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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 Scrapped the Ultimate X Series Camera… Focus on Fujifilm X-T2S (IBIS Camera)

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My fellow Fuji X and G shooters, get ready for the rumor storm that will bring us right to the big Fuji announcements and ultimate Live Blogging of September 7.

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Good Bye Ultimate X

Back in spring 2017, we started hearing the first rumors about the ultimate Fujifilm X, an APS-C X-Trans camera based on X-T design, the best Fuji X for videos, and that could cost around $,3,000 (rumors of March 3, March 14 and April 14)

But suddenly, a few months later, in summer 2017, we also started hearing of the Fujifilm X-T2S, the successor if the X-T2, which will have IBIS (rumors of July 12, July 17 and July 24)

The big question I got from the community was: is the Fujifilm X-T2S the ultimate X-series camera we rumored back in spring, or is Fujifilm working on both, the X-T2S and the ultimate X?

The answer: the X-T2S is not the rumored ultimate X.

So what about the ultimate X-series camera?

The answer: it has been scrapped!

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Is the X-T2s a “light” version of the Ultimate X?

Now, to avoid FR-haters’ shitstorms, I could simply tell you guys a lie and say “Yes, the X-T2S with IBIS is exactly the ultimate X-series camera I told you back in spring“.

But I’m not that kind of person.

Hence I will now tell you, that the ultimate X-series camera was a different project of Fujifilm.

Fujifilm worked on the ultimate X, discussed about the features and at a certain stage they were confident to make it (so I shared the rumors)… but at the end the scratched it, and they are now focussing on a different project, the Fujifilm X-T2S.

Some of you might consider the X-T2S a “light” version of the ultimate X, and you might not be too far off with that. But at the end I think that the differences are too big, to consider the X-T2S an “ultimate X light”.

X-T2S or Ultimate X?

When I’ve shared the very first ultimate X rumors, I noticed that the FR-community reacted sceptical to it, especially due to the high rumored price of $3,000.

And since we know that Fujifilm not only reads us, but that sometimes we can influence their decisions*, I can’t exclude, that the initial very sceptic reaction many of you guys manifested here on FujiRumors, might have discouraged Fujifilm to continue with this project.

On the other hand, it seems to me that your initial feedback to the Fujifilm X-T2S with IBIS, was much more positive. But that’s just my impression… feel free to discuss about it in the comments.

Welcome to the Fuji World

I know that after years of following the fantastic world of Fujifilm, 99,9% you guys know better than me that Fujifilm changes plans very often.

For example, Fujifilm was developing the X-Pro1s, and I shared rumors about it. But they dropped plans, even though they already had working prototypes of it (and Fujifilm even displayed the X-Pro1s at the X-Pro2 announcement)

And since with Fujifilm nothing is impossible, even products they scratched can find their way back later on. For example, I remind you how I shared the first X70 rumors in September 2013, but Fujifilm dropped plans on it shortly after. They waited a couple of years and decided to revive plans and launch the X70 on January 2016 (with exactly the same specs we rumored 3 years earlier).

So I personally wouldn’t be surprised if one day, the ultimate X will be again in development. But to be clear, right now, Fujifilm plans no longer to make it.

that’s it from my side for now… have a GREAT day, :)
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* It was your feedback and negative poll results, that killed the monochrome X-Pro1 and your positive pressure that revived the X-E3 plans and made Fujifilm say herewe are aware of the many X-E3 request”.  The feedback you give in polls makes it to internal Fujifilm meetings with the Press and even Fujifilm top manager Toshihisa Iida “Loves” FujiRumors. Fujifilm simply can’t ignore a community that is able to drop 11,000 votes in a single poll within 2 days…. and more

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The Good Old (and Super Discounted) Fujifilm X-T1 Climbes the Best Seller Rankings!

Over the Top (one last time)!

This will be the last time, that we will see the (already discontinued) Fujifilm X-T1 climbing the ranking of major US retailers that high.

In fact, the Fujifilm X-T1 is now marked as “Top Seller” at B&H and is currently ranked the #11 best selling mirrorless camera at AmazonUS.

And if you wonder why an almost 4 years old camera can make it again to the very top of the ranking, then the answer is simple

  1. It’s still an amazing camera
  2. It’s up to $900 off currently ($500 discount on the body + a free XF35mmF2 lens)

The stock is running out ( X-T1 + 18-135 combo already listed as discontinued at BHphoto). So if you are intersted, make sure to grab your super cheap X-T1 now.

