Wide angle (to normal) magic. Long lenses, not so much.

Started Apr 21, 2013 | Discussions thread
motobloat Regular Member • Posts: 497
Re: Wide angle (to normal) magic. Long lenses, not so much.

I would like to see the following lenses from Fuji after they're done with the current roadmap:

  • 85mm f/2.0 or even f/1.4 - should be easy to design, since 85mm is a common focal length and there are a lot of good designs out there.  Would give a ~135mm equivalent angle of view.  Seems like the liklihood of this happening is pretty high, assuming the X-system is popular enough.
  • 300mm f/4 OIS and some teleconverters. - this lens wouldn't be extremely expensive (mabe $1000-2000), but would let the X-system get some real reach for sports and wildlife.
  • 100mm f/2.8 macro - a real 1:1 macro lens.  90mm or 105mm would be fine too.  Unlikely, since there is already the 60mm macro (but it's not 1:1)
  • 200-400mm f/5.6 OIS - this would be an expensive lens (probably $2,000+), but arguably Fuji needs something in the super-telephoto category to really compete, and hopefully with Fuji's lens design skills this would be pretty sharp wide open

Put those on the market, and all my Nikon gear goes on e-bay.

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