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FujiRumors 2016: 860 Posts Shared * Top Articles of the Year * Top/Flop Blogger Moment ** And Happy New Year :-) !!!

It’s done… another Fuji Year is over. I hope I could give you some fun moments in 2016, even though you had to go through a total of 860 articles written in my crappy English ;) .

I’ve tried to give my best, also in my personal email exchange with you (gmail says that I’m now reaching 4,700 emails written in 2016… not counting the easily 1,000+ private messages on Facebook and Twitter).

You can be sure that I’ll put all my passion/fun/excitement (and a lot of time) into this blog also in 2017, in order to make your time here on FujiRumors the most informative & exciting as possible.

A wonderful, healthy and fun 2017 to everybody out there… and may you capture many great moments with your X (or G)-series camera :)
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2016 on FujiRumors

Top & Flop Blogger Moments

TOP Blogger Moment 2016:

  • Going to Photokina was, by very far, the highlight of my year. I was undercover, hence 100% anonymous. And I liked it this way. I could watch all the Fujifilm X-photographers, like Kevin Mullins, making their speeches and stage performance, I salivated on the window that protected the GFX, tested out some lenses that I never had the pleasure to play with (like the XF100-400), and I was able to do all this without Fujifilm kicking me out of the boothwonderful :). And… I have never seen so many X-shooters on one spot, all together, sharing my same passion, with the Fuji X photowalk at the end of the day being the final touch on the top of a wonderful day. I could have stayed there the whole week, but sadly, I had to go back teaching (with some evident difficulties, though ;)).

FLOP Blogger Moment 2016:

  • When a trusted source informed me the Fujifilm X-T2 will come in early July (and not in June like originally planed), and I had to cancel my trip to Iceland in order to be able to cover properly the announcement as well as the busy time after the announcement. S*it happens. Next time, Iceland :)

Top Articles of 2016

Fujifilm GFX Announcement on January 19

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The Fujifilm GFX will be officially announced (with final specs and price) on January 19. Yep, just along with the X100F and X-T20.

The rumors shared so far, indicate a price tag around $8000/8500 for body, lens and EVF.

  • Fujifilm GFX :: Current Pricing About $8000 (body + lens) – New Source – Read here
  • Local Store lists Fujifilm GFX 50s for “about €8000” :: More Fujifilm GFX Hands-On Reports – Read here
  • Fujifilm GFX Listed for Sale for $8,500 (with lens) at Vietnamese Fuji Premium Reseller – Read here

Some other GFX Articles that might interest you:

  • POLL: How Much Would you Pay for the GFX? – Read here
  • Fujifilm GFX 50S * The Facts & The Future…. and about Leaf Shutter Lenses, Electronic Shutter, Touch Screen & more! – Read here
  • Fuji Guys – FUJIFILM GFX 50S – First Look Preview – Read here
  • Fujifilm GFX Vs. Hasselblad X1D Vs. Pentax 645Z Vs. Canon 5D MK IV VS. Nikon D810 – Size Comparison – Read here
  • Hasselblad X1D Vs. Fujifilm GFX Start-Up Time :: Why Fujifilm Chose Focal Plane Shutter & More! – Read here
  • The Giants’ Battle: Fujifilm GFX Vs. Hasselblad X1D – Where the X1D beats the GFX and Vice Versa – Read here
  • Fujifilm GFX 50s – Start Up Time and (mini) Autofocus Demonstration (VIDEO) :: ** UPDATE ** Native ISO100 + X-T1/GFX Side by Side – Read here
  • Download Fujifilm GFX 50S Catalogue + More Videos + FIRST SAMPLES + GF LENS ROADMAP – Read here
  • Fuji GFX Vs. Sony A7r (Size) ** Hasselblad X1D Vs. Fuji GFX (Thoughts) – Read here
  • Fujifilm GFX: dpreview Interviews Fuji Manager Toshihisa Iida: “We Pursue Ultimate Image Quality!” – Read here
  • DigitalRev Fujifilm GFX First Look: “It’s just Phenomenal” + Why it Needs No X-Trans – Read here
  • Fujifilm GFX :: “Addictive Image Quality.” ** Is the G-System Completing or Competing with the X-system? – Read here
  • “Fujifilm GFX as Affordable as Possible” – Fujifilm Manager Interview – Read here
  • Fujifilm GFX :: “Autofocus? It’s Almost like Working with the X-system” (VIDEO) – Read here
  • Listen… This is the Fujifilm GFX Shutter Sound! – Read here
  • Fujifilm Manager: “We Imagine a Smaller Fujifilm GFX with Global Shutter – Read here
  • TheCameraStoreTV Talks About Photokina 2016: “The Fujifilm GFX is Game Changing!” – Read here
  • Fujifilm GFX: 16-bit Color Depth and available in Spring (1st Quarter of the Year) – Fuji Swiss Manager – Read here

