Fujifilm's 2015 Lens Plans Include New 90mm f/2.0 XF Prime
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Next year is shaping up to be an exciting one for people who own Fujifilm's of X-mount mirrorless cameras. The company today announced an updated lens roadmap for the rest of 2014 and 2015, which includes some new additions and updated timelines for known lenses that were already on the way.
The highlight addition is the announcement of a 90mm f/2.0R XF lens (a 35mm equivalent of approximately 135mm) for Fujifilm's line of APS-C mirrorless bodies. There's not much information available at this time, but the lens is supposed to hit store shelves sometime in the "first half" of 2015.
The other big news out of today's announcement is that the previously stated "Ultra-wide angle lens" will be a 16mm f/1.4 prime X-mount lens. That lens had been slated for release this year, but it will now launch in the middle of next year, likely around the same time as the new 90mm lens. The upcoming 90mm and 16mm lenses will join existing fast primes in Fujifilm's lineup, which already boasts lenses like the 14mm f/2.8, 18mm f/2.0, 23mm f/1.4, 27mm f/2.8, 35mm f/1.4, 56mm f/1.2, and 60mm f/2.4 Macro first-party options.
Beyond those updates, some other lenses will also have their release dates shuffled a bit. The previously-announced XF16-55mm f/2.8 weather-resistant lens will now ship in spring of 2015 instead of later this year. The announced-but-not-really "Super Tele-Photo Zoom Lens" was already on the roadmap, but its predicted release date will slip from the beginning of next year to winter of 2015.
Though not mentioned in this announcement, the new XF 50-140mm f/2.8R LM OIS weather-resistant lens appears to be on track for a retail release later this year. At this time price isn't known for any of the new lenses, but we'll be sure to keep tabs and announce more information as soon as we have it.