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Dear FUJIFILM, We Decided: These Are the 6 X-Mount Lenses You Should Make Next

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The Future APS-C Lenses We Want!

You Guys Rock!!!

Over 10,000 of you voted in just 3 days at our ultimate “future X-mount lenses” Poll… as usual, you guys do not disappoint when it comes to giving Fujifilm your feedback :-)

Your open discussions and massive votes in polls make the FujiRumors Community an unmatched source of online user feedback for Fujifilm…. so no surprise that your suggestions and comments not only have already been publicy shown at offical Fujifilm press events, but have also influenced Fujifilm’s decisions.

So let’s continue this tradition of giving Fujifilm Managers our feedback, and share with them our top 6 APS-C lenses on the wishlist.

TOP 6 LENSES OVERALL

  1. Fujinon XF 8-16mm f/2.8 (26%)
  2. Fujinon XF 33mm f/1 (23%,)
  3. Fujinon XF 16-75mm f/4 (12%) * NOTE: there were also many votes (8%) for the XF15-90mmF4, which is quite similar. So overall we can say that a XF16-80mmF4 would get about 20% of the preferences, which is why I placed it on the 3rd position.
  4. Fujinon XF 35mm f/1.4 MK II (18%)
  5. Fujinon XF 18mm f/2 MK II (14%)
  6. Fujinon XF 105mm f/2 Macro (14%)

TOP 3 PRIMES:

  1. Fujinon XF 33mm f/1.0 (23%)
  2. Fujinon XF 35mm f/1.4 MK II (18%)
  3. Fujinon XF 105mm f/2 Macro (14%)

TOP 3 ZOOMS:

  1. Fujinon XF 8-16mm f/2.8 (26%)
  2. Fujinon XF 16-75mm f/4 (12%) * NOTE: there were also many votes (8%) for the XF15-90mmF4, which is quite similar. So overall we can say that a XF16-80mmF4 would get about 20% of the preferences.
  3. Fujinon XF 16-55mm f/2.8 MK II (10%)

Considerations… and that 33/1, C’mon Fuji!!!

The overall Top Wish, the 8-16/2.8, is on Fuji’s internal roadmap and should come after the 80mm according to this rumor. The official updated roadmap, released just a few days ago, mentions only an “ultra wide angle zoom” for 2018. So, well done, Fuji, you’ll make many of us happy :-)

Sadly, the XF33mmF1.0 has apparently been scratched, according to this rumor. Let’s just hope, that the overwhelming result this lens got in our poll will help Fujifilm to reconsider their position. C’mon Fuji… it’s clear we want that lens!!!

So, dear Fujifilm, we evidently want the 33/1 even more badly than the “telephoto prime lens” in your new roadmap (the 200mm is Nr. 14th on the wish list, with 8% of the votes). Sure, the 200 closes a gap in the line-up, but the 33/1 should have priority anyway… so says the X-community.

The XF18mmF2 MK II is another top wish, and, according to this rumor, it is indeed on Fujifilm internal roadmap, but not yet on the official one.

An honourable mention goes to the 18mm Tilt Shift lens, which is 9th out of 30 lenses, and would have probably gathered even more votes if it was a 14mm lens.

I have no information about the other top lenses lenses in your wish-list. If I hear anything, I’ll let you know on fujirumors.com…. and if anyone out there can help, well, you can use the 100% anonymous rumor box to contact me (would be great if you could use a nick name) or via email at fujirumor@gmail.com.

have a great weekend :) ,
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