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Fujinon XF33mm F1.0 R WR: Clutch Focus? Price? AF-speed? and More – Multiple POLLS

Fujinon XF 33mm F1.0

We have pressed Fujifilm to give us the XF33mmF1.0 R WR, and Fujifilm listened: the dream lens of many X shooters will hit the market earliest 1.5 years from now, in 2020.

According to a recent poll we launched, 72% of FujiRumors readers are “interested” to buy this lens. 13% don’t know and only 15% are not interested at all.


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Fujinon XF 33mm F1.0: Tell us Why We Should Buy it… and How FujiRumors (YOU!) Helped FUJIFILM JAPAN

Are we Going to Get in Trouble? ;)

This post is dedicated to FR readers like ikeofkc, Sebastian, and all the other XF33mmF1.0 fans out there. We convinced Fujifilm to make the XF33mmF1.0. Now help me to convince X-shooters to buy the Full Frame Killer Lens, too… or we might get in trouble with Fujifilm! ;)

When recently Fujifilm announced the new XF lens roadmap, I was very happy to see that Fujifilm took 1:1 our lens suggestions we made 1.5 years ago, and that they decided to give us what you guys voted your most wanted prime (33/1) and your most wanted zoom (16-80/4).

So we all should be happy about it, right?

Yes of course…

… but now that we convinced Fujifilm to make the 33/1 and 16-80/4, we also better buy these lenses, or we might get in trouble.

I mean, if the FR-community directed Fujifilm’s R&D into projects that turn out to be a failure, then will they ever listen to us again in future?

Now, I have little doubts that the XF16-80mmF4 will be a huge seller. As we have shown in our size comparisons based on technical Fujifilm sketches (thanks again Yoav) and you can also see from the first 16-80 real life images, it is smaller than the XF18-135, which can be seen as a direct “travel lens competitor“. I guess many of us will be tempted to put the XF16-80mmF4 in our travel bag.

But what about the XF 33mmF1.0?

Is it just a spectacular lens on paper (“world’s first mirrorless lens with F1.0 maximum aperture and AF capability“) that will raise lots of curiosity and chatter, but stay mostly unsold in warehouses?

I don’t think so, but of course only time will tell.

What we can do, though, is to discuss why you would buy the XF33mmF1.0 and which use it would have for your kind of photography. Why should we start saving for it? Let us know in the comments down below.

And of course, down below is a little and simple poll: are you interested to buy the new roadmap lenses?

I know it depends on performance, price and many other (also personal and professional) aspects, but I’d just like to know if you have a general interest to eventually buy one of these lenses (or you are absolutely not interested in them).

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How YOU helped Fujifilm Japan

Back on the 2nd of February 2017, I was contacted by source, who told me that Fujifilm was right now collecting ideas and taking decisions on what should be the next lenses on the roadmap. The source told me that this is the perfect (and only) moment, where we can eventually influence Fujifilm Japan’s future XF lens decisions.

I hurried, and a few hours after the sources’ message, I already asked you guys which XF lenses you would like to get next (without unveiling to you about what the source told me, because I had no permission to… but the source gave me clear and expressed permission now to share this curiosity with all of you).

Your response was instant and astonishing, and you guys shared several thousands of suggestions.

And knowing that Fujifilm was about to take decisions, I worked non stop day and night for a few days, in order to sum up all your suggestions into 30 lenses, and be fast enough to ask you what you would like to get, before Fujifilm already took any decision.

Well, 15,000+ of you voted the poll, and the rest is history :).

I LOVE this community… keep it up :)

The Polls

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Top 10 FujiRumors Posts for July 2018 – Fujifilm XF10 Anyone?

Top Ten FR posts + the invisible XF10

I usually never do it… or I do only my Top/Flop posts at the end of the year, but this month I decided to share with you the top 10 posts of FujiRumors in July.


Because looking at the FujiRumors visits, it seems that many did not notice that, nestled between an amazing new roadmap and gorgeous new lenses, hidden between Fujifilm X-T3 buzz and new Kaizen firmware, Fujifilm also announced a new camera, called Fujifilm XF10.

The Fujifilm XF10 live blogging was one of the least followed live blogging I have ever done, even though I told you a few days before it would come July 19 (as opposed to the “surprising” XF8-16 and XF200 live blogging on July 20, which on FR went online at the very same second the lenses were announced).

But I guess this was to expect, since the XF10 was overshadowed by the XF 8-16 and XF 200 leaks, as well as by the new roadmap lens rumors. And add to that, that the Fujifilm XF10 is not the X70 successor many of us were hoping for.

Anyway… even though it seems that almost nobody here on FR cares about the XF10, I will try to give it a little bit of visibility by sharing two links with XF10 coverage you might want to check out.

