Time for FujiRumors to dedicate to this wonderful camera a roundup, which will include a story of a guy selling all his full frame gear for photographic purity (Fujifilm X100V), a few reviews of X100V firmware 2.00, a comparison with the X-Pro3 and more.
What we Expect from Fujifilm
I thought I make a quick list of cameras and lenses that we could see in 2021, and what we surely will not get in 2021.
ATTENTION: It’s a mix of rumors, speculations and hopes. So read carefully to distinguish one from another.
X/GFX Cameras 2021
We reported back in September that Fujifilm Europe launched a giveaway to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the X series, and more specifically of the Fujifilm X100 series.
Now the giveaway is coming to and end. You have 2 weeks left to join the giveaway and win it.
Images of the limited edition Fujiflm X100V can be seen below. You can check out all details and join the giveaway here.
Win an X100V and Peak Design Strap
And here is one more :)
You can win one (1) Fujifilm X100V and ten (10) Peak Design Fujifilm X straps at the benyanphotography giveaway here.
This is a separated giveaway, and you don’t need to use the giveaway box above to enter. Just visit this site and you’ll read all the details. Ship internationally.
As you know, the Fujifilm X100V features a redesigned 23mmF2 lens, by adding a second aspherical element in oder to increase corner sharpness and image quality at close focusing distances at wide apertures.
Now the patent for this new lens has been spotted.
But interestingly, that same patent also includes examples of a “20mm F2” and “21mm F2” lens.
- [Publication number] Japanese Patent Application Laid-Open No. 2020-177110 (P2020-177110A)
- [Publication date] October 29, 2020
- Description: Imaging Lens and Imaging Device
- [Application date] April 17, 2019
[Identification number] 306037311
[Name or name] FUJIFILM Corporation
- PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide an image pickup lens having a small size, high resolution, a small F number, and high performance, and an image pickup device provided with the image pickup lens.
Here are the variations of this lens as found in the patent as spotted by the Japanese site asobinet.
I find the 23mm focal length perfect for the X100 line, but if Fujifilm is really looking into slightly wider options, then I’d go with an 18mm lens, like the Ricoh GR cameras or the Fujifilm X70 and XF10.
|Example 1||Example 2||Example 3|
|Angle of view||62.0||61.6||61.2|
|Example 4||Example 5|
|Angle of view||67.8||68.2|
I already said it in my X-S10, Attack on Sony article: the Fujifilm X-S10 makes a whole lot of sense.
And yet, I do understand one of the critiques made to Fujifilm: their line-up is huge and potentially confusing.
There are indeed some lines, that in some occasions do not not differentiated themselves enough from each other.
But this is an issue Fujifilm realized and I feel that they are taking care of it, for example:
- the Fujifilm X-Pro3 is a unique machine, with a concept, so far nowhere to find
- Fujifilm is aware that the the Fujifilm X-H2 must differentiate stronger from the X-T* line in order to continue to evolve separately
Fujifilm understands the problem and is finding ways to separate the lines better.
And yet… there are some lines that should be dropped, in my opinion.
Let’s take a look it at, by using an official Fujifilm media sheet that has been sent to me, which shows a pyramid with all Fujifilm X series cameras listed and ordered by Fujifilm itself.