Fujifilm has updated its X-system roadmap for 2014, adding five lenses to its list of upcoming releases.

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First up is an extended-range zoom, the XF 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 R OIS (28-200mm equivalent), which looks like it could be a particularly good match for the X-E1 and X-E2. Following this will be two fast zooms, the XF 16-55mm F2.8 R OIS standard zoom, and XF 50-140 F2.8 R OIS (24-83mm and 75-210mm equivalent respectively). All three feature aperture rings and optical stabilization.

These will be followed by a 'high speed wide angle lens' towards the end of the year, and 'super telephoto zoom lens' at the start of 2015. The exact focal length and aperture ranges of these are still to be confirmed.

The Zeiss Touit 2.8/50 Macro is also on the roadmap, slated for early 2014 release.

We have to applaud Fujifilm for being so open about its lens release schedule, and helping potential customers to gauge whether the X system is likely to meet their needs in the foreseeable future. It's fair to say that the X system lens lineup now looks particularly strong for enthusiast photographers, with an impressive collection of high quality primes, and some well-above-average zooms too.

Press release:

Fujifilm release 2014 and early 2015 roadmap for X mount lenses

Featuring five new lenses including four zooms that boast advanced optics and fast apertures

Fujifilm Corporation (President: Shigehiro Nakajima) has released its latest roadmap for X mount lenses, adding five new lenses including four zoom lenses to the lineup of X mount products.

Since they were introduced in January 2012, the X mount series of lenses have boasted advanced resolution to all corners of the image, and fast aperture across their focal lengths. They produce sharp images and beautiful bokeh which expands users’ expressive potential.

The latest roadmap shows that the lineup will be enhanced with the introduction of the following lenses: 

  1. A bright XF16-55mmF2.8 R OIS standard zoom lens
  2. A bright XF50-140mmF2.8 R OIS tele-photo zoom
  3. A high magnification XF18-135mmF3.5-5.6 R OIS zoom lens
  4. A super telephoto zoom lens (Focal length and Aperture TBC) 
  5. A high speed wide angle prime lens (Focal length and Aperture TBC)
  6. This will bring the total number of lenses in the X mount lineup to seventeen.

Fujifilm will continue to integrate the rich optical expressions made possible by the X mount lens series with the company’s color reproduction and other image processing technologies to further expand its photographic offering.