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

Discussion in 'Fuji Cameras' started by mike3996, Jan 12, 2019.

  1. mike3996

    mike3996 Regular

    Apr 2, 2018
    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...
  2. Bobby Tingle

    Bobby Tingle Super Moderator Moderators Team

    Dec 31, 2013
    Louisville, Ky
    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.
  3. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Moderators Team

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    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.
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  4. Christop82

    Christop82 Regular

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

    Ripleysbaby supernatural anesthetist

    Sep 9, 2011
    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.
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  6. Biro

    Biro Super Moderator Moderators Team

    Aug 7, 2011
    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.
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  7. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Lexington, Virginia
    Hope springs eternal.
  8. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Lexington, Virginia
    The lens on the X70 and XF10 was adequate but not the best. I would really like the GR lens on the X70 body. Of course, that cost me money.
  9. tonyturley

    tonyturley Hall of Famer

    Nov 24, 2014
    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.
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2019
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  10. Bobby Tingle

    Bobby Tingle Super Moderator Moderators Team

    Dec 31, 2013
    Louisville, Ky
    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’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.
  11. Covey22

    Covey22 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Feb 3, 2012
    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.
  12. theoldsmithy

    theoldsmithy Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jan 7, 2013
    Cheshire, England
    Martin Connolly
    It would be really, really nice if Fuji could figure out a way to get Acros film simulation onto the older cameras such as my X-E2. ( I could still shoot it on film but I only have a few rolls left and it’s now stupidly expensive!)

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