LEAKED: Fujinon XF16-50mm f/2.8-4.8 R LM WR Additional Images

There is this wonderful little lens in the Fujinon lineup that has brought huge joy to many of us (me included).

In fact, I’ve taken some of my all-time favourite images with it.

But it’s time for this lens to retire.

In fact, we have already shared that a replacement will come. And thanks to our sources we could also share the first leaked images a couple of months ago as well as some nice specs.

Of course we are talking about the new kit lens that is going to replace the glorious XF18-55: the Fujinon XF16-50mm f/2.8-4.8

Well, now we can leak a new set of images brought to us a source, who has shared accurate rumors in the past. (THANKS AGAIN!!!).

You can see the new images in this article below.

At the last X summit, Fujifilm did tease the lens, but did not share images nor specs. All they told is was that it will be “beyond the ordinary kit lens“. Certainly optically it will be superior to the XF18-55mm (and capable of resolving 40MP), but it will come also with features we usually find on higher end lenses, such as the internal zoom (that’s a rumor, Fujifilm has not disclosed this detail).


New Viltrox Roadmap 2024 including New f/1.2 APS-C lens

Viltrox has shared an updated to their lens roadmap for 2024.

There are a couple of FF lenses on the roadmap and, more relevant for us, a new f/1.2 APS-C lens which will come in addition to the two f/1.2 lenses Viltrox already offers.

Viltox Lenses coming 2024 for X mount

Other Viltrox Lenses

  • Viltrox AF 35mm f/1.2 LAB (Sony E and Nikon Z)
  • Viltrox AF 50mm f/1.2 LAB (Sony E and Nikon Z)
  • Viltrox AF 85mm f/1.2 LAB (Sony E and Nikon Z)
  • Viltrox AF 35mm f/1.4 Pro (Sony E and Nikon Z))
  • Viltrox AF 50mm f/1.4 Pro (Sony E and Nikon Z))
  • Viltrox AF 35mm f/1.4 Pro (Sony E and Nikon Z))

All Viltrox X mount AF lenses currently available:

via Viltrox

Viltrox 135mm f/1.8 LAB Should Come This Quarter also for Fujifilm X Mount says Viltrox

When Viltrox published their last roadmap, they told us which lenses would come for which mounts in 2024, except for one lens: the Viltrox 135mm f/1.8 LAB lens.

Viltrox did not specify on their roadmap for which mounts they plan to launch the Viltrox 135mm f/1.8 LAB.

But now, after sharing yet another image of the Viltrox 135mm f/1.8 LAB on their Chinese social media, when asked by users if they plan to release it also for X mount, Viltrox said this:

Usually it comes with Fuji mount.

This definitely makes hope we will get it also for X mount, but for I will formulate it more carefully and tell you that it “should” come, because the answer they gave was not a clear “yes” but a “usually it comes for Fuji X”. It’s possible also that something got lost in google translation, though, and that in original Chinese it is a more solid “yes”.

Viltrox has also been asked when it would  come, and they answered “this quarter”, as you can see from this screenshot. So that would mean the announcement should happen any day now.

The new