Fujifilm is rumored to be working on a XF 200mm f/2 R LM OIS WR telephoto prime lens for its X-mount mirrorless cameras.
The upcoming XF 200mm lens will have a maximum aperture of f/2 instead of f/2.8. Sure this will be a tough choice for Fuji because with a 200mm f/2 it will be significantly larger and more expensive.
The Fujifilm XF 200mm f/2 lens is expected to become available this year at the Photokina 2016 event in September. More buzz after the break!
Fujifilm XF 200mm f/2 Lens Coming at Photokina 2016?
If we see the XF 200mm f/2 prime lens in 2016 it will be the second telephoto lens after the recently launched XF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR model.
No detailed specs or price information available at the moment. But if rumors are true that will be an amazing lens for the X-shooters family.
When we consider Canon and Nikon versions of the current 200mm f/2 lenses, a possible XF 200mm f/2 will probably cost around $6,000. This optic would be ideal for sports and wildlife photography. Our guess making it with a f/2.8 max aperture reduces the overall size and weight. It will also be less expensive than the f/2 version and fit the APS-c system.
Alongside the Fujifilm XF 200mm f/2 lens, the company is rumored to announce a new XF 33mm f/1.0 prime lens for Photokina 2016. We have to underline that both lenses are on Fuji’s unofficial roadmap. Means that the company may change their plans for future products.