Fujifilm adds new lenses and teleconverter to official X-Series roadmap
A new macro lens, a miniature standard prime and a teleconverter have been added to the Fujifilm X-Series roadmap, while a previously hinted-at lens has been given a definite focal length range in an announcement from the company’s headquarters. The chart released indicates that a 1.4x teleconverter will be the first of the new products to become available in the second half of this year. The converter will be compatible with the current XF50-140mm f/2.8 R LM OIS, making it a 70-196mm lens – or the 35mm equivalent of a 105-294mm.
The next lens to arrive will be a XF35mm f/2 R, which promises to be a smaller version of the current 35mm f/1.4R – Fuji’s standard lens for this system.
On previous roadmaps Fujifilm has shown a 'super telephoto zoom' which is has now named as the XF100-400mm – though no maximum aperture range has been mentioned. This lens, which will have the same angle of view as a 150-600mm on a full frame system, is due to arrive at the beginning of 2016.
The last lens to arrive will be a XF120mm f/2.8 R Macro lens – 180mm full frame equivalent – which is marked for a mid-2016 release. This lens, as well as the forthcoming superzoom, will also be compatible with the new 1.4x teleconverter.
- 1.4x teleconverter
- XF 35mm f/2 R
- XF 100-400mm
- XF 120mm f/2.8 R Macro
For more information see the Fujifilm announcement.
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