Fujifilm is allegedly developing a telephoto prime lens with a focal length of 200mm and a maximum aperture of f/2 for X-mount mirrorless cameras.
The start of the year has come packed with goodies for Fujifilm fans. The company has announced the X-Pro2, the X-E2S, the X70, the XF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR lens, and the EF-X500 flash among others.
Although the number of announcements is big compared to the usual amount, there is no stopping Fuji at this point. The rumor mill is claiming that the company is working on another product. It consists of a bright super-telephoto lens that might be unveiled this year.
Fujifilm XF 200mm f/2 lens is allegedly in the works
During fall 2015, a source said that Fuji has revealed a new internal roadmap for XF lenses, which includes a 200mm unit. It seems like the rumors were true, as another source, who has been right in the past, has just confirmed that the manufacturer is working on such product.
The maximum aperture of the optic has been unknown so far. Now, it looks like we are facing the introduction of a Fujifilm XF 200mm f/2 lens. Being a telephoto prime lens, a fast aperture is to be expected, meaning that we are not surprised that it stands at f/2.
Even after the imminent release of the XF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR lens, X-mount camera owners will remain unhappy with the lens offer in the telephoto department. More optics with longer focal lengths are needed and the rumored model will be welcomed with arms wide open by the users.
When it becomes available, the Fujifilm XF 200mm f/2 lens will offer a 35mm focal length equivalent of approximately 350mm. As Photokina 2016 is approaching, it may also be the announcement event of this telephoto prime.
Fuji also working on a couple of wider primes
Alongside the Fujifilm XF 200mm f/2 lens, a couple of other optics were rumored to be in development back in October 2015. Both were primes, one featuring an 8mm focal length and the other being a 33mm version.
No new details about them have appeared on the web. While an 8mm is nothing unusual and would be an excellent addition to the X-mount line-up, the so-called XF 33mm f/1 lens is weird one of the bunch, mainly due to its focal length.
It will be interesting to see this optic on the market, as its maximum aperture would stand at f/1, whereas its 35mm focal length equivalent would be roughly 50mm. Fresh information might show up on the web in the future, therefore we are inviting you to stay close to our website for more!