Fujifilm updates its development roadmap for interchangeable lenses for the X series of digital cameras
Three new interchangeable prime lenses form a 25-lens line-up that supports a wide range of shooting subjects
FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Kenji Sukeno) has released an updated roadmap for developing interchangeable lenses for the X series of mirrorless digital cameras.
The latest roadmap adds three new lenses: the compact, lightweight and stylish semi-wide-angle lens XF23mmF2 R WR, the compact mid-telephoto lens, XF50mmF2 R WR and the mid-telephoto 1:1 macro lens XF80mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro. The expanded 25-lens line-up covers extensive angles of view from ultra wide-angle to ultra telephoto, and will now also cover the macro category to further enhance photographic versatility.
Three lenses newly added to the roadmap
Semi wide-angle lens, XF23mmF2 R WR
The semi wide-angle lens XF23mmF2 R WR gives the field of view equivalent to 35mm (in the 35mm film format). The compact, lightweight and stylish lens features a high-speed autofocus capability, making it perfect for casual snapshots.
Mid-telephoto lens XF50mmF2 R WR
The mid-telephoto lens XF50mmF2 R WR has a field of view equivalent to 76mm (in the 35mm film format). Its beautiful bokeh and high-speed autofocus are ideally suited for portrait photography.
Similarly to the new XF23mmF2 R WR and existing XF35mm F2 R WR lenses, this lens features a compact, lightweight and stylish appearance and creates a new “compact prime trio” range within the complete line-up of interchangeable lenses for X Series digital cameras.
Mid-telephoto 1:1 macro lens XF80mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR
This mid-telephoto macro lens with the field of view equivalent to 122mm (in the 35mm film format) is the X series’ first 1:1 macro interchangeable lens.
It can be mounted with a teleconverter to be used as a telephoto macro lens equivalent to 171mm*1 (in the 35mm film format) with the 1.4x teleconverter and equivalent to 244mm*2 (in the 35mm film format) with the 2x teleconverter.
The lens, covering macro photography from mid-telephoto to telephoto range, also features a high-performance image stabilisation.
*1 The lens’s maximum aperture is reduced to F4 when mounted with the 1.4x teleconverter.
*2 The lens’s maximum aperture is reduced to F5.6 when mounted with the 2x teleconverter.
Changes from the previous roadmap released on February 10, 2015
The XF120mmF2.8 R Macro lens, listed in the previous roadmap, has been replaced with the
XF80mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR to meet the market demand for compact and lightweight lenses. To cater to our customers who were expecting a telephoto macro lens, this new lens is compatible with the existing teleconverters to extend its reach into the telephoto range.