There will be probably massive rumors and articles here on FujiRumors in the next few weeks. And it’s easy to lose track of all the information. To be sure you won’t miss anything, you can:

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X-T2/Pro2 (and X-T1) Purple Grid Artifacts :: Does the X-T2 Get Hot :: Dump the 14 + 23 for the 10-24? ** Top FXF Threads & Images

Image by KirillSokolov

Portraiture work, running topic shared by KirillSokolov

shared by asgy photography Purple Grid Artifacts Image Error X-T2 (and X-pro 2) with backlight.
NOTE
As you will see in the thread, I’ve shared a sample taken recently with my X-T1 + 35/1.4, where I recreate the same issue. I actually do not consider it an issue (at least on my X-T1) because it hardly ever occurs (even if I try hard to re-create it appositely), and if it occurs, I can make the artifacts disappear by very slightly changing the angle. Moreover, I hear about the same issue occuring with other mirrorless camera brands. It might be an issue more or less common to many mirrorless cameras, due to the reflection of the light hitting the sensor on the rear element of the lens.
My Personal Conclusion: For me, this has absolutely no influence on my real life shooting. And if you check out the images below, you will see X-T2 backlit images taken with no artifacts at all. So personally I do not care about this. And how rare this issue is, is proven by the fact, that in all these years, nobody ever complaint about grid artifacts on the X-T1… at least until today… ;)

shared by wildcart Does the X-T2 get HOT?

shared by Qualistat Would you dump your 14mm and 23mm for a 10-24 zoom? – Why or why not?

shared by JamesD Somebody, talk me off the ledge

shared by voodooless EVF not showing exp comp result.. bug or feature?

shared by Patrick FR Fujifilm X100F Rumors

shared by Jeff Merheb Should I get the 23mm f2?

shared by Goodjob XT2 : which flash ?

shared by adzman808 SilkyPix V7 Pro

shared by wilecoyote Software to gain pixelshift-like superresolution with Fuji X cameras

shared by miguel XT2 Bracketed exposures

shared by wildcart Why does this camera have a top display?!?!

shared by wujetz Flektogon 35 2.4 vs XF 27 2.8?

shared by cdgerston X-Pro2 RAW LR Conversions: Darker than JPEG

shared by Mike G Exifext not working!

shared by Patrick FR Nissin i60A Flash Announced with built in Radio Receiver… also for Fujifilm!

shared by FujiGlitch X70 firmware wish list.

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Portraiture work, running topic shared by HendrikOsula
(X-T2 – backlit – no grid artifacts)

Image by HendrikOsula

X-T2: Long Track Speed Skating shared by GilBarib

Image by GilBarib

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Fujifilm Announces “Fujikina 2017” Event in Kyoto on January 21

Fujifilm has big plans apparently, since they just chose to launch a Photo Event in Kyoto with the important name “FujiKina 2017” (in reference to the biggest photography show in the world, the Photokina in Cologne).

Participants will also have the opportunity to Touch & Try the latest and greatest Fujifilm gear.

Of course it’s just a coincidence, that the event starts 2 days after this ;)

Here is the full (google translated) announcement:

Fujifilm Corporation (President: Kenji Ueno) will hold “FUJIKINA 2017 Kyoto” for two days on Saturday, January 21, 201 (Sunday), 2017.

At this event, we will exhibit photographs depicting the themes of “the world of the large format”, “the world of the center finder style”, and “the world of the range finder style” with three galleries scattered in the city of Kyoto. In addition, we have a touch & try that you can experience the latest models, talk shows and studio demonstrations by domestic and international famous photographers who love the X series, free rental service of X series and free quick maintenance service (reservation system) We are doing our favorite thing for pleasing everyone who has patrons.

In addition, if you pre-register for this event, you will receive a memorable item as a bonus.