X-series camera/lenses

X-T1 Black (save $500): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama
X-T1 Graphite (save $500): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama
X-T1 + 18-55 (save $500):
BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama
X-T1 + 18-135 (save $500): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama
X-T1 + 35mmF2 (save $900): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama
X-T1 graphite + 35mmF2 (save $900):
BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama
X-T1 + 18-55 + 35mmF2 (save $900): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama
X-T1 + 18-135 + 35mmF2 (save $900):
BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama

Fujifilm X-A3 + 16-50 + 50-230 (save $300): USA: BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS

Fujifilm X-E2s body or kit (save $200): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama

Fujifilm GFX 50s – Trade in and Open Box

Fujifilm USA offers $650 bonus trade-in discount. Check out the details at the dedicated BHphoto and Adorama pages. Also Europe is offering the trade in deal for the Fujifilm GFX 50s, but also for the Fujifilm X-Pro2 and X-T2. Go the the Fujifilm EU promotion page and select your country for all details.

You can find Fujifilm GFX 50s open box deals at Onecall at ebayUS. or see also the AmazonUS warehouse deals.

Fujifilm GFX 50s: USA BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS EU: AmazonDE, CalumetDE AmazonUK, WexUK, ParkCamerasUK, PCHstore AUS: CameraPro

Fujifilm X Series and G Series Deals Overview

DEALS OVERVIEW

X-series camera/lenses

You can save up to $900 if you take advantage of one of the Fujifilm X-T1 bundles below. For example, buy the $500 discounted X-T1, and get a free XF 35mmF2. You’ll pay a total of $799 only! Check it out.

As you know, the Fujifilm X-T1 is now officially discontinued, and while the deal runs until September, if the X-T1 bundles sell out earlier, they won’t be back in stock. BHphoto for example has the X-T1 + 18-135 combo already listed as discontinued at BHphoto.

X-T1 Black (save $500): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama
X-T1 Graphite (save $500): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama
X-T1 + 18-55 (save $500):
BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama
X-T1 + 18-135 (save $500): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama
X-T1 + 35mmF2 (save $900): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama
X-T1 graphite + 35mmF2 (save $900):
BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama
X-T1 + 18-55 + 35mmF2 (save $900): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama
X-T1 + 18-135 + 35mmF2 (save $900):
BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama

Fujifilm X-A3 + 16-50 + 50-230 (save $300): USA: BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS

Fujifilm X-E2s body or kit (save $200): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama

Fujifilm GFX 50s – Trade in and Open Box

Fujifilm USA offers $650 bonus trade-in discount. Check out the details at the dedicated BHphoto and Adorama pages. Also Europe is offering the trade in deal for the Fujifilm GFX 50s, but also for the Fujifilm X-Pro2 and X-T2. Go the the Fujifilm EU promotion page and select your country for all details.

You can find Fujifilm GFX 50s open box deals at Onecall at ebayUS. or see also the AmazonUS warehouse deals.

Fujifilm GFX 50s: USA BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS EU: AmazonDE, CalumetDE AmazonUK, WexUK, ParkCamerasUK, PCHstore AUS: CameraPro

First Godox XT1-F Hands On Report and Damien Lovegrove Final Godox Testing

The Godox Flash system is currently one of the best (if not the best) option for Fujifilm Shooters looking for a solid (and extremely affordable) flash system.

There is a great buzz about the Godox flash at our huge 14,000 GFX facebook group. And here are two Godox reports you should not miss.

The first one comes from David Ward (dmwfotos.com), who is using the Godox X1T-F controller already. The second one from Damien Lovegrove, who switched from Cactus to Godox and is now sharing his feedback on the group.

Godox/Flashpoint X1T-F controller: BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS
Godox/Flashpoint TT350F: Adorama, AmazonUS
Godox/Flashpoint TT685F: BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS
Godox/Flashpoint V860IIF: BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS
Godox AD200: BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS

David Ward X1T-F Report
original report here (with lots of comments from the community)

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My Journey from FF Canon, to Fujifilm, to FF Sony and back to Fuji :: How I Made A Cheap Macro Lens for my Fuji :: Fujifilm Love/Hate (miXed zone)

Rico’s Workshops

  • Rico’s Ultimate (English) Fujifilm Workshop in New Zealand. Check it out here
  • GERMAN Fuji WORKSHOP: Fuji X Secrets Camera in Heidelberg – die X-Pro2, X-T2, X-T20, X100F & GFX 50S beherrschen at fuji-x-secrets
  • GERMAN Fuji WORKSHOP: Fuji X Secrets Compact in Forchheim – Inside X-Pro2, X-T2, X-T20 & X100F at fuji-x-secrets

