Fujifilm has officially updated its X-mount lens roadmap for 2015-2015, adding the same four products leaked by a source before the announcement.
An unnamed source has recently leaked information about four new products that will be added to the Fujifilm X-mount lens 2015-2016 roadmap. The information has been met with a lot of doubt because it has contradicted details coming from known sources and from the company itself.
As it turns out, the details are completely accurate, as the Japan-based company has just unveiled its new lens roadmap, adding the four products leaked by the rumor mill.
Fujifilm to release XF 120mm f/2.8 R Macro 1:1 in late 2016
The first addition to the Fujifilm X-mount lens 2015-2016 roadmap is the XF 120mm f/2.8 R Macro 1:1. This optic will provide a 35mm focal length equivalent of approximately 180mm and will be released on the market sometime in late 2016.
This telephoto prime model comes with 1:1 magnification, which means that its actual size will match its size on the sensor plane. This way, small subjects will appear bigger and viewers will be able to analyze them in great detail.
The XF 120mm f/2.8 R Macro 1:1 will become the second macro lens in the company’s line-up after the XF 60mm f/2.4 R Macro.
Compact, lightweight, weathersealed XF 35mm f/2 R coming in mid-2015
The second new product consists of the XF 35mm f/2 R. This was one of the reason why there were doubts regarding the previous rumors. Fuji is offering the XF 35mm f/1.4 R, while some sources said that the Mark II version is in the works and it is coming soon with a similar maximum aperture.
It appears that the company has decided to make this lens weathersealed and to make it very compact. This is known because the Fujifilm X World Facebook page has published a photo of the optic mounted on the X-Pro1 mirrorless camera.
This lens is said to be compact and lightweight. It will offer a 35mm focal length equivalent of approximately 50mm. It is unclear why the company has decided to keep the “WR” designation out of its name, but this model is coming in the summer of 2015, so we will find out more details soon.
XF 100-400mm lens find its way to the Fujifilm X-mount lens 2015-2016 roadmap
The third product is the XF 100-400mm lens. It has been previously featured on the Fujifilm X-mount lens 2015-2016 roadmap as the “super telephoto zoom” model.
At Photokina 2014, the company displayed an XF 140-400mm f/4-5.6 R LM OIS WR optic. This was supposed to be the super telephoto zoom model on the roadmap. However, it seems like plans have changed and the lens will have a 100-400mm focal range.
The Japan-based manufacturer has added that this optic will offer a 35mm equivalent of 150-600mm and it will be released in early 2016.
Fuji to release 1.4x teleconverter for all X-mount lenses
The last addition is the 1.4x teleconverter, which will be compatible with all X-mount lenses and will extend the focal length of any optic by 1.4 times.
The company says that the teleconverter will work best with the XF 50-140mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR, XF 120mm f/2.8 Macro 1:1, and the XF 100-400mm lenses.
Fuji will release the 1.4x teleconverter sometime in mid-2015. Until then, stay tuned for more information!