E, FUJIFILM X, Samsung NX, Four-thirds, Micro Four-thrids
Lens Coating Multi-coating

Samyang 12mm f/2 for Fuji X to be announced soon

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According to Photorumors Samyang will announce soon a new 12mm f/2 lens for Micro Four Thirds, Fuji X and Samsung NX mounts. The range of lenses for Fuji X-mount is growing. Samyang is already offering the following lenses for Fuji X-Mount: Samyang 8mm, Samyang 300mm mirror lens, Samyang 16mm f/2.0, Samyang 24mm f/3.5 Tilt Shift. The rumored Samyang 12mm f/2.0 could be a good (and cheaper) alternative to the XF 14mm f/2.8 and Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8.

Samyang 8mm: Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay Samyang 300mm mirror lens: Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay Samyang 16mm f/2.0: Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay Samyang 24mm f/3.5 Tilt Shift: Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay

Instax mini 90 pre-order

The new Fujifilm instax mini 90 available for pre-order with shipment from Tokyo on Japanese release date (September 20th) here (auction ending in 2 days) and here.

X-DEALS (save up to $1,150)

Until September 21 you can profit from hughe price drops on 5 XF lenses and save up to 1,150 (almost the price you’d have to pay for the X-PRO1!)… and prepare for the day when a X-PRO2/X-E2 will be released. You’ll already own a lot of XF lenses and you’ll just have to buy the X-E2/X-PRO2 body. You could then sell your X-E1/X-PRO1 or use it as a backup camera… and in the meantime enjoy shooting with the X-series!

AmazonUS: Fuji X-E1 / Fuji X-PRO1BHphoto: Fuji X-E1 / Fuji X-PRO1 Pictureline: Fuji X-E1 / Fuji X-PRO1 Adorama: Fuji X-E1 / Fuji X-PRO1

all the best
Patrick