IN STOCK: Fujinon XF27mmF2.8 R WR and XF70-300mmF4-5.6 (Only 2+ Years After Announcement) – Limited Quantity



If I hadn’t owned one myself, I would have had a hard time believing that the Fujinon XF27mmF2.8 R WR actually exists as Fujifilm had launched it well over two years ago, albeit it was really challenging finding this particular lens in stock.

Having said this, we are now happy to see a few images of this lens which is available at BH Photo (here). It is important to note that this lens is not available anywhere else.

The XF 70-300 F2.8 WR has is also said to be quite difficult to find in stocks,, but there is a low quantity available at Adorama here and some samples at Focuscamera here.


Which Fujifilm X Camera do You Own? – Measuring the Success (or not) of Fujifilm X-T5, X-H2 and X-H2S – VOTE NOW


Pretty much exactly one year ago, Fujifilm introduced their 5th generation platform (X-Processor 5 and X-Trans V) with the Fujifilm X-H2S.

The launch of the X-H2S was followed by even more 5th generation goodness with the Fujifilm X-T5 and Fujifilm X-H2.

And very soon we will also get the Fujifilm X-S20.

And given all those major releases, I was wondering how successful they have been among the FujiRumors community.

That’s why today I will launch an updated survey where you can tell us which camera you own.

Let’s see if there was a breakthrough in terms of 5th generation gear here on FujiRumors or if many of you did not update to the latest and greatest and stick with their older gear.

  • Important Note: If you pre-ordered any of the gear listed below and just wait to get it shipped, you qualify as owner.

As a reference, here are the top 5 cameras we had in our last survey:

  1. X-T3
  2. X-T4
  3. X-T2
  4. X-H1
  5. X100V

My Gear


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Adorama VIP Reward Deal


Adorama’s loyalty program has a huge offer for current and potential VIP rewards members.

How does this deal work?

Adorama has two free VIP tiers and a third paid VIP tier, which is VIP Pro. Each tier earns at different rates, so for this promotion Adorama is offering a sitewide bonus where their first two tiers will earn 5 points for every dollar spent sitewide (typically VIP earns 1 points per dollar, Perks earn 1.25 per dollar) and their VIP Pro members will earn 7 points per dollar spent (typically they earn 2 points per dollar).

These points can then be claimed on future purchases. The minimum you need to claim points is 500 points for a $5 off.

This is a site wide promotion and can be combined with manufacturers’ rebates.

You can join their VIP program for free now.


Fujifilm Autofocus Developers talk X-H2S firmware 3.00 and Future Firmware Updates


Fujifilm’s X-H2S product planers and Autofocus developers meet in the latest X-Lab episode to talk about the improvements Fujifilm made with firmware 3.00 on the X-H2S.

Now, it’s again available only in Japanese so we have to rely on the automatic YouTube translation tool, which is far from ideal.

But don’t worry, you don’t have to do that. I went through this at 6:30 AM while drinking my coffee and I will sum it up for you below.

But if any Japanese speaking reader would like suggest corrections/additions to my summary, feel free to do so by writing me at or drop it down below in the comments.


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Facts, Rumors and Hopes for the Fujifilm X Summit on May 24


I went up high with family and friends to grab some fresh Alpin air and charge my batteries ahead of the Fujifilm X Summit on May 24.

And as you can see in the video, the view was just as epic as the upcoming Fujifilm event ;).

But despite the good company on the beautiful lake on a Sunday afternoon, the Fujifilm X Summit on May 24 at 5AM New York time is coming closer, so a wrap up urgently needed.

That’s why I “abandoned” friends and family for a while to talk to you and give you a recap of everything we will get for sure on May 24, but also talk about what could come based on official Fujifilm teasers as well as throw in also some of my hopes.

You will get it all in written format below, but if you want to see one of the most beautiful lakes in the Dolomites, then check out the video too (and see this image and this image on my Instagram).

FACT (actually rumors, but thanks to our sources rumors are basically facts ;))


Back in January, after launching the huge firmware 3.00 update for the Fujifilm X-H2S, Fujifilm promised major firmware updates also for the Fujifilm X-H2 and X-T5. I don’t have any rumors about it, but as an X-T5 owner myself, I can’t wait for that firmware to drop so I cross fingers it will happen on May 24.

WISHES (some based on RUMORS)

  • More Firmware: Since we just talked about firmware, I hope (not rumor, just hope) that also other cameras will get firmware updates that go beyond the “fix of minor bugs”.
  • new film simulation: usually with the introduction of new sensor and processors, Fujifilm also launched new film simulations. But this did not happen with the X-H2s, X-H2 and X-T5. Again, I have no rumors, but I hope Fujifilm will give us one on the X-S20
  • richer lens roadmaps: if you take a look at the latest X mount roadmap and GF mount roadmap, they are very poor on future lenses. And in fact, after the XF8mmF3.5 announcement, the X Roadmap will contain no more lenses. So I hope Fujifilm will release new roadmaps for both systems.
  • Mock-ups: what Fujifilm likes to do is to show mock-ups of upcoming lenses (and in some cases also lenses that were never on any roadmap). So I hope they will show us the some mock-ups of future lenses
  • Development or Surprise Announcement: Sometimes Fujifilm also makes development announcements during X summits (for example X-Pro3). Now, FR readers know Fujifilm is working on the Fujifilm GFX100 replacement. So I hope that that one will be announced on May 24 or at least there will be a development announcement

So that’s it. Let me know what your wishes are for the upcoming X Summit.

See you all here on FujiRumors on May 24 where I will live stream the event and cover everything.

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