Alongside its new X-H2S camera, 18-120mm F4 LM PZ WR and 150-600mm F5.6-8 R LM, Fujifilm has released an updated lens development roadmap for its interchangeable XF lenses for its X-mount cameras. In the updated roadmap, Fujifilm reveals three new prime lenses: an 8mm F3.5, a 30mm F2.8 R Macro and an updated 56mm F1.2.

The forthcoming XF 8mm F3.5 will be the widest prime lens Fujifilm offers for its X-mount cameras, with aa roughly 12mm full-frame equivalent focal length. It will serve as the widest option in its ‘Compact Prime’ series, which also includes the 16mm F2.8 R WR, 18mm F2 R, 23mm F2 R WR, 27mm F2.8 R WR, 35mm F2, 35mm F2 R WR and 50mm F2 R WR. Fujifilm says the XF 8mm F3.5 will be released sometime in 2023.

The section of the full X-mount lens roadmap, with the new lenses highlighted.

The second new lens shown on Fujifilm’s updated roadmap is a new XF 30mm F2.8 Macro, which will offer a 45mm full-frame equivalent focal length. This will be the widest macro lens from Fujifilm, with the 60mm F2.4 R Macro and 80mm F2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro being the other two. Fujifilm says the XF 30mm F2.8 Macro will be released by the end of the year.

The third and final lens Fujifilm has revealed in its latest roadmap is an updated XF 56mm F1.2, a large-aperture medium telephoto prime lens. It’s unclear how this will differ from the existing versions. It could be a question of adding weather-sealing, or if it will receive linear motor focus, like updated 23mm F1.4 R LM WR and recent 33mm F1.4 R LM WR, but we should know more by the end of the year, considering Fujifilm is planning on a 2022 launch.

Below is the full X-mount lens roadmap:

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Press release:

Fujifilm Unveils Latest Development Roadmap for Interchangeable Lenses in X Series of Mirrorless Digital Cameras

Addition of three new XF lenses creates an extensive 42-lens lineup, broadening the X Series’ reach

Valhalla, N.Y., May 31, 2022 – FUJIFILM North America Corporation today unveiled its latest development roadmap for interchangeable XF lenses in the X Series of compact and lightweight mirrorless digital cameras. The latest roadmap features the addition of three new lenses: a large-diameter mid-telephoto prime lens, a standard macro lens, and an ultra-wide-angle prime lens.

Fujifilm has been expanding the lineup of XF lenses to broaden the appeal of premium image quality and advanced mobility made possible by the X Mount system1. As part of this expansion, a medium telephoto prime lens joins the new generation of large-aperture prime lenses, which will now cover broad focal lengths from 18mm (wide angle, equivalent to 27mm in the 35mm film format) to 56mm (mid-telephoto, equivalent to 85mm in the 35mm film format). These lenses will offer outstanding image quality and image-resolving power in an extremely broad range of photographic situations.

Additionally, as part of this roadmap, the compact prime series of XF lenses will have two additions: a standard macro lens and an ultra-wide-angle lens. These complement existing lenses in the XF Series by expanding the situations for suitable lens use, catering to users’ diverse needs.

Interchangeable lenses newly added to the roadmap:

XF56mmF1.2 Lens - A fast, medium telephoto prime lens

A mid-telephoto lens to join the new generation of “large-aperture prime lenses” in the XF Series.

XF30mmF2.8 R Macro Lens - A standard macro lens

A compact macro lens with a standard angle of view. Its compact and lightweight design makes it a perfect walkaround lens, covering a wide range of image-making situations including snapshots, landscape, portrait, as well as tabletop photography of foods and accessories.

XF8mmF3.5 Lens - An ultra-wide-angle prime lens

A compact ultra-wide-angle lens that will be the widest X Mount prime lens in the XF Series. Despite the ultra-wide-angle focal length, the lens is compact and lightweight, making it an ideal walkaround lens.

“We listened to consumers’ thoughts, wants, and needs, and responded with a comprehensive set of new lenses that will enhance any Fujifilm photographer’s kit,” said Victor Ha, vice president, Electronic Imaging and Optical Devices Divisions, FUJIFILM North America Corporation. “With our versatile lineup now including 42 lenses, including the three that were just added to the development roadmap, Fujifilm continues to demonstrate its commitment to helping our community find new creative moments through lenses that allow the creator to see things differently.”

XF30mmF2.8 R Macro and XF56mmF1.2 are expected to be available in late 2022. XF8mmF3.5 is expected to be available in early 2023.

1The X Mount is Fujifilm’s lens mount for its X Series of mirrorless digital cameras equipped with an APS-C sensor