The next-generation Fujifilm XF 35mm f/1.4 lens is rumored to feature a new autofocus motor that will provide quicker autofocusing than the first model of the lens.
Fujifilm was rumored to launch a new prime lens with a focal length of 35mm and a maximum aperture of f/1.4 in recent times. The current version is one of the first models of the X-mount line-up and it may also be one of the first to be replaced by the Japanese company.
A new source has just brought more information about the next-gen Fujifilm XF 35mm f/1.4 lens. It seems like the only major change of the optic will consist of a new autofocus motor, while the rest of the specs list will remain virtually identical.
Next-gen Fujifilm XF 35mm f/1.4 lens to come packed with better autofocus motor
The Fujinon XF 35mm f/1.4 R is part of the original trio released for Fujifilm X-mount cameras. As stated above, the Japanese corporation has been rumored to replace this optic in the near future, although the model has not been listed in the recently-updated roadmap.
The specs list of the new Fujifilm XF 35mm f/1.4 lens will not be very different from the one of the current version. In fact, a source familiar with the matter is claiming
Fuji will add a new AF motor to the next-gen 35mm f/1.4 optic in order to put it on par with the autofocus speeds provided by the XF 23mm f/1.4 R and XF 56mm f/1.2 R models, the source said.
There is no proof suggesting that the upcoming Fuji XF 35mm f/1.4 R lens is weathersealed
There is no word on image quality. It has been said that it may be improved in the newer version, but this is always a safe assumption.
Furthermore, there is absolutely no evidence that the lens is weathersealed. Sources have not mentioned whether or not this ability will be added into the next-gen Fujifilm XF 35mm f/1.4 R lens, therefore we will have to wait for more information.
Other unknown things are the dimensions. The current 35mm version is not very big, nor that heavy, but it is obvious that users would love to further reduce the size of their loadout.
Amazon still does not have the 35mm f/1.4 lens in stock, with the lens still listed as shipping “within 1 to 2 months”, while the price still stands a bit under $600.