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Switching to Fujifilm in 2018? Here are the Top 2 Lenses To Start With, Recommended by FR-readers – POLLS

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Hi all…

Today I need your help :)

Why? Because one of the most asked questions I get via email is more or less like this:

Hey Patrick, I am switching to Fujifilm. Which lenses do you recommend to start with?”

or

Hey Patrick, next month I will travel to destination XY. Which lenses should I bring with me?”

I always have a hard time to answer these, because I tend to recommend lenses that I like and prefer for my way of shooting. And of course different lenses are good for different types of photography. And different people prefer different lenses.

So I had an idea.

I can escape the responsibility of making all alone lens recommendation in future, by launching a few polls here on FujiRumors, so that all of you guys can vote your own two favorite lenses.

So, if I get the question again via email in future, I will still be happy to give my humble advice, but I can also link to this post, so that people can have a larger feedback, than just my own.

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Fujifilm X-E3, XF80 Macro, GF45mm, New Lens Roadmaps, New Firmware & More ** LIVE BLOGGING ** – Updated 05:01 PM

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Fujinon XF 80mmF2.8 Macro: USA: BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS EU: AmazonDE, AmazonUK, WexUK, PCHstore AUS: CameraPro

Fujinon GF 45mmF2.8: USA: BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS EU: WexUK, PCHstore AUS: CameraPro

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Firmware Updates + New AF-system Explained

New AF-system explained in German at fuji-x-secrets (translation)

  • New firmware updates for FUJIFILM X-Pro2, X-T2 X100F, X-T20 coming soon. Details at fujifilm.com
  • New firmware updates for FUJIFILM GFX 50S coming soon. Details at Fujifilm.com

Lens Roadmaps

Fujifilm X RAW Studio & More

Fujikina Live Reports

 VIDEOS

Fujifilm is uploading MASSIVE promo videos! I will share only a selection here. The focus in the video section is on third party first looks and reviews. Go to Fujifilm Global Youtube, fujifilm-x and Fuji Guys Youtube to see all promo videos.

Fujifilm X E3 Synchronisation de l’appareil at FUJIFILM France Youtube.
This very brief video ad shows the new bluetooth synching, with brief shots of the phone app (0:04), let’s hope it improves usability! (thanks John)

Fujifilm X-E3 Hands on Full Review at Vistik Youtube

Fuji Guys – FUJIFILM X-E3 Camera – First Look at Fuji Guys Youtube

FUJIFILM X-E3: 1st Shooting Impressions at bigheadtaco Youtube

Fujifilm Unveils New G and X Mount Lens Roadmap!

Fujifilm erroneously published the new lens roadmaps a few hours before the official embargo ends… and FujiRumors is happy to break the news for you :).

The X-mount roadmap includes the long rumored XF200/2 and the XF8-16, as well as the Fuji X mount version of the Fujinon MK18-55mm F2.9 and MK50-130mm T2.9, which launch, as Fujifilm said, has been postponed from 2017 to 2018.

The G-mount roadmap inlcudes the GF250mmF4 OIS and the GF 1.4x Teleconverter. The GF 250 (as well as other lenses) has been already rumored on FujiRumors back in April.

As I told you, you can’t expect major updates on the roadmap anymore. Why? Because in the past Fujifilm made long term lens roadmaps, but then, when they changed plans, they had to cancel lenses they officially promised to deliver (remember the XF120 for example?), and some customers got really angry about it. That’s why Fujifilm will launch only minor updates.

But hey… there is still FujiRumors for the unofficial long term roadmaps :)

You’re welcome to follow the FR Live blogging at 02:00 AM New York time.

1. Ultra Wide Angle Zoom Lens “XF8-16mmF2.8 R LM WR”

XF8-16mmF2.8 R LM WR” is an ultra-wide angle zoom lens with a focal length equivalent to 12-24mm (on a 35mm format) and maximum F2.8 aperture. It is a lens most suited to shooting dynamic landscapes, night views and architecture. With the “XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR” and “XF50-140mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR”, Fujifilm’s XF lenses will cover F2.8 across the entire zoom range of Wide/Standard/Telephoto shooting areas.

