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CEO Talks

  • the Fujifilm CEO talks and says he is proud of Fujifilm’s camera business
  • Fujifilm understood the potential of digital cameras very early
  • X-Pro1 in 2012 was the first X series MILC camera

5th generation stacked sensor and X-Processor 5

  • stacked sensor 4x times than previous generation model
  • visible improvement in high speed bursts and hisgh speed movie
  • smoother viewfinder
  • faster AF
  • speed and mobility is most appropiate for APS-C format
  • APS-C is good balance between IQ and size
  • ultra fast processing processor
  • 30x times faster processing than 1st generation processor
  • allows for great video codecs and also HEIF
  • X-Processor 5: speed, power and intelligence

Fujifilm X-H2S

  • Fujifilm cooperated with many photographer to develop the Fujifilm X-H2S
  • 40fps with AF and AE
  • X-Trans Vreads out 120fps, allowing for constant AF and AE adjustments in burst shooting
  • new AF algorithm
  • AI Processing deep AI technology with subject detection (object and animal tracking)
  • outstanding AF performance
  • viewfinder provides ideal field of view
  • best EVF in history of X series: 0.8x magnification, 120fps refresh rate, 5,76 dots, all optical elements with aspherical lenses. Clear images even if pupil position is not in the center (not in the specs sheet, but visible in real life use)
  • 7 stops IBIS: minute noise has been carefully eliminated
  • no need of gimbal
  • 6K30p and 4/120p. Huge load on processor. But X-Processor 5 makes it possible
  • CFexpress Type B
  • 14+ stops of dynamic range in F-Log 2
  • External cooling accessory
  • sharing files via Ethernet in Grip
  • remote Rec Function, to use the router as a hub, so you can control X_HH2S via tablet (WiFi or Ethernet). You can control all camera settings and share settings with other cameras
  • X-H2S has a mode dial, sub-LCD on top panel and vary-angle LCD. Great for hybrid use
  • shutter release button with built-in leaf spring
  • “H” stands for Heavy Duty
  • they tested it in different scenarios. -10 degrees is differnt in a lab over a snowy mountain.


  • XF150-600 longest lens in Fujifilm X system for sports and wildlife
  • accepts teleconverters
  • temperature changes can have impact on optical system
  • Matt silver prevents the lens hous to be affected by temperature chanes
  • lens barrel and internal structure are made by magnesium, aluminion and plastic
  • 1605 grams only
  • internal zoom structure
  • 0.15 seconds focus speed thanks to linear motor. Fastest focusing speed
  • X-H2S has small pixel pitch
  • XF150-600 must be designed to resolve resultion
  • 4 super ED and 3 ED lenses. Total of 24 elements
  • made in Japan
  • XF18-120mmF4
  • compact design
  • can handle any scene and subject with unique video features. Developed to cover video and stills
  • focus must not change during focus, and XF18-120 succeeds in this
  • Smoothness of zoom, focus and aperture
  • fast focus and smooth zoom and aperture

Lens Roadmap

  • XF56mm F1.2 MKII
  • XF30mm F2.8 Macro
  • XF8mm F3.5


  • X-H2S in July
  • XF150-600 in July
  • XF18-120 in September

Fujifilm X-H2 high resolution

  • 40MP HR (R for resolution) and 26MP HS (S for speed)
  • not stacked but fast
  • 40 MP is X-Trans
  • ultra high image quality
  • Fujifilm X-H2 40MP for ultra high quality images
  • more details about the X-H2 in X summit in September
  • X-H2S and X-H2 will be the first cameras using new sensor


Fujifilm launches FUJINON Lens XF150-600mmF5.6-8 R LM OIS WR

Fujifilm launches FUJINON Lens XF150-600mmF5.6-8 R LM OIS WR

– Introducing a super telephoto zoom lens covering 150mm – 600mm in focal length
– Lightweight design, powerful image stabilization and fast and accurate AF to produce high quality images in hand-held shooting

TOKYO, May 31, 2022 – FUJIFILM Corporation (President and CEO, Representative Director: Teiichi Goto) announces the launch of the “FUJINON Lens XF150-600mmF5.6-8 R LM OIS WR” (XF150-600mmF5.6-8 R LM OIS WR) in July 2022. The new lens joins the extensive lineup of interchangeable XF lenses designed for the X Series of mirrorless digital cameras, which are renowned for their compact and lightweight design and outstanding image quality delivered with Fujifilm’s proprietary color reproduction technology.

The XF150-600mmF5.6-8 R LM OIS WR is a zoom lens that covers focal lengths ranging from the telephoto 150mm to the super-telephoto 600mm (equivalent to 229mm – 914mm in the 35mm film format). It weighs just 1605g*1 and sports a powerful image stabilization mechanism as well as fast and highly accurate AF system to deliver excellent mobility. Users can shoot distant wildlife, wild birds or athletes hand-held and produce high-quality results.

