The Complete FUJIFILM X SERIES Guide Updated With Fujifilm X-T3, XF 8-16mmF2.8, XF200mmF2 and XF10

The Complete X Series Guide Updated

We have already shared the dedicated Fujifilm X-T3 catalogue yesterday in our huge Fujifilm X-T3 live blogging.

Well, Fujifilm also updated their complete X series guide (30MB PDF), which includes the Fujifilm X-T3 as well as the gear announced back in July, hence the Fujifilm XF10 and the Fujinon XF8-16mmF2.8 and XF200mmF2.

The Fujifilm X-T3 is available for pre-order at BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, Focuscamera.

A Coffe for FujiRumors?

The last 72 (sleepless) hours here on FR were arguably the most exciting I ever had. Despite all the rumors, the X-T3 didn’t fail to surprise me, and I hope you had as much fun as I had.

If you appreciated months of X-T3 rumor work, feel free to use our X-T3 affiliate links for your purchase. No extra costs for you and it will help me to cover the costs of this blog and the ones of my growing need for coffee. :)

Fujifilm X-T3 Pre-orders
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: BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, Focuscamera
AUS: CameraPro
EU: CalumentDE, DigitechCH, WexUK, PCHstore

 

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FUJIFILM Should NOT go FULL FRAME you Say + Advantages of APS-C (and MF)

Specs are Fun, but don’t let them take Control over You: Keep up Watching at the (Photography) World primarily Artistically, rather than Technically

You Don’t Want Full Frame Fujifilm

Here are the results of the poll we launch a few days ago here.

77% of you voted that you don’t want a Full Frame interchangeable line by Fujifilm.

  • 43% don’t want FF at all
  • 19% don’t want FF in MILC, but they would like an FF Fujifilm X200
  • 15% don’t want FF, but a APS-H sensor that is still compatible with existing mount and lenses

So basically for 62% of you there is no need to have FF on Fuji’s MILC lineup, and my impression is that those, who vote for APS-H, care most about compatibility with existing lenses, hence, if APS-H is not possible, they’d rather prefer to keep APS-C than go FF  and invest all over again in a new system.

Only 12% of FR-readers are Pro full frame, whereas other 6% voted for the option to put a FF sensor in the G mount, making the GFX a hybrid system.

So, if Fujifilm listens, than at least here on FR the advice is clear: continue to improve, where you are already the best in the market, APS-C and Medium Format, and avoid the FF slaughter between Canon, Nikon, Sony, Panasonic and maybe even Olympus.

Advantages of APS-C

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IBIS (in body image stabilization) Coming to Future Fujifilm X Cameras – Trusted Source

Fujifilm X Cameras with IBIS

Fujifilm X Cameras with IBIS

What Fujifilm Managers Say

I know what you think: “But didn’t a Fujifilm manager tell us in this interview, that IBIS is not compatible with Fujifilm X-mount?”

Yep, that’s true. The manager said:

“Our XF mount is not compatible with IBIS […] the amount of light at the corners is reduced when the sensor is shifted. We could correct it digitally, but we don’t want to do it: we don’t want to compromise our image quality.”

But, well…. today I will tell you a different story…

What Trusted Source Says

The rumor is as simple as that: Fujifilm is right now working to bring IBIS to future X-mount cameras.

The Market Wants IBIS (in body image stabilization)

Just like “weather sealing”, also “IBIS” is becoming more and more important for photographers. Fujifilm’s main mirrorless competitors (Sony, Panasonic, Olympus) all offer IBIS… and it has become a strong selling point!

Now, personally, features like “weather sealing” and “IBIS” are not primary reasons for me to get a camera or not. More important, for me, are lens line-up and ergonomics for example.

But I understand that IBIS can be indeed a very handy tool, especially if you use a lot of old adapted glass and shoot video with OIS-less glass.

So if you ask me, then yes, it’s a good move for Fujifilm to offer IBIS in future.

But Fujifilm has to give us good IBIS that deals very well with the shortcomings the Fujifilm manager mentioned here… and every camera manufacturer is actually dealing the same issues.

NOTE: Canon and Nikon say IBIS works not as good as Lens Stabilization – Read more here.

How Reliable is this News Rumor?

This rumor comes from a trusted source. This is why I personally take no grain of salt at all. I’m 100% sure that these are Fujifilm’s (current) plans.

I also know that Fujifilm can change plans anytime, but I have the feeling that this won’t happen this time.

IBIS will come… and actually, this Fujifilm camera already has IBIS ;)

The Calm before the Storm…

I have the feeling that great times could be ahead of us… and summer holidays or not, I will invest all my best (and my time) to keep you guys up to date with everything. So stay tuned on FujiRumors via Facebook, RSS-feed and Twitter.

have a GREAT start in your week,

Which Fujifilm Camera Should You Buy – FREE 140 Pages Fujifilm Buying Guide (3rd Edition)

Fujifilm Buying Guide

So, which Fujifilm X or G series camera should you buy?

Fujifilm Australia wants to help us to make this decision, and has just update its comprehensive Fujifilm Buying Guide, which is now in it’s 3rd edition and 140 pages strong.

If you are interested in the FUJIFILM range but don’t know where to start due to the overwhelming amount of equipment, then this ebook is for you.

Sadly the chapter “Fujifilm X-E3” is still missing ;)

You can download the PDF here or go to Fujifilm Australia Website for download.

Fujifilm EF-X500 Shoe Mount Flash Review – Part One

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Boxing is typical Fujifilm X Series fashion, big black elegant boxes, white letters and graphics

The brand new Fujifilm EF-X500 flashgun arrived yesterday straight from Fujifilm Portugal – actually I received a pair of these units.This the first part of a detailed review that I started straight away, after all Fujifilm was missing a proper, professional grade flash system and the EF-X500 promises to deliver.

The first part of this review will focus on the design and perceived quality, first impressions to put it simply and I have to say that straight out of the box the EF-X500 is impressive. Build quality is second to none, Canon and Nikon are clearly overshadowed: touch, materials, dials and buttons are top notch, but flaps and hinges are a step further and there is no sense of fragility whatsoever. These units seem to be build to last forever. They are made in China, not in Japan, but that doesn’t seem to make any difference regarding build quality.

Enjoy the first set of pictures, part two will cover essential features and functions of the EF-X500, soon.

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