I’m in the rumor world since many years now, and I know it’s not easy to share accurate information. It’s way more complicated than you think.
This is why I never shout “fake clickbait rumors“, when I read some wrong rumors that surface on the web.
All I do in those cases, is to correct those wrong rumors, so that you guys have an accurate idea of what Fujifilm is going to launch (or not).
And today, it’s my job to correct some wrong rumors that I think have been shared with good will, but are nevertheless wrong.
I have the choice to leave them wrong, or correct them. And I decided to correct them. With great respect to the source though, who I think shared really what it heard.
No shitstorm, no hate, just a little help to get closer to the truth (and I know that it’s not easy, believe me).
Wrong Rumor 1
25/30 lenses for GFX in the next 5 years?
GFX lovers, don’t have too high expectations. Fujifilm will not have 25 or even 30 GF lenses in total within the next 5 years.
The current schedule is to release 2/3 GF lenses a year, so this means maximum 10 to 15 GF more lenses will be added in the next 5 years.
Add to these 10/15 lenses the current 6 GF lenses, and we will have from 16 to a maximum of 21 GF lenses 5 years from now (not bad at all!)
But the only way for Fujifilm to have a total of 30 GF lenses 5 years from now, would be to stop developling lenses for X-mount ;)
Wrong Rumor 2
GF 80-180 ?
Sorry guys, Fujifilm has no plans for such a lens. Again, I invite you to check out this secret GF roadmap (which shows a 100-200 lens, though ;) ). There is no GF 80-180 on Fuji’s internal roadmap.
Wrong Rumor 3
Fujifilm X-H1 will have a different processor?
Nope. It’s the same X Processor Pro used in X-T2, GFX, X-Pro2 etc. I might publish a more in-depth article later on about this. But at the end of the day there is no doubt that the X-H1 will get its power from the good old X Processor Pro.
Message to source I have corrected
I have corrected some of your rumors, and publicly on FujiRumors I can’t say more than this.
But privately and confidentially, and of course only with permission of my sources, I can give you a more in-depth and detailed insight behind the scenes of what my current Fuji long-term knowledge is and if you want we can compare our knowledge.
If you want, feel free to contact me via email creating a fake email account if you feel more comfortable.
Message to sources in general
As I said above… rumors are always complicated. So even if you think “Ah, Patrick will probably already know it”, don’t hesitate to contact me. Given the amount of fake rumors I get, even every double/triple confirmation I can get is extremely useful for me.