Fuji announces new XC 50-230mm f/4.5-6.7 OIS lens, updates X-mount roadmap, releases new firmware

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Fujifilm published an updated X-mount lens roadmap that includes a new XC 50-230mm f/4.5-6.7 OIS lens (75-350mm equivalent) that will start shipping by the end of the year.

Fuji also officially released the latest firmware update that will introduce focus peaking for the X-Pro1 and X-E1 cameras

Press release:

The latest information on the FUJIFILM X-Mount Lens Roadmap

FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Shigehiro Nakajima) is pleased to publish an updated version of the FUJIFILM X-mount lens roadmap. This is further to the last XF lens roadmap issued in April 2013.

A total of 10 high quality Fujinon XF lenses will be on the market by early 2014 and now an additional 2 Fujinon XC lenses have been added to this list. When you combine this with the 3 Zeiss lenses already announced, it brings the total number of X Mount lenses available to 15.

New XC Lenses

In response to market feedback and requests from users, Fujifilm is expanding its line-up of lenses to offer a new category of XC lens. These are "compact and casual" lenses and are perfectly suited to our mid-range X-M1 compact system camera. They feature all-glass elements and are lightweight and portable.

In conjunction with its X-M1 compact system camera, Fujifilm announced the launch of the first XC lens, an F3.5-5.6 standard zoom lens that covers a shooting range of 16-50mm (24-76mm). Today Fujifilm is announcing a second XC lens, an F4.5-6.7 telephoto zoom lens that covers the shooting range of 50mm to 230mm (75-350mm). This will be available by the end of the year.

Fujifilm will continue to strive for the development of lenses that cover a wide range of focal lengths and offer bright and high resolution reproduction even at the periphery, so that users can enjoy the high resolution features of FUJIFILM X-Series cameras.

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  • TinusVerdino

    So a cheaper more consumer minded version of the XF 55-200.

  • fjfjjj

    Where’s my XC 18-400mm f/5.6-8.5 OIS Turbo Elite?

  • preston

    I guess I missed it when they announced the development of a 56mm f/1.2 lens? Fuji is really filling this system out nicely! If only Sony would do the same. .

  • camaman

    Mmmm… 150-400mm XF zoom please! To rival the 100-300mm m43 lens.

  • http://www.facebook.com/regan.wu Regan Wu

    Promising, finally a 35mm equivalent lens coming!

  • Mike

    I like how transparent Fuji is. If I had a Fuji system I’d start saving for that 56 f/1.2 right now. And it pushes Fuji to actually push its release too. Between cameras and lens line ups and firmware and feature upgrades, they are doing everything right. Very consumer friendly.

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