The XF150-600mmF5.6-8 R LM OIS WR covers up to the super-telephoto focal length of 600mm (equivalent to 914mm in the 35mm film format), the longest in the history of XF lenses*2. It can also be coupled with the “XF2X TC WR” teleconverter, which can extend the focal length of lenses, to reach up to 1200mm (equivalent to 1828mm in the 35mm film format), allowing liberal framing unrestricted by shooting distance to capture wildlife and wild birds, or tracking athletes across all corners of a vast stadium in sports photography.

The XF150-600mmF5.6-8 R LM OIS WR consists of 24 lens elements in 17 groups, including three ED lenses and four Super-ED lenses, effectively suppressing chromatic aberration and delivering a high level of edge-to-edge image resolving performance across the entire zoom range. Furthermore, it weighs just 1605g*1 despite being a zoom lens covering a broad range of shooting distances. The use of the Inner Zoom system means the lens barrel does not extend, thus minimizing shift in weight distribution balance during zooming for stable hand-held shooting. The lens also features a 5.0-stop*3 image stabilization mechanism and an AF system that attains focus in as quickly as 0.15 seconds*4, ensuring that users do not miss any decisive photo opportunities.

Adding the XF150-600mmF5.6-8 R LM OIS WR to an extensive lineup of lenses, Fujifilm will continue to offer photographic pleasure with the X Series, covering a wide range of photographic categories.

  • *1 Weight excluding the lens cap, lens hood and tripod seat.
  • *2 As of May 31, 2022.
  • *3 Compliant with CIPA in pitch / yaw directions.
  • *4 AF speed on the wide angle end, using an internal measurement method compliant with the CIPA Guidelines, when mounted on the mirrorless digital camera “FUJIFILM X-T4” with Phase Detection AF activated and the High Performance Mode turned ON.

1. Product features

(1) Super telephoto zoom lens with the longest focal length in the history of XF lenses*2 in pursuit for premium image quality
  • The zoom lens covers focal lengths ranging from the telephoto 150mm to the super-telephoto 600mm (equivalent to 229mm – 914mm in the 35mm film format). The super-telephoto focal length of 600mm, the longest in the history of XF lenses, makes it a perfect choice for shooting subjects in long distance in wildlife, birds and sports photography.
  • The lens is compatible with the teleconverters “XF2X TC WR” and “XF1.4X TC WR.” When coupled with the XF2X TC WR, the lens covers focal lengths from 300mm to 1200mm (equivalent to 457mm – 1828mm in the 35mm film format).
  • The lens, consisting of 24 lens elements in 17 groups including three ED lenses and four Super ED lenses, thoroughly suppresses chromatic aberration, typically seen in super-telephoto lenses. It delivers a high level of edge-to-edge image-resolving performance across the entire zoom range.
  • The High Transmittance Electron Beam Coating (HT-EBC), Fujifilm’s multi-layer coating typically used on broadcast lenses, has been applied on all elements to achieve high transmittance and low reflectance despite containing 24 lens elements to produce images with exceptional sharpness and clarity.

(2) Rugged yet lightweight design to reduce user load, enabling extended shooting in a variety of situations
  • The lens features two Super ED lenses as front elements to maintain strong image-resolving performance but adopted compact barrel design in order to reduce overall weight. It weighs just 1605g despite being a super-telephoto zoom reaching up to 600mm (equivalent to 914mm in the 35mm film format).
  • The use of the Inner Zoom system means the lens barrel has an uncomplicated, non-extending structure, thus reducing the lens weight and minimizing shift in weight distribution balance for comfortable zooming.
  • Magnesium alloy is used for the internal base frame that supports the lens structure to keep the weight low and make it robust at the same time.
  • The lens body is in matte silver to mitigate its temperature increase during operation. The lens barrel is weather-sealed at 19 points to ensure dust and weather resistance and ability to operate at temperatures down to -10℃. This means the lens can withstand extended use in sweltering heat or under rough weather.
(3) Powerful 5.0-stop image stabilization mechanism
  • The accuracy in sensing camera shake has been dramatically improved to provide powerful 5.0-stop image stabilization, facilitating hand-held photography in the super telephoto region, which is susceptible to camera shakes.
(4) Fast and silent AF actuated easily
  • The lens uses the Inner Focus system, which drives the compact and lightweight focus lens group with a linear motor, to achieve a fast and silent AF, attaining focus in as fast as 0.15 seconds in the wide angle end and 0.25 seconds*5 in the telephoto end. Users can capture a subject quickly and precisely even in the hard-to-focus super-telephoto range, ensuring to capture a decisive photo opportunity.
  • The Focus Preset function is featured so that the focus can be shifted to a location pre-defined with the Focus Preset button*6. This reduces users’ operation workload as they don’t need to re-adjust focus on a targeted subject.
  • The lens also features the Focus Limiter*7, allowing users to restrict the lens’s AF range. This can effectively shorten AF time when photographing a subject that is five meters away or more.
  • The Focus Control button*6 is placed at the front edge of the lens barrel. Press this button to instantly recall a function you have assigned with the Focus Selector*6 for smooth AF operation.
  • *5 AF speed on the telephoto end, using an internal measurement method compliant with the CIPA Guidelines, when mounted on the mirrorless digital camera “FUJIFILM X-T4” with Phase Detection AF activated and the High Performance Mode turned ON.
  • *6 Camera firmware must be updated to activate the Focus Preset button, Focus Control button and Focus Selector. The update is due to be released for the FUJIFILM X-T4, FUJIFILM X-T3 and FUJIFILM X-S10.
  • *7 The Focus Limiter function is activated with the Focus Range Selector.


LEAKED SPECS & PRICE Fujinon XF150-600mmF5.6-8 and XF18-120mmF4 and Fujifilm X-H2S

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Nokishita leaked the specs for the Fujifilm X-H2s, Fujinon XF150-600mm and XF18-120mm.

Fujifilm X-H2S – Full Specs here

  • Sensor: Effective 26.16 million pixels X-Trans CMOS 5 HS
    Sensor cleaning system: Ultrasonic
    Media: SD (UHS-II) / CFexpress Type B
    File format: JPEG, HEIF, RAW-14bit, TIFF-8bit/16bit
    ISO sensitivity: Still ISO80-51200, Video: ISO 25600
    Image stabilization: Sensor shift type 5-axis image stabilization, 7.0 steps of effect (CIPA)
    Digital image stabilization: Video mode onlyMechanical shutter: Up to 1/8000 seconds
    Electronic shutter: 1/32000 seconds up to
    Electronic front curtain shutter: 1/8000 seconds max
    Synchro: Mecha 1/250 seconds, electronic 1/120 seconds
    Continuous shooting (electronic shutter): 40 frames per second (184 JPEGs, 175 compressed RAWs, 170 lossless compressed RAW 170 sheets, 140 uncompressed RAWs)
    Continuous shooting (mechanical shutter) 15 frames (JPEG 1000 or more, more compressed RAW 1000 or more, lossless compressed RAW or more, 1000 uncompressed RAW)AF method: Intelligent hybrid AF (contrast/phase difference), -4EV in contrast, -7EV for phase difference
    Flash: EF-X8 Guide No. 11 (ISO 200), 8 (ISO 100)
    EVF: 0.5-inch 5.76 million dot OLED, Eye Point 24mm, eye sensor
    LCD monitor: 3.0-inch 1.62 million dot vari-angle, touch type
    Sub-liquid crystal monitor: 1.28 monochrome LCD 128×128 dots
    Video: 6.2K29.97p, DCI4K59.94p, 4K59.94p, Full HD 59.94p, 4K High Speed 120p, Full HD High Speed 240pFilm simulation: 19 modes
    Battery: NP-W235
    Battery life: 720 sheets (eco mode), 580 sheets (normal mode)
    Dimensions: 136.3 x 92.9 x 84.6-42.8mm
    Weight: 660g (including battery memory card), 579g (body only)Price of X-H2S: $2,499
    File Transfer Grip: $999
    Normal vertical Grip $399
    Fan: $299
  • XF18-120mmF4.0 LM PZ WR
    – Lens configuration: 15 elements in 12 groups (3 aspherical lenses, 3 ED lenses)
    – Number of aperture blades: 7 (circular aperture)
    – Minimum focusing distance: 0.6m
    – Maximum magnification: 0.2x
    – Filter diameter: 72mm
    – Size: φ77.3 x 123.5mm
    – Weight: 460g
    – Overseas price: $899.95
  • XF150-600mmF5.6-8 R WR
    – Lens configuration: 24 elements in 17 groups (3 ED lenses, 4 Super ED lenses)
    – Number of aperture blades: 9 (circular aperture)
    – Minimum focusing distance: 2.4m
    – Maximum magnification: 0.24x
    – Filter diameter: 82mm
    – Size: φ99 x 314.5mm
    – Weight: 1.6 kg
    – Overseas price: $ 1999.95

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Fujifilm X Summit Americas on May 31 at 2PM EST (After Event to the Global X Summit at 9AM EST)

Fujifilm has officially announced the Fujifilm X Summit Global for May 31 at 9AM New York time.

That’s when we will know everything about Fujifilm’s latest and greatest gear, when we will read and watch tons of reviews and also when we will be able to pre-order our gear.

If you want to know what will come (and what not) check out this article.

But there is more!

The Fuji Guys announced the Fujifilm X Summit Americas. It will take place always on May 31 but a few hours after the global event, at 2PM New York Time (8PM Berlin time).

Whatever is going to happen on May 31, no matter how many X summits there will be, FujiRumors will have a non-stop 24+ live coverage of everything.

I just need to buy some more coffee to get through all of this ;).

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