With that said, here are the top ten FujiRumors posts of July 2018:

  1. Three Big Errors FUJIFILM Makes in the Camera, Lenses and Instax World – 1 is solved now :)
  2. Fujifilm Rumor Timeline 2018/2019 – The Complete Overview on Upcoming FUJIFILM Cameras and Lenses
  3. Fujifilm X-T3 Registered Online – Made in China
  4. BREAKING: Fujinon XF 8-16mm F2.8 and XF 200mm F2 Announcement in July
  5. Fujifilm Releases NEW FIRMWARE Updates for X-T2, X-Pro2, X-H1, GFX 50S and Announces FW for X-A5 and X-T100
  6. Fujifilm’s New Lens Roadmap: XF 16mm F2.8, XF 16-80mm F4 and XF 33mm F1.0
  7. See Fujifilm’s Current IBIS Unit in Fujifilm X-T2 and Why the Fujifilm X-T3 Won’t Have IBIS
  8. Fujifilm XF10 Announcement July 19
  9. Fujifilm X-Trans Vs. Bayer: Pros and Cons of Going Bayer or Sticking with X-Trans Sensor
  10. Dear FUJIFILM, We Decided: These Are the 6 X-Mount Lenses You Should Make Next

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Fujifilm XF10: BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, Focuscamera


FujiRumors is Back from “Holidays”: Ready for Rumors and Editing Pictures (but Fujifilm Film Simulations make Life Easier)

FujiRumors Blogging on the Road :)

My Holidays

It’s done… I made it…

I drove over 2,500 miles (4,000+ km) with my girlfriend on my old Mazda2 and since a few days now I am back home.

It was a rather complicated road trip, due to the huge Fujifilm rumors and announcements in July. But I had great moments during my trip, and also blogging was exciting… especially the new roadmap made me happy :)

I am now about to edit my images, but I am so happy that I guess in about 80% of the cases I will get excellent results applying Fujifilm film simulations only (or slightly fine tuned).

I travelled with my Fujifilm X-E3, XF10-24, XF18-135, XF35mmF1.4, XF27mmF2.8 and Samyang 12mm F2.

And of course my trusty Sirui T-025X carbon fiber travel tripod (bought upon your recommendation).

My most used lenses were the XF10-24 and XF18-135, since I mostly focussed on landscape photography in this trip.

I used the 35 and 27 mainly to make some portraits of my girlfriend and some street photos, but so far I could not convince her to give me permission to share them on FujiRumors, but I’ll not give up, and if I get permission, I will share them on my Instagram page here.

I have shared the first few images of my trip on my social media already (more will come), so in case you would like to find out which places I have been to, just check out my Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages.

Just a teaser (includes yet unedited images):

Your Rumors

Now I am back… 100% focussed on FujiRumors… and I tell you: I have the feeling that rumors will come. Many of them. And here is what you should do, if you don’t want to miss them:

  • ALLOW PUSH NOTIFICATION: at the bottom right of your browser, you’ll see a little bell icon. Click on it to enable browser push notifications (or disable them, if you don’t want them). This is an excellent way to get instant notifications.
  • FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA: another excellent way to get the rumors in your news feeds is to follow Fujirumors on Facebook, RSS-feed, Instagram, Youtube and Twitter

Guys, we are going to have fun… and I have the feeling you don’t want to miss the exciting Fujifilm rumors that are coming ;)

And to have an idea of what is awaiting us, make sure to check out our 2018/2019 Fujifilm rumor timeline.



… have a fantastic day,

FUJIFILM launches New Ultra Wide Angle Zoom Lens “FUJINON LENS XF 8-16mmF2.8 R LM WR”

Fujifilm launches new wide aperture ultra wide angle zoom lens “FUJINON LENS XF8-16mmF2.8 R LM WR”
-Covers a focal length from the world’s largest wide angle* 8mm
-Suitable for a wide range of photographic scenes with a brightness of maximum aperture F2.8 throughout the entire zoom range
-Remarkable resolution from the center to the periphery through cutting edge optical technology

FUJIRUMORS LIVE BLOGGING – XF 8-16 mm F2.8 First Looks, Samples & More

Fujinon XF 8-16mm F2.8: BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS
Fujinon XF 200mm F2: BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS

July 20, 2018

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FUJIFILM Launches Telephoto Prime Lens “FUJINON XF200mmF2 R LM OIS WR Lens”

Fujifilm launches new large-diameter telephoto prime lens “FUJINON XF200mmF2 R LM OIS WR Lens”
-First telephoto lens for the X Series with brightness of F2.0 maximum aperture
-Applying the technologies of FUJINON lenses, used in the broadcasting and cinematography industries, to produce high resolution and beautiful bokeh
-Covering the ultra telephoto focal length of 280mm when combined with the FUJINON Teleconverter

FUJIRUMORS LIVE BLOGGING – XF 200mm F2 First Looks, Samples & More

Fujinon XF 8-16mm F2.8: BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS
Fujinon XF 200mm F2: BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS

July 20, 2018

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EPIC FUJIFILM Day Recap: XF10 Announced, Fujifilm Copies FujiRumors Lens Roadmap, XF8-16 and XF200 Specs, New Firmware & More

A Huge Fujifilm Day Needs a Huge FujiRumors Recap

Lucky me that I am on holiday in South Italy, Tropea, right now… because here coffee is super strong, cheap and delicious… and I take tons of it in these days, to survive the immense and sleepless live blogging and rumors.