2. Telephoto Prime Lens “XF200mmF2 R LM OIS WR”

XF200mmF2 R LM OIS WR” is a telephoto prime lens with a focal length equivalent to 305mm (on a 35mm format) and maximum bright F2.0 aperture. It is a lens most suited to shooting sports, nature, or wild-birds. Both the existing “FUJINON Teleconverter XF1.4X TC WR” and “FUJINON Teleconverter XF2.0X TC WR” are compatible, so it can be used as an ultra-telephoto lens.

Fujifilm will continue to expand the lens line-up from ultra-wide to telephoto to support a wide range of photography styles and requirements. The release date of the “MK Series for X Mount version” will now be 2018 rather than 2017, as previously communicated.

1. Telephoto Prime Lens “GF250mmF4 R LM OIS WR”

GF250mmF4 R LM OIS WR” is a telephoto prime lens with a focal length equivalent to 198mm (on a 35mm format) and maximum F4 aperture, enabling a beautiful bokeh effect for shooting portrait and landscapes images.

2. Tele Converter “GF1.4X TC WR”

The “GF1.4X TC WR” is a high-performance teleconverter capable of multiplying the focal length by 1.4x. Compatible with “GF250mmF4 R LM OIS WR”, its focal length will be 350mm (equivalent to 277mm on a 35mm format).

FUJINON “GF Lenses” are high quality lenses featuring rich tone reproduction, unique color reproduction and high resolving power, designed to incorporate Fujifilm’s optical technology. These lenses will be designed to the highest standards to allow photographers the ability to create the best images possible. Fujifilm has already released the “FUJIFILM GFX 50S” (hereinafter “GFX 50S”), the first camera in the “GFX Series,” as well as six “GF Lenses”. All of which have proved popular among professional photographers and photo enthusiasts, who praise it for its ability to capture high levels of detail, giving the atmosphere a three-dimensional feel, and its compact, lightweight body for easy operation.

With the addition of the two lenses, “GF250mmF4 R LM OIS WR” and “GF1.4X TC WR”, the GF range will now cover telephoto needs. The GF lens line-up will be expanded total of eight lenses, covering 18mm – 277mm (on a 35mm format). Fujifilm will continue to produce technology for the “GFX Series” Which reinvigorates passion for photography.

… and now let me grab another coffee :)
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Fujinon XF 80mmF2.8 Macro: USA: BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS EU: AmazonDE, AmazonUK, WexUK, PCHstore AUS: CameraPro

Fujinon GF 45mmF2.8: USA: BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS EU: WexUK, PCHstore AUS: CameraPro

 

Fujifilm Lens Roadmap Updates to be Announced Soon

September 7 (if that’s really the date) will be a terrific Fuji announcements day :)

In addition to the Fujifilm X-E3, the Fujinon XF80mm Macro and the Fujinon GF45mm, I hear that Fujifilm will also release “lens roadmap updates“.

We already leaked the internal G-mount lens roadmap back in April here, and regarding the X-mount lens roadmap, the hottest rumored lenses are the XF200mmF2, the XF8-16mmF2.8 and the XF18mmF2 MKII.

I will be ready, sleepless and high on caffeine, to deliver you guys, as usual, the best, fastest and most comprehensive live blogging on the web. Stay tuned on Facebook, RSS-feed and Twitter.

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Fujifilm Updates X-Mount Roadmap :: Ultra Wide Angle Zoom and Telephoto Prime Lens Coming 2018

Fujifilm just updated its roadmap. It inlcudes the latest Cinema lenses, but also…

… for 2018

  • ultra wide angle zoom (rumors say 8-16mmF2.8)
  • Telephoto Prime (probably the 200mm)

FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Kenji Sukeno) has unveiled the latest development roadmap for interchangeable lenses for the X Series of digital cameras.

Fujifilm introduced the X Series of digital cameras in 2011, released mirrorless digital cameras featuring the X Mount in 2012, and has since continued to expand the series with active introduction of new products. At the same time, the lineup of interchangeable lenses, designed for the X Series, has been constantly expanded to offer 24 lenses in total now. Many photographers have praised these products for their advanced image quality and mobility.

