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Which Older Fujinon X Mount Lenses Should Fujifilm Update Next? POLL

Fujinon XF Mark II

About 2 years ago, I asked you guys which APS-C lenses Fujifilm should make next.

Your response was overwhelming, and you recommended thousands of lenses. I meticulously collected all your suggestions, and made a 30 lenses poll out of them.

The rest is history: as you can see from the results here, you guys vote the XF33mmF1.0 followed by the XF16-80mmF4 as your most wanted lenses, which are exactly the lenses Fujifilm recently added to their X mount roadmap.

Today I’d launch another poll.

This time it’s not about completely new lenses, but about which “older” Fujinon lenses Fujifilm should update.

What does “update” mean?

Mainly it means:

I debated if I should include the XF16-55mmF2.8 and XF90mmF2, which I know many would like to have OIS. But I decided not to include them, since the workaround is to use Fujifilm X-H1 and future Fujifilm X-H2 with IBIS. And who knows if down the road there will be more IBIS camera bodies. Check out the Fujifilm X Camera replacement timeline here.

I will be very cruel to you guys and give you only 1 option to vote :)

Happy voting… and may Fujifilm listen also this time.

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Which older Fujinon X lenses should Fujifilm update next? (max 1 selections)

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Fujinon Prime Lenses
XF 14mmF2.8 (save $150): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, FocusCamera
XF 16mmF1.4 WR (save $150): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama
XF 18mmF2 (save $50): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, FocusCamera
XF 23mmF1.4 (save $100): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, FocusCamera
XF 23mmF2 WR (save $50): BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS
XF 27mmF2.8 (save $50): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, FocusCamera
XF 35mmF1.4 (save $50): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, FocusCamera
XF 35mmF2 WR (save $50): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, FocusCamera
XF 50mmF2 WR (save $50): BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS
XF 56mmF1.2 APD (save $150): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, FocusCamera
XF 56mmF1.2 (save $100): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, FocusCamera
XF 60mmF2.4 (save $50): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, FocusCamera
XF 80mmF2.8 OIS WR (save $150): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, FocusCamera
XF 90mmF2 WR (save $150): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, FocusCamera

Fujinon Zoom Lenses
XF 10-24mmF4 OIS (save $150): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, FocusCamera
XF 16-55mmF2.8 WR (save $200): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, FocusCamera
XF 18-55mmF2.8-4 OIS (save $100): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, FocusCamera
XF 18-135mmF3.5-5.6 OIS WR (save $100): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, FocusCamera
XF 50-140mmF2.8 OIS WR with Teleconverters option (save $200): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, FocusCamera
XF 55-200mmF3.5-4.8 OIS (save $100): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, FocusCamera
XF 100-400mmF4.5-5.6 OIS WR with Teleconverters option (save $300): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama

Fujifilm X-T3 vs X-T2 Autofocus, Eye AF Test, Best X-T3 SD-Cards, Bugs, Codec Comparison – MASSIVE Fuji X-T3 ROUNDUP

Dylan Goldby Youtube – Final Fujifilm X-T3 Review

  • older lenses (such as XF35/1.4) are now much faster. Now he can shoot and track his kids with face detection at F1.4
  • confident AF
  • surely worth the upgrade from Fujifilm X-T2

Fujifilm X-T3 Roundup

There are tons of reviews about the Fujifilm X-T3 out there. So I digested it all for you and share a collection of videos and blogs post here on FujiRumors.

For those in a hurry, I have made a summary of what they say in some of the longer videos.

At the very bottom, you will find two Fujifilm X-T3 reviews made by FR-readers for Fujirumors.

It’s a massive roundup, so grab a beer, scroll, and enjoy.

Fujifilm X-T3 (save $130 w/grip): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, Focuscamera

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DPReview TV: Fujifilm X-T3 Review

Chris and Jordan from DPReview TV just published their full Fujifilm X-T3 review on the DPR youtube channel here. Some key points:

STILLS by Chris

  • X-T3 has 1/3rd stop better dynamic range over X-T2 at base ISO, but slightly worst at high ISO (a worthy trade-off for higher megapixel and full sensor PDAF)
  • Rolling shutter very good
  • Eye-Detect autofocus tracking is very good, but Sony still slightly higher hit rate.
  • by far the most capable Fujifilm focusing camera. Easily handle wedding, sports, wildlife etc.
  • Face detection can occasionally lock on something else, and not on face
  • You can’t toggle and select the face to track, if you have more faces in frame

I remind you that lab tests at Photonstophotos here, show that the X-T3 is slightly better dynamic range at base ISO as well as high ISO.

