Finally some rumor about Fuij’s X system! I just got a message from one of our readers that there will be a Fuji global announcement on June 27th regarding future XF lenses for the X Pro 1!
As you may remember Fuji officially said that there will be nine lenses. We got the specs from seven of them:
These are the lenses coming in 2012:
– 18-72mm f/4.0 with IS (Image stabilization).
Thess are the lenses coming in 2013
– 28mm f/2.8 pancake
– 23mm f/2.0
– 72-200mm f/4.0 IS
– 12-24mm f/4.0 IS
Let’s see if that roadmap is going to be confirmed or not on June 27th! Stay tuned!!!
And here are the links to the current X camera and lenses:
Fuji X PRO 1 body is in Stock at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Jessops UK (Click here) and Digitalrev (Click here).
Fuji X 18mm f/2.0 in Stock at Amazon (Click here) and Digitalrev (Click here).
Fuji X 35mm f/1.4 in Stock at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here) and Digitalrev (Click here).
Fuji X 60mm macro f/2.0 in not Stock at Amazon (3-4weeks) but is in Stock at Digitalrev (Click here).
The video on top shows a X PRO 1 versus Nikon D700 travel photography comparison made by Kai from Digitalrev
Photozone published the 35mm f/1.4 X lens test: “Technically it may not be a perfect lens but it is capable of delivering very nice results. The center quality is breathtaking even at max. aperture whereas the outer image field is a bit soft here. From a real world perspective this is surely acceptable because you are rarely really after edge-to-edge sharpness when shooting at f/1.4.”
SLRgear tested another FUji lens, the 60mm macro: “exceptional performance, even when used wide open. If you’re an X-Pro 1 user with an interest in macro photography, there really aren’t a lot of choices, so this is a must-buy.“
Image courtesy: Photozone
The well known lens review website Photozone reviewed the first Fuji X lens, the 60mm macro f/2.4: “The Fujinon XF 60mm f/2.4 R macro is the best of the three initial lenses for the X-mount.”
And SLRgear tested the 18mm f/2.0 lens: “very good performance, even when used wide open, and excellent performance when stopped down just a little. If you’re an X-Pro 1 user, this is another lens that definitely deserves a place in your bag.“
The 35mm lens got tested by SLRgear and Photoheadonline. Both highly recommend this lens:
SLRgear (Click here) tested the Fuji 35mm f/1.4 X lens: “Very good performance, even when used wide open, and excellent performance when stopped down just a little. If you’re an X-Pro 1 user, this lens definitely deserves a place in your bag.”
Photoheadonline (Click here) compared the lens with the Zeiss 35mm f/2.0 lens: “The Fujinon however, is made so well that it is the winner of this test. It gets a High Value to Cost Ratio for its performance at a wide open aperture, as well as price, weight, compactness, and versatility. The Fujinon 35mm edges out the Zeiss 35mm lens in each of those categories, but by just a little.“