X-T3 before the X-Pro3?

Discussion in 'Fuji X Series News and Rumors' started by BobbyT, Jan 17, 2018.

  1. BobbyT

    BobbyT Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 31, 2013
    Louisville, Ky
    Bobby Tingle
  2. Phoenix

    Phoenix Super Moderator Subscribing Member

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    Phoenix
    Fuji seems to take a lot of time with their X-pro line.

    They released the X-pro early 2012 and haven't released the X-pro 2 until early 2016.

    In between they released 2 XE models, 2 new X100 versions, the XF-1, the X20, the X30, 2 XA models, 2 XQ models, the XM1, the X-T1, and the X-T10.

    I won't be too surprised if it takes them another 2-3 years to announce an X-Pro 3.

    Which gives me another 2 - 3 years of saving so I can afford to finally upgrade my gear.



     
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  3. BobbyT

    BobbyT Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 31, 2013
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    Bobby Tingle
    Hopefully Fuji hits another mega home run with the Pro3 whenever we get it then.
     
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  4. Phoenix

    Phoenix Super Moderator Subscribing Member

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    I'm also curious about Fuji's lens line up.
    They've covered most of the popular prime focal lengths and the most commonly used zoom ranges. There's the rumoured ultrawide zoom and another teleprime. Are they going to re-release current versions? We've seen them re-release the 56 1.2 with the apodization filter. They've also re-released the 23 and 35 as f2 models with a smaller form factor, weather sealing, and faster af, are they planning to re-release new versions of the 18 f2 and the 90 f2? there's no end in combination of zoom ranges they can release as long as they can find a market for it.
    Perhaps another 23 and 35 since they're the most popular focal lengths people use.

    How about a 23 or 35 f1, weather sealed, with the push / pull clutch focusing ring, with the most up to date focusing motor for af speed? :flypig:
     
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  5. BobbyT

    BobbyT Super Moderator Subscribing Member

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    Louisville, Ky
    Bobby Tingle
    We'll see the 8-16 2.8 and 200 f2 this year. I think redoing the 18mm as a WR lens makes the most sense for the next re-release. As does an updated 35mm 1.4 with WR.

    A 16-70mm f4 IS would make a lot of sense. That mimics a very popular zoom. A 35mm f.95, or 1.2, would be another very popular lens. I don't think there is much improvement which could be made with the 90mm, other than giving it Is.
     
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  6. Phoenix

    Phoenix Super Moderator Subscribing Member

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    I reckon a 16-70 would be a very popular range as it covers slightly more space than the 18-55 both on the wide and narrow end of the lens. I'm not so speed hungry these days and more interested in chararcter but there is still a big market for speed freaks, anything above 1.4 will popular.
     
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  7. bluzcity

    bluzcity FujiXspot Regular Subscribing Member

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    Brent
    I would absolutely buy the 16-70 f4:2thumbs:
     
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  8. mikEm13

    mikEm13 FujiXspot Veteran

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    Since I just got the X-Pro2 it wouldn't bother me if Fuji holds off on releasing an X-Pro3.
     
  9. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley FujiXspot All-Pro

    May 2, 2016
    Tony
    An 18-55 f2.8-4 WR would be mighty tempting. While WR isn't absolutely necessary, it is useful.
     
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  10. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Subscribing Member

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    I would absolutely go for a 16-70, especially if it was a "compact" WR version, ideal for travel. It would definitely replace the 18-55 in my lineup and possibly even the 18-135.
     
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  11. bs1946

    bs1946 FujiXspot Regular

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    • OMG, the X-Pro2 and X-T2 are so old and antiquated, I don’t know how we are going to survive until Photokina. I’m surprised that people can still manage to take decent photos with them
     
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  12. battleaxe

    battleaxe FujiXspot Regular

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    I do like the idea of a 16-70mm, but I kind prefer it be f3.5 constant than f4 to at least differentiate it self from the aps-c competition.
     
  13. plaatje

    plaatje FujiXspot Regular

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    I really don't know what will happen but as far as I remember there was only two years between the X-T1 and the X-T2. Many people called it a big improvement of the older model. So if in two years time such a big improvement is possible than why not do that with the X-Pro serie. Just my two cents, but because I'm still thinking about an upgrade (doesn't need to be Fuji and doesn't have to be this year) I have more than usual interest in upcomming changes . . . .
     
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