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FUJIFILM will develop an XF 8-16mmF2.8 WR lens! (SRP) – With POLL

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Back in October 2015 here, a source told us about an internal Fuji roadmap showing the XF200mm, XF33mmF1.0 and also an 8mm lens. Moreover, the same source told us that a firmware update will make the video button on the X-T1 customizable.

The Video FN-button happened, the XF200mm has been confirmed by other sources here, the XF33mmF1.0 is confirmed too (but could be delayed, since Fujifilm decided to focus on smaller WR lenses).

What remains so far is the XF8mm… no one ever confirmed it, but the source mentioned above has proven to be pretty reliable.

Well, today I got word from a source, who was right in the past: Fuji will develop a XF8-16mmF2.8! When will it come? I don’t know, but I guess it will take still quite a bit.

This could mean that:

A) the 8mm rumor was wrong
B) the 8mm was right at the time of sharing, but Fuji changed (as so often) plans.
C) Fuji will launch both, the 8mm and 8-16mm

I do not believe that Fuji will launch both, 8mm + 8-16mm. However, until I can’t 100% categorically exclude that Fujifilm has no plans to develop the 8mm lens, I’ll let it there in the rumored roadmap.

Also, considering there is also the quite amazing (and affordable) Samyang 8mm X-mount fisheye lens, I think it’s a better move for Fujifilm to put its resources in the XF8-16mmF2.8 WR.

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