VIDEO by Jordan

  • Skin tones, colors and contrast are impressive
  • Video AF very reliable. Minimal wobbling
  • Jordan would like the ability to tab the subject on touch screen and camera starts tracking like Nikon Z7
  • Separate video/stills exposure if you use silent movie controls
  • 4K video is very clean and very sharp, does not look oversharpened
  • 120fps quality is very good, quite sharp. Less moiree and aliasing than Sony
  • image does not require much post processing
  • one of the strongest video mirrorless out there
  • He says Fuji should better come out with a Fujifilm X-H2 soon
  • X-T100 flippy screen would have been nice

CONCLUSION

  • Fujifilm X-T3 has significant upgrades
  • AF is really that much better
  • better EVF
  • can handle any kind of photography
  • only negative, is lack of IBIS
  • fantastic APS-C camera

Fujifilm X-T3: BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, Focuscamera

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Fujifilm X-H1 Review Roundup in Times of Fujifilm X-T3

Fujifilm X-H1

With all the eyes pointed towards Fuji’s brand new speed monster, the Fujifilm X-T3, I thought it might be a good idea to dedicate a roundup to the one camera, that definitely has been mostly overshadowed by the X-T3 release, the Fujifilm X-H1.

I have tested the Fujifilm X-T3 during my Photokina stay, and it’s undeniable that Fujifilm achieved significant speed improvements.

But as we reported in latest rumors, the Fujifilm X-H1 is definitely also a fast focusing camera, and will get some improvements via firmware update in future. Surely IBIS will become better, but who knows if also some AF improvements can be expected.

Moreover, if you need IBIS, a bigger grip, an EVF that protrudes even further out, bigger buttons, an even tougher body (8H hardness) and other aspects that the X-H1 offers over the X-T3, then the Fujifilm X-H1 might be the best choice for you in the Fuji X camera system.

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Fuji X-H1 Roundup

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Sony APS-C Global Shutter 31 MP Sensor Leaked. Not for Fujifilm X-T3, which Will Have 26 Megapixel – UPDATED

SAR ADMIN updated the article with the following 2 notes:
UPDATE: A chinese source just sent me these specs sheets of a rumored new Sony CMOS sensor found on Weibo. I am not sure if they are real but it certainly looks like that.
UPDATED: I edited this post and removed the note about the possibility that this might be used by the future A6700. What we learned now is that this is an APS-C sensor with an aspect ratio of 4:3.

FR ADMIN NOTE: As pointed out by readers, it’s been developed for FA and ITS applications. This is (expensive) BtoB stuff. Not BtoC photographic equipment.

New Sensor

SonyAlphaRumors just received specs about what seems to be the future APS-C sensor made by Sony.

This is of interest for Fujifilm lovers, since Fujifilm buys its sensor from Sony.

However, as we reported here on FujiRumors, the Fujifilm X-T3 will have 26 Megapixel and still be X-Trans. So, if the rumor below is correct, I wouldn’t expect it to be featured on Fujifilm cameras before 2020/2021, maybe something for the Fujifilm X-H2 or Fujifilm X-T4.

Here is what SAR writes:

“A chinese source just sent me these specs sheets of a rumored new Sony CMOS sensor. I don’t know if this is a real deal or some fake specs. So please take it with a grain of salt. But if it’s true this is going to be an AMAZING sensor that might find it’s way into the new A6700!

Key info:

– APS-C size 4:3 aspect ratio
– 31.5 megapixel
– FSI (Front Side illuminated)
– global shutter

This would be the first Front Side illuminated Global Shutter APS-C sensor. Surely enough to make the A6700 super exciting! Here are the spec sheets:

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… have a fantastic day,

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Fujifilm X-T3: New Larger Battery or Current Battery Design with Improved Performance? VOTE NOW

Fujifilm X-T3 Battery

We have just shared the rumor about the Fujifilm X-T3 having a “better performing battery” over the X-T2 (as well as touch screen)

At the same time, Nokishita spotted that Fujifilm registered a new battery charger, the BC-W126S.

