Fujifilm reveals three new prime lenses on its updated X-mount roadmap. Alongside its new X-H2S camera, XF18-120mm F4 LM PZ WR and XF150-600mm F5.6-8 R LM, Fujifilm has released an updated lens development roadmap for its interchangeable XF lenses for its X-mount cameras.
Fujifilm has announced that a medium telephoto lens along with a standard macro lens will be released later this year. Plus, a new ultra-wide-angle lens will be introduced sometime in 2023.
The medium telephoto lens will be an XF 56mm f/1.2 that will replace the existing 50mm lens while the standard macro lens will be an XF 30mm R Macro and both will be available at some point in 2022. The ultra-wide-angle XF 8mm f/2.5 will be released in 2023.
Fujifilm Lens Roadmap with New Lenses:
- Fast medium telephoto prime lens “XF 56mm f/1.2” – This is a mid-telephoto lens to join the new-generation “large-aperture prime lenses” series that pursue ultimate image quality.
- Standard macro lens “XF30mm f/2.8 R Macro” – This is a compact macro lens with a standard angle of view. Its compact and lightweight design makes it a perfect walkaround lens. Covering a wide range of shooting situations including snapshots, landscape, portrait as well as tabletop photography of foods and accessories.
- Ultra-wide-angle prime lens “XF 8mm f/3.5” – This is a compact ultra-wide-angle lens that has the widest-angle focal length among prime XF lenses. Despite the ultra-wide-angle focal length, the lens is compact and lightweight, making it an ideal walkaround lens.
No other information or pricing details have been released so we’ll have to wait and see what is announced and when.
Fujifilm Unveils Latest Development Roadmap for Interchangeable Lenses in X Series of Mirrorless Digital Cameras
Addition of three new XF lenses creates an extensive 42-lens lineup, broadening the X Series’ reach
Valhalla, N.Y., May 31, 2022 – FUJIFILM North America Corporation today unveiled its latest development roadmap for interchangeable XF lenses in the X Series of compact and lightweight mirrorless digital cameras. The latest roadmap features the addition of three new lenses: a large-diameter mid-telephoto prime lens, a standard macro lens, and an ultra-wide-angle prime lens.
Fujifilm has been expanding the lineup of XF lenses to broaden the appeal of premium image quality and advanced mobility made possible by the X Mount system1. As part of this expansion, a medium telephoto prime lens joins the new generation of large-aperture prime lenses, which will now cover broad focal lengths from 18mm (wide angle, equivalent to 27mm in the 35mm film format) to 56mm (mid-telephoto, equivalent to 85mm in the 35mm film format). These lenses will offer outstanding image quality and image-resolving power in an extremely broad range of photographic situations.
Additionally, as part of this roadmap, the compact prime series of XF lenses will have two additions: a standard macro lens and an ultra-wide-angle lens. These complement existing lenses in the XF Series by expanding the situations for suitable lens use, catering to users’ diverse needs.
Interchangeable lenses newly added to the roadmap:
XF56mmF1.2 Lens – A fast, medium telephoto prime lens
A mid-telephoto lens to join the new generation of “large-aperture prime lenses” in the XF Series.
XF30mmF2.8 R Macro Lens – A standard macro lens
A compact macro lens with a standard angle of view. Its compact and lightweight design makes it a perfect walkaround lens, covering a wide range of image-making situations including snapshots, landscape, portrait, as well as tabletop photography of foods and accessories.
XF8mmF3.5 Lens – An ultra-wide-angle prime lens
A compact ultra-wide-angle lens that will be the widest X Mount prime lens in the XF Series. Despite the ultra-wide-angle focal length, the lens is compact and lightweight, making it an ideal walkaround lens.
“We listened to consumers’ thoughts, wants, and needs, and responded with a comprehensive set of new lenses that will enhance any Fujifilm photographer’s kit,” said Victor Ha, vice president, Electronic Imaging and Optical Devices Divisions, FUJIFILM North America Corporation. “With our versatile lineup now including 42 lenses, including the three that were just added to the development roadmap, Fujifilm continues to demonstrate its commitment to helping our community find new creative moments through lenses that allow the creator to see things differently.”
XF30mmF2.8 R Macro and XF56mmF1.2 are expected to be available in late 2022. XF8mmF3.5 is expected to be available in early 2023.
1The X Mount is Fujifilm’s lens mount for its X Series of mirrorless digital cameras equipped with an APS-C sensor