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Fuji Guy Billy: Fujinon XF 33mm f/1.0 Development Challenge, XF 16-80mm f/4 very silent AF, X-H1 Market Misunderstanding and More

Fuji Guy Billy Interview

Fuji Guy Billy joined the Fujilove podcast. For those of you, who are right now on the road or at work and you can’t listen to it all at iTunes, Stitcher or on fujilove, here are the key points:

Fujinon X Mount Lenses

Fujifilm X100, X-E3, X-T20 and X-T3

  • Fujifilm X100 was the game changer and started the X series success
  • When developing the X100, Fujifilm wondered who is going to buy a fixed lens camera at this price point, but it turned out to be a success
  • Fujifilm X-T3 is balance of size, weight and quality in a good price point, but for Billy even the X-T3 is big
  • Billy’s go-to camera is the Fujifilm X-E3, paired with XF35mmF2, XF23mmF2 and occasionally the XF50mmF2 because of portability
  • Fujifilm X-T20 with no joystick is a dealbreaker for him

Fujifilm X-H1

  • Fujifilm X-H1 latest firmware introduced lots of improvements and the new lower price makes it very tempting
  • The Fujifilm X-H1 maybe has been misunderstood by the market. It had a lot of new video features, so people considered it more a video camera. But it is also a better and more robust camera, and facilitates handling of bigger lenses. For Professionals weight is sometimes not a problem, but more durability. That’s why Fujifilm launched the Fujifilm X-H1. It should also appeal to DSLR customers, who were on the fence of switching to mirrorless. IBIS is quite nice also for photography, especially in low light
  • Shutter has an S1 (half press) and S2 (full contact to release shutter) position. Regarding the Fujifilm X-H1, you can contact your Fujifilm service and see if they have an option to adjust the S1 and S2 position to your taste (low, medium or high). There might be a charge for that service, depending on your country

IBIS

  • Fujifilm wanted to make an excellent IBIS system, and it is one of the best on the market. But the size of the system was too big to put it into other X-series cameras. At this moment, it can’t fit in other cameras, but hopefully one day IBIS can be designed smaller and make it fit on other cameras

Fujinon G Mount Lenses

  • Fujinon GF 50mm f/3.5 coming in 2019 and Fujinon GF 45-100mm f/4 in 2020
  • Fujinon GF 100-200mm f/5.6 R LM OIS WR: If you look to move into medium format, you don’t have many lenses initially to choose from, so zoom lenses can cover various focal lengths. The GF100-200 is compatible with teleconverter. It’s a little bit heavier, but very sharp. At that focal length with medium format sensor, you can isolate your subject very well

External Battery Packs

Navigate Menu

  • Tips and Tricks: Best way to navigate the menu is using the front and rear command dial. Front dial jumps from page to page, and rear dial jumps from item to item

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Fujinon XF16-80mm F4 will NOT Come in Early 2019

Fujinon XF16-80mm F4

I know that there are lots of FujiRumors readers out there, waiting for the Fujinon XF16-80mmF4, but, according to our sources, it won’t come in early 2019.

I personally hope it will be released at least at the end of June / early July, because I am sure this is a lens that many of us would like to use on our summer travels, but it could also be that we have to wait maybe until fall. I am investigating this and will let you know, so stay tuned on FujiRumors.

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REAL LIFE SIZE COMPARISON: Fujinon XF16-80mm vs XF18-135mm and Fujinon XF16mmF2.8 vs XF35mmF2

These are the first real life comparisons between the Fujinon XF16-80mmF4 (mcok-up) and XF18-135mmF3-5-5.6 as well as the Fujinon XF16mmF2.8 (mcok-up) and XF 35mmF2.

These are nt final lenses, only mock-ups, so size might change until final release.

Unblike all the XF16-80 mock-ups we have seen previously, this one has no marked aperture ring.

And if you want to see how the Fujinon XF 33mmF1.0 compares to the XF 35mmF1.4 and XF 35mmF2, make sure to check out this article.

