According to a new source, the Fujinon XF 8-16mm F2.8 WR will be available mid 2018. Take it with a grain of salt for now. We have already shared the first images of the XF 8-16, XF 200mmF2 and GF 250mmF4 in this Fujirumors article.
And which one should be the next X mount zoom lens after the XF 8-16mm F2.8 WR?
In our gigantic X mount lens poll request to Fujifilm, where over 14,000 of you guys voted, dropping a total of 34,431 preferences, a lens like an XF 16-80mm F4 became the most wanted zoom lens after the XF 8-16mm F2.8.
So, dear Fujifilm, the FujiRumors community worked very hard to collect for you free market investigation data, and we decided for something like a Fujinon XF 16-80… thank you very much for listening :) .
Whatever comes, you only have to do one thing: follow FujiRumors to know everything as fast as possible ;).
GFX · X fan meeting “FUJIKINA” is again.
This time, Tokyo’s event space “CROSS DOCK HARUMI” in Harumi will be held, and an event “FUJIKINA 2019 Tokyo” will be held to thoroughly enjoy the GFX X series.
In this event, you can experience the latest models of GFX and X series, talk shows and studio demonstrations by top photographers and creators from inside and outside Japan, gallery exhibition, free quick maintenance service (by reservation only) and GFX and X series. We offer various contents such as free rental service (by reservation only).
In addition, “FUJIKINA 2019 Tokyo” is planning to make a public program to create promotional videos and photos of overseas artists using the GFX / X series as a new program. Don’t miss the chance to see and experience the top professional production sites.
At the Fujikina 2019 there will be touch & try, quick maintenance service, loan Program, photowalks, live talk & studio demos and public filming. You can check out the full program at the dedicated fujikina 2019 page.
Russian wedding photographer and official Fujifilm X photographer Alexey Malyshev (instagram – fujifilm profile) just shared this instagram story, where he publicy asks people to guess which lens is mounted on his Fujifilm X-T3 (or maybe X-T2).
I am not sure, but Alexey posts could indicate that the beta testing program just started, but it could also be just a dummy*. In any case I will follow his instagram now, and in case I see images with razor thing DOF, I will let you know ;).
*UPDATE: Jonas Rask said in the comments to this post it is just a dummy, since it does not mount properly
Would be great if any Russian FR-reader could entirely translate what Alexey wrote in his instagram story [UPDATE: translation came in, thanks. Read below].
“Who can guess what lens it is? If lens will be guessed, I gonna show some new super gun. Hint: It’s not even for sale yet.“
Here on FujiRumors we have discussed the Fujinon XF33mm f/1.0 R WR extensively, for example:
read here: Czech store lists Fujifilm Fujinon XF33mm f/1.0 for $3,100
read here: Fujinon XF33mm F1.0 R WR: Clutch Focus? Price? AF-speed? and More – Multiple POLLS
read here: Fujifilm X-H1 with XF 33mm f/1.0 vs Panasonic S1 with Lumix S PRO 50mm f/1.4 size comparison
read here: Fuji Guy Billy explains the Fujinon XF 33mm f/1.0 development challenge
read here: Fujinon XF 33mm F1.0 vs XF 35mm F1.4 vs XF 35mm F2 size comparison
read here: Is the Fujinon XF 33mmF1.0 too Big? POLL
read here: Side by side – Fujinon XF33mm F1.0 vs Fujinon XF16-80mm F4 vs Fujinon XF16mmF2.8
read here: tell us why we should buy the Fujinon XF 33mmf1.0
That lens can’t come soon enough!!!
stay tuned on FujiRumors… hot rumors are coming soon ;)
The second episode of the Fujilove podcast with Fuji Guy Billy just went online (episode 1 here).
It’s a one hour talk, and assuming not many of you have this time right now (you are once again reading FujiRumors at work, right? ;) ), I have summed it up all in practical and compact key points for you. Once you have more time, listen to it all here.
