The new Fujifilm XF lenses will be more expensive

An Australian online store published the prices of the two new X-Pro1 lenses that should be announce tomorrow.

  • Fujifilm XF 14mm f/2.8 R ultra wide-angle lens: AUD 899 (around USD 900)
  • Fujifilm XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 OIS zoom lens: AUD 699 (around USD 700)

For comparison, the previous three XF lenses cost AUD 639 (USD 600 in the US before the discount).

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  • CJ703

    cheaper camera for more expensive lenses? Fuji now you know how to do business right lmao

  • John

    Gadzooks… 🙁

  • hexx

    Admin, that sample is for 18mm f/2.0 lens

  • Jon R

    Isn’t the 3 samples on the bottom of the Korean website just samples from the existing 18mm f2.0 lens?

    • Mistral75

      Yes they are, it’s the page of the 18mm f/2.

  • jec6613

    You know, I generally like the Fuji X system, even if it’s not my cup of tea and on the glitchy side, but they have five lenses, that take three different sizes of filters and caps (39/52/58)? o.O

    From what I can tell, there’s no good reason they couldn’t have standardized on 52 mm (and definitely no reason they couldn’t have standardized on 58 mm), they seem to be doing this just to annoy people who like to keep things simpler.

    At least with Nikon and the like, I can at least see the point of having multiple sizes: they sell the filters, as well. Fuji doesn’t, except for some, “Protector Filters.”

    • SeanG

      You cannot be serious. Filters and caps? You’re still using filters…. stop. Just stop.

      • jec6613

        Often enough that I own them. Neither ND nor polarizers can be replicated in-camera, or in post processing, as well as the real thing does the job. Sure, I can use step up/down adapter rings, but that’s always felt kludgy to me.

  • Craig

    What will the street prices be?

  • diego
    • check the last few posts I made later today

  • Not surprised prices will be higher. Sure 18-55 will be kit lens and will likely be less comes street price or when shipped with new x-camera.

    14mm seems high, but again street will be lower than actual suggested selling price. What is going price for Leica equivilant to 14mm going for?

    • jec6613

      The Zeiss Ikon 21 mm f/2.8 for M mount is $1500, the f/1.4 SUMMILUX is $7,000, the f/3.4 Super-Elamr is $3,000, in USD.

    • Antonio

      If you want a really good quality 14mm lens and opening at 2.8 it has to cost more than a consumer grade. Therefore, if you compare it to the competition this price level doesn’t seem that strange.

  • luke

    being that these prices are from an Australian retailer i would knock at least a few hundred off for US pricing as Australia is the land of price gouging but thats what you get for living on a great big island far from everybody least we have the best beaches

    • jec6613

      They’re made in Japan, hopefully, so that means it’s direct to Australia, but goes through Anchorage, AK to reach the US markets. The US seems to be always cheaper anyway, but I don’t think that has to do with distance, because Australia is much closer to the production point for most photo gear.

      • Matt

        It has nothing to do with distance, but has to do with 1) GST always being part of the advertised price (US is state dependant and added at point of sale). 2) We seem to be willing to pay more so companies will set higher prices and 3) less competition from retailers, especially where I am. Fuji are certainly not the worst, look at Sony for that 😉 The biggest thing is we don’t get the same discounts that appear everywhere else, so while in some instances our RRP might be close, we don’t get big ‘sales’ unfortunately.

        The AUD price given here is not the RRP, but the ‘street price’ so it is difficult to compare. I would say the US price of the zoom will be the same as the primes at around $599 USD. That will translate to $699 here but can be bought through retailers around the same $629.

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