Fujifilm exhibits recent X-mount lens roadmap, teasing 3 upcoming lenses

No longer content material with pronouncing the X-H2S (opens in new tab), XF18-120mmF4 LM PZ WR (opens in new tab) and XF 150-600mm f/5.6-8 (opens in new tab), Fujiflm has additionally unveiled a brand new construction roadmap for its X-mount lens line-up. The roadmap exhibits 3 new lenses due for unencumber in 2022 and 2023: a regular top, an ultra-wide-angle top, and a brand new macro optic.

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The primary new lens to be added to the roadmap is the XF56mmF1.2, due for unencumber later this 12 months. Fujifilm is categorizing this as a mid-telephoto lens, designed to suit into Fujifilm’s new era of large-aperture primes which lately is composed of lenses just like the XF18mmF1.4R LM WR, XF23mmF1.4R LM WR, and XF35mmF1.4R. The impending XF56mmF1.2 will carry the whole choice of lenses on this ‘Extremely-fast Top’ class to a neat ten. On the other hand given Fujifilm already produces the lovely XF50mmF1.0 R WR, the brand new XF56mm will want to be considerably inexpensive to make a resounding case for itself.

Fujifilm’s current Fujinon XF50mmF1.0 R WR: a surprising – if dear – quick top (Symbol credit score: Rod Lawton/Virtual Digicam International)

Subsequent up within the trio of upcoming lenses is XF8mmF3.5. This can be Fujifilm’s widest XF top in its present lens line-up, equalled simplest through the present XF8-16mmF2.8 R LM WR zoom for sheer wide-angle protection. Fujifilm is touting the brand new 8mm optic as being “compact and light-weight, making it a really perfect walkaround lens”. Availability is slated for a while in 2023.

At 805g, the present XF8-16mm f/2.8 is not probably the most transportable providing in Fujifilm’s lens vary. The impending XF8mmF3.5 will expectantly carry the similar ultra-wide viewing perspective in a extra transportable package deal. (Symbol credit score: Fujifilm)

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Closing however no longer least, Fujifilm has teased us with the chance of an XF30mmF2.8 Macro lens, set to release this 12 months. As with the opposite two lenses added to the roadmap, main points are lately scarce, however we do know that it will function a compact, light-weight design. Despite the fact that pitched as a macro lens, the 30mm focal period and f/2.8 max aperture must additionally make this a usefully flexible lens for common use. Its focal period equates to 45mm in full-frame phrases, no longer a ways off a 50mm usual top within the box of view on be offering.

Fujifilm’s current XF60mmF2.4 R Macro: lately the shortest focal period macro lens to be had for X-mount cameras. The XF30mm appears set to modify that. (Symbol credit score: Fujifilm)

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With the addition of those lenses, Fujifilm’s X-mount lens roadmap will include 42 lenses (together with 3 teleconverters). We’re going to file detailed lens specs, availablity and pricing once Fujifilm releases extra informaiton.


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