Samyang 16mm available in June? + Rokinon 300mm f/6.3 Mirror lens

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As you know, Samyang just announced the Samyang 16mm f/2.0 X-mount (click here). According to a FR-reader from Malaysia, it will arrive in stores there at the end of June.

And more good news. At the facebook page of Rokinon here you can see the first images of the new 300mm f/6.3 mirror lens (for E-mount) and a video here. The X-mount version will follow.

Seems that Samyang is about to release a whole new range for the Fuji X-mount… and now we wait for Sigma to do the same ;)

To what belongs Sigma, I’ve read here that Sigma Corporation America said “Unfortunately Fuji did not use the Micro Four Thirds mount and doesn’t have the market share Sony does, I’m not going to say we will not make lenses for your mount but not at this time.” So, buy a Fuji X to convince Sigma :)


Samyang 16mm f/2.0 X-mount to be announced soon!

An Asian Samyang retailer unveiled on Facebook the first picture and specs of the new Samyang 16mm f/2.0 lens. It will come for Fuji X  mount too. They write: “The 16mm focus length with rectilinear imaging system ensure extra wide angle of view amounting to 83.1 degrees (for Nikon version and 79.5 for Canon). The big aperture opening of F2.0 ensure photographers able to use it for low light environment like night street shooting. The weight of the lens is just about 571g, as a result this lens will be a attractive carry on for architecture and landscape shooting.

P.S.: Save this search on Slidoo to get notified when the Samyang lens will be available one Bay.


X-Trans entry level body to be offered in various kits?

Sorry if I bother you again ;) But there is an update to what belongs the X-Trans entry level camera.

Trusted sources told me that the camera with APS-C X-Trans sensor (the famous X-entry level body) should be sold body only or offered in combination with the following kits: 18-55 or 18-55+55-200 or 27 pancake. I don’t know the price yet.

As I told you here, it will be smaller (less buttons or dials) and it won’t have a viewfinder.


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cheap body without X-Trans sensor and new lenses to come?

I’ve passed a lot of time yesterday/today chatting and writing emails… and now I can give you an update about the mysterious non-X-Trans camera.

Trusted sources told me that the camera without X-Trans sensor will be very cheap and sold together with one or two new lenses (one of these lenses could be a 16-50 or 16-55 zoom lens)… could this be the camera that another new source told me would cost $550 body+lens? (trusted sources could not confirm the price of $550)

I’m sure you want to know what sensor it could have… I’ve no idea. But if I should place a bet, then I would agree with Per K, who in the comments to the previous rumor said it could be the APS-C sensor of the X100… but it’s only a supposition.

If the sources are right, with these new entry-level cameras (X-Trans and non-X-Trans), Fuji could soon offer to every customer the camera tailored to his needs, from high-end (X-PRO1 + great lenses) to entry-level (X-whatever ;) + cheaper lenses). As I’ve read somewhere in the web (can’t remember where): “Fuji colours for everyone”.

stay tuned

2 new mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras with different sensors to be announced this summer?

A new source from the land of the rising sun told me that Fuji will announce 2 different mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras this summer, with two different sensors. One should be announced in the second half of June and the other one later. The price of one of these bodies should be of $700.

I’ve checked it and here is what I know from trusted sources:

Fuji could indeed announce two different mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras with two different sensors, one with an APS-C X-Trans sensor and one without X-Trans sensor [there is an update to the non-X-Trans sensor camera here].

Trusted sources could not tell me which one will be announced earlier or if they will be announced together.

That’s it for now. As always, please read rumors carefully. I specify in every rumor if it comes from trusted sources, new sources, anonymous sources or if the rumor has been posted on other websites. Don’t throw everything together in the same pot. Rumors of new sources should be taken with a grain of salt, while trusted sources have proven to be right in the past (as with the X100S, X20, updated lens roadmap, 55-200 announcement on April 17 and more, just check the rumor section on FR). The network of sources is growing. Let’s see if this new source will become a trusted source.

So, how would you like camera 1 and camera 2 to be?