Fujifilm will announce a new XF 55-200mm lens on April 17, while a Fujinon XF 27mm f/2.8 pancake lens will be unveiled sometime in June 2013, the rumor mill said.
Fujifilm is on the verge of announcing multiple lenses for X-mount cameras. The new XF lenses are said to be revealed at separate events, with the first one expected to be officially introduced on April 17.
The upcoming products consist of the Fujinon XF 55-200mm and XF 27mm f/2.8 optics, which will be compatible with all X-mount mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras.
Fujifilm XF 55-200mm F3.5-4.8 R LM OIS lens rumored to be announced on April 17
Most of the details are scarce, but an insider has confirmed
The full name of the product will be Fujifilm XF 55-200mm F3.5-4.8 R LM OIS, suggesting that the lens will provide a maximum aperture of 3.5 at 55mm focal length and 4.8 at 200 focal length.
This Fujinon lens will be powered by a pair of linear motors, which can offer an autofocus speed of just 0.28 seconds. Sources speculate that it will be a major attraction point for X-mount camera owners, as the lens will also provide 4.5-stop image stabilization support.
Sources hoping for a “soon” Fujifilm XF 55-200mm lens release date
Fujifilm is expected to reveal the XF 55-200mm F3.5-4.8 R LM OIS on April 17, contrary to a previously-leaked roadmap, which predicted that the lens will be unveiled in May 2013.
It is worth reminding that the Fujifilm XF 55-200mm F3.5-4.8 R LM OIS will not become available on the same day, though it should go on sale by the end of next month.
Fujifilm XF 27mm f/2.8 prime lens scheduled for June 2013 announcement
The second lens is the 27mm f/2.8 pancake. It consists of an XF prime lens with X-mount support, which will be officially announced sometime in June 2013. However, the leakster claims that the release date will occur at a later time.
Unfortunately, there are no more details about this fixed focal length lens, but more information should be revealed as we get closer to its announcement, as usual.