BAD NEWS: Laowa 17mm f/4 for GFX to Come “Hopefully” by the End of 2019

Just yesterday, FujiRumors shared with you the leak about the Laowa 17mm f/4 for Fujifilm GFX.

The leak included updated specs as well as the price of the lens.

This lead many of us to think that an announcement is imminent, especially since the precise price tag is one of the last things companies decide, before releasing a product.

However, I have been contacted by a FR-reader, who was in touch with Laowa a few days ago, and they told him:

The 17mm f/4 Fuji GFX will ba launched hopefully at the end of 2019

When I visited Venus Optics at Photokina in September 2018, they told me the Laowa 17mm f/4 for GFX will come in December 2018, later on they told me it will come in March 2019.

Now it seems that we have to arm ourselves with patience again, and cross fingers that it will be at least end fo 2019.

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Laowa 17mm f4 Zero-D for Fujifilm GFX Coming Soon for $1,249

Laowa 17mm f4 Zero-D GFX

The wait was longer than expected, but it seems that the Laowa 17mm f/4 Zero-D GFX will come soon.

It will be priced at $1,249 and down below the google translated version from the Chinese site xitek.

The Laowa 17mmF4 lens is a super wide-angle zero-distortion lens tailored for Fuji medium format players. The equivalent full frame size is 13.5mm and the field of view angle is 113°, allowing Fuji medium format players to experience a wider picture without switching. Expected listing price of $1,249

When I visited Venus Optics at Photokina 2018, they told me the Laowa 17mm f/4 for GFX will come in December 2018, later on they told me it will come in March 2019. Well, now let’s hope that the wait is really soon over!

Also, some specs have changed now as opposed to the one displayed at Photokina. The aperture blades now seem to be 5 instead of 7 (a typo?).

For your convenience, I have translated the latest specs list appeared today in China and compared it to the ones I photographed at the Venus Optics booth at Photokina 2018.

Brought to you first, here on FujiRumors ;)

Laowa 17mm f/4 Zero-D GFX: Venus Optics, BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama

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Does current IBIS fit in Fujifilm X-T4? And GFX100 IBIS in GFX50R / 50S

Fujifilm IBIS

Back in March 2018, I have used Fujifilm technical X-H1 IBIS scetches and put them into the Fujfiilm X-T2. See the article here.

The result was the image you see above.

It’s my pleasure to see that over one year later, the topic is coming up again (better late than never), so I am glad to share it again with you.

The Fujfilm X-T4, if it keeps the size of the X-T3 and X-T2, will have a hard time to fit IBIS into its body. But Fujifilm has repeated many times, that they are working to make IBIS smaller.

And since we talk IBIS…

I had a personal curiosity to see how the Fujifilm GFX100 IBIS unit fits in the Fujifilm GFX 50S and Fujifilm GFX 50R.

So I took the IBIS unit displayed at the Fujifilm GFX100 live stream event, and mounted it on the Fujifilm GFX50R/S.

As you can see below, the IBIS unit is too big for both cameras, but not by a large margin. So there is hope that, with further development, the next generation IBIS will be small enough to make it fit also in the GFX R and GFX S line of cameras.

Fujifilm GFX 100: B&H Photo, AmazonUS, Adorama, Focuscamera, CalumetDE, ParkcamerasUK, JessopsUK, PCHstore

Fujifilm GFX 50R: BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS, FocusCamera
Fujifilm GFX 50S: BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS

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Fujifilm X-Pro3 with IBIS and Fujifilm X-T4 Clickbait :)

According to Camerabeta at Weibo, the Fujifilm X-Pro3, which we rumored to come this year, will have the following specs:

  • The new machine will use a 2400/2 megapixel X-Trans CMOS sensor; [I guess google tranlsate had troubles to translate 26MP]
  • With X-Processor 4 processor with 4 core CPU;
  • 4K video capture at 60 frames per second;
  • Built-in body five-axis anti-shake;
  • 3-inch 1.04 million point 3-axis touch screen;
  • Weatherproof magnesium alloy body;

This is all camerabeta said, and I can not confirm the specs until now.

Camerabeta does not mention the Fujifilm X-T4 at no point, and everybody who talks about it now, is out for clickbait (as usual) :).

via camerabeta

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