[UPDATE: Fujifilm Announcement] Fujinon XF14mm expected for January 19


The Fujinon XF14mm lens, expected for December, will probably hit the market at January 19. The reason of this postponement? The very high sales of the new 18-55 zoom lens. Fuji gives priority to the production of the zoom lens (the kit lens). This are at least the latest news we got from dcwatch (click here for the translated version).

dphotojournal (click here) posted the features of this lens, and look at the video of the Fuji Guys posted yesterday on Fujirumors. Billy explains some specs on the 14mm lens.

Here is the official (translated) announcement of Fujifilm:

Dear customers

Thank you for your patronage bestowed patronage is Fujifilm products.

Well, it had been guided by the moon and the release date Heisei 24 ’12 Fujinon lens “XF14mmF2.8 R”, because it gives priority to the production of “XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS” of strong sales I was going to let me put off on Saturday, January 19, 2013 Release Date.

We apologize for the inconvenience, thank you for your understanding as we look forward.


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  • Mike

    Any news when the other lenses on the roadmap might be introduced? Or if the ‘high sales of the new 18-55 zoom’ will also push those back?


    • MJr

      The previous post was about a X-E1 kit price increase, so who knows 😮

  • Peter

    Is the weight of the 14mm lens already published?

  • sachemsiouxx

    Err, isn’t this lens already released?

  • http://7188photography.com holger feroudj

    I have no idea which time zone you live in, but over here January 19th is a couple of days ago 😉
    It’s on amazon here, too. Only 3 left, though. Or are we talking about different 14mm f/2.8 lenses?

    • Ian Docherty

      ……….and January the 19th 2012 is about 367 days ago!!!!! :-)

      • Ian Docherty

        Should’ve read 2013, sorry! :-)

        • Scott Marsh

          2012 not 2014 let it go!

        • patrick

          sorry guys… wordpress shared it twitter and facebook automatically! The system has a will of its own, like Hall9000!

    • Wallis

      “Saturday, January 19, 2013 Release Date”

      A WHOLE year ago 😉

      Old news story that’s crept to the top perhaps?

  • http://deleted Craig

    Well that was wierd. I thought I must have been dreaming for the last 12 months but I checked my bag and I dostill have the 14mm