Viltrox 75mm f/1.2 Sample Images and Announcement Around Christmas

Xing Liu is one of the guys testing the upcoming Viltrox 75mm f/1.2 on the 40MP Fujifilm X-H2 and he is now teasing us by sharing sample images.

He says “sharpness is crazy. It might be even sharper than Fujifilm lenses” and that announcement will be around Christmas.

You can see the samples down below and check out his youtube channel here.

We have already told you the price of this lens as well as shared product and sample images in this article.

These are Your Top X and GFX Camera Wishes for 2023 – and They are Quite Clear on What You Want!

I’ve looked at the results of your future X camera wish and future GFX camera wish.

Here they are… and what they tell us.

X series

  1. X-Pro4 with 40MP
  2. X100V with 40MP
  3. X-Pro4 with 26MP stacked

GFX gear

  1. GFX100R with 102 MP BSI stacked sensor
  2. GFX100T with 102 MP BSI stacked sensor (the X-T styled GFX concept)
  3. GFX100S with 102 MP BSI stacked sensor

Conclusion for X series

There is a tendency to prefer more megapixel over more speed. And as a Fujifilm X-T5 owner myself, I can understand why: the X-T5 is plenty of fast enough for most of us thanks to the brand new processor. Plus, the 40MP sensor gives us the best dynamic range on any X series camera.

But most importantly, the list is dominated by rangefinder cameras.

So, after a year full of DSLR styled cameras (X-T5, X-H2 and X-H2s), people are hungry to see something happening on the rangefinder front… and I am totally with you guys!

Conclusion for GFX series

Stacked sensor makes the top of the list. Which means that contrary to the X series, for the GFX series people desire more speed rather than more resolution.

List of Fujifilm Related Gear launched in 2022

Dear FUJIFILM, We Decided: Make These 6 X-Mount Lenses Next!

It’s pure sadness.

I mean, if you look at the current X mount lens roadmap, it is just sadness, with only one X mount lens stoically standing all alone trying to keep up excited about the future.

So we decided to help Fujifilm in gathering some ideas, and you guys dropped hundreds of lens suggestions for the future here, which I then summed up in 40 options to vote on here.

Well, here are the results:

TOP 6 LENSES OVERALL:

  1. XF 23mm f/2 Pancake (fan made rendering here)
  2. XF 16-55mm f/2.8 MK II
  3. XF 18mm f/2 MK II
  4. XF 12mm f/1.4
  5. XF 16-35mm f/2
  6. XF 11-30mm f/2.8

There were really a lot of suggestions in the wide angle zoom range. So many, that I decided to give 2 options to vote on, the XF16-35mm f/2 and the XF 11-30mm f/2.8.

But if we were to merger even those two lenses into one single lens, we could get something like the XF 14-30mm f/2.0. In that case, we would have the following result.

  1. XF 14-30mm f/2.0
  2. XF 23mm f/2 Pancake (fan made rendering here)
  3. XF 16-55mm f/2.8 MK II
  4. XF 18mm f/2 MK II
  5. XF 12mm f/1.4
  6. XF 70mm f/2 (fan made rendering here)

TOP 6 PRIMES:

  1. XF 23mm f/2 Pancake
  2. XF 18mm f/2 MK II
  3. XF 12mm f/1.4
  4. XF 70mm f/2
  5. XF 10mm f/2
  6. XF 35mm f/1.2

TOP 6 ZOOMS:

  1. XF 16-55mm f/2.8 MK II
  2. XF 16-35mm f/2
  3. XF 11-30mm f/2.8
  4. XF 16-70mm f/2.8-4
  5. XF 16-135mm f/4
  6. XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 MK II

And if we were to merge the two lenses as we did above, we would get:

  1. XF 14-30mm f/2.0
  2. XF 16-55mm f/2.8 MK II
  3. XF 16-70mm f/2.8-4
  4. XF 16-135mm f/4
  5. XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 MK II
  6. XF 23-55mm f/2

CONCLUSIONS
Wide Angle Reality vs Telephoto Dreams

When you go around in forums, you’ll often see people complaining about Fujifilm not offering enough long lenses.

