Fujifilm will announce the X-T10 on May 18 and the mirrorless camera will reportedly be joined by the XF 90mm f/2 R LM WR lens, whose specs and photos have just been leaked on the web.
Before updating its official X-mount lens roadmap, Fujifilm has been rumored to be working on an XF 90mm f/2 optic. In mid-2014, the company updated its roadmap in order to add this telephoto model to the list alongside other lenses.
A mock-up of the XF 90mm f/2 R lens has been present at various digital imaging events, including at CP+ 2015 in February. At these events, the mock-up included more writings on the optic and it seemed like the product would be weathersealed. This allegation is now confirmed by a trusted source, who has leaked the optic’s press photo and its specifications.
Photos and specs of the Fujifilm XF 90mm f/2 R LM WR lens revealed before its launch
It is already rumored that Fuji will hold a product launch event on or around May 18 in order to introduce the X-T10 mirrorless camera. It would make sense to introduce the lens at the same event instead of waiting a few days, so the Fujifilm XF 90mm f/2 R LM WR lens will probably be revealed on the same day as the X-T10.
When it becomes official, the optic will feature a filter diameter of 62mm and it will be resistant to dust, water droplets, and below-freezing temperatures. The Fujifilm XF 90mm f/2 R LM WR lens will sport an internal configuration of 11 elements in eight groups with three ED elements to increase the image quality.
Its aperture will be circular and the lens will be coated in a Super EBC coating, while focus and aperture rings will be present on the lens. However, it seems like this telephoto prime model will not come packed with optical image stabilization technology, which can be considered a disadvantage when dealing with telephoto focal lengths.
Fuji’s upcoming optic will offer a 35mm focal length equivalent of about 135mm when mounted on X-mount mirrorless cameras. Its price details remain unknown for the time being.
Fujifilm X-T10 specs round-up
The aforementioned X-T10 will be a cheaper version of the X-T1. Fujifilm will put a 16.3-megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS II image sensor, a 3-inch tilting screen, and a 2.36-million-dot electronic viewfinder into the shooter.
Additionally, the Fuji X-T10 will feature a maximum ISO of 51,200, a maximum shutter speed of 1/32000s, built-in WiFi, and a 49-point autofocus system that focuses in 0.08 seconds. The camera will record full HD videos and will come packed with five dials, but no P/S/A/M dial.
Some photos of the shooter have showed up online, too, but the whole deal will become official next week. Stay close to Camyx for the company’s imminent launch event!