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New Entry Level X-Series & Another Amazing Prime| Rumored Fujifilm Roadmap for Early 2015

By Anthony Thurston on January 9th 2015

Fujifilm has a lot of eyes on it this year. The success of their X-Series system has a lot of photographers jumping ship (myself included) from other brands, and so there are more eyes than ever on Fuji‘s plans.

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[Rewind: Read our initial thoughts on Fuji’s sexy new 50-140mm F/2.8]

According to the rumors, the following products are what can be expected out of the Fujifilm camp for ‘early 2015’, so from now until April or so. The list includes a new entry level X-series camera, another amazing Fuji prime, and last -but certainly not least- a new pro-level speedlight.

Rumored Fuji ‘Early 2015’ Roadmap

  • Entry Level X-Series – This is rumored to be a merging of the X-A1 and X-M1 into a better all around entry level offering to the Fuji X-Series system. Since it was not announced for CES, expect this to likely be announced ahead of CP+ in February.
  • Fixed Lens X-Series – The rumors here are unclear, other than that the camera will have a fixed lens and be part of the X-Series system. This is also expected to be announced at CP+.
  • 16mm F/1.4 – Everyone raves about the Fuji Primes for a reason, so when another one comes calling, it is reason enough to rejoice. This lens would roughly equate to an 24mm F/1.4 on a Full frame body. Again, CP+ is the likely announcement for this lens, or possibly WPPI in March.
  • Pro Level SpeedlightFuji is doing great with lenses and cameras, but they are really lacking in the Speedlight department. Currently with only one entry level speedlight (which does not even support TTL), the Fuji system is CRYING for a pro level speedlight. Rumors indicate that Fuji will answer that call, likely at CP+.

There you have it, the sum of the rumors regarding Fuji for the next couple of months. Personally, I am really excited to see that 16mm F/1.4, as well as the new speedlight. I think that both will/would be very well received in the Fuji community.

What else would you like to see Fuji release in 2015? Leave a comment below and let us know your thoughts!

[via Fuji Rumors]

Anthony Thurston is a photographer based in the Salem, Oregon area specializing in Boudoir. He recently started a new project, Fiercely Boudoir to help support the growing boudoir community. Find him over on Instagram. You may also connect with him via Email.

Q&A Discussions

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  1. Steve VanSickle

    At this point, the only thing I’m waiting on is a TTL speedlight, and I’d be ready to get an XT-1 system.

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  2. Lissette Garcia

    Love and completely adore my Fuji X-T1 and all my lenses. I am saving up for the new 50-140mm that was just released last month. A bit pricey but the reviews are phenomenal. Have been holding on to my Canon 5Dm3 and all my L lenses simply out of a sense of loyalty but am seriously considering selling it all.

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  3. Bonny Wright

    I am still hoping to see a new super-zoom with OIS in 2015. There is one on the lens road map, but no certainty about release date, features, price as yet.

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  4. Hannu Siika-aho

    I’d like to see less expensive primes. It’s true that almost all of the primes for Fuji X are excellent but they are also expensive. I have used Samsung NX and Sigma primes and they are optically great. They are also much cheaper than Fuji primes. I have been using manual legacy primes on my X-A1 for that reason. :(

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  5. Austin Swenson

    I’ve been super impressed with what they have been trying to come out with recently, it might it be long before I get myself into a Fuji system as a supplement to my Sony system

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  6. Matthew Saville

    Is the Rokinon 10mm f/2.8 or Rokinon 12mm f/2 available for the Fuji mount yet? I think so… :-D

    I think the one thing that mirrorless cameras are missing so far is fast wides. Just like what DX DSLRs missed for a long time, and still miss a bit today. Fuji, give us a 10-20mm f/2.8, and/or a 16mm f/1.4, and / or a 10mm f/2.8…. (The existing Rokinon 10mm and 16mm primes are meant for DSLRs too, and therefore a bit wasteful in the weight / size department for a mirrorless camera body, as proven by the incredible size & weight of the 12mm f/2…)

    =Matt=

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