Adobe, Worms, X-Trans and Alternatives
Adobe’s new enhance detail feature addresses the worm effect, which appears especially in shadow areas zoomed in at 400%
worm effect is an Adobe X-Trans interpretation problem
X-T30 offers great value feature-wise and takes over lots of features of X-T3
30 fps with no EVF blackout, great video functions like internal F-log
X-T30 is a fully featured camera
Fujifilm cameras look beautiful, and also design and controls is reason to buy a camera
in the Fujifilm system, you don’t sacrifice image quality if you buy a $1,200 or $1,800 camera. Strategy is to use same sensor/processor for same image quality
Lens Corner – XF16mm f/2.8
XF16mm f/2.8 falls into the f/2 compact lens lineup. Small, fast AF, weather sealed, excellent IQ with nice detail and a great minimum focus distance
16/28 Is scary good in terms of quality for its price
XF16mm f/1.4 is different type of beast. More control over DOF and more flexible in low light, but Billy thinks Fujifilm will sell much more XF16/2.8 lenses than 16/1.4, because it’s great value
for small camera bodies like X-T30, the f/2 and f/2.8 lenses are great combo
16/2.8 is also a good lens for vlogging, still some nice shallow DOF
Tip Corner – Movie silent control
movie silent control is found in X-H1, X-T3 and X-T30
movie silent control gives you independent control from your dials. Just tap on the back of the screen and from there use touch controls to change ISO, f/stop, Shutter Speed
even better than touch: use the joystick to change movie silent control settings
movie silent control allows for independent video/stills controls
on X-T30, you can set one of the function buttons to turn ON/OFF movie silent control
Will X-T and X-H get flip out screen in future? X-T30 for Vlogging?
Billy hoped for an X-T30 with flip-out screen and hopes for it to come to X-T/X-H line in future
X-T100 with selfie screen has different design, and it’s actually wider camera than X-T20/30, because there needed to be room for the selfie screen hinge
with HDMI output you can use external monitor to see yourself
It comes down to costs and design. Changing the design raises costs
Top concerns of vloggers:
1 – Am I in the frame? With wide 16mm lens or XF18-55 you don’t have to worry about not being in the frame
2 – Is the camera still recording? X-T30 has tally light
3 – Am I in focus? Eye AF on X-T30 is huge improvement.
X-T30 is very good vlogging camera. It has also a low rolling shutter
Selfie screen can be distracting. Billy used X-T100 for vlogging, and he tends to look at the flip-out screen instead of looking at the lens
Manny Oritz (former Sony ambassador, who left the program to focus on his youtube channel and to be able to cover more products) tested his first Fujifilm camera, the Fujifilm X-T3 and he has lots of great things to say about it.
Great weather sealing
beautiful color science, much better than Sony A6500
Fujifilm did an amazing job, customers answered in the best way possible, and for what it’s worth, I’ve also tried to honour the event by working restlessly and publishing 14 articles over the last weekend.
However, it seems that not everybody was able to keep track of it all, since I start to get emails from readers notifying me about news I have already published.
So I thought a quick recap could help:
click here – Fujifilm X-H1 with XF 33mm f/1.0 vs Panasonic S1 with Lumix S PRO 50mm f/1.4 Size Comparison
Fujifilm hold the first X summit at the GPP in Dubai, an event aimed to listen to customer feedback in the best Kaizen tradition and discuss about the Fujifilm future.
For example, Fujifilm asked people which X and GFX lenses they should make next and which firmware update should come next.
Sadly there was not much participation (hardly 50 comments), so let’s see what happens if I share the same polls here on FujiRumors, the only Fujifilm community that can collect several thousands of votes within a few hours ;).
You find Fujifilm’s future X and GF lens survey down below.
Big news: just as we rumored a few days ago, the Fujifilm X-T3 will get a major firmware update, centered on autofocus improvements. It will come in April. Fujifilm showed a video demo of the improvements, and it was fairly impressive. Better face and eye tracking.
Here is the entire 1 hour and 48 minutes video summed up in key points for you. You’re welcome :).
250+ total firmware updates made since the original X100 has been introduced
They show upcoming firmware of X-T3 with significant autofocus improvement. Better face detection, better tracking, better eye AF. Coming in April. Check it out in the video embedded above or on youtube at 1:28:35
Fujifilm also said they will give us the opportunity to switch between faces with the new firmware
survey about which firmware should come next
they official mention Kaizen as their philosophy
Fujifilm is studying the rating system
Adobe X-Trans support: Adobe says that for them to get good results with X-Trans is difficult, it’s a lot of work. Fujifilm will support Adobe for better processing
People ask for complete Camera Remote App redesign