Now the question is:

will the Fujifilm X-T3 be compatible with the current NP-W126S batteries, but also take the new and improved W126S batteries, or will the new W126S battery be bigger, hence making it incompatible with all other Fujifilm X series models (but fit for Fujifilm X-Pro3, X-H2, X-T30 and so forth)?

Tamas Varga (vatart.photo facebook) suggested to launch an updated battery poll… so here it is:

Make sure to follow us on Facebook, RSS-feed and Twitter to stay up to date with the latest rumors :)

stay tuned,

Fujifilm X-T3 Battery

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Laowa 9mm F2.8 Review by Jonas Rask: “This Lens is Pure fun, Fun, FUN!”

A busy day… shared earlier today on FujiRumors:

  • Click here: Kai Reviews Fujifilm X-H1: “In Stills, Focus Sticks on Subject Like Glue, Quite Phenomenal”
  • Click here: Fringer Smart Adapter Pro: Sigma 150-600 on Fujifilm X-T2 PDAF Autofocus Video Demo (Firmware 1.40)
  • Click here: LOL: Fujifilm Already Sells Fujifilm X-H2… Fixing Bugs with New Cameras Instead of Firmware Updates Like Sony? ;)
  • Click here: Hurry up! Save up to $50 on Fuji gear sold on eBay!
  • Click here: Steelsring Smart Adapter Firmware Update for Canon EF to Fujifilm X (ver. 1.07) and Canon EF to Fujifilm GFX (ver. 1.06)
  • Click here: Alien Skin Exposure X3 adds Fujifilm X-H1 Support and Fujifilm Film Simulations Profiles
  • Click here: Don’t Skimp on the Grip

Laowa 9mm F2.8 Review:

UPDATE: Venus Optics is now taking pre-orders on their latest lens, the Laowa 9mm F2.8 Zero-D (zero distortion). The first 100 people buying this lens will get a set of 49mm filters (ND 1000 + CPL +UV ) for free. First comes first, so order now to be high on waiting list. The lens is not yet available at BHphoto & Co.

Jonas Rask just published his Laowa 9mm F2.8 Review… and it comes with tons of stunning samples at jonasraskphotography.

Here some excerpts:

  • absolutely tiny and stelar build quality
  • rectilinear lens, nice straight lines right to the corners
  • It is really sharp in the 3/4 central part of the frame, but it loses a little bit of sharpness towards the edges, there’s also a fair bit of vignetting when shot at f/2.8
  • some gorgeous sun stars
  • vibrant colours and some great contrast
  • this lens is pure fun, fun, fun!
  • It’s such and amazing performer, especially when you take the small size into account.
  • suggest retail price of $499
  • Easily one of the most usable lenses I’ve ever mounted on my X-series system (And I have mounted A LOT over the years!)

Don’t forget to check out all the fantastic samples Jonas Rask took with this lens at jonasraskphotography.

The Laowa 9mm F2.8 will be soon available for pre-order at VenusOptics, AmazonUS, BHphoto and Adorama

There is also a review of the Sony E-mount version at thephoblographer and an Interview/Review about the Laowa 9mmF2.8 Lens with lens designer Dayong Li at fujilove.

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FujiRumors 2018: Most Read Articles, My Most Used Gear, Top & Flop Blogger Moments and HAPPY NEW YEAR 2019!

? Are You Guys Crazy? ?

I don’t know where the heck you find the time to do all this, but here is what you guys did in 2018:

  • 53,889 comments on FR-articles (147 comments a day – average 53 comments on each article)
  • 327,831 votes in 86 polls
  • 698,112 hours spent on FujiRumors (all of you combined passed 80 hours a day on FR)

Your incredible participation explains very good, why Fujifilm reads us with greatest care, as proven multiple times such as here, here and here.

? Am I Crazy? ?

I feel so privileged to host such a wonderful community here on FujiRumors, that I’ve tried honour your fantastic participation by delivering you in 2018:

I gave my best in my communication to you also in 2018:

  • about 4,500 emails written [fujirumor@gmail.com]
  • well over 1,000 private messages written on Facebook and Twitter
  • 1,214 replied comments in FujiRumors articles

Phew!! :)

? The Impossible is Possible Thanks to… ?

