Fujifilm Teases Instax Mini 40 Coming April 7

Fujifilm is now teasing the Instax MIni 40 coming in 6 days (hence on April 7) on their official channels.

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RUMOR: Fujinon XF18mmF1.4 R WR with 62mm Filter Size

March was a month full of exclusive and breaking rumors:

You guys tell me if you’d like to have a break from the rumors, otherwise I’ll just continue, ok?

No complaints? Ok, so let’s go ahead. :)

Today we talk about the upcoming Fujinon XF18mmF1.4 R WR, the only not yet released lens so far that we can find on the official Fujifilm roadmap (** list of non yet announced X mount lenses below).

Well, we have seen hands on images of the Fujinon XF18mmF1.4 R WR at the X summit of October 2020 here. FujiRumors has also taken the official XF18mmF1.4 sketches shared by Fujifilm and made a size comparison Fujinon XF16mm f/1.4 and the XF23mm f/1.4, which you can see here.

From that size comparison, we saw that the size of the XF18mmF1.4 R WR is somewhere in between the one of the Fujinon XF16mm f/1.4 and the XF23mm f/1.4.

The additional information we got about the XF18mmF1.4 R WR is that it will have a 62mm filter size. As a reference, the XF16mmF1.4 R WR has a 67mm filter size, whereas the XF23mmF1.4 R has also a 62mm filter size.

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** FujiRumors has leaked two more lenses that will come, but are not yet included in the roadmap, the Fujinon XF150-600mm and the Fujinon XF33mmF1.4 R WR.

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LAOWA 33mm f/0.95 to be Released Late April and New Image

A FR-reader (thanks) sent me a hands on image of the upcoming Laowa 33mm f/0.95 lens mounted on a Sony camera. The lens will be available also for Fujifilm X mount.

Also, the reader told me that the lens will be released in late April in China.

We have covered this lens in the past:

Laowa 33mm f/0.95 for Fuji X mount (coming April 2021): Venus Optics / BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama

BREAKING: Fujifilm GFX50S MKII Coming 2021 with Same 50 Megapixel Sensor of GFX50S

According to our trusted sources, Fujifilm will launch the Fujifilm GFX50S MKII in 2021. It will use the same sensor currently featured on the original GFX50S.

As we told you yesterday, it will be more affordable than the GFX100S.

Expect updates… on FujiRumors :)

As you know I pre-ordered the Fujifilm GFX100S and I can’t wait to get it.

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Fujifilm GFX100S Shows No More PDAF Banding (and Silently Fixed also on GFX100 via Firmware Update?)

Fujifilm GFX100S Banding

We already reported here, how Matt Granger could not see any PDAF banding on the Fujifilm GFX100S, which is something that annoyed him on the original GFX100.

Now Jim Kasson received his GFX100S, and immediately tested it out.

And indeed, after a 5 push shadow recovery and also a +100 shadow recovery, here is what he says:

Good news! There appears to be virtually no PDAF banding, and not much banding of any description.

While this is an excellent news, he also adds that the 16bit version “doesn’t appear significantly better” than the 14 bit version. It is a bit better, but not that much. Also, some in the Fuji community say that the 16bit files seem to have better black tones with lower chroma noise.

You can see the samples are read more at blog.kasson here.

Fujifilm GFX100 Firmware FIx

According to information we have received, Fujifilm also fixed the banding issue via firmware update on the original GFX100. Fujifilm never said this explicitly, but hide it behind the standard phrase “fix of minor bugs“. But this is just something I can’t confirm right now.


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