Yes, I know, in theory this should be my holidays, a travel through France and Italy that you can follow on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

But I canceled all my planed day trips, island hopping boat tours, the sunset/sunrise photographing, and I will remain locked in my room with my 3G hotspot to deliver you guys what you deserve: the best Fujifilm coverage in the known universe ;)

It’s just an fun moment to be a Fujifilm shooter, and in the last 24 hours a lot happened.

So I thought it’s time to give you a quick summary of what happened, just in case you tuned in on FR only now, or in case you are confused by all the articles.


You might remember how 1.5 years ago, I asked you guys what you would like to see next from Fujfiilm. I got several thousands lens suggestions, and I worked day and night to sum up all your ideas into 30 lenses.

And then over 15,000 of you voted, and the result was clear

  • most wanted zoom: XF 16-80mm F4
  • most wanted prime: XF 33mm F1

Of course I knew Fujifilm will take note of our wishes. But not only they took note, the copied them 1:1, so now we will get them both… plus one more, the XF 16mm F2.8, which I think is mainly ment to be a fine Vlogging lens. Now I wonder… does Fujifilm really read your comments and look at your poll votes ??? ;)

So here is the magic trio that will be soon part of the roadmap.

  • XF 16mm f2.8 R WR
  • XF 16-80mm f4 R LM OIS WR
  • XF 33mm F1 R WR

For the latest roadmaps rumor coverage, check:

  • – Fujifilm China Leaks Press Release of New XF Roadmap
  • – Fujifilm’s New Lens Roadmap: XF 16mm F2.8, XF 16-80mm F4 and XF 33mm F1.0
  • – Fujinon XF 200mm F2 Shipping in October and XF 8-16 Available in November


…together we worked very hard for the lens wishlist, and your fantastic feedback and massive participation to this blog (and pressure on Fujifilm thanks to your poll votes), made the XF 33mm F1.0 and XF 16-80mmF4 come true.

You can get the complete XF 33mm F1.0 FULL FRAME KILLER Recap here.

FUJINON XF 8-16mm F2.8 and XF 200mm F2 Specs, Images, Price & Press Release

Speaking of lenses, there will be soon the official annoncement of the Fujinon XF 8-16mm F2.8 and XF 200mm F2. It’s a separate announcement to the XF10 (still in July), and of course you must follow FujiRumors, if you want to get the news as soon as it happens. Hence make sure to follow us on Facebook, RSS-feed, Instagram and Twitter.

Much has already been leaked:

The LENS LIVE BLOGGING on FujiRumors will start 0,01 seconds after the official announcement. I will be ready ;)


The following cameras got a new firmware: Fujifilm X-Pro2, X-H1, X-T2 and GFX 50S

Fujifilm also announced a new firmware coming in August for Fujifilm X-T100 and X-A5

Fujifilm XF10 Announcement

You can now pre-order the Fujifilm XF10 at BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama.

We have the XF10 announcment covered in-depth in our Fujifilm XF10 Live Blogging here.

MiXed Stuff

Due to the massive article uploads in the last days, you might have missed the following hot discussed topics on FujiRumors

  • – X-Trans Vs. Bayer: All the facts and which sensor is better for what
  • – Fujfiilm X-T3 new film simulation

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Ok… maybe I manage to get at least one blue hour shot of Tropea tonight… this could be a good spot, or not? Any other X-shooter here tonight?

Fujifilm Rumor Timeline 2018/2019 – The Complete Overview on Upcoming FUJIFILM Cameras and Lenses

2018/2019 Fujifilm Rumor Timeline

Confused by all the rumors? Then let’s put some order into the big buzz :)

So first I’ll give you an accurate timeline and then, down below, the detailed rumors with reliabily rating and working link to every single rumor.

Also consider…. we are working on Fujifilm X-Pro3, X200 and all other rumors, but we will share only once we have something more reliable in our hands. Hence, don’t panic if you don’t see your dream camera listed below. It does not necessarily mean it won’t come, but only that for now we have no solid rumor about it share.

Don’t forget, FujiRumors is EVERYWHERE :) Facebook, RSS-feed, Instagram, Youtube and Twitter

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Fujinon XF 8-16mm F2.8 (mounted on X-T2) and Fujinon GF 250mm F4 Hands On Photos

We already saw the first images of the XF8-16, GF250 and XF200 here, but now we can enjoy the XF 8-16 mounted on the Fujifilm X-T2 and the GF 250mm next to the Fujifilm GFX.

I will share just a few images, many more can be found at photographblog. So make sure to check out the XF 8-16 hands on photos here and GF 250 hands on photos here.

Note that, at least on this non-working XF 8-16 prototype, the lens hood is NOT removable.

have a GREAT day… and feel free to follow FujiRumors on Facebook, RSS-feed and Twitter

Fujinon XF 8-16

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