<Lenses newly added to the roadmap>

1. New MK series of cinema camera lenses for filming video

Amidst growing demand for high-definition video, including 4K video, in the field of professional video production, Fujifilm is developing the X Mount versions of all-new MK Series of cinema camera lenses to address the needs for filming video with X Series cameras, taking advantage of their excellent mobility and operability, and unique color-reproduction technology to capture premium-quality video in an amazing array of colors.

2. “telephoto prime lens” and “ultra-wide angle zoom lens” for still images

Fujifilm has constantly expanded its lineup of interchangeable lenses for the X Series to cover a wide range of focal lengths from wide angle to ultra-telephoto. The company now plans to develop “telephoto prime lens” and “ultra-wide angle zoom lens” in response to numerous requests from professional photographers and photography enthusiasts to further expand the lineup of XF lenses, optimized for shooting still photos.

Fujifilm will continue to expand the lineup of the X Series of cameras and its interchangeable lenses to cater to a wide range of needs from still photography to video filming, thereby boosting the appeals of the X Series even further.

  • The images shown are different from the products’ final exterior design.
  • * The above roadmap is as of February 2017. Product specifications are subject to change.
  • * The figures in brackets are equivalent focal lengths in the 35mm film format.
  • * The MK Series of lenses are dedicated to video filming.

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The Big Fujifilm Year 2017 :: What We Can Expect in January… and After (Rumor Recap)

2017

Fujifilm seems unstoppable. 2016 was such a great year, but the start of 2017 is awesome too. Tons of rumors have already been shared… so time for a recap.

Keep in mind, some of these rumors are from trusted sources, others not. So maybe not everything will materialize.

In January 2017 we will see:

  • Silver X-T2
  • Graphite X-Pro2
  • Graphite XF23mmF2 WR
  • Kaizen Firmware
  • XF50mmF2
  • X100F
  • X-T20
  • GFX + 3 Lenses

For the rest of 2017 I’d like to dream big :-)

  • XF80mmF2.8 1:1 Macro
  • X-E3
  • XF33mmF1.0
  • XF200mm
  • XF8-16mmF2.8
  • 3 more G-mount lenses for Fujifilm GFX
  • Lenses with Clickless Aperture
  • Profoto (&Co) Fujifilm support

I’d say enough good reasons to stay tuned on FujiRumors ;)
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XF35mmF2: A Winner for Fujifilm, a No Brainer for X-Shooters: You Can Get it Now for just $299 (until December 24)

The Fujinon XF35mmF2 WR is a winner for Fujifilm… and now it’s also no brainer for X-shooters (at least those located in USA).

In fact, with the current deals, you can get it for just $299… and it seems that many are purchasing it, since it shot up again to the very top of the BHphoto Mirrorless System Lenses Bestseller Ranking.

Since its launch, the XF35mmF2 WR sold like hot cakes. The success was that big, that Fujifilm even changed their internal lens roadmap, putting on ice plans for long rumored lenses like the 8-16mmF2.8, 33mmF1 and 200mm and focussing stronger on releasing a few more compact, weather resistant F2 lenses first… like the 23mmF2 and 50mmF2. But I don’t know, if any other of these little F2 guys will ever match the success of the XF35mmF2 WR, which by the way gets one awesome review after another.

In USA you can find a lot more X-gear in offer, like an overall $300 saving on the X-Pro2 (if purchased at Adorama). Just check out the full list of savings below… you have 2 more weeks to decide if to grab your gear or not.