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Fujinon XF 16-80mmF4 vs XF 18-55mmF2.8-4 vs XF 16-55mmF2.8 – SIZE COMPARISON

Fujinon XF16-80mmF4 Vs Fujinon Zooms

After my recent Fujinon XF33mmF1.0 vs XF35mmF1.4 vs XF35mmF2 comparison, readers asked me if I can compare the size of the Fujinon XF 16-80mmF4 with the XF18-55mmF2.8-4 and XF16-55mmF2.8.

You ask, I deliver ;). And based on this comparison, the XF16-80mmF4 looks like a fantastic travel lens!

The comparison is based on the images I took and what I have seen with my own eyes at the Photokina Fujifilm booth. Also, we took the filter size into consideration.

Of course this can’t be super-accurate, but just like with my previous comparison, I’d say it’s 85+% close to perfection. Keep in mind, though, that the size of the XF16-80mmF4 mockup I have seen at photokina might change until the final lens is released sometimes in 2019.

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Fujinon XF33mmF1.0, XF16-80mmF4 and XF16mmF2.8 Hands On Photos

Fujinon XF Roadmap lenses

Photographyblog has published a bunch of hands on photos of the XF33mmF1.0, XF16-80mmF4. and XF16mmF2.8. You can check the out here and a selection down below.

FujiRumors has shared 2 days ago an image of all these three lenses side by side. The XF33mmF1.0 has pretty much the size of the XF16-55mmF2.8.

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SIDE BY SIDE: Fujinon XF33mm F1.0 vs Fujinon XF16-80mm F4 vs Fujinon XF16mmF2.8

Fujinon Roadmap Lenses

For the second time today (first time here), I had to find a way through the security check and get into the Photokina halls. Stealthy like a ninja, I made it again.

This time I was armed with my wonderful Fujifilm X-E3 and I snapped some pictures of the upcoming Fujinon lenses.

I apologize for the quality, since I tried to make my way through a couple of Fujifilm managers and an angry lady, who told me “can I help you” in a tone that clearly ment “p*** off from here“.

So time was limited, the conditions difficult, I could not touch the lenses, but I made it… somehow.

And when nobody was watching, I quickly grabbed a Fujifilm GFX 50R and made a super quick hands on video.

Back to the lenses:

  • XF33mmF1.0: Yes, it’s rather big, especially compared to the Mitakon 35mm F0.95 (manual focus only). I guess Fujifilm wants to make this the ultimate lens in terms of image quality, and still offer a fast AF motor. Filter size 77
  • XF16mmF2.8: Very small. Fits perfect in the Fujicron lineup with the XF23mmF2, XF35mmF2 and XF50mmF2. Filter size 49
  • XF16-80mmF4: This lens, my friends, will fall into the hands of many fellow X-shooters for travels. Filter size 72

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XF 33/1, 16-80/4, 16/2.8 images

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Fujinon XF 8-16mm F2.8, XF 200mm F2, XF 16-80mm F4 Reviews, Samples and Thoughts

New Fujinon XF (Roadmap) Lenses

I thought we take a little break from all those fantastic Fujifilm X-T3 reviews, and get back to the core of every system: lenses!

For 2019/2020, Fujifilm has recently announced a new roadmap which include 3 lenses: XF16-80mmF4 and XF16mmF2.8 for 2019 and XF33mmF1.0 for 2020 (don’t forget to vote our XF 33/1 features request poll).

In 2018 we will get the XF200mmF2 in October and the XF8-16mmF2.8 in November.

There is still not much about this lenses online, but down below is what he have so far.

