More X AF mount prime lenses?

Started Jan 19, 2014 | Discussions thread
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gerard boulanger
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More X AF mount prime lenses?
Jan 19, 2014

Yes, I know Fuji lenses are good (prime and zoom) and yes Zeiss has a few prime lenses too, and Samyang/Rokinon/... has a few prime lens too (manual focus only).

But what about having an AF prime lens over 60 mm? Fuji last lens roadmap does not show anything like this while Zeiss have not announced a prime telephoto around 90-105 mm either.

I do not need to go too far in focal length and do not want a zoom, so... I am using a manual legacy 105 mm lens and its adapter (heavy and very long all together). It works, but focus peaking takes time and sometimes is tricky.

To summarize: Why Zeiss is not taking the empty spot? I would pre-order a 100 mm f/2.5 in a heart beat.

Remark: Why only Zeiss making AF X mount? Licensing with Zeiss only for AF lenses?

What say you?

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