Fujifilm May Release a 90mm f2m, 35mm f1.4 II and Super Telephoto Zoom Next Year

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The next lens in Fujifilm’s steadily growing X-system family may be the XF 90mm f2. A Fujifilm insider told Fuji Rumors the lens won’t be coming until sometime next year. If word of this new lens is true, X-system shooters will have a new, faster approximate 135mm equivalent prime to play with for tighter portraits. The lens should also be better for macro photography, and better overall piece of glass, than the Fujifilm’s 60mm f2.4.

Fuji Rumors also update its lens roadmap with a few new additions including a revised XF 35mm f1.4 coming in 2015. Hopefully this 2.0 version will bump up the 35mm lens’ autofocusing performance and add a desperately needed manual focus switch like the clutch ring on its 23mm f1.4 brother.

Additionally Fujifilm is also suspected to release a XF 120-400mm super telephoto zoom lens featuring optical image stabilization in 2015. The addition would add even more reach to the XF family of lenses making it more usable for wildlife photographers. Thus far the only telephoto zoom in Fuji’s arsenal is the XF 55-200mm f3.5-4.8 R LM OIS.

The only new lens we may see this year is a 16mm f1.4 that will release later this year if it is indeed true. Although Fujifilm already has two prime lenses with nearly the same wide-angle focal length including the 14mm f2.8 and 18mm f2, this should finally add the fast wide-angle prime photographers have been lacking.

Via Fuji Rumors

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