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Fuji Fuji's spring: what to hope/expect?

mike3996

Regular
Apr 2, 2018
68
Fujifilm is expected to make a few announcements within the next 30 days, if they keep their old schedules.

What do you hope/expect of them to announce?

I expect them to announce the successor for X100F with not many changes to it. What I hope (because of possible GAS, even though I avoided GAS with the X100F altogether) is that they'd delay the successor by a year and do slight changes to the lens design.

Seriously hope for an X80 to be announced...
 
I'm expecting a X-T30 to be coming this year. Probably a lens, or lenses in the GFX line. Also the next x100 body with the sensor/processor of the X-T3. I would love to see an announcement for a 50-140 f4 IS. That is something missing from the lineup. With the 16-80 F4 IS coming out this year, a f4 variant of the 50-140 makes sense. It's full frame Canon equivalent sells very well.
 

Christop82

Regular
May 2, 2017
34
I'm still waiting for the xm2. If the xm1 had a viewfinder, it would be just about perfect in my eyes..
 

Ripleysbaby

supernatural anesthetist
Sep 9, 2011
123
Cumbria UK
I’d rather not know !!! I’ve been buying and selling gear a lot lately. Buying kit and regretting it. Selling and regretting it . Hopefully now I’m done trading and settling with an XT2 plus the 14mm and the Samyang 12.
 
Aug 7, 2011
124
Jersey Shore
I agree about the X100F successor. And, if they're going to do that, how about an X-Pro3?

But I can't help but think Fuji will bring out an X-H2 - which would explain the rather large price drop on the X-H1. But many think the X-H1 will end up being a one-off.

X80? That would be very nice. But I believe that ship has sailed.
 

tonyturley

Hall of Famer
Nov 24, 2014
124
Scott Depot, WV, USA
I've noticed the huge price drop in the X-H1 . . . I've even seen used ones going for below $1,000. I've considered an X-H1 (once our government regains its senses), but it is huge, and reviews I've read were mixed. I have a couple of old Minolta lenses still sitting on my shelf, along with an MD-FX adapter. I may rent one later just to give it a spin.

The 16-80 f4 WR is a lens I would have loved to have when I had an X-T1. I imagine it will work well with an X-T2. I very much like the production I'm getting from my G80 and PL 12-60. It would be interesting to see if the 16-80 and X-T2 would be any better, as the size and weight will probably be about the same as my combo.

Just thinking out loud . . . credit card is safely tucked in the wallet. ;)

Edited to correct typo on lens FL.
 
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I'm hoping for a couple of updates, most notably the now venerable 35 1.4 and the 18mm.

It would be great to see WR versions with modern motors.
Also the 23mm 1.4 and 56mm 1.2 should get updates. At least with weather sealing. I’m thinking with the 16mm 2.8 coming out, the 18mm will not get an upgrade. Nor will the 14mm.

I agree about the X100F successor. And, if they're going to do that, how about an X-Pro3?
I’m hoping Fuji follows their normal patterns and the X-Pro3 is released some time in 2020 with the next version of the Xtrans sensor. With another x100 body coming out after that with the same sensor.
 

Covey22

Hall of Famer
Feb 3, 2012
124
Still missing relatively fast teles above 140mm (the 200mm Fat Can doesn't count in either price or portability). A 300/4 reasonably priced wouldn't hurt.

Tilt-Shifts. It would change the game against SoCanoNikon, especially if they go to GF format first.

Low-to-Mid end TTL flash that's not a re-brand.
 

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