FujiFilm’s XF Lens Roadmap Shows Some Seriously Good Glass

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Lenses. Come and get your lovely lenses.

If you want to buy a new zoom lens for your FujiFilm XPro-1 camera, then tough: Fujifilm says that you’ll have to wait until next year. The company has released a roadmap for its XF-series lenses and the variable focal-length lenses are almost all due in 2013.

It’s not all bad, though. Lovers of fast, fixed glass have some treats in store.

This fall we’ll get a 14mm (21mm) ƒ2 wideangle (35mm equivalents in parentheses), along with a 18-55mm (27-84mm) ƒ2.8-4.0 zoom.

Next, the zooms will begin to arrive in the spring of 2012: a 55-200mm (83-300mm) ƒ3.5-4.8 and a 10-24mm (15-36mm) ƒ4.

Then some love for the street photographers, in the form of a 23mm (35mm) ƒ1.4, a 56mm (84mm) ƒ1.4 portrait lens, and a 27mm (41mm) ƒ2.8 super-flat pancake.

Phew.

These focal lengths are all clearly based on classic 35mm film lenses, and the portrait and fast 35mm equivalent look particularly interesting.

Fujifilm has no word on price, this being just a roadmap and all, but it certainly shows that the retro-styled XPro is not just a novelty but the beginning of a seriously good camera range.

Source: Fujifilm Global