Rumor Chatter: Tamron Will Make Fujifilm X Mount lenses (via SAR)

Tamron Mirrorless Offerings on AmazonUS

Fuji X Mount Tamron

According to SonyAlphaRumors, Tamron will make Fuji X Mount lenses in future. SAR writes:

A SAR reader reported to me the unofficial talk he collected on the Digital Splash show. While this is just unofficial chatter it’s still interesting to know what managers are spilling out on those kind of events. […]

tamron have now ceased all future A mount lens development and instead are shifting focus to E mount and fuji mount, the price of A mount for some reason has shot up in recent times which paired with the shrinking A mount market share has led them the call it a day, all recent releases will be fullfilled up untill a certain point which wasn’t specified.

In the past, we had huge discussion here on FujiRumors about Sigma and Tamron Fuji X mount support. So here is a little recap:

Tamron

Back in November 2015, we shared the rumor that Tamron has “currently” no plans to release X-mount lenses. But the source also added that Tamron said they “may produce X-mount lenses in future“.

That was a cautios opening by Tamron, and if SAR is right (and they are usually a very accurate rumor site), maybe time will soon come, that Tamron will join the X side of life :) .

Let’s hope so… and you guys can start dreaming and let us know which Tamron lens you would like for your Fuji X camera.

Sigma

Back in October 2015, our sources told us that Sigma has no plans to make X-mount lenses, because the Fuji X market is too small and Sigma thinks Fujifilm made a big mistake by not adopting the M/43 mount. You can read the whole story here.

But I think that the real reason (and problem for Sigma) is that there is a lot of high quality Fujinon glass out there, that covers already many of our photographic needs, and Sigma is afraid they would end up like the Zeiss.

Fujinon Vs. Rest of the World

Yes, it’s hard to compete with Fujinon glass.

Zeiss tried to enter the Fuji X market with their Zeiss Touit Fuji X-mount Trinity, but completely failed. People simply prefered the cheaper and yet optically on par (or even superior) Fujinon X glass.

Sure, it’s tough to beat Fujinon glass, but we X-shooters are definitely open to other options, and willing to spend our money in third party glass, as long as the equation value for money is right.

Samyang, for example, found quite a big fellowship amongst X-shooters with lenses like the Samyang 8mm fisheye and their probably most successful X-mount lens, the Samyang 12mmF2, convinces with a very low price and good IQ.

Also the Mitakon 35/0.95 ver.II is falling in the hands of more and more Fujifilm X-Shooters. Jonas Rask wrote a review about it. FR-reader yukosteel compared the Mitakon 35/0.95 ver.I with the Fujinon XF35/1.4 here.

I’m sure that, with the right offering, the right price and the right quality, Sigma and Tamron could sell quite well in the X-shooter community.

Fuji X-shooters simply love good glass, no matter which brand it is from.

So, c’mon, Sigma and Tamron, be brave, release some of your best glass in X-mount… and take our money :) .

Complete Overview over the available and upcoming Fuji X-Mount lenses

Full List of Fujifilm USA XF Lens Deals

USA is last… but it’s coming too. And here is the full list of XF lens deals.

There will be also camera bodies in offer (probably only bundled with lens), but for now, let’s focus on the lens deals.

*XF18mm (save $50): AmazonUS, BHphoto, FocusCamera, Adorama
*XF27mm (save $50): AmazonUS, BHphoto, FocusCamera, Adorama
*XF60mm (save $50): AmazonUS, BHphoto, FocusCamera, Adorama
*XF35mmF1.4 (save $50): AmazonUS, BHphoto, FocusCamera, Adorama

*XF14mm (save $100): AmazonUS, BHphoto, FocusCamera, Adorama
*XF 16mm (save $100): AmazonUS, BHphoto, Adorama
*XF23mmF1.4 (save $100): AmazonUS, BHphoto, FocusCamera, Adorama
*XF56mm (save $100): AmazonUS, BHphoto, FocusCamera, Adorama
*XF90mm (save $100): AmazonUS, BHphoto, FocusCamera, Adorama
*XF10-24mm (save $100): AmazonUS, BHphoto, FocusCamera, Adorama
*XF55-200mm (save $100): AmazonUS, BHphoto, FocusCamera, Adorama
*XF18-135mm (save $100): AmazonUS, BHphoto, FocusCamera, Adorama

*XF56mmAPD (save $150): AmazonUS, BHphoto, FocusCamera, Adorama
*XF16-55mm (save $150): AmazonUS, BHphoto, FocusCamera, Adorama
*XF50-140mm (save $150): AmazonUS, BHphoto, FocusCamera, Adorama
*XF100-400mm (save $150): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama

*Starts October 15 at 00:01 AM New York time.

