Level-up: Fujifilm X-E2 firmware update “coming soon” with EVF refresh rate of the X-T1 (X-E2 $62 off)

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DEAL

The X-E2 body is currently $62 off at BHphoto (+ 4%reward), AmazonUS and Adorama (+ 4% reward)

RUMOR

A source, who was right in the past, told me that the firmware update for the Fujifilm X-E2 is “coming soon“. It will bring the refresh rate of the X-T1 EVF also to the X-E2! The source did not specify the date, nor if it will bring other features (like the interval shooting function and the remote camera control App).

This firmware makes it a bit easier for X-E2 owners (like me) to resist to the siren songs of the X-T1, which is creaming off award over award and is rapidly falling into the hands of more and more photographers (some of them are trying via email to convince me to get rid of my X-E2 for the X-T1… but I still resist ;-) ).

And Fuji itself said it, that it’s better to sacrifice sales earnings for customer loyalty. In fact the Kaizen philosophy has a negative impact on the sales of newer models, but “in the long run customer trust is very important. We’re a relatively new brand and we need to build trust.

So stay tuned. I’ll start to frequently check Fuji’s support page in the next days and update you as soon as I see it online. And if you are faster than me, then feel free to drop me an email once you see it online.

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Rumor Update: TCL-X100 will be out end of May and cost 299 Canadian Dollars (new source)

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Fujifilm TCL-X100 listed at BHphoto. Still no official price listed.

Just A Flash: I got word from a new source that the TCL-X100 will cost 299 Canadian Dollars and be out end of May. As I told you here, the rumored price for the TCL in Europe is €250. Seems that it is going to cost a little less than the Fujifilm WCL-X100

As in Japan, in UK the price seems to be set: £219.98 (See Fuji’s site here)

This rumor comes from a new source, so take it cum grano salis.

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“Another classy addition to your X100S kit”: Fujifilm TCL-X100 review at photographyblog

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Fujifilm TCL-X100 listed at BHphoto. Still no official price listed.

Four out of five stars: that’s the rating of the recently announced Fujifilm TCL-X100 at photographyblog here. In their conclusions they say that:

“The Fujifilm TCL-X100S is another classy addition to your X100S kit, perfectly matching the camera body in both build and optical quality and usefully lengthening the focal range from 35mm to a classic 50mm. […] Image quality is a little underwhelming when the lens is used wide-open, producing a rather dreamy effect, but sharpness is great in the center when it’s stopped down to f/4, and at the edges of the frame from f/5.6 onwards. Chromatic aberrations in particular are very well controlled, geometric distortion is impressively low, and there’s little vignetting to be concerned about.”

If you really want a narrower angle of view than the X100S natively offers then the new TCL-X100S tele conversion lens is a solid choice, and a logical addition to the already released WCL-X100, giving the discerning X100/S owner a very nice collection of 28mm / 35mm / 50mm lenses.”

And in case you missed it, here is Rico’s exclusive first look for Fujirumors readers at the Fujifilm TCL-X100.

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Fujinon XF 16mm f/1.4: that’s Fuji’s new high speed wide angle lens on the roadmap (trusted source)

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Fujinon XF 16mm f/1.4
trusted Japanese source

The rumor comes from the top trusted Japanese source, so do NOT take it with a grain of salt, spread the good news on facebook, google+, twitter and wherever you want (but don’t forget to quote the (original) source ;-))

Fuji’s mysterious high speed wide angle lens will be the Fujinon XF 16mm f/1.4!

XF 120-400mm
new source

As I told you on February 3rd, according to a new source (see here), the super telephoto zoom lens will be the XF 120-400. If correct, we’ve just unveiled all the lenses that are currently shown on the Fuji Roadmap. So I’ve updated the roadmap for you :-)

XF 18-135mm f/3.5 to f/4.8
reminder

XF 18-135mm Reminder: We know it since the CP+ in Japan, but Fujifilm hasn’t still updated the roadmap: the 18-135 is getting faster (from f/3.5-f/5.6 to f/3.5-f/4.8). This lens will be the first weather sealed lens in the Fuji XF lineup. First rumors suggested that it would be released in April / May. But then Fuji changed its plans and delayed the release to probably June. This explains why Fujifilm has delayed the release… they are making it faster!

Stay Tuned because…

… because Fuji can insert new lenses to the roadmap in any moment. So I won’t stop it here and continue to investigate further for you.

Any hint and help would be highly appreciated. You can drop me an email (with a fake email account if you want), or use the rumor box. It will keep you anonymous (in this case you could use a nick-name so that I can recognize you in future).

Thanks in advance to anyone who decides to make my work here on Fujirumors a bit easier :-)

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HOT DEALS

Fujifilm X-E1

The X-E1 price is falling to ridiculous $499 and $699 for the kit at Adorama (including free hand grip and up to 6% reward!!!). But only while supplies last. At BHphoto the silver kit version is already discontinued! Adorama sells it also via AmazonUS, but you won’t get the freebies and the reward.

As Gabe said in the comments to the previous post:  “If anyone was going to buy the 18-55mm, they should spend the extra $5 and get a free camera.”

Adorama: black body ($499 + 4% reward) / silver body ($499 + 4% reward) / black kit ($699 + 6% reward) / silver kit ($699 + 6% reward) /

AmazonUS: black body ($499 via Adorama) / silver body (via Adorama) / black kit ($699 via Adorama) / silver kit ($699 via Adorama) /

Lightoom 5 boxed version

Lightroom is now $35 off at BHphoto here and AmazonUS here. The boxed version will cost you $109!

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It’s a Steal!!! X-E1 for $499 (Free accessories included and 6% reward, while supplies last) + Lightroom 5 deal too!

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It’s time to empty the warehouse!

The X-E1 price is falling to ridiculous $499 and $699 for the kit at Adorama (including free accessories and up to 6% reward!!!). But only while supplies last. At BHphoto the silver kit version is already discontinued! Adorama sells it also via AmazonUS, but you won’t get the freebies and the reward.

As Gabe said in the comments:  “If anyone was going to buy the 18-55mm, they should spend the extra $5 and get a free camera.”

Adorama: black body ($499 + 4% reward) / silver body ($499 + 4% reward) / black kit ($699 + 6% reward) / silver kit ($699 + 6% reward) /

AmazonUS: black body ($499 via Adorama) / silver body (via Adorama) / black kit ($699 via Adorama) / silver kit ($699 via Adorama) /

Lightoom 5 boxed version

Lightroom is now $35 off at BHphoto here and AmazonUS here. The boxed version will cost you $109!

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