Fujifilm has released an updated lens roadmap for its X-mount compact system cameras. According to the updated lens roadmap the Fujifilm XC 50-230mm f/4.5-6.7 OIS lens to be announced soon.
The new roadmap showing current and upcoming lenses (including the Touit range from Zeiss) also includes lenses for the newly announced mid-range X-M1 compact system camera. Compared to the previous version, the updated roadmap includes two XC branded lenses.
One of them is Fujifilm XC 50-230mm f/4.5-6.7 OIS and the other one is Fujifilm XF 23mm f/1.4 R. Both lenses will be announced soon in August/September.
Fujifilm Press Release
Updated FUJIFILM X-Mount Lens Roadmap
FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Shigehiro Nakajima) is today publishing an updated version of the FUJIFILM X-mount lens roadmap. This is further to the last XF lens roadmap issued in April 2013.
A total of 10 high quality Fujinon XF lenses will be on the market by early 2014 and now an additional 2 Fujinon XC lenses have been added to this list. When you combine this with the 3 Zeiss lenses already announced, it brings the total number of X Mount lenses available to 15.
New XC Lenses
In response to market feedback and requests from users, Fujifilm is expanding its line-up of lenses to offer a new category of XC lens. These are “compact and casual” lenses and are perfectly suited to the mid-range X-M1 compact system camera. They feature all-glass elements and are lightweight and portable.
In conjunction with its X-M1 compact system camera, Fujifilm announced the launch of the first XC lens, an F3.5-5.6 standard zoom lens that covers a shooting range of 16-50mm (24-76mm in 35mm equivalent). Today Fujifilm is announcing a second XC lens, an F4.5-6.7 telephoto zoom lens that covers the shooting range of 50mm to 230mm (75-350mm in 35mm equivalent). This will be available by the end of the year.
Fujifilm will continue to strive for the development of lenses that cover a wide range of focal lengths and offer bright and high resolution reproduction even at the periphery, so that users can enjoy the high resolution features of FUJIFILM X-Series cameras.