Fujifilm is rumored to be working on a prime lens with a maximum aperture of f/1 and with a focal length standing around the 30mm mark.
Few companies are venturing in making lenses brighter than f/1.2. The reasons for that are costs and optical flaws. The glass required to make such lenses is very expensive and aberrations are harder to control at such wide aperture. However, some lens makers have launched optics with an aperture wider than f/1, such as the Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95.
It seems like Fujifilm will test these ultra-fast waters sometime in the future. The company is allegedly developing an X-mount prime lens with a maximum aperture of f/1. The optic in question is said to employ a focal length of about 30mm, which means that it would provide a full-frame equivalent of about 45mm.
Fujifilm 30mm f/1 lens could be in development for X-mount mirrorless cameras
If you are hoping to see an ultra-fast X-mount lens, then you might get lucky in the future. According to the rumor mill, a Fujifilm 30mm f/1 lens is in the works.
It seems like the company is serious about such optic because it is exploring several possibilities. The focal length is said to revolve around the 30mm mark. This could even become the final focal length, which is regarded as a bit unconventional when compared to the more common 28mm and 35mm focal lengths.
On the other hand, the maximum aperture will most likely stand at f/1, which will be welcomed by all types of photographers.
The source says that the product finds itself in a preliminary development phase. This means that it could take a while before more information is leaked and a lot more time before it becomes official.
Nevertheless, these are gossip talks and they may never materialize therefore you must not jump to conclusions while staying tuned for more details!
What are Fujifilm’s plans for the near future?
With the XF 16mm f/1.4 R WR lens official, Fujifilm has moved onto its next project. The XF 35mm f/2 R will be officially announced within a few weeks and the XF 90mm F/2 R WR will follow the same path towards late summer 2015.
At the end of 2015, we should hear more from the company about the XF 120mm F/2.8 R Macro and XF 100-400mm telephoto lenses. All of these are present on the roadmap, so they are definitely on their way.
On the other hand, the rumor mill claims that the X-T10 mirrorless camera will be unveiled soon, while the X-Pro2 is coming during the fall of 2015.