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XF8-16mmF2.8

  • williamchua – My world has become wider with the Fujinon Lens XF8-16mmF2.8 R LM WR
  • williamchua – portraits with Fujinon Lens XF 8-16mm F2.8 R LM WR
  • keithwee – An mini review of the Fujion XF8-16mm F2.8 LM WR lens with samples
  • ivanjoshualoh – Clash of the XF Wide Angle Lenses  (XF8-16 Vs XF10-24)
  • photographyblog – Fujifilm XF 8-16mm F2.8 R LM WR Sample Images
  • pcmag – Fujifilm Fujinon XF 8-16mm F2.8 R LM WR

XF200mmF2

  • Rico Pfirstinger Flickr – XF200mm – 50 Samples in full resolution
  • billfortney – Fujinon XF200mmF2 sample Part 2
  • fujifilm -x – Shooting UEFA Super Cup with the new FUJINON XF200mmF2 R LM OIS WR
  • photographyblog – Fujifilm XF 200mm F2 R LM OIS WR Sample Images
  • dpreview – Hands-on with new Fujifilm 200mm F2 and 8-16mm F2.8
  • pcmag – Fujifilm Fujinon XF 200mm F2 R LM OIS WR

XF16-80mmF4 + XF16mmF2.8 + XF33mm F1.0

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Fujinon XF 200mm F2: BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS

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UPDATE – Fujinon XF 16-80mm F4 (and XF16/2.8?) Shipping in November 2018 says Authorized Fujifilm Seller – To be announced with Fujifilm X-T3?

Fujinon XF16-80mmF4 and XF16mmF2.8

UPDATE: Our sources told us that Cameranu is wrong and that the lenses will come in 2019 as written on the roadmap – full report here

A few days ago Cameranu (an important Dutch store and also an authorized Fujifilm dealer) listed the XF16-80mmF4 WR, the XF33mmF1.0 and XF16mmF2.8 at their store.

Officially, Fujifilm’s latest roadmap says the XF16-80mm F4 and XF16mm F2.8 will come in 2019, whereas the XF33/1 in 2020.

But there could be a pleasing surprise :)

After reading the article on FujiRumors, one of our readers contacted Cameranu and asked them more details about the lenses.

Well, the store answered, and the reader send me the screenshot of the stores’ email. It’s in Dutch, and here is what it says in short:

“The expected shipping date for the XF16-80mmF4 is November

It is not super clear, but it seems that also the XF16mmF2.8 could ship this year.

Cameranu expects to get more details about these lens pretty soon.

If this information is accurate, then I guess we can expect the lenses (except for the XF33/1) to be annonced along with the Fujifilm X-T3 very soon.

I guess Camernu does not make up just some stuff to fool their customers. If they say this, then I am sure it is because their Fujifilm rep told them so.

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  • fujirumors.com – First Real Life images of XF16-80mmF4 and XF16mmF2.8
  • fujirumors.com – XF16-80mmF4 and XF16mmF2.8 Size Comparison Vs. Other Fujinon lenses

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Waiting is the Hardest Part :) – Fujinon XF33mm F1.0, 16-80 F4 and 16 F2.8 Listed at EU Store

New Fujinon Lenses

Weekend curiosity :)

Recently we have asked you in a poll, which one of the new lenses on the Fujifilm XF roadmap you are interested to buy.

Turns out the XF33mmF1.0 is the most desired lens in the community, followed by the XF 16-80mmF4 and las the XF16mmF2.8.

And just like many of us are impatiently waiting for the XF 33mm f/1.0, it seems that stores can’t wait to finally start selling the “world’s first mirrorless lens with F1.0 maximum aperture and AF capability“.

In fact, EU store Cameranu has already listed as available for pre-order the XF 33mm F1.0, which, according to the Fujifilm roadmap, will be available in 2020.

Cameranu also listed the XF 16-80/4 and XF 16/2.8. Down below you can find the product description.

I remind you that, based on technical sketches delivered by Fujifilm, here on FujiRumors you can already find size comparisons between the XF16mmF2.8 and XF16-80mmF4 Vs. other Fujinon lenses.

Fujifilm XF 33mm f / 1.0 R WR lens – cameranu 33/1 product page

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