Lensbaby is rumored to release a few lenses for Fujifilm X-mount mirrorless cameras sometime this Spring, after completely ignoring this mount since its inception.
Fujifilm is getting one step-closer at turning its X-mount into a complete line-up. More mirrorless cameras are being released and the lens line-up has grown exponentially during the past couple of years.
As a result, it has begun to attract more customers and the attention of third-party companies, which are starting to make lenses and accessories for X-mount shooters.
The latest manufacturer that could launch an X-mount product is Lensbaby, as it is rumored to bring a few of its lenses to Fuji’s mirrorless camera series soon.
Some Lensbaby X-mount lenses could become available this Spring
Lensbaby is quickly expanding its portfolio using creative optics. Although they are available for multiple cameras mounts, the X-mount has been ignored so far for unknown reasons.
According to an unnamed source, the first Lensbaby X-mount lenses will be announced and released “this Spring.” An exact launch date has not been provided, nor the names of the products.
It would be a welcomed extension of the X-mount line-up, as some Lensbaby optics are perfect for portrait photography, as they will add blur around the focus point, thus leading to creative portraiture.
Additionally, almost all of its current optics come packed with tilt-shift-like capabilities. These lenses are changing the focus plane as opposed to perspective (like a tilt-shift model), but the effects are somewhat similar. One example of Lensbaby lens without tilt capabilities is the Scout 12mm fisheye.
Lensbaby’s portfolio includes several lenses for a myriad of mounts
The company says that it is offering nine Lensbaby optics, each producing a different effect.
The list includes a 5.8mm circular fisheye lens with an 185-degree angle of view, the Spark, the Composer Pro (in Sweet 35, Sweet 50, and Edge 80 versions), the Muse, the Control Freak, the Scout, the Composer, and the Composer with Tilt Transformer.
Not all models are available for all mounts, but the list of supported cameras are Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony E-mount, Sony A-mount, Micro Four Thirds, Samsung NX, and Pentax K.
Some Lensbaby optics are supported by older mounts, such as Canon FD, Leica R, Minolta SR, Mamiya 645 Pro-TL, and the M42 screw mount, so the omission of the Fujifilm X-mount is a bit weird. Thankfully, this “shortcoming” will be solved soon.