RUMORED PRODUCT RELEASE TIMELINE
Time to update our previous X and GFX gear timeline, which was not only limited to 2021, but lacked of some gear we rumored in the following months.
Also, I’ll include a list of products that will not come as the fake rumors keep spreading and I notice a tendency in forums to believe just everything that is written or talked about somewhere, may it be a monochrome camera, and X-T40 with IBIS coming very soon, the X-H2 coming 2021 and totally random stuff like that.
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And it won’t end here.
In fact, I have a skype call scheduled with the Japanese source in very near future. After the last call a few weeks ago, we dropped a couple of rumor-bombs (X-H2 details, the end of X-Trans IV, no more X cameras in 2021, the new GF zoom to come second half 2021 and more stuff I am not allowed to share just yet).
I expect that also our next call will be very interesting.
But until then, here is the most updated list of gear to come (and gear that won’t come).
X Series Gear
- Fujinon XF33mm F1.4
- Fujinon XF23mm f/1.4 MKII
- Sigma X Mount lenses
- No X series camera coming in 2021
Also, the Fujifilm X-T4 will be the last X-Trans IV camera.
- Fujifilm X-H2
– with 8K DCI/UHD video
– first X series camera with new sensor and processor
– the next X series camera to come after X-E4
- Fujinon XF150-600mm
- Fujinon XF56mm f/1.2 MKII
To avoid misunderstandings, I would like to remark that while it’s true that there won’t be any more X-Trans IV cameras, I do not know if the Fujifilm X-H2 will be X-Trans or Bayer. Maybe I’ll get the answer very soon by our top trusted Japanese source. I’ll let you know.
- Fujifilm GFX50S MKII
– coming with same 50MP sensor of the original GFX50S (hence no phase detection and no BSI sensor)
– announcement will NOT be on August 27
– more affordable than GFX100S
- affordable Fujinon GF zoom lens
– coming second half 2021
- work in progress
I am working to add GFX gear in the 2022 list. I know many hope for a Fujifilm GFX50R MKII or even a Fujifilm GFX100R. But so far I have no information about it.
As for lenses, an old internal roadmap FujiRumors leaked back in 2017 (and that turned out to be 100% accurate), showed a lovely Fujinon GF 20-36mm f/3.5-4.5. I have no rumors, but I hope Fujifilm will give us that lens.
And do you remember when back in 2019, Fujifilm manager launched this official survey asking X and GFX shooters which lenses they’d like to see next for their systems?
Well, as far as GF lenses goes, Fujifilm listed four option, and they were all tilt shift / tilt macro lenses. This shows Fujifilm is aware that tilt shift options are a major gap in the lineup. Sadly they haven’t delivered so far, but let’s hope 2022 will be the year.
Not coming according to top Fujifilm managers: a fixed lens GFX camera.
The Monochrome Clickbait
A special mention goes to the long “rumored” monochrome X or GFX camera.
Back in 2016 a Fujifilm manager said they “thought” about a monochrome Fujifilm camera. But look, Fujifilm “thinks” at a lot of things, and only a fraction of those becomes reality (as also all those dead patents prove).
Anyway, since 2016, the so called “rumors” about the imminent arrival of a monochrome camera have never stopped.
Now, you don’t have to listen to FujiRumors, who always told you it’s a total fake, but even after a Fujifilm manager said there are literally “zero chances” of a monochrome camera, some folks kept announcing it as imminent, such as in 2020 here and again later on in 2020 here.
As of today, I do not see any reason to change my opinion on the monochrome camera. Fujifilm is definitely busy with other stuff.
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