The best news of today: Fuji finally made a 65mm f/1.3 (FF equivalent) fast lens for medium format!

My personal favorite news of today’s announcement is the fact we will finally get a super fast lens for the medium format system. The new 80mm f/1.7 is equivalent to “63.2mm f/1.34” in Full Frame. And it’s actually NOT a big lens. Here is is compared with the 23mm f/4.0:

And here it is compared with other fast Full Frame lenses:

via CameraSize

Now, the bad news is that the lens will be available in 2021 only. No listen to me dear Fuji managers: I am willing to jump into your GF system if in 2021 you will launch me exactly this prototype you showed us last year:

Image via Dpreview

Yes, a medium format X-T styled camera for $5,000. That’s what I want! And believe me this would kick all current FF cameras in their butt :)


Fuji announced the new X-T200, XC35mmF/2, GF45-100mmF/4, New G Mount Roadmap

Today Fuji announced three new products and this is only the beginning! Two more cameras will be announced in February: X100V and X-T5! Here is what we got today:

GF 45-100mm f/4


XC 35mm f/2


The most exciting part of todays announcement is this  new 80mm f/1.7 lens added on the GF lens roadmap (there is also a new 30mm f/3.5 WR). This corrisponds to a 63mm f/1.34 fast lens in Full Frame!

Jump over to Fujirumors to read the full live blog.

Full leaked Fuji X-T200 press text and images

Press text:

The X-T200 features a high-speed APS-C 24.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor which uses copper wiring for better performance, and an intuitive user interface that provides professional quality with the ease and familiarity of a smartphone. Able to process data 3.5 times faster than the X-T100, rolling shutter is also reduced. AF performance in X-T200 is also dramatically enhanced through the use of phase detection autofocus pixels across the sensor.

The use of on-sensor phase detection pixels across the sensor and an improved AF algorithm means focus can be achieved quickly and in a variety of conditions. The updated Face/ Eye Detection AF makes focusing on individuals or groups of people quickly and easily. This is even possible when the camera’s LCD monitor is flipped out and you want to take a selfie. Automated functions, like Main Subject Recognition, allow the camera to be set to recognise and track a main subject within the frame. Combined with a burst mode of 8fps, it’s earier to capture those important moments.

The new Electronic Stabilization and HDR Video modes, along with its basic internal editing functions, helps X-T200 do more than just produce beautiful 4K Video, it ensures that videos are stable, crisp, and properly trimmed so they can be easily shared with family and friends. A gyro sensor sits at the heart of the new Electronic Stabilization Mode and assists in reducing the effects of camera shake when recording video footage. The new HDR Video function makes recording footage in high contrast situations much easier and more practical, while its in-camera video editing functions allow for clips to be trimmed and right-sized before they are shared. This means creators can share the perfect section of a super-slow motion clip or the best part of their 4K footage right from the camera to their smartphone without ever needing to open a computer.

X-T200 is equipped with a vari-angle 3.5-inch, 16:9 Aspect Ratio widescreen LCD touch-screen that can be opened and closed between 0 to 180 degrees and rotated between -90 to +180 degrees. It also provides an intuitive and responsive control over the camera’s features and functionality and can be used to adjust a variety of settings, like brightness, background blur, Film Simulation effects, and image aspect ratios.

Images made with the 11 film simulations carry the look and feel of the actual films that inspired them, which are a great building block to sparking creative imaging making. In addition, 20 Advanced Filters, which includes the new Clear Filter, give even more creative possibilities.

DImensions: 121 x 83.7 x 55.1 mm


via Nokishita

New leaked images of the Fuji X-T200 and XC35mmF2

Tomorrow (Jan 23) Fuji will announce three new products. The X-T200, the XC35mm f/2.0 and the GF45-100mm zoom lens. Here are the specs via Fujirumors:

Fujifilm GF45-100mmF4

  • 16 elements in 12 groups
  • minimum 0.65m, maximum 0.13x
  • filter 82mm
  • 93×144.5mm (wide angle) /93×174.5mm (telephoto)
  • weight 1005g


  • 9 elements in 6 groups
  • minimum of 0.35m, a maximum of 0.14x
  • filter of 43mm
  • 58.4×46.5mm, and 130g


Images via Nokishita

Will there really three new Canon R bodies this year?

Canon is having a strong pace of releases for their R system. It’s now rumored they will launch three new EOS-R bodies this year:

  1. Canon EOS-R High Resolution camera
  2. Canon EOS-R super affordable camera that costs less than $999
  3. Canon EOS-R Low resolution optimized camera (sort of Sony A7s alike)

The High Resolution camera is definitely coming first. And also a cine oriented low light beats makes sense. But I am not sure that super cheap EOS-R camera is really a Full Frame…

Source: CR Via Canonwatch