I am waiting for your visit from the bottom of my heart.

via Fujifilm

We Are Going to Have FUN !!! The Fuji Year 2016 was Great… but 2017 will ROCK! Join & Enjoy FujiRumors!

Fujifilm 2017: Massive Rumors Coming
… and how you won’t miss them (New Options!)

I hear whispers… secrets, too fragile to be unveiled at this stage. But whisper can become rumors, and rumors can become facts… and when the moment comes, I will take you with me into the deepest secrets of the Fujifilm rabbit hole. I hope somebody out there will follow me in this journey… and if you do, well, then we are going to have fun! :-)

All I can anticipate now, is that the Fuji year 2016 was great for sure… but you will also love to see what hits the market in 2017 ♥. Fujifilm X100F, GFX and X-T20 as well as new lenses… and, who knows… maybe some surprises. And I’m sure of one thing: even the last folks out there, who ignored Fujifilm so far, will hear the name of the cameras we’ve learned to love so much :-)

So it will be very busy in the next few months over here… and as usual, it’s easy to miss the news, when I will share multiple posts a day. But with a few simple steps, you can make sure not to miss anything. So feel free to…

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Fujifilm Will Announce a “Never Rumored Before” X-series Camera in 2016!

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The Next Fuji X

Just recently a reliable source broke for us the news, that Fujifilm has still something in the pipeline for this year (2016).

We all started to make our guesses. Could it be the long rumored Fujifilm X-T20 or X100F? Or maybe some new colors for existing cameras, like the dark grey (graphite?) X-Pro2 or silver X-T2? Or maybe a new lens, like the XF50mm? Some also hoped to see the Fujifilm X-E3 become real.

Well, the source just dropped me one more message via rumor box and said:

  1. it will be an X-series camera
  2. this camera has never ever been rumored (and talked about) before

This is the wonderful moment, where we all can start dreaming about the camera we desire (and let Fujifilm know about – you know that they not only read us, but even share our feedback at meetings – see here).

I wish you all a GREAT day :-)
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Fujifilm Will Announce One More Product in 2016 – (Source Right in the Past)

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The amazing Fujifilm year 2016 might not be over ;)

In fact, I’ve just received a hint, from a source, right it in the past (it contacts me anonymously using a nick-name), that Fujifilm is planing one more product announcement in 2016.

The source didn’t gave any other hint.

Regarding the X-series, I don’t think anything new will hit the market already in 2016. I expect the Fujifilm X-T20, dark grey (graphite?) X-Pro2, silver X-T2, X100F, XF50mm & possible surprises to be available only in 2017. But keep in mind that the source talked of “announcements“. So it’s possible that Fujifilm decided to anticipate the announcement of a certain X-related product to late 2016.

Another possibility is the official announcement of the instax square camera, that Fujifilm just started teasing on their youtube channel (see video below). However, the official instax square site says it will hit the market in spring 2017…. a bit to early for an announcement this year I think.

If there is anyone out there, who can help me to get closer to the truth regarding this announcement (or anything else), feel free to contact me at fujirumor [at] gmail [dot] com. I guarantee you will remain 100% anonymous. But if you feel more comfortable, you can create a fake email account (which will allow me to chat with you). There is also the rumor box if you want. In this case, it would be helpful if you’d give yourself a nick-name so that I can recognize you in future.

Whatever it is… don’t miss it and follow FujiRumors on Facebook, RSS-feed and Twitter for real time notifications.

I wish you a great start in your new week

Fujifilm 2017 :: The Big Rumor Overview… and 2016 Rumor Check (91% Correct Rumors)

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So, Photokina is over. The most important announcements have been done. So it’s high time to put some order in the remaining rumors.

But first some facts:

  • 650+ blog post published in 2016 so far
  • 101 rumors shared in 2016
  • 13 rumors still to be verified
  • 81 correct rumors (+1 one more correct, but not in ranking. Read why at the bottom of this post)
  • 8 wrong rumors (but actually at least 4 of them were right at the time of sharing. It’s just Fuji that changed plans… that’s the risk I pay for sharing early rumors, and I accept that)
  • 91% correct rumors shared so far in 2016 (and it would be at least 95+%, if Fuji wouldn’t have changed plans on some long term rumors)

And now… what to expect next!

I don’t think Fujifilm will launch much more in 2016… but surprises are always possible. If I hear anything, I’ll let you know.

