The rumor mill has leaked the first Fujifilm XF 56mm f/1.2 R APD lens photo along with the first image of the XF 50-140mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR lens.
Fujifilm may be constantly updating its roadmap in order to keep users informed. For example, the XF 50-140mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR lens has already been announced earlier this year, as the second weathersealed lens of the X-mount.
However, the company is keeping some of its secrets hidden, so we have to retort to the rumor mill for information. This is how it has been discovered that Fuji is working on a new prime optic, designed especially for providing beautiful bokeh. Now, its first photo has just showed up on the web along with a few details and its price tag.
First Fujifilm XF 56mm f/1.2 R APD lens photo surfaces online ahead of its announcement
In recent times, sources have pointed out the fact that Fujifilm is developing a lens designed for offering extremely pleasing bokeh. The product has been said to come with an apodizing filter and a couple of diaphragm sets, a similar design to that of the Sony-Minolta STF 135mm f/2.8 [T4.5] lens.
The Sony-Minolta model provides gorgeous bokeh effects, so Fuji has decided to make a model for X-mount users. The unit in question is the XF 56mm f/1.2 R APD, whose photo, price, and some details have just been leaked.
The photo reveals that the lens will sport a 56mm focal length and two built-in aperture rings. A manual focus ring is also present and photographers could be using this extensively, as the lens is rumored to come packed without an autofocus drive.
When it becomes available, this product will offer a 35mm focal length equivalent of approximately 84mm.
Fuji will demand about $1,500 for its superbokeh lens
The first Fujifilm XF 56mm f/1.2 R APD lens photo confirms that the product will employ an apodization filter, which improves the way things look in out-of-focus areas.
Users will have to set both the F-number and the T-number. The former is here to help with the depth-of-field, while the latter determines how much light goes through the lens to eventually hit the sensor.
It seems like the lens has a 62mm filter thread and that it will be rather compact. Until it becomes official, sources are claiming that the product will retail for 1,600 Canadian dollars, which means that it will sell for about $1,500 in the US.
The second weathersealed lens of the X-mount will be released soon
The same source has also leaked the first shot of the XF 50-140mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR lens. This model will become the second X-mount weathersealed lens after the XF 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR.
It features 23 elements into 16 groups and has a total weight of 995 grams. Its filter thread is sized at 72mm, while its 35mm focal length equivalent stands at about 75-210mm.
Fuji will announce it within days and will release it on the market in the coming weeks for a price of around $1,600. Stick with us, we will let you know when the company decides to reveal its latest lenses and cameras!