X30 lens: 28-112mm f/2-2.8 (same as X20)… but with dual ring (SRP)!

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A source, who was right in the past (SRP), claims to have the following information: the lens on the X30 will remain the same (28-112mm f/2-2.8)! Also a new source shared with me the same information, thanks!

But, always according to the source, who was right in the past, the X30 will feature a new dual ring on the lens (Zoom ring + Control Ring).

Although the source was right in the past, I invite you to take it still with a grain of salt.

EDIT: Someone asked in the comments what a control ring is. Well, check out Fuji’s XQ1 page and you’ll learn more about it.

The rumored X30 specs list so far is: (TS= trusted source / NeS =New Source / AS = Anonymous Source / SRP = source who was right in the past, but not yet trusted / ORS = other rumor sites)

– 2/3 sensor (TS + NeS)
– EVF only (TS + NeS)
– EVF specs: 2,36mp, x0.62 magnification and 100% coverage (TS)
– Announcement: at photokina (ORS) – FR-sources just said “this summer” (AS)
– Battery: more than 400 shots with one battery and USB-charging (AS)
– Lens 28-112mm f/2-2.8 with dual ring (Zoom Ring + Control Ring) (SRP)

THE DEALS

Great price on the X-M1 and X-A1 with zoom lenses at AmazonUS and also at Adorama.

XF 27mm (save $150 – price $299): BHphoto / Adorama / AmazonUS / Pictureline /
XF 60mm (save $100 – price $549): BHphoto / Adorama / AmazonUS / Pictureline /
XF 18-55mm (save $100 – price $599): BHphoto / Adorama / AmazonUS / Pictureline /
XF 55-200mm (save $100 – price $599): BHphoto / Adorama / AmazonUS / Pictureline /

X-T1 bundle $300 off / X-E2 deal

BHPHOTO: Fuji X-T1 + vertical grip + spare battery – ($1299) – click hereFuji X-T1 + XF 18-55 + vertical grip + spare battery  – ($1699)click here

ADORAMA: Fuji X-T1 + vertical grip + spare battery – ($1288) – click here / Fuji X-T1 + XF 18-55 + vertical grip + spare battery  – ($1699) – click here / Fuji X-T1 + XF 18-135 WR + vertical grip + spare battery  – ($2188) – click here

PICTURELINE: Fuji X-T1 + vertical grip + spare battery – (save $200) – click here / Fuji X-T1 + XF 18-55 + vertical grip + spare battery – (save $200) – click here

AMAZON-US: Fuji X-T1 + vertical grip + spare battery – (save $160) – click here / Fuji X-T1 + XF 18-55 + vertical grip + spare battery – (save $170) – click here

X-E2 for $799 (save $50): BHphoto / Adorama / AmazonUS / Pictureline

Three non-interchangeable lens X-cameras coming within this winter? X30, X100T and ? (anonymous source)

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First off: please take this rumor with a grain of salt. It comes from an anonymous source (with nick-name), so for now you should take it as a low rated rumor and not as a fact.

That said, here is what the anonymous source told us: Fuji will launch 3 non-interchangeable X-series cameras within this Winter. The source didn’t say anything else.

X30, X100T and ?

In the past we’ve heard rumors about an X70 (a cheaper version of the X100S). I know it was in Fuji’s plans last year, but, as far as I know, Fuji rejected projects for such a camera. So I don’t think it will be the X70 (but with Fuji you never know as they change plans often and quickly… which really drives me mad !!)

So, until now I’ve heard of an X30 and X100T. At the moment, I’ve honestly no idea what the third camera could be, but I promise you to follow the hint and try to dig up something for you…

… and in the meantime, the comments are open for your thoughts and wishes. An X100Z with zoom lens? A hybrid pixel or organic sensor camera? Whatever you dream of, feel free to drop it in the comments down below.

And of course, any help is highly appreciated (and in case you use the rumor box, feel free to use a nick-name).