XF35mmF2 WR (save $100 – pay only $299): BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama
X-Pro2
(save $150): Adorama (+$150 Gift Card Total Savings $300) / BHphoto / AmazonUS / FocusCamera / BestBuy

XF 14mm (save $300)BHphoto / AmazonUS / FocusCamera / Adorama /Pictureline
XF 16mmF1.4 (save $200)BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / Pictureline
XF 18mm (save $150): BHphoto / AmazonUS / FocusCamera / Adorama / Pictureline
XF 23mm (save $250)BHphoto / AmazonUS / FocusCamera / Adorama / Pictureline
XF 27mm (save $100)BHphoto / AmazonUS / FocusCamera / Adorama / Pictureline
XF 35mmF1.4 (save $150)BHphoto / AmazonUS / FocusCamera / Adorama / Pictureline
XF 56mm APD (save $300): BHphoto / AmazonUS / FocusCamera / Adorama / Pictureline
XF 56mm (save $200)BHphoto / AmazonUS / FocusCamera / Adorama / Pictureline
XF 60mm (save $100)BHphoto / AmazonUS / FocusCamera / Adorama / Pictureline
XF 90mmF2 (save $200)BHphoto / AmazonUS / FocusCamera / Adorama

XF 10-24mm (save $200)BHphoto / AmazonUS / FocusCamera / Adorama / Pictureline
XF 16-55mmF2.8 (save $200): BHphoto / AmazonUS / FocusCamera / AdoramaPictureline
XF 50-140mmF2.8 (save $150): BHphoto / AmazonUS / FocusCamera / Adorama
XF 18-135mm (save $200)BHphoto / AmazonUS / FocusCamera / Adorama / Pictureline
XF 55-200mm (save $100)BHphoto / AmazonUS / FocusCamera / Adorama / Pictureline
XF 50-140mmm + 1.4xTC (save $349): BHphoto / AmazonUS
XF 100-400mm + 1.4xTC (save $349): BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama
XF 50-140 + 2.0 TC (save $349): BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama
XF 100-400 + 2.0 TC (save $349): BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama

X-Pro2 (save $150): BHphoto / AmazonUS / FocusCamera / Adorama / BestBuy
X100T (save $200): BHphoto / AmazonUS / AdoramaFocusCamera
X-T10 (save $100): BHphoto / AmazonUS / FocusCamera / Adorama
X-T10 doubt XC kit (save $400): BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama
X-T1 Black Body (save $400): BHphoto / Adorama / AmazonUS
X-T1 Graphite (save $400): BHphoto / Adorama / AmazonUS
X-T1 + 18-135 (save $400): BHphoto / Adorama / AmazonUS
X-T1 + 18-55 (save $400): BHphoto / Adorama / AmazonUS
X-A3 double XC kit (save $300): USA: BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama

Fujinon XF50mmF2 WR to be Announced along with X-A10 in November – POLL

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Fujinon XF50mmF2 WR

According to a trusted source (thanks), Fujiiflm will announce the Fujinon XF50mmF2 WR along with the Fuji X-A10 in November.

The XF50mmF2 WR will be the third compact weather resistant F2 lens after the XF35mmF2 WR and the XF23mmF2 WR.

It’s a well known fact, that the XF35mmF2 WR is a terrific success for Fujifilm. Also the XF23mmF2 WR seems to sell like hot cakes now… and I wouldn’t be surprised if also the XF50mmF2 WR turns out to be a winner, too.

The other, long rumored lenses, like the XF33mmF1.0, XF8-16mmF2.8 WR and XF200mmF2 (or F2.8) have all been postponed, since Fujifilm wanted to focus on the small and compact F2 trinity + the 80mmF2.8 OIS WR (which replaced the 120mmF2.8 that was in the original roadmap).

And while I get it why people love those small weather sealed F2 guys so much, I hope that in 2017 Fujifilm will catch up were they dropped plans many months ago, and work again on the 33/1, 8-16/2.8 and 200mm…. would love to see them all coming in 2017…. but my personal favorite would be… the… ok, I said it in the Poll below ;)

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Fujifilm Will Launch Lenses with Clickless Aperture for Video in 2017 – New Source

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X-Video Lenses

According to a new source, Fujifilm will launch lenses with clickless aperture in 2017. These lenses are ment for X-shooters, who use their X-camera especially for videos.

Of course, take it with a grain of salt for now…

With the X-T2, Fujifilm now has a very good allrounder camera, with very fast and accurate Aufotfocus (so confirms even the Sony manager, who created the A7 series) and great video quality. And X-shooters, who use the X-T2 a lot for video, might appreciate the addition of such lenses.