In 2017 we should see the X100F and the X-T20. And of course the Medium Format Fujifilm GFX will hit the market. It’s also rumored that Profoto will add flash support for X-series cameras. And maybe, so my hope (but not a rumor), after some small and compact weather sealed lenses (35, 23, 50, 80), Fujifilm will also work again on the long rumored 8-16, 33/1 and 200. NOTE: the 33/1 and 200 were rumored in 2015, so they are not included in the 2016 overview.

Sounds already now like a very interesting 2017… and I’m confident Fujifilm will surprise us with something more. Stay tuned on FujiRumors to find it out.

My deepest thanks goes to all sources, who helped me a lot and reached a level of accuracy that is almost scary for a rumor site… I really would like to hug you all :-)

Also, thanks to everybody, who spotted some interesting Fuji related news/rumor/deal/review on the web, and took his/her time to drop me an email with the link to it. Much appreciated… and feel free to keep it up. ;-)

HIGH RATING*
* 75% to 99% correct

– Fujifilm X100T Successor to be Released in 2017 (shared July 28)
– Profoto Will Add Support for Fujifilm X Cameras in 2017 (shared September 12)
– Fujifilm X-T20 Coming in 2017 (and not at Photokina) (shared Septmeber 17)
– Fujifilm X-Pro2 Firmware Coming October 6 (shared September 29)
– Fujifilm Will Release a Dark Grey Fujifilm X-Pro2, probably in 2017 (shared September 30)

MEDIUM HIGH RATING*
*50% to 74% correct

– Fujifilm will develop a XF 8-16mmF2.8 WR lens! (shared 26 May 2016)
– Fuji X100T Successor still with 23mm lens!
– No X-E3 in 2016 (shared February 2, 2016)
– Fujifilm working on a XF200mm… F2 (!) lens (shared Feb.5 2016)
– Fujifilm Global Shutter Camera coming in 2018 (at the earliest) – (shared Mar 14, 2016)
– Fujifilm X-T1 will get one more (and final?) Kaizen Firmware Update This Year! (shared 13 Mai 2016)

MEDIUM LOW RATING*
*25% to 49% correct

– Fuji X100T & Kaizen Love? High Chance of Firmware 2.00 for Fuji X100T (shared February 11)
– The Fujifilm X100T Successor Will Be Called Fujifilm X100F (shared August 31)

LOW RATING*
*1% to 24% correct

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Fujifilm X-T20 Coming in 2017 (and not at Photokina)

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Fujifilm X-T20

When we broke the news, that the Fujifilm X-T10 has been discontinued, many started speculating, that its successor, the Fujifilm X-T20, will come soon, probably already at Photokina.

But I have to tell you, that, according to a trusted source, there won’t be any Fujifilm X-T20 at Photokina, and not even in 2016. The Fujifilm X-T20 is currently scheduled for 2017.

I don’t know if, just like the Fujifilm X100F, the Fuji X-T20 has been postponed due to the Kumamoto earthquake that damaged the sensor factory.

cheers
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LAST US-X DEAL DAY*** Full Overview Here

Top 7 Essential Things You Should Take With You On Your Summer Travels !

Top 7 Things You  Need for Your Summer Travels

The summer break is near. Here are Top 7 Things I consider essential for travelling!

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NUMBER 1

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CHARGING SOLUTION! While travelling, it’s handy to have multiple batteries with you…. batteries that need to be charged after a long day of shooting. I highly recommend you to grab the PowerCube (Winner of the Red Dot Award). This little cube allows you to charge your batteries, notbooks as well as smartphone and tablets using just one single wall socket, since it provides 4 additional outlets and 2 USB ports!

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Coupled with this little Adapter, that helps you to get rid of all the cables, you will get rid of all the charging problems.

For the Best Third Party Batteries check out this Blog Post.

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NUMBER 2

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TRAVEL TRIPOD: There are many options, and the choice is not easy. How much should you pay for it?

If you are not that kind of guy, who worries about gear getting stolen, then just grab the ultimate travel tripod, the Gitzo Carbon Travel Tripod… build to last forever. But there are cheaper options, that still do their job just fine.

BHphoto has an excellent overview on Travel Tipods here. I’ll list the best option (Gitzo) and a more affordable one (Manfrotto). I personally use the Sirui T-025x and I consider it fantastic value for the money. Feel Free to add your own suggestion in the comments.

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