Fujifilm is rumored to introduce a new lens to its roadmap in the body of the XF 90mm f/2, a new optic that could be released in late 2014 or early 2015.
The X-mount lens line-up will be expanded with several new models by the end of 2014. The official roadmap released by Fujifilm itself is showing that three new weathersealed optics will be launched alongside a high-speed wide-angle lens and a super-telephoto zoom lens.
The rumor mill has recently begun speculating that the Japan-based company is also working on a replacement for the XF 35mm f/1.4 R model. The new version will feature an identical focal length and maximum aperture as the older one, so improvements will probably be made to the image quality and dimensions.
Regardless of the accuracy of this rumor, another source is claiming that Fuji is developing yet another lens with a fixed focal length: the XF 90mm f/2.
Fujifilm XF 90mm f/2 lens is in development and is coming in late 2014 or early 2015
A new source, who claims to be aware of the company’s future plans, has revealed that a Fujifilm XF 90mm f/2 lens is in the works.
The new Fujinon X-mount optic does not have an announcement date for the time being, but its release date will not be scheduled for a time “before December 2014”.
This means that it might be released during the December 2014 holidays season. Still, in order to remain on the safe side, potential customers should not hold their breath for a launch sooner than early 2015.
As you can see from its name, it will feature a 90mm focal length in order to provide a 35mm equivalent of 135mm. The maximum aperture will stay at f/2 therefore it could become a great lens for portrait photography.
Five other lenses are scheduled to be released by the end of this year
In the meantime, Fujifilm is supposed to release the XF 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 R OIS WR lens. Two other weathersealed optics, the XF 16-55mm f/2.8 R OIS and XF 50-140mm f/2.8 R OIS, will also be launched.
These optics will be followed by a fast wide-angle lens, which is rumored to consist of the XF 16mm f/1.4 that offers a 35mm equivalent of 24mm.
Last but not least, the telephoto zoom lens is said to be an XF 120-400mm with optical image stabilization technology. It will offer a 35mm equivalent of 180-600mm and it will be released in late 2014 or early next year.
As usual, take this with a pinch of salt and stay tuned for more details!