Fujifilm’s Fujinon XF lenses new roadmap for X-Pro1

FujiFilm officially published a slightly different roadmap for the X-Pro1 camera line. The initial roadmap had all zoom lenses with fixed f/4 aperture - now two of the upcoming zoom lenses will have variable aperture. In 2012 you can expect two new lenses:

  • 14mm f/2.8
  • 18-55mm f/2.8-f/4 OIS.

The rest of the lenses for 2013 are:

  • 56mm f/1.4
  • 27mm f/2.8
  • 23mm f/1.4
  • 55-200mm f/3.5-4.8 OIS
  • 10-24mm f/4 OIS

Official press release:

Valhalla, N.Y., June 25, 2012 – FUJIFILM North America Corporation today announced plans to offer an expanded selection of FUJINON XF lenses for the FUJIFILM X-Pro1 Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera System that will offer a wide range of new shooting opportunities for professional and advanced photographers. From super wide single length focus to telephoto lenses, users will now be able to freely choose which XF lenses match their shooting style, and allow them to experience the extraordinary image quality of the FUJIFILM X-Pro1 in a variety of new ways.

Fall 2012
Beginning in the fall of 2012, Fujifilm will introduce two new bright and fast aperture prime FUJINON XF lenses: the XF14mm (21mm) F2.8 single focal length lens and the XF18mm-55mm (27-84mm) F2.8-F4 lens.

Each of the new XF lenses are designed to deliver sharp, clear images of unmatched quality with precise aperture control, and beautiful bokeh effects thanks to the design of the molded aperture diaphragm blades. The blades are curved to create a circular image at all aperture settings, while the very edges of each blade are meticulously rounded off rather than cut off, to deliver more pleasing images.

Early 2013
Then in early 2013, Fujifilm will also deliver three more high performance single focal length lenses that include the XF56mm (84mm) F1.4 lens, the pancake XF27mm (41mm) F2.8 lens and the XF23mm (35mm) F1.4 lens.

Middle 2013
Then in middle 2013, Fujifilm will launch a telephoto XF55mm-200mm (83-300mm) F3.5-F4.8 lens and the super wide zoom XF10mm-24mm (15-36mm) F4 lens, both with optical image stabilization.

“The FUJIFILM X-Pro1 is an amazing professional grade camera that delivers outstanding image quality, and we are very excited to announce our plans for an expanded line of new XF lenses that will bring even more functionally to the X-Pro1 system,” said Go Miyazaki, division president, Imaging and Electronic Imaging Divisions, FUJIFILM North America Corporation. “These new premium FUJIFILM XF lenses are designed to deliver stunning image results, and they also fit seamlessly with the build and beauty of the FUJIFILM X-Pro1.”

The award-winning FUJIFILM X-Pro1 digital camera features a custom-developed 16MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS sensorTM that incorporates a newly developed filter array and Fujifilm’s proprietary EXR Processor technology. The FUJIFILM X-Pro1 delivers superlative image quality that rivals currently available mid and high-end DSLR models. The FUJIFILM X-Pro1 also features the unmatched 2nd Generation Hybrid Multi Viewfinder, a gorgeous magnesium alloy chassis, and an improved user interface for easy and intuitive operation.

To see amazing images taken with FUJIFILM X-Series cameras, please visit: http://fujifilm-x.com/photographers/en/index.html.

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  • Peter

    wonder how are they going to pull of the hybrid viewfinder with the zooms, zoom hybrid viewfinder?

    • Antonio

      I think that for those lenses you’ll be limited to the EVF and LCD options. It’s a pity they didn’t keep fixed aperture as previously announced.

      • http://shashinkaichiban1.wordpres.com shashinka

        I suspect the cost of fixed aperture lens would price the lens outside of range of many of its customers. Or, maybe the zooms will be part of a second, smaller X-Pro camera line up.

        I’m disappointed that pancake lens is equiv. 41mm, that puts it close to same size as the 35mm equiv on my X100. I am tempted to trade in 18mm for 14mm lens though.

        • Harold Ellis

          yea, still no 35eq f1.4,

          • MaTT

            well wouldn’t the 23mm 1.4 announced for 2013 be tha 35 equiv. ?

    • Patrick

      “hybrid viewfinder?”

      Yes, by using the EVF, and/or rear screen. Simple. Hopefully the next iteration of the body, has higher res/refresh rate EVF.

    • Seb

      You can let the framelines “zoom” too. They are only software projected remember, so they can be changed to every size you want.

      Also i hope they will give out hotshoe viewfinders for the wideangel primes. EVF nice and good, but nothing beats an optical finder. Else ill have to buy a voigtländer finder again :/

  • fjfjjj

    Fujifilm X-Press very soon now. EVF and 32.5x44mm sensor. Giant camera compared to X-Pro1 but still smaller than a D800.

    • Robert Falconer

      Huh…?

    • Pablo Ricasso

      That’s what we need. If you made that up you should work in advertising.

  • Camaman

    Nice set of lenses. Hopefully by 2014 the system will have a great body to.

  • camerageek

    Well don’t care about the zooms, but looking at the road map there are easily two three lens sets for RF users – 18, 35, 60 – equivalent 28,50,90 and 14,23,56 equivalent 21,35,85. Both great choices for a kit

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