Fuji have today released a roadmap of the XF mount lenses for the X-Pro 1 camera. Two lenses are to be released later on this year, a 14mm f/2.8 fast wide-angle prime lens and an 18-55mm f/2.8-f/4 zoom lens with optical stabilisation (OIS).
2013 will bring a further five lenses, a 56mm f/1.4 prime, a 27mm f/2.8 “pancake”, a much anticipated 23mm f/1.4 prime (the same 35mm equivalent as on the X100, but faster) and two zooms, a 55-200mm f/3.5-f/4.8 with OIS and an ultra-wide 10-24mm fixed f/4, also with OIS.
I’ll be very interested in the zoom lenses to see if Fuji has managed to keep as close as possible to the same image quality as you can get from the primes on the X-Pro 1 – the superb IQ is the main reason I chose the X-Pro 1. I’m not sure if the added flexibility of the zoom lenses will reduce that certain appeal of the prime-only setup I have now, which rather focuses the mind on the shot, but I have to admit a zoom can be useful at times! I’m pleased to see f/4 at the 55mm end of the 18-55, which compares favourably to most other 18-55’s that tend to be f/5.6’s by the time they are at 55mm. The OIS system will also prove useful for indoor shots without a flash.
The most interesting prime for me will probably be the 23mm f/1.4, and in the zoom, the 10-24mm for landscape work.
Check here to see full details and the roadmap from Fujifilm.