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THE DEALS

XF 27mm (save $150 – price $299): BHphoto / Adorama / AmazonUS / Pictureline /
XF 60mm (save $100 – price $549): BHphoto / Adorama / AmazonUS / Pictureline /
XF 18-55mm (save $100 – price $599): BHphoto / Adorama / AmazonUS / Pictureline /
XF 55-200mm (save $100 – price $599): BHphoto / Adorama / AmazonUS / Pictureline /

X-T1 bundle $300 off

BHPHOTO: Fuji X-T1 + vertical grip + spare battery – ($1299) – click hereFuji X-T1 + XF 18-55 + vertical grip + spare battery  – ($1699)click here

ADORAMA: Fuji X-T1 + vertical grip + spare battery – ($1288) – click here / Fuji X-T1 + XF 18-55 + vertical grip + spare battery  – ($1699) – click here / Fuji X-T1 + XF 18-135 WR + vertical grip + spare battery  – ($2188) – click here

PICTURELINE: Fuji X-T1 + vertical grip + spare battery – (save $200) – click here / Fuji X-T1 + XF 18-55 + vertical grip + spare battery – (save $200) – click here

AMAZON-US: Fuji X-T1 + vertical grip + spare battery – (save $160) – click here / Fuji X-T1 + XF 18-55 + vertical grip + spare battery – (save $170) – click here

But there is more Fuji gear in offer. Save $300 if you buy: X-PRO1 with 18mm – X-E1 with 18mm – X-M1 with 18mm: – X-M1 with 55-230 – X-A1 with 55-230. You can find them at AmazonUS & Adorama.

X-E2 for $799 (save $50): BHphoto / Adorama / AmazonUS / Pictureline

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XF lens deals coming tomorrow: discount on some XF lenses : : XF 27mm will drop from $449 to $299!

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Ok, it’s not the absolutely insane $250 price drop of last winter, when even EU-residents bought the 27 (and other XF lenses) in USA, payed taxes and shipping, and still saved a lot of money on it. But this one is a great deal too. In fact, according to information I’ve received, there will be a $150 price drop on the XF 27mm lens starting tomorrow (until September 6).

The 27mm won’t be the only lens in offer. Also the 60mm will be $100 off. The XF 18-55 and 55-200 are already $100 off in stores like BHphoto and AmazonUS.

And if there are some EU-residents who order the XF 27mm again from the States, let me know how much you’ve payed for it.

Remember that, if you’re interested to buy one of these lenses in offer, if you choose to do it using one of the shoplinks I’ll share here on FR, you’ll support this blog. Not a single penny extra costs for you, but a small comission is valued back to Fujirumors. That will help me to keep this site running. Thanks in advance to those who decide to support Fujirumors.

X- DEALS

BHPHOTO: Fuji X-T1 + vertical grip + spare battery – ($1299) – click hereFuji X-T1 + XF 18-55 + vertical grip + spare battery  – ($1699)click here

ADORAMA: Fuji X-T1 + vertical grip + spare battery – ($1288) – click here / Fuji X-T1 + XF 18-55 + vertical grip + spare battery  – ($1699) – click here / Fuji X-T1 + XF 18-135 WR + vertical grip + spare battery  – ($2188) – click here

PICTURELINE: Fuji X-T1 + vertical grip + spare battery – (save $200) – click here / Fuji X-T1 + XF 18-55 + vertical grip + spare battery – (save $200) – click here

AMAZON-US: Fuji X-T1 + vertical grip + spare battery – (save $160) – click here / Fuji X-T1 + XF 18-55 + vertical grip + spare battery – (save $170) – click here

Long Live the Fuji X30: Battery life better than X-T1 + USB charging (anonymous source)

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The X30 might be the next release in Fuji’s house. And a good soul out there decided to share, anonymously (and unfortunately didn’t even use a nick name), the following rumor with all of us.

The X30 will have a much longer battery life (the source said “over 400 shots”. The X20 can take about 270 shots, while the X-T1 approx. 350 frames). Plus: you’ll be able to charge it via USB cable.

The anonymous source didn’t say if Fuji will continue to include an external charger too, or just an USB-cable… and as I cannot contact it directly, well, in case you read this post dear source, please let us know (if you know).