I don’t know, yet, if Fujifilm will make a clickless aperture version of existing lenses, or if they are going to launch complete new lenses.

And while such lenses might be highly appreciated by video shooters, I hope Fujifilm doesn’t forget that some out there are still waiting for the XF33mmF1.0, XF8-16mmF2.8, XF200mmF2 (or 2.8) and some other lenses with a nice clicky aperture ring ;).

Fujifilm X-T2: USA: BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / CANADA: AmazonCA / EUROPE: AmazonDE / Calumentphoto DE / AmazonUK / AmazonITA / AmazonFR / AmazonESP / PCHstore / WexUK / AUSTRALIA: CameraPro

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Fujifilm 2017 :: The Big Rumor Overview… and 2016 Rumor Check (91% Correct Rumors)

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So, Photokina is over. The most important announcements have been done. So it’s high time to put some order in the remaining rumors.

But first some facts:

  • 650+ blog post published in 2016 so far
  • 101 rumors shared in 2016
  • 13 rumors still to be verified
  • 81 correct rumors (+1 one more correct, but not in ranking. Read why at the bottom of this post)
  • 8 wrong rumors (but actually at least 4 of them were right at the time of sharing. It’s just Fuji that changed plans… that’s the risk I pay for sharing early rumors, and I accept that)
  • 91% correct rumors shared so far in 2016 (and it would be at least 95+%, if Fuji wouldn’t have changed plans on some long term rumors)

And now… what to expect next!

I don’t think Fujifilm will launch much more in 2016… but surprises are always possible. If I hear anything, I’ll let you know.

In 2017 we should see the X100F and the X-T20. And of course the Medium Format Fujifilm GFX will hit the market. It’s also rumored that Profoto will add flash support for X-series cameras. And maybe, so my hope (but not a rumor), after some small and compact weather sealed lenses (35, 23, 50, 80), Fujifilm will also work again on the long rumored 8-16, 33/1 and 200. NOTE: the 33/1 and 200 were rumored in 2015, so they are not included in the 2016 overview.

Sounds already now like a very interesting 2017… and I’m confident Fujifilm will surprise us with something more. Stay tuned on FujiRumors to find it out.

My deepest thanks goes to all sources, who helped me a lot and reached a level of accuracy that is almost scary for a rumor site… I really would like to hug you all :-)

Also, thanks to everybody, who spotted some interesting Fuji related news/rumor/deal/review on the web, and took his/her time to drop me an email with the link to it. Much appreciated… and feel free to keep it up. ;-)

HIGH RATING*
* 75% to 99% correct

– Fujifilm X100T Successor to be Released in 2017 (shared July 28)
– Profoto Will Add Support for Fujifilm X Cameras in 2017 (shared September 12)
– Fujifilm X-T20 Coming in 2017 (and not at Photokina) (shared Septmeber 17)
– Fujifilm X-Pro2 Firmware Coming October 6 (shared September 29)
– Fujifilm Will Release a Dark Grey Fujifilm X-Pro2, probably in 2017 (shared September 30)

MEDIUM HIGH RATING*
*50% to 74% correct

– Fujifilm will develop a XF 8-16mmF2.8 WR lens! (shared 26 May 2016)
– Fuji X100T Successor still with 23mm lens!
– No X-E3 in 2016 (shared February 2, 2016)
– Fujifilm working on a XF200mm… F2 (!) lens (shared Feb.5 2016)
– Fujifilm Global Shutter Camera coming in 2018 (at the earliest) – (shared Mar 14, 2016)
– Fujifilm X-T1 will get one more (and final?) Kaizen Firmware Update This Year! (shared 13 Mai 2016)

MEDIUM LOW RATING*
*25% to 49% correct

– Fuji X100T & Kaizen Love? High Chance of Firmware 2.00 for Fuji X100T (shared February 11)
– The Fujifilm X100T Successor Will Be Called Fujifilm X100F (shared August 31)

LOW RATING*
*1% to 24% correct

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