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XF 90mm f/2 R is on the roadmap

Started Jul 24, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Rod McD
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Re: XF 90mm f/2 R is on the roadmap
In reply to wyldberi, Jul 28, 2014


I think another open question is where Fuji intends to take their lens range.  It's easy to want ever more lenses and there are as many preferences as photographers.  However,  I find myself wondering exactly what Fuji has in mind and it may be an assumption that Fuji will ever make some of the suggested glass.

If one draws a comparison between say Nikon (or Canon) and Leica, one sees two distinctly different approaches.  The big DSLR manufacturers have made virtually every type of lens from 8mm to 1200mm and probably more, in different speed and build options, and a host of specialised lenses like soft focus, defocus, TS lenses, medical, macro, etc, etc.  Leica has a smaller system built around the capabilities of their RF system and marketed as a synonym for optical and build excellence.  I don't know Fuji's long term goal for positioning their lens range and I doubt anyone else here does.  It may be that we see an approach which limits the range.  It's business, and they'll have to steer a line between 'being all things to all men' and offering a respected and viable smaller system.

My layman's guess is that abut 98% of all photography is done within a FL range between 20mm and 135mm (FF FOV).  Fuji's current and known road map range of primes is from 14mm - 90mm which matches that just about perfectly.  Add a small handful of zooms that take the range out wider and longer, and perhaps a longer macro some day, and that may just be the extent of their system.

Happy to be wrong.

Regards, Rod

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