Fujifilm is rumored to update its X-mount lens roadmap for 2015-2016 in order to add four new products to the tablet, including a 120mm f/2.8 macro lens.
Fujifilm has been pretty quiet in recent times regarding its X-mount lens roadmap. The company has introduced the X-A2 mirrorless camera along with the Mark II versions of the XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS and XC 50-230mm f/4.5-6.7 OIS lenses, while finally announcing the XF 16-55mm f/2.8 R weathersealed optic. However, there are voices saying that they would like to hear more about the future of the X-mount.
A source who has been right in the past is claiming that the Japan-company will update its lens roadmap soon. Among the products that will be added to the roadmap, we can find the Fujifilm XF 120mm f/2.8 macro lens.
Fujifilm XF 120mm f/2.8 macro lens to be added to X-mount roadmap soon
The X-mount camera and lens maker may not reveal new products for the CP+ Camera & Photo Imaging Show 2015, but the company might update its roadmap during the event.
An unnamed source, who has provided accurate details in the past, says that the Japanese manufacturer will add four new products to its 2015-2016 roadmap.
The list includes a Fujifilm XF 120mm f/2.8 macro lens, which has not been mentioned within the rumor mill so far.
The source has added that the optic will offer a 1:1 magnification ratio, which means that the subject’s size on the sensor plane will be identical to the subject’s real size.
New 35mm and 100-400mm lenses to join Fuji X-mount, too
The second product that will be added is thought to be a 35mm f/2 prime lens. This one might confuse Fuji fans a bit, as the company is already offering a 35mm f/1.4 version, which has been rumored to be replaced by a Mark II model with an identical maximum aperture.
The company may have chosen to slow down the aperture for some reason. However, we should not jump to conclusions for the time being and instead we should wait for an official confirmation.
Another interesting rumor is concerning the super telephoto zoom lens, which will have its focal range added to the roadmap. The rumor says that it will offer a 100-400mm focal range. However, Fujifilm displayed an XF 140-400mm f/4-5.6 R LM OIS optic at Photokina 2014.
Finally, a brand new 1.4x teleconverter is believed to join the X-mount lens roadmap. As stated above, take this with a pinch of salt, considering the fact that some details are contradicting known information.