Fujifilm Instax Share SP-3 Square Printer is Coming

Fujifilm Instax Square SP-3 Printer

Rumor Flash: Fujifilm will launch a Fujifilm Instax Square SP-3 Printer.

See all current Fujifilm Instax Square Products at AmazonUS.

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Fujifilm Instax Square SQ10USA BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS Europe: WexUK, PCHstore

Fujifilm Instax Share SP-2 Printer: USA: BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama EU: AmazonDE, AmazonUK, AmazonITA, AmazonFR, AmazonESP, WexUK AUS: CameraPro

Fujifilm X-T2S Rumor: IBIS and OIS Do Not (Currently) Work Together

Fujifilm X-T2S

Hey guys… I got some details about how IBIS on the X-T2S will work (at least currently).

Unlike we see on some Olympus and Panasonic cameras, the IBIS on the X-T2S can’t be combined with the OIS. So you have to use either IBIS or OIS, but they won’t work together.

What I am trying to find out now, if this is something that could be implemented later on via Firmware update or not. But at launch, I do not expect the Fujifilm X-T2S to have the “double stabilization” feature.

I remind you that it seems that the X-T2S will also not have the sensor shift multishot feature.

Full Fujifilm X-T2S rumor specs overview at the bottom of this post.

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X-T2S Rumor Overview

  • Fujifilm X-T2S: IBIS and OIS will not work together – rumor here
  • Fujifilm X-T2S IBIS Will NOT Have Sensor Shift Multishot Feature – rumor here
  • Fujifilm X-T2S (IBIS camera) Will Ship First Half of 2018… and When Will it Be Announced? – rumor here
  • Fujifilm Registered TWO Cameras with Bluetooth to Come Soon… Fujifilm X-E3 and… X80 or X-T2S? – rumor here
  • Fujifilm Scrapped the Ultimate X Series Camera… Focus on Fujifilm X-T2S (IBIS Camera) – rumor here
  • Don’t Worry, Fujifilm X-T2S In Body Image Stabilization (IBIS) will Work with ALL Fujinon X-Mount Lenses – rumor here
  • Fujifilm X-T2S will have IBIS (In Body Image Stabilization) – rumor here
  • Fujifilm X-T2 Successor to be Called Fujifilm X-T2S  – rumor here

Fujifilm X-T2S IBIS Camera Will Have Better Hand Grip Compared to X-T2

Fujifilm X-T2s - the Successor of the Fujifilm X-T2

Fujifilm X-T2S

Here is a little Fujifilm X-T2S update… and I guess it comes not really surprising for most of you guys.

You know that the Fujifilm X-T2S will be Fuji’s first (actually second) camera with in body image stabilization. I assume it will keep the design philosophy of the X-T line, but of course there will be some changes, in order to accommodate the IBIS mechanism and also to improve usability when shooting videos.

I hear that one of these changes will be a better/bigger hand grip on the Fujifilm X-T2S compared to the (soon to be discounted) Fujifilm X-T2.

Considering that the Fujifilm X-T2S IBIS camera will probably also be the first choice for X-shooters interested in the huge “OIS-less” Fujinon MK18-55mm F2.9 and MK50-130mm T2.9 lenses, a bigger hand grip just makes sense… although one could also simply attach an optional grip, as Alessandro noted in the comments.

Fujifilm said the MK18-55mm F2.9 and MK50-130mm T2.9 cine lenses will hit the market in 2018 (originally planed for the end of 2017). What a coincidence that at the same time according to this rumor, a Fuji camera with IBIS, the X-T2S, will hit the market, too ;).

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X-T2S Rumor Overview

  • Fujifilm X-T2S IBIS Camera Will Have Better Hand Grip Compared to X-T2 – rumor here
  • Fujifilm X-T2S IBIS Camera with 24MP X-Trans III Sensor – rumor here
  • Fujifilm X-T2S IBIS Will NOT Have Sensor Shift Multishot Feature – rumor here
  • Fujifilm X-T2S (IBIS camera) Will Ship First Half of 2018… and When Will it Be Announced? – rumor here
  • Fujifilm Registered TWO Cameras with Bluetooth to Come Soon… Fujifilm X-E3 and… X80 or X-T2S? – rumor here
  • Fujifilm Scrapped the Ultimate X Series Camera… Focus on Fujifilm X-T2S (IBIS Camera) – rumor here
  • Don’t Worry, Fujifilm X-T2S In Body Image Stabilization (IBIS) will Work with ALL Fujinon X-Mount Lenses – rumor here
  • Fujifilm X-T2S will have IBIS (In Body Image Stabilization) – rumor here
  • Fujifilm X-T2 Successor to be Called Fujifilm X-T2S  – rumor here