For now, please take it with a grain of salt.

However, the question now is: do you prefer the classic external charger or the USB-charging? Feel free to drop your thoughts in the comments and to vote the poll.

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The rumored X30 specs list so far is: (TS= trusted source / NeS =New Source / AS = Anonymous Source / SRP = source who was right in the past, but not yet trusted / ORS = other rumor sites)

– 2/3 sensor (TS + NeS)
– EVF only (TS + NeS)
– EVF specs: 2,36mp, x0.62 magnification and 100% coverage (TS)
– Announcement: at photokina (ORS) – FR-sources just said “this summer” (AS)
– Battery: more than 400 shots with one battery and USB-charging (AS)

P.S.: Feel free to make my daily work here on Fujirumors a bit easier and to share rumors with us. You can do it via email (don’t worry, your identity won’t be revealed, never ever), or 100% anonymously via rumor box. In this case feel free you to invent a nick-name, so that I can, eventually, recognize you in future.

A fresh new start, a new identity… and start sharing your knowledge ;-).

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X- DEALS

BHPHOTO: Fuji X-T1 + vertical grip + spare battery – ($1299) – click hereFuji X-T1 + XF 18-55 + vertical grip + spare battery  – ($1699)click here

ADORAMA: Fuji X-T1 + vertical grip + spare battery – ($1288) – click here / Fuji X-T1 + XF 18-55 + vertical grip + spare battery  – ($1699) – click here

PICTURELINE: Fuji X-T1 + vertical grip + spare battery – (save $200) – click here / Fuji X-T1 + XF 18-55 + vertical grip + spare battery – (save $200) – click here

AMAZON-US: Fuji X-T1 + vertical grip + spare battery – (save $160) – click here / Fuji X-T1 + XF 18-55 + vertical grip + spare battery – (save $170) – click here

Here is how you can save $400 on the X-T1 + 18-135 + vertical grip + spare battery … and even a bit more than $400, as the deal includes also an SD-card.

The best price at the moment for the X-T1 body bundle (X-T1 + VG-XT1 + Battery) is at Adorama ($1288), followed by BHphoto ($1299). If you’d purchase these items separately, you’d pay $1600. So save about $300. Now add to this bundle the XF 18-135 that top rated (99,9% positive feedback) ebayUS seller [shoplink 26646 ebay]cameraland[/shoplink] is selling with a $100 rebate for $799, and you’ll have a total amount of $400 savings (Adorama+cameraland total price $2087 / BHphoto + cameraland total price $2098 ). NOTE: Just a limited number of 18-135 is available at [shoplink 26646 ebay]cameraland[/shoplink] (5 at the time of this post).

But there is more Fuji gear in offer. Save $300 if you buy: X-PRO1 with 18mm – X-E1 with 18mm – X-M1 with 18mm: – X-M1 with 55-230 – X-A1 with 55-230. You can find them at Adorama.

Phase Detection Evolution: Fujifilm patents hybrid AF Pixel !

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Fujifilm continues its research in order to develop new sensor technology. After the organic sensor and the one with different pixel size (enlarged green pixels) egami (click here) spotted a new patent: the hybrid AF pixel.

If I deciphered correctly the google translated text, then here is what this sensor is about:

If you implement phase detection pixels into the sensor (like on the X-Trans II sensor or on the Sony A6000 sensor) you’ll benefit of faster AF. But, on the other hand, as these pixels can’t be used to gather light, you’ll have some “image quality degradation.”

But the hybrid Pixel is supposed to be able to do both: improve the AF speed and at the same time gather light. As egami explained: “Transmittance would not be 100% that there is an optical element, but I will be able to minimize the image quality degradation.” Egami explains that Fujifilm’s “hybrid pixel approach” is different from the Dual Pixel AF technology of Canon.

What do you think? Is it a wise move of Fujifilm to put R&D into new sensor technology, or should they simply continue to purchase the APS-C sensors of Sony (although Fuji has to wait half a year to get its hands on the newest Sony sensors)?

spotted by egami (translation)

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