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The successor of the X100S? The X100T! (trusted + new source)

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Bhphoto should change the name to the X200 shield protector

If you remember, last week I told you here that a new source (who contacted me via rumor box and included a nickname) shared 2 rumors with us.

The first rumor was about the faster AF in the second generation 35mm. I couldn’t share the second rumor, because the source said: “Please confirm it with your other sources first as marketing department might change the plans“.

Well, I did my homework and had a talk with our top trusted Japanese source. And it confirms: Fuji has plans to call the X100S successor X100T.

So it seems that, unless the marketing department changes plans again, we can now be pretty sure that X100T will be the final name.

Tilt Screen? Announcement? Weather sealing? New lens? APS-C sensor? My sources are investigating… and in case someone out there has the answers, then feel free to contact me anonymously via rumor box (using a nick-name if you want, so that I can recognize you in future) or via email at fujirumor [at] gmail.com.

Let’s have a look at the updated rumored specs list:

(TS= trusted source / NeS =New Source / AS = Anonymous Source / SRP = source who was right in the past, but not yet trusted)

  • X100T (TS + NeS)
  • 24MP X-Trans sensor (NeS)
  • faster AF than X100S (NeS)
  • tilt screen (NeS)
  • new fixed lens (NeS)
  • new EVF, better than X100S, but not as much as X-T1 (NeS)
  • wider phase detection area (NeS)

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Fuji Rep confirms: 18-135 coming next week (June 16th),16mm + 120-400 sounds right too, new firmware updates on the way

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Chris had a nice talk with a Fuji rep. He asked him about some of the rumors I’ve spread in the last weeks/months, and here are his answers:

– XF 18-135: The rep said it will come „next week“ (Fujirumros says June 16th)
– X30 coming in not so distant future (Fujirumors says this summer)
– XF 16mm would be a „good idea“ (Fujirumors says a 16mm 1.4 will come)
– XF 120-400 “sounds about right” (Fujirumors said it back in February here)
– XF 35mm f1.4 mkII will come after the lens selection has been completed, so probably 2016 (Fujirumors has no idea when it will be announced.)
– X100S, X-E2, X-Pro1 and X-T1 will get a firmware update soon (Fujirumors is working on this one ;-)).

Read more at ottokite.

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XF 18-135mm coming June 16th (anonymous source)

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Postponed, delayed and now set to Monday, June 16th. This is, according to an anonmyous source, the new announcement date of the XF 18-135mm.

Stay tuned on FR on that day, I’ll keep you posted as soon as the good thing will be announced and do a live blogging session for you (at least I hope so… I don’t like the idea to stay awake the whole night for nothing ;-) ).

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X-T1 with hardware upgrade coming soon?

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Two trusted sources (including drphotorumors) told me that Fujifilm will release an updated version of the X-T1, with a few minor tweeks. So we can expect a few improvements, though nothing major. For example, rumors I got talk of a higher resolution viewfinder. The name? I’m still checking it, but it could be X-T1b.

The announcement could be already this month.

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USA  DEALS

XF 18-55 deal ($100 off) at AmazonUSPictureline / BHphoto / Adorama /
XF 55-200 deal ($100 off) at AmazonUSPictureline / BHphoto / Adorama /

ZEISS: The $800 savings on the Zeiss deals expire very soon. Grab the lenses here at BHphoto or Adorama.

X-E2 ($200 off): X-E2 body: AmazonUS,  BHphoto (with freebies and 4%reward), Adorama (with freebies), Pictureline and DigitalRev. X-E2 kit DigitalRev (they sell it for $1,119) AmazonUSBHphoto (with freebies and 4%reward), Adorama (with freebies) and Pictureline.