Fujifilm has revealed a new X-mount lens roadmap to its partners and the latest roadmap includes the release dates of the company’s already-confirmed lenses for X-series interchangeable lens cameras.
These were official announcements, but they were not the only ones made by the digital imaging company on that day. Robert, the founder of the FujiX-Forum website, has received an updated version of the Fujifilm X-mount lens roadmap 2015-2016. The leaked roadmap is revealing the release dates of three upcoming lenses and a teleconverter, all of them which have been previously confirmed by Fuji.
Latest Fujifilm X-mount lens roadmap 2015-2016 revealed
The roadmap confirms that the recently-announced XF 90mm f/2 R LM WR lens will be released on the market in July 2015. This optic will be followed by the XF 35mm f/2 R, which may also be weathersealed, in November 2015.
The wide-angle XF 35mm f/2 R might be introduced alongside the X-Pro2 flagship camera during September or October 2015. In the past, there have been gossip talks stating that the optic could become the kit lens for the rumored X-Pro2.
After the November launch of the 35mm f/2 lens, the company will focus on the X1.4 teleconverter. The accessory is planned could become available in late November 2015, but it looks like it will be released in early December 2015.
Telephoto enthusiasts will have to wait until 2016 for new gear
The updated Fujifilm X-mount lens roadmap 2015-2016 includes some products that will show up on the market in 2016. The XF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR lens will become available in March 2016.
It appears that the maximum aperture has been decided and it will stand between f/4.5 and f/5.6, depending on the selected focal length. Moreover, the super-telephoto zoom lens will be weathersealed, so wildlife and sports photographers will be able to keep taking photos in harsh conditions.
Finally, the XF 120mm f/2.8 R OIS WR Macro lens will go on sale as of July 2016. These are all the products, whose development has been confirmed by Fuji, present on the latest Fujifilm X-mount lens roadmap 2015-2016.
The roadmap has been shared with worldwide dealers and it does not contain any unannounced products. More to come, stay tuned!