Fuji May Deals: X-E2 $200 off for one week and X-PRO1, X-M1, X-A1, X20, 18mm and XC 50-230 savings too

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Do not buy the X-E2 until May 25th! You’ll save up to $200

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As you know, the next Fuji deals are coming. This time they will bring savings on the X-E2, X-PRO1 and the two entry level cameras, the [shoplink 13828]X-M1[/shoplink] and [shoplink 17194]X-A1[/shoplink]. Note that the X-M1 is already up to $200 off at at AmazonUS and BHphoto. But the super-combo X-M1 + 16-50 + 50-230 will be $300 off (you’ll get it for $ 899)!

The [shoplink 17992]X-E2[/shoplink] body will cost you $849 and the kit $1,199. But only from May 25th to 31th.

The [shoplink 12882]X-PRO1[/shoplink] wil cost $999 starting from May 4th.

There will be also 2 lenses in offer, the [shoplink 12891]XF 18mm[/shoplink] (discounted price $499) and the forgotten [shoplink 17198]XC 50-230[/shoplink] (discounted price $349).

If there is a deal that interests you, feel free to use one of the shoplinks on Fujirumors to buy it. You won’t be charged with a single penny extra on the normal price, but a small comission is valued back to Fujirumors. Your support will keep this site running. Thanks, Patrick.

Thanks a lot again to the source who shared the confidential Fujifilm document with Fujirumors.

The Fujinon XF 18-135mm will be f/3.5-5.6 and NOT f/3.5-4.8 as shown by Fuji at the CP+ in February

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2 days ago I told you: “REMINDER: we know it since the CP+ in Japan, but Fujifilm hasn’t still updated the roadmap: the 18-135 is getting faster (from f/3.5-f/5.6 to f/3.5-f/4.8)“.

I said it because Fuji itself has shown it at the Japanese photo event CP+ in February (as you can see in the image at the bottom).

Well, that’s not true anymore… and if Fujifilm wanted to create confusion, then they were successful.

Here are the facts: at the beginning of January Fujifilm published a new roadmap listing the Fujinon XF 18-135 f/3.5-5.6. But afterwards, at the CP+ in Japan (February), they unveiled a mock-up of the same lens with an aperture range that goes from f/3.5 to f/4.8, as you can see from the image at the bottom (courtesy: dpreview). At this point all X-shooters thought that Fuji enhanced it, me included… but the illusion last only until today:

In fact, if you’ve read Rico’s X-E2 firmware 2.00 article (a MUST for every X-E2 owner), you’ll notice that he says that the lens won’t be 4.8 at the long end but 5.6! That’s the final word in this little f-stop drama.

Therefore I updated Fuji’s roadmap again, as you can see at the top… a very nice lens range for such a young system, and, for many, the quality of the glass is one of the main reasons to swtich to Fuji.

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image courtesy: dpreview

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Level-up: Fujifilm X-E2 firmware update “coming soon” with EVF refresh rate of the X-T1 (X-E2 $62 off)

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The X-E2 body is currently $62 off at BHphoto (+ 4%reward), AmazonUS and Adorama (+ 4% reward)


A source, who was right in the past, told me that the firmware update for the Fujifilm X-E2 is “coming soon“. It will bring the refresh rate of the X-T1 EVF also to the X-E2! The source did not specify the date, nor if it will bring other features (like the interval shooting function and the remote camera control App).

This firmware makes it a bit easier for X-E2 owners (like me) to resist to the siren songs of the X-T1, which is creaming off award over award and is rapidly falling into the hands of more and more photographers (some of them are trying via email to convince me to get rid of my X-E2 for the X-T1… but I still resist ;-) ).

And Fuji itself said it, that it’s better to sacrifice sales earnings for customer loyalty. In fact the Kaizen philosophy has a negative impact on the sales of newer models, but “in the long run customer trust is very important. We’re a relatively new brand and we need to build trust.

So stay tuned. I’ll start to frequently check Fuji’s support page in the next days and update you as soon as I see it online. And if you are faster than me, then feel free to drop me an email once you see it online.

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Rumor Update: TCL-X100 will be out end of May and cost 299 Canadian Dollars (new source)

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Fujifilm TCL-X100 listed at BHphoto. Still no official price listed.

Just A Flash: I got word from a new source that the TCL-X100 will cost 299 Canadian Dollars and be out end of May. As I told you here, the rumored price for the TCL in Europe is €250. Seems that it is going to cost a little less than the [shoplink 12893]Fujifilm WCL-X100[/shoplink]

As in Japan, in UK the price seems to be set: £219.98 (See Fuji’s site here)

This rumor comes from a new source, so take it cum grano salis.

Fujinon XF 16mm f/1.4: that’s Fuji’s new high speed wide angle lens on the roadmap (trusted source)

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Fujinon XF 16mm f/1.4
trusted Japanese source

The rumor comes from the top trusted Japanese source, so do NOT take it with a grain of salt, spread the good news on facebook, google+, twitter and wherever you want (but don’t forget to quote the (original) source ;-))

Fuji’s mysterious high speed wide angle lens will be the Fujinon XF 16mm f/1.4!

XF 120-400mm
new source

As I told you on February 3rd, according to a new source (see here), the super telephoto zoom lens will be the XF 120-400. If correct, we’ve just unveiled all the lenses that are currently shown on the Fuji Roadmap. So I’ve updated the roadmap for you :-)

XF 18-135mm f/3.5 to f/4.8

XF 18-135mm Reminder: We know it since the CP+ in Japan, but Fujifilm hasn’t still updated the roadmap: the 18-135 is getting faster (from f/3.5-f/5.6 to f/3.5-f/4.8). This lens will be the first weather sealed lens in the Fuji XF lineup. First rumors suggested that it would be released in April / May. But then Fuji changed its plans and delayed the release to probably June. This explains why Fujifilm has delayed the release… they are making it faster!

Stay Tuned because…

… because Fuji can insert new lenses to the roadmap in any moment. So I won’t stop it here and continue to investigate further for you.

Any hint and help would be highly appreciated. You can drop me an email (with a fake email account if you want), or use the rumor box. It will keep you anonymous (in this case you could use a nick-name so that I can recognize you in future).

Thanks in advance to anyone who decides to make my work here on Fujirumors a bit easier :-)

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Fujifilm X-E1

The X-E1 price is falling to ridiculous $499 and $699 for the kit at Adorama (including free hand grip and up to 6% reward!!!). But only while supplies last. At BHphoto the silver kit version is already discontinued! Adorama sells it also via AmazonUS, but you won’t get the freebies and the reward.

As Gabe said in the comments to the previous post:  “If anyone was going to buy the 18-55mm, they should spend the extra $5 and get a free camera.”

Adorama: black body ($499 + 4% reward) / silver body ($499 + 4% reward) / black kit ($699 + 6% reward) / silver kit ($699 + 6% reward) /

AmazonUS: black body ($499 via Adorama) / silver body (via Adorama) / black kit ($699 via Adorama) / silver kit ($699 via Adorama) /

Lightoom 5 boxed version

Lightroom is now $35 off at BHphoto here and AmazonUS here. The boxed version will cost you $109!

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