Expect Lots of Bokeh with Fujifilm’s 2015 Lens Lineup

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After much speculation on what lenses Fujifilm could possibly come out with next, the Japanese camera company has updated its road map of glass coming next year. According to the new chart we will see a XF 50-140mm f2.8 lens arriving sometime before towards the end of 2014.

Previously we’ve reviewed the XF 55-200mm f3.5-4.8 R LM OIS, Fujifilm’s first telephoto zoom lens that delivered excellent image quality. Our only gripe with the lens was we would have loved to see a constant aperture and now this new telephoto lens will add just that along with weather sealing to complement the X-T1.

Soon after in early 2015, Fujifilm will finally introduce the long awaited 16-55mm f2.8 R WR lens after first announcing it with the X-T1. As a direct upgrade to the already amazing 18-55mm f2.8-4 kit lens, this new all-around zoom lens will add a slightly wider-focal length and constant f2.8 aperture, plus weather-sealing.

Head past the break to see what else Fujifilm has in store for next year.

In 2015 Fujifilm is also poised to introduce two new prime lenses. A XF 16mm f1.4 R prime would sit between Fujifilm’s 18mm f2 R pancake and 14mm f2.8 prime with significantly more bokeh than either of its predecessors. Then before the first half of 2015 roll around Fujifilm will introduce a 90mm f2 R lens as a higher-end macro lens aligned with the 60mm f2.4 Macro already in the X-System lineup.

Lastly a “super telephoto zoom lens is slotted for the end of 2015. There’s no information on what focal length or aperture range this lens will have, but given the size of the preview graphic it could be a 70-300mm lens. Next year looks to be a very tantalizing lineup of higher end lenses with tons more bokeh. We can’t wait to get our hands on them.

2015 Fujifilm Lens Road Map

Kevin Lee

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