Cover Stories

  • My journey from full frame Canon, to Fuji, to full frame Sony and back to Fuji again at everydaygetaway
  • How I Accidentally Made Cheap Macro Lenses For My Fujifilm X Camera [Jupiter 8M, Jupiter 12, Helios-103] at roeschphotography
  • Fujifilm Love Hate ! at matthewhartphotography

Fujifilm X-T2 & More
USA: BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama

Fujinon Lenses (and third party / adapted)

A Bit of Everything

 

Fujifilm X Magazine Medium Format Special (20th Edition) – The World of Travel, Kaizen & More

Fujifilm just released the new edition (20) of their interactive Fujifilm X Magazine. Interesting to note: the mention officially their “Kaizen philosophy“.

The present the new GF 23 and GF 110, there is an interesting interview with FujiRumors friend and GFX facebook group member Piet Van den Eynde, 7 storytelling techniques for travels and more.

And as usual, there is also a competition. This time you can win £1,250 to spend in Fuji gear.

You can check it out online here or download the Free iPhone App here / Free Andoid App.

Join the 12,000+ strong GFX facebook group, and incredibely helpful community creating infinite GFX content. For fast, reliable, and 100% GFX news and rumors follow the Fujifilm GFX facebook page.

Fujifilm GFX 50s: BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS
Fujinon GF 110mm F2: USA: BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama Europe: WexUK, PCHstore
Fujinon GF 23mm F4USA BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama Europe: WexUK, PCHstore

Fuji XF 55-200 Revisited, the 18-135, and Other Musings!

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guest post by Philip Sutton: philipsuttonphotography website + Instagram @finartfoto

Previous guest posts of Philip Sutton

  • Fuji X-T1, X-T2 – A New Way of Seeing! – Read here
  • Fuji X-T2 and X-T1 – a New Perspective on Myanmar in 2017 – Read here
  • Fuji X-T2/X-T1 – Recce in Bali – Read here

As you would have read on my last two blogs, I had recently sold off all of my Nikon gear over the last year or so and replaced everything with Fuji equipment. I have extensively used my 18-135 lens and the marvellous little 35mm f2. The 18-55 I never liked (not sharp or very useful wide open at the 18 or 55 end), so that was sold recently on ebay. However, the 55-200 kind of sat there in no-man’s land and never really got used. I did a commercial shoot last year where I had to shoot over 25 models for our local TAFE (Technical and Further Education). The girls were graduating from their Makeup and Beauty Course, and I was asked to photograph the models for their portfolios. Of course the 55-200 was the perfect choice for that occasion. The photos looked great and everybody was very pleased with the results.

One of the models from the shoot with the 55-200 lens.

After that – I kind of popped the lens back into the camera cupboard and forgot about it. I had thought long and hard about the lenses I would take on the month trip to Myanmar at Christmas, but because the 55-200 lens was not sealed, it did not even get on the short list. I ended up specifically purchasing the 18-135 because of the weather sealing. I had been to Myanmar on two prior occasions and I remembered how unbelievably dusty and dirty it can be over there (especially Mandalay and Hsipaw).

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Fujifilm X-T2 Image Printed on Huge Billboard for Nike :: Fujinon XF 50mmF2 WR Vs. XF 56mmF1.2

Anyone who Questions X-T2 APS-C images…

… can’t do big prints?

In these days, where we are all stunned by the resolution of the Fujifilm GFX, Sean Marc Lee shows that the 24MP APS-C can already print big. In fact, he shoot an image for Nike with his X-T2 and it was printed on a huge billboard. He used the X-T2 w/ 35mm f2.2 1/125.

So yes, also APS-C Fuji’s can get the job done :) You can see the image at Marc’s instagram here. Also from the same campaign, check out in Chinese hypebeast.

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

Fujinon XF 50mm F2 WR Vs. XF 56mm F1.2

Jordan just shared his XF50mmF2 Vs. XF56mmF1.2 comparison at admiringlight here:

both are very good lenses. The 56mm f/1.2 is sharper at similar apertures over most of the frame, though the 50mm f/2 is a touch sharper at the edges at f/2. Bokeh is a fairly close race, and as both are quite sharp, and both have nice renderings, I’d consider the other factors when choosing between the two.”

XF50mmF2 WR: USA BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS EU: AmazonDE, AmazonUK, WexUK, ParkCamerasUK, PCHstore AUS: CameraPro
XF56mmF1.2: AmazonUS, BHphoto, FocusCamera, Adorama