Fujifilm has updated its official lens roadmap for the remaining months of 2014 and until the end of 2015, confirming that the XF 90 f/2 R and X 16mm f/1.4 R lenses are in development.
Barring a few and minor exceptions, inside sources got it right when it came to Fujifilm rumors. We can add two more accurate predictions on the list, as Fuji has just released an updated roadmap for 2014-2015.
The new roadmap has revealed that the high-speed wide-angle lens consists of the XF 16mm f/1.4 R and that the XF 90mm f/2 R is real, just like the rumor mill has previously predicted.
Fujifilm XF 16mm f/1.4 R lens officially confirmed as X-mount’s high-speed wide-angle lens
Earlier in 2014, the Japan-based company has overhauled its roadmap, courtesy of the X-T1 camera and XF 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 weathersealed lens announcement.
The manufacturer has confirmed that a high-speed wide-angle zoom lens is in the works and that it may be released sometime in late 2014 or early 2015.
Sources familiar with the matter have begun claiming that the optic consists of the Fujifilm XF 16mm f/1.4 R lens.
As stated above, the roadmap has been updated once again, confirming that the 16mm f/1.4 is the high-speed wide-angle lens in question.
Fuji has also confirmed that the launch date of this optic will take place sometime in mid-2015.
Fujifilm XF 90mm f/2 R lens added to the company’s 2014-2015 roadmap
Although it was not mentioned in the roadmap, the Fujifilm XF 90mm f/2 R lens had been on gossipers’ lips. At that time, the rumor really came out of nowhere and many industry watchers doubted its veracity.
Now that the Japanese corporation has confirmed the development of this product, we can safely put our trust in the source who leaked these details.
If you are a Fuji X-mount camera owner, then you will have to wait a bit longer for this telephoto prime lens, as it will be released sometime in late 2015.
It is worth noting that the company has not revealed any of this optic’s specifications for the time being.
XF 50-140mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR to be next Fuji lens to be released on the market
Other future plans for the X-mount line-up include a couple of weathersealed lenses. The development of the XF 16-55mm f/2.8 R WR and the XF 50-140mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR optics was announced at the beginning of 2014.
According to Fujifilm, the latter will be the first to become available on the market. It will be released very soon, so its official product launch event is imminent. On the other hand, the 16-55mm WR model will be pushed on the market during Spring 2015.
Last but not least, a super telephoto zoom lens is in the works, too, and is scheduled to be released during Winter 2015. The rumor mill is stating that it consists of a 120-400mm version, but this remains to be determined.
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