Cameras

Fujifilm draws roadmap for new X-Pro1 lenses

Three zoom lenses will become available for the Fuji X-Pro1 over the next year, plus four more primes.

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Fujifilm X-Pro1 owners have seven more reasons to be excited. Fuji announced last night a lens roadmap through 2013 for XF lenses, including a few zooms and a few more primes.

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Set for release in fall 2012 are a 14mm f/2.8 wide-angle prime and an 18-55mm f/2.8-4 standard zoom. The latter is the first zoom lens available for the X-Pro1, and while Fuji calls it "standard," it's a bit brighter than the usual f/3.5-5.6 kit zooms that ship with most DSLRs.

In early 2013, according to the press release, three more primes will be ready: a 56mm f/1.4, presumably for portraits, a 27mm f/2.8 pancake, and a 23mm f/1.4.

And in mid 2013, says the release, two more zooms will follow: a 55-200mm f/3.5-4.8, the first telephoto lens for the X-Pro1, and a 10-24 f/4 super-wide zoom.

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There's a bit of confusion regarding the release dates for the 55-200mm and the 56mm. According to the roadmap image, the 56mm comes out in mid-2013, while the 55-200mm comes out in early 2013, though those dates are switched in the press release.

In any case, X-Pro1 owners are sure to be excited that the lens selection is expanding so quickly. Some of these are niche, specialty lenses—the 10-24mm in particular—but the X-Pro1 is a bit of a specialty camera, so it's not so surprising.

Prices will be announced closer to their official release dates, but if the three currently available primes are any indication, none of the forthcoming lenses will be cheap. We're guessing at least $500, and probably above $1200 for some of the niche glass.