FujiRumors is FujiRumors, only thanks to…

  • ALL SOURCES who helped me also this year with the rumors. Your support was once again incredible. Being a Fujifilm X shooter is so much more fun thanks to your help, and in a world with strong competition from SONY, CaNikon and Co, you help to keep the eyes of the internet world glued also on the Fujifilm X world
  • ALL READERS who decided to support FujiRumors by commenting the articles, by dropping me a link to interesting content, news, deals and by sharing our content on social media and forums. You make this community unique on the world-wide web.
  • ALL SUPPORTERS who decided to purchase products using our affiliate links and who clicked on the banners on our website. I do put heart and soul into this blog, but without your support, I would have to close FujiRumors tomorrow morning.
  • ALL CONTRIBUTORS who decided to write a guest post for FujiRumors. You do enrich the FR-experience with your great content
  • ALL PEOPLE AT FUJIFILM who worked hard to keep up designing, developing and crafting wonderful cameras and lenses and for covering us also in 2018 with Kaizen love

? Top Blogger Moment 2018 ?

The moment I realized, that the new XF lens roadmap disclosed by Fujifilm Japan featured exactly the top prime and top zoom lens we wanted back in February 2017. We explained how we influenced Fujifilm Japan in this article.

Now, I keep my feet well set on the ground, and I know we can’t always influence Fujifilm’s decisions. But the fact that in this case Fujifilm “copied” our Fujinon XF lens wish list and made it become reality, filled my heart with joy.

It’s a recognition that Fujifilm listens closely to what the lively FujiRumors community says and wants. So, dear readers, thanks for your immense participation, it means everything to me, and it makes everything possible :).

Runner Up: My photokina 2018 visit. It was once again super busy, but fantastic.

? Flop Blogger Moment 2018 ?

The moment I realized that Fujifilm would have made several announcements during my European road trip with my grilfriend in July (some images on my Instagram).

So it happens that I was on the road through France and Italy, trying to figure out the exact announcement dates, changing my travel schedule and hostel bookings, cancelling some day trips and so forth.

But that’s how it is. FujiRumors is a one man show. If I don’t write on it, nothing happens here.

At least the July announcements were hot! A new lens roadmap, new lenses, new cameras. So the blogging itself was exciting for me.

And regarding my girlfriend, well, a few romantic dinners later on fixed everything ;).

 ? Most Read on FujiRumors ?

Most Read Article

Most Read Category

Most Read Non Rumor Article

Most Read Guest Post

Day with most Contacts

? Most Used Gear ?

Most used camera:

It’s game over for my lovely Fujifilm X-T1. I have maybe used it for 5% of my images since I own the Fujifilm X-E3.

I got an offer from a friend to buy my X-T1, but I am still hesitant to sell it.

My X-T1 followed me on my travels, snapped my all time favorite image, climbed the highest peaks and so much more, that I just still love it, and it’s hard for me to get rid of it.

Rationally speaking I should sell, emotionally I still can’t.

Most used zoom lens:

The Fujinon XF18-135. My copy is astonshing good. It’s the swiss army knife in my line-up. And the excellent OIS helps for low light handheld shots.

I rarely travel without my XF18-135. For example, this is one of my favorite images of 2018, and it’s taken with the XF18-135 during my road trip in France.

And since I own it, I basically never used my XF55-200 and rarely used my XF18-55, and at some point in 2019 I might sell them. The only zoom lens that I still use fairly enough to justify to keep it, is my Fujinon XF10-24.

Most used prime lens:

In late 2017, I bought the Fujinon XF27mmF2.8, probably the most underrated lens in Fuji’s line-up. At the beginning I used it all the time.

But at some point during 2018, my good old Fujinon XF 35mmF1.4 pretended its attentions, and ended up to be still my most used prime lens. That lens has some magic, I can’t explain. And that’s why it’s still my most use lens.

But I still use and love the XF27mmF2.8 quite a lot, and it’s in fact my Nr.2 prime, well ahead of my Nr.3 lens, the Fujinon XF23mm F1.4.

 ? Happy New Year 2019 ?

2019 is here…

Now you guys promise me to keep up having fun with your photography, and I promise you to put my best into FR also in 2019.

A wonderful, healthy and fun 2019 to everybody out there reading these lines.
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