Fujifilm erroneously published the new lens roadmaps a few hours before the official embargo ends… and FujiRumors is happy to break the news for you :).
The X-mount roadmap includes the long rumored XF200/2 and the XF8-16, as well as the Fuji X mount version of the Fujinon MK18-55mm F2.9 and MK50-130mm T2.9, which launch, as Fujifilm said, has been postponed from 2017 to 2018.
The G-mount roadmap inlcudes the GF250mmF4 OIS and the GF 1.4x Teleconverter. The GF 250 (as well as other lenses) has been already rumored on FujiRumors back in April.
As I told you, you can’t expect major updates on the roadmap anymore. Why? Because in the past Fujifilm made long term lens roadmaps, but then, when they changed plans, they had to cancel lenses they officially promised to deliver (remember the XF120 for example?), and some customers got really angry about it. That’s why Fujifilm will launch only minor updates.
But hey… there is still FujiRumors for the unofficial long term roadmaps :)
You’re welcome to follow the FR Live blogging at 02:00 AM New York time.
1. Ultra Wide Angle Zoom Lens “XF8-16mmF2.8 R LM WR”
“XF8-16mmF2.8 R LM WR” is an ultra-wide angle zoom lens with a focal length equivalent to 12-24mm (on a 35mm format) and maximum F2.8 aperture. It is a lens most suited to shooting dynamic landscapes, night views and architecture. With the “XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR” and “XF50-140mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR”, Fujifilm’s XF lenses will cover F2.8 across the entire zoom range of Wide/Standard/Telephoto shooting areas.
2. Telephoto Prime Lens “XF200mmF2 R LM OIS WR”
“XF200mmF2 R LM OIS WR” is a telephoto prime lens with a focal length equivalent to 305mm (on a 35mm format) and maximum bright F2.0 aperture. It is a lens most suited to shooting sports, nature, or wild-birds. Both the existing “FUJINON Teleconverter XF1.4X TC WR” and “FUJINON Teleconverter XF2.0X TC WR” are compatible, so it can be used as an ultra-telephoto lens.
Fujifilm will continue to expand the lens line-up from ultra-wide to telephoto to support a wide range of photography styles and requirements. The release date of the “MK Series for X Mount version” will now be 2018 rather than 2017, as previously communicated.
1. Telephoto Prime Lens “GF250mmF4 R LM OIS WR”
“GF250mmF4 R LM OIS WR” is a telephoto prime lens with a focal length equivalent to 198mm (on a 35mm format) and maximum F4 aperture, enabling a beautiful bokeh effect for shooting portrait and landscapes images.
2. Tele Converter “GF1.4X TC WR”
The “GF1.4X TC WR” is a high-performance teleconverter capable of multiplying the focal length by 1.4x. Compatible with “GF250mmF4 R LM OIS WR”, its focal length will be 350mm (equivalent to 277mm on a 35mm format).
FUJINON “GF Lenses” are high quality lenses featuring rich tone reproduction, unique color reproduction and high resolving power, designed to incorporate Fujifilm’s optical technology. These lenses will be designed to the highest standards to allow photographers the ability to create the best images possible. Fujifilm has already released the “FUJIFILM GFX 50S” (hereinafter “GFX 50S”), the first camera in the “GFX Series,” as well as six “GF Lenses”. All of which have proved popular among professional photographers and photo enthusiasts, who praise it for its ability to capture high levels of detail, giving the atmosphere a three-dimensional feel, and its compact, lightweight body for easy operation.
With the addition of the two lenses, “GF250mmF4 R LM OIS WR” and “GF1.4X TC WR”, the GF range will now cover telephoto needs. The GF lens line-up will be expanded total of eight lenses, covering 18mm – 277mm (on a 35mm format). Fujifilm will continue to produce technology for the “GFX Series” Which reinvigorates passion for photography.