Rumor: Fuji No Longer Making an X-Pro1s, Will Focus All R&D on the X-Pro2 Instead


If you follow the rumor mill — and given how accurate rumor sites have gotten lately, many people do — you’ll know that the next big Fuji release was rumored by some to be the X-Pro1S. That, it seems, may have changed since the release of the X-T1.

According to Fuji Rumors, an anonymous source who has provided accurate information in the past revealed that there will NOT be an X-Pro1S, instead “all R&D [research and development] is being placed into X-Pro2 for 2015.”

As to why Fuji decided to make this decision, you can feel free to speculate in the comments down below. FR seems to think that the success of the X-T1 had something to do with it, but we’d love to hear what you think.

As we tell you every time we report on a rumor, take this with a grain of salt. That being said, if this turns out to be true, we applaud Fuji’s decision. Not that great cameras haven’t come in smaller upgrades like this (the X100s comes immediately to mind) but saying no to incremental upgrades and instead going for big product updates will, we think, make most photographers happier.

(via Fuji Rumors)

  • noisejammer

    Well, no – your comments demonstrate a misunderstanding of what’s happening. In short, Changing the sensor does not change the focal length of the lens, nor does it change it’s f-stop. If you have a f/1.2 lens, the exposure is the same irrespective of the sensor dimension. Trust me on on this – I have several fast lenses.

    Of course, if you use a “crop” sensor, you are cropping the image in the camera. This changes how the image is presented. This still has not changed the image scale or the blur circle diameter or anything else.

    If then you change lenses to return to the same image scale, you change the relationship between focal length and subject distance. THIS changes the blur circle diameter and makes the camera look like the bokeh is not as pronounced.

    Finally – I’ve come across only one sensor that is actually sensitive to light entering from an f/1.2 lens. It’s used in the X-series Fuji’s. Most 135 frame cameras battle to handle f/1.6 and some are worse.

  • noisejammer

    haha – 10/10