Fujifilm is rumored to release the XF 90mm f/2 telephoto lens sometime in July 2015 as one of the best prime lenses available for X-mount mirrorless cameras.
In mid-summer 2014, Fujifilm updated its XF lens roadmap in order to include a couple of new lenses. Alongside the XF 16mm f/1.4 R wide-angle prime, the Japan-based company has added the XF 90mm f/2 R telephoto prime to the list of upcoming X-mount lenses.
The lens has been mentioned several times by the manufacturer at the various events where it has participated and it has been confirmed to come out sometime in 2015. Now, it seems like Fuji has scheduled the release date of this model, as the rumor mill says that the XF 90mm f/2 is coming out in July 2015.
Fujifilm XF 90mm f/2 R telephoto lens rumored to become available in July 2015
In July 2015, it will be one year since Fuji announced that it was developing a bright telephoto prime lens. A trusted source is reporting that this is the release date of the product in question, which means that the official product launch event will take place within the next few weeks.
The Fujifilm XF 90mm f/2 R telephoto lens is also rumored to be one of the best primes currently available in the X-mount line-up. The lens is believed to include high-quality glass in order to provide the best image quality possible.
This optic is said to have a large diameter. Add this to the cutting-edge glass and it will be quite big and heavy when compared to the compact and lightweight X-mount mirrorless cameras.
Although there are details about its release date and image quality, the price of the Fujifilm XF 90mm f/2 R telephoto lens is unknown to us for the time being, which means that you will have to stay tuned for more information.
Fuji expected to release the 16mm f/1.4 before the 90mm f/2
Before the 90mm telephoto prime drops, Fujifilm is expected to begin shipping the XF 16mm f/1.4 R wide-angle prime.
It is worth noting that this is not based on a rumor, it is based on the information taken from the official roadmap.
Moreover, the wide-angle version has been confirmed to be weathersealed, which means that landscape photographers will not have to interrupt their photo shoots if it starts raining.
There is a possibility that the 90mm telephoto prime is weather-resistant, too, but do not hold your breath over it. Stick around and we will let you know as soon as we find out more!