Fujifilm is already working on a replacement for the X100T, which has been mentioned within the rumor mill, and it seems like the company will keep the lens’ 35mm focal length equivalent.
The X100 series gained another member at the Photokina 2014 event. It is called Fujifilm X100T and it is still available on the market, while being one of the best-selling and most praised camera in its category.
A lot of peopled speculated that the Japanese company will launch a successor at Photokina 2016. There is a strong chance that this is happening, but, right now, we have some information about the compact camera’s lens.
Fujifilm X100T replacement will still offer a 23mm lens, not wider, as previously rumored
An earlier rumor said that the Fujifilm X100T replacement will feature a wider lens. However, this information is likely false because a highly-reliable insider is claiming that the device will have a 23mm lens, which will offer a full-frame equivalent of approximately 35mm.
A trusted source said that the upcoming premium shooter will have a fixed prime lens with the 23mm lens, but no new details about the maximum aperture were shared. The last time we spoke about it, a different leakster said that the company will finally go brighter.
All members of the X100 series have had a 23mm f/2 lens. The next-generation model might be the first to offer something new in this department, so we will keep our fingers crossed for this one.
Fuji may have found a sweet spot with the 23mm focal length and this is probably because the 35mm equivalent is one of the most popular focal length in photography. Nevertheless, a faster aperture is always welcomed.
X-Pro2 getting a firmware update soon, 120mm macro prime abandoned in favor of 80mm version
Beside the Fujifilm X100T replacement, which may or may not come at Photokina 2016, the Japanese manufacturer has other plans for the near future, too.
One of them concerns X-Pro2 owners. Multiple sources are reporting that the flagship X-mount mirrorless camera will receive a new firmware update that will fix some bugs..
Additionally, there is a strong chance that the XF 120mm f/2.8 R OIS WR Macro lens project has been scrapped. Although you can still see it on the official X-mount lens roadmap, it seems like an 80mm version is coming instead.
The shorter version will likely retain all the features of its longer sibling, including optical image stabilization, macro, and weather-sealing. Either way, it is too early to give a definite prediction on this one, so stay tuned for more rumors!