And to a certain degree I agree with you: long primes especially are needed!

But then there is the reality.

And the reality is that the vast majority of Fujifilm shooters simply do not see long lenses as a priority. What they really want is the total opposite: more wide angle zooms and primes.

We have to be clear about this: any of the lenses that made it to the top of the list in our survey would outsell by a large margin any long prime or zoom lens Fuji would launch.

That’s something Fujifilm knows (and has openly declared here).

And yet, there is at least one lens I feel Fujifilm must give us: the (already patented) Fujinon XF 400mm f/4, which made it in the top 15 of our list and fellow FR-readers already made mock-ups of and it is consistently your top wished telephoto lens.

So, even though it did not make the list, I strongly advice Fujifilm to give us a long prime lens.

Fujifilm X-T5

Laowa 19mm f/2.8 Zero-D for Fujifilm GFX Coming Soon

Venus Optics will launch the Laowa 19mm f/2.8 Zero-D for Fujifilm GFX soon.

It looks quite small and it will weight around 546g only. The price is set at $999 (but might change ahead of the announcement next week).

  • Focal Length: 19mm
  • Angle of View: 110°
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8-22
  • Format Compatibility: Medium Format
  • Lens Structure: 12 elements in 10 groups
  • Aperture Blades: 5
  • Min. Focusing Distance: 18cm
  • Max. Magnification: 0.185X
  • Filter Thread: Ø 77mm
  • Dimensions: About Ø 82.6*80mm
  • Weight: About 546g
  • Mounts: Fujifilm GFX

Laowa lenses for Fujifilm X and GFX are available at VenusOptics, BHphoto, AmazonUS and Adorama.

VOTE :: The Ultimate Fujifilm APS-C Lens Poll – Let Fuji know What You Want

Dear Fujifilm, Please PAY my Readers with…

Dear Fujifilm headquarter in Japan!

Your management is running short on ideas?

You are debating on which lenses should come next, but can’t really figure out which ones?

Don’t worry, we are here to help you.

The FujiRumors community has done its job wonderfully and dropped hundreds of suggestions in our previous lens wish article.

And to make it even more convenient for you, dear Fujifilm Japan, FujiRumors has isolated himself from life and worked many hours to go through all the suggestions and try to sum them up in a way that it makes sense.

The result is a list of 40 lenses, which now the FR-community will vote on.

And you know what’s best, dear Fujifilm HQ?

We do it all for free!

Yes, Fujifilm. We are just happy to help you.

Although…

… if you really insist to reward us for our work, you could pay us in Kaizen firmware updates for our cameras.. how about that? ;)

How the 40 Lenses Came to Be

It was very tough to come out with this list, as every lens you guys listed has its Pros and Cons.

But launching a survey with hundreds of lenses would be an overkill, so I had to be brutal. I listed all your lenses, grouped them and tried to find a compromise, as you can see in all my papers here.

I ended up with a list of 40 lenses:

So, some lenses might sound a bit unconventional, but they are merger of wishes. Sometimes I had to sacrifice range in order to keep the lens fast, other times I had to sacrifice speed in order to get in a wider focal range.

One Last Suffering… ;)

And if you thought you were done with your hard work, then you were wrong.

I want you to suffer and sweat one more time.

How?

Well, you can drop a maximum of only 3 votes in the survey below.

So think about it, struggle, doubt, hesitate, but at the end all you have are 3 votes. Use them wisely. The Fujifilm management is watching you!

But my Dream Lens is…

Maybe your dream lens might not be in the list, but you might find something similar to it. Drop the vote on the lens that is closest to your wish.

We can always run an additional survey later on, where we include more options for the most voted lenses.

XF vs XC

All lenses (except for XC lenses) are weather sealed. So I will NOT specify that in the survey.

The Ultimate Survey

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