Prior to switching over to Fuji I hardly ever listened to many rumors as it was usually pretty obvious what would come next. If there was a D3 out it was obvious a D4 would come out. And if they were at 24mp then they would probably go up to 36mp in their next model. And, the form factor and button lay out would pretty much stay the same.
But, not with Fuji!
Every now and again there are rumors posted on forums and on a nice little website called Fuji Rumors. Yes, some of these don't pan out, or they change the name or are there to have you drooling over something. In any case its fun to see what Fuji will come up with as it is an unknown. For instance, the X-T1, sort of came out of no where as everyone was awaiting the X-Pro2, which still hasn't come out. The X-E2 came out so soon after the X-E1 that some were confused as to why.
But, let it be known that Fuji has a plan and a path they want to take
I've never been concerned or upset by any of their releases, more surprised at how quickly things get launched, but to me that shows progress. We have all seen the lens roadmap and know they have some really nice intriguing lenses coming out in the next 6 months or so.
Key lenses to look for:
18-135mm with optical image stabilizer + weather proof! (launches very soon!)
16-55mm f2.8 with OIS + WP
50-140mm f2.8 with OIS + WP
35mm f1.4 (updated version with faster AF and a distance meter like the 23mm)
16mm f2 (not positive on the aperture)
90mm f2 (long tele lens!) I can't wait to see this!
What about cameras, I like cameras!
Cameras to look out for:
Some serious rumors at this point, but they should solidify very soon.
X-T1p (updated viewfinder to 4k pixels) coming very soon according to the rumor mill
X-Pro2 (newer sensor, 24MP, faster AF, updated features, but not tons of details out there yet)
X100T (originally was said to be called the x200, faster AF, new lens, new sensor, also 24MP)
So as you can see Fuji has been working really hard to keep things moving. Earlier rumors of full frame cameras have been squashed in an effort to perfect their current line up and to launch some more lenses as well. Its so exciting to see the direction Fuji is going and with future firmware updates your existing kit will also benefit from technology placed in the newer models. I'm curious if there are rumors of a huge sale at the end of the year like they did last year. Here's hoping!!
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