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Wednesday, 19 September 2018

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Being committed to Micro 4/3 and Fujifilm systems is tough. As I get older, I do love the weight and size of the Micro 4/3, but I love the look of the files in the Fuji immensely. I wish Fujifilm would make a new model of their cameras in a Micro 4/3rds Lens Mount! (My Problem would be over)

Really? Sigma are going to make an X-mount lens?

[Oh, sorry, "brain fart." The new Sigma will be Micro 4/3 and Sony E-mount, of course. Sorry for my confusion. Or wishful thinking, whatever. And thanks for the correction.... --Mike]

Have you tried the Fuji 56mm f/1.2? A couple or three years ago I rented that lens along with an X-T1 and a kit zoom just to see if I liked the Fuji system. I was pretty impressed with the 56.

The Fujifilm GFX50R will be priced right around $4500, give or take a coupla hundred bucks. Given that Fujifilm's cost of purchasing just the sensor alone, is $2000, that tells me they're not likely making much, if any, margin on this camera if the "finished goods" price is $4500. It might even be a bit of a loss-leader for them. The GFX50R will look a lot like a larger X-E3. Rumor has it they may also release a 40mm pancake lens for it, but that is still rumor. Still, I wouldn't put anything past Fujifilm to do a lens like that.

A year from now, you might be able to buy a new GFX50R for about $3800 at a Fujifilm incentive price, e.g. as is currently the situation for the GFX50S, being $650 off MSRP.

That's great news that Sigma will make a lens for Fuji XF mount! [Er, except I was wrong (see the Update). Sorry for the mistake. --Mike]

I read that the Sigma 56/1.4 would also be available as native Sony E mount.

Hi Mike,

Are you sure that the Sigma 56mm is being released for Fuji X mount? If so, you are breaking some news.

[No, it's my brain cells that appear to be breaking. See the Update.... --Mike]

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