THE TIME :: Fuji X-T2 Announcement at 01:00 AM New York Time (07:00 AM Paris Time) – July 7

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Rumor Flash: the Fuji X-T2 will be announced on July 7 at 01:00 AM New York Time (07:00 AM Paris Time).

So stay tuned. I’ll start my coffee marathon soon and bring you all the way to the X-Day here on FujiRumors. I’m ready for one of my most exciting Live Blogging Sessions ever!!! :-)

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Fuji X-Day July 7 :: Not Only Fujifilm X-T2 :: Recap of What Will be Announced (and What Will Not Come)

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July 7
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Hm.. let me see… 420 articles shared only in 2016. And 121 of these 420 were rumors. And reading the comments and emails, I have the feeling that some got quite confused in the huge News/Rumors stream on FR. So here are two things I should do

  1. Invite you to follow FR also on social medias (Facebook, RSS-feed and Twitter) and subscribe to the FR-newsletter (box below), where you’ll get a weekly summary of the most important news/rumors
  2. Make a short summary for those, who are confused right now, about what we will see (or not) on July 7

To be announced July 7

What will NOT come July 7

  • I haven’t heard of a silver X-T2 to be launched along with the black X-T2. It’s a possibility, but I’d not be too optimistic about that
  • No 23mmF2 annoucement (I’m sorry to destroy many dreams out there, but you can stop hoping. Here is the announcement date)
  • XF120mm will be removed from Lens Roadmap (post here and here). So forget an XF120 ever coming.
  • No 33mmF1.0, 200mmF2, 8-16mm and 8mm in the New Roadmap (post here)
  • On request of reader emails: No, I haven’t heard of any camera remote APP update coming on July 7

That’s more or less it. Of course I’m FujiRumors, not Fujifacts, so it might be possible that there will be surprises. Or that I’m not 100% accurate with something. We will see soon.

All I know is that I did my best and squeezed all the energies out of me (and more). But it was (and still is) one of the most exciting times I’ve ever had on FujiRumors! :-)

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ENDLESS LEAKS: More Fujifilm X-T2 + EF-X500 + Vertical Grip VPB-XT2 Images + PRICE

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In case you didn’t had enough, our Japanese buddy digicame-info (X-T2 leakflash leak + grip leaks) continues to leak images about the X-T2. Morever, he also shared images of the EF-X500 flash and the new Vertical Grip VPB-XT2.

If you follow FR-regualry, you’ll already have seen images of the vertical grip on May 3. The images show that it takes 2 batteries. To see more images about how the new screen tilt, check out this post of early June.

Regarding the flash, I’ve shared yesterday it will come also July 7, just like the X-T2.

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The following accessories will be announced in the X-T2 the same time as from Fujifilm

– Clip-on flash EF-X500 (price yen 58800 = $575)
– Hand grip MHG-XT2 (price yen 15600 = $152)
– Vertical position power booster grip VPB-XT2 (price in Yen: 37200 = $364)

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Fujifilm X-T2: No Touch Screen :: X-T1 Vs. X-T2 Size Comparison :: about the New Lock Mechanism on the Dials!

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X-T2 No Touch Screen

Sometimes (very rarely actually) it can happen that I take for grated something that maybe for some of you isn’t, and that’s what happened in this case. So I’ll catch up now and say: the Fujifilm X-T2 has no Touch Screen.

For now, the Fujiflm X70 is and remains the only X-series camera featuring a touch screen.

Given the fact that the Fujifilm X-T2 will have a nice little joystick, the lack of Touch Screen on the X-T2 won’t really be much of an issue for most. The AF-point selection is really comfortable (and precise) with the joystick… and you don’t have to move your eye from the viewfinder to select AF-point with joystick.

Maybe the touch screen is more relevant, if you plan to shoot a lot of video with the X-T2 (which shoots 4K). At least I’ve found the touch screen quite comfortable when shooting video on my old Panasonic GF3.

I guess Fujifilm wants to keep the X-T2 at a certain price point, and including the touch screen would have made it more expensive.

X-T1 Vs- X-T2 Size Comparison

I’ve already shown you a real life X-T1 Vs X-T2 size comparison here. But now that more X-T2 images have leaked here, some FR-readers made their own comparisons. So did FR-reader exkeks in the comments to this post. And the comparison confirms: the Fujifilm X-T2 is bigger.

New Lock Mechanism

One more X-T2 detail I should share with you is about the new Lock Mechanism on the ISO and Shutter dials.

As you can see from the 2 X-T2 images I’ve leaked here, the lock buttons look different compared to the one we find on the X-T1. And the very good news (at least for me) is that it also works differently!

Let’s speak frankly: the current operation of the ISO dial on the X-T1 is, for many, a pain! That’s why many dreamed of an ISO-unlocker (like this one). Having to press the button every time you want to change your ISO-value can be cumbersome. Moreover, the dial is not thick enough, so that touching and changing inadvertently the little Drive dial underneath the ISO-dial is way to easy.

Things are a little better with the X-T1 Shutter dial, which you can turn to any value without keeping the button pressed… but only until you get to “A”. Once on “A”, the shutter dial blocks. Press the button to unlock again.

But the good thing is, that Fujifilm listens to our feedback, and takes care also of these little details, so here is what they did to fix it:

  1. the ISO and Shutter dial are now thicker. It won’t be that easy anymore to touch and change inadvertently the small dials underneath
  2. a new lock mechanism that should work this way: when unlocked, you will be able to turn the ISO/Shutter dial all the way through all the values all the time. It will never block. Of course you have still the option to block the dials to any value you like.

So, that’s it… for now :-)

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