Viltrox 13mm f/1.4 Pre-Orders Available Now

You can now pre-order the upcoming Viltrox 13mm f/1.4 for Fujifilm X Mount at Pergear here. The official announcement will take place on January 3rd.

We have already covered reviews about this lens here and here.

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TTArtisan 90mm f/1.25 G Mount for Fujifilm GFX on Sale Now!

Back in August FujiRumros shared a TTArtisan roadmap that included the TTArtisan 90mm f/1.25 for the Fujifilm GFX system.

Well, TTArtisan 90mm f/1.25 for G mount has now finally been released and is on sale at AmazonUS here for $479 or directly at the TTArtisan page for $435 (plus shipping from China).

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Viltrox AF 13mm f/1.4 XF to be Announced January 3rd at 2 PM

Viltrox has announced on their Chinese social media platform Weibo that they will annouce the Viltrox 13mm f/1.4 XF autofocus lens on January 3rd at 2 PM Beijing time.

New products on Tmall/Jingdong flagship store of Vitros will be launched at 14:00 on January 3, 2022 [like]

We already have covered reviews about this lens as well as shared sample images in this article here.

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Chip Shortage Delays Nikon Z9 Delivery to October 2022 – Bad News also for Fujifilm (and Fujifilm X-H2)?

The worldwide chip shortage and the camera high demand is pushing the next stock shipment for the brand new Nikon Z9 to October 2022 according to various Japanese retailers as reported by SonyAlphaRumors.

We are talking about a flagship camera, on which Nikon totally relies on to recover from their dramatic market share decline (Nikon is behind Fujifilm in the mirrorless camera market and with DSLR included is way behind Sony and Canon).

Moreover, SAR also says that Sony has postponed most of their new camera launches to the second half 2022.

So the fact that Nikon won’t be able to ship the latest orders of their single most important camera for many months to come should put all camera manufacturers into high alert, even Fujifilm.

If the chip shortage is really going to last that long, then I wonder how this will affect also planed Fujifilm announcements for 2022.

And here is where we have to talk about the Fujifilm X-H2.

Fujifilm X-H2 Announcement

We know one thing for sure (thanks to our sources): the next camera Fujifilm will launch is the Fujifilm X-H2.

Let me say it again: no other X series camera is planed between now and the Fujifilm X-H2.

Considering that the last “real” X series camera announcement was the Fujifilm X-E4 back in January 27 (I refuse to consider the Fujifilm X-T30II a “new” camera, as it basically just an X-T30 on firmware steroids, and the Fujifilm X-T3WW is an X-T3 without charger), we are now waiting since almost 1 year for a new X series camera to come.

That’s a whole lot of time.

Given the long wait, I hope Fujifilm was somehow also able to organize enough chips for the Fujifilm X-H2 in order to announce it as soon as possible, ideally in early 2022 (as most of you speculate).

And considering how important the Fujifilm X-H2 is for Fujifilm, I am sure they’ll do everything they can to release the X-H2 as soon as possible.

But these are crazy times, and I highly doubt Fujifilm has at this point set any solid announcement date for the Fujifilm X-H2 yet.

And quite honestly, would anybody of us be surprised if the Fujifilm X-H2 would materialize only in the second half 2022? I guess not, considering the circumstances.

But let me be clear at this point: I still hope for an early 2022 announcement for the X-H2. It’s not a rumor, just a hope. I just say that if it would come later, I personally would not be overly surprised by that, even if that would mean that Fujifilm hasn’t launched a new X series camera in 1.5 years or more.

Solution for the Worst Case Scenario

If the chip shortage would force Fujifilm to postpone the launch of the Fujifilm X-H2, then I hope that they will at least make some sort of “development announcement” as they did for the Fujifilm X-Pro3.

In fact they partially already did it also for the Fujifilm X-H2 when they said that in 2022 there will be a stacked BSI X-Trans sensor for Fujifilm APS-C cameras. Sure, the X-H2 was not mentioned, but trust me, the Fujifilm X-H2 will be the first X series camera to sport such a sensor.

But that’s not enough.

In case of a longer delay (which I hope won’t happen), my hope is that Fujifilm will make a more solid and concrete Fujifilm X-H2 development announcement, in which not only they could show us mock-ups (as they did with the X-Pro3), but also give us a more solid date as far as the announcement goes.

For many professional photographers, having a perspective on where a certain system is going and developing, can be a reason to stick or switch to that system (or away from it). Hence, Fujifilm can’t keep silent for too long on the Fujifilm X-H2 front.

Sure, FujiRumors can contribute a bit to keep the buzz going thanks to the rumors shared by our sources, which help to keep confidence in the X series future (and hence keep people into the system and making others curious about it). Just take a look at the rumors below, and you’ll understand that Fujifilm is planing big things for 2022. But at some point also Fujifilm has to come forward more decisively than they already did.

With all that said, I hope there won’t be any need for a development announcement and that the Fujifilm X-H2 will come soon enough.

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Fujifilm X/GFX Deals Extended until January 23 including Huge Rebate GFX50R

Fujifilm has decided to extended the Fujifilm X/GFX deals until January 23. This means you can still save $1,500 on the Fujifilm GFX50R (if it’s not discontinued already).

We remind you that the Fujifilm GFX50R was one of the best sellers back in 2018 here on FujiRumors, actually the first GFX camera to come even close to the top selling X series cameras.

And yet, GFX50R sales still pale compared over what has been achieved by the Fujifilm GFX100S, which was the (by far) best selling camera in 2021 (the data refers to affiliate sales here on FujiRumors).

Of course these days the GFX50R sales struggle also due to the Fujifilm GFX50SII, which adds IBIS and newer processor in an overall more mainstream form factor at lower price than the GFX50R launch price.

And yet, the GFX50R is and remains a lovely camera, and if Fujifilm would have offered a GFX100R along with the GFX100S, I would probably have got the GFX100R, as it comes closer in form and function to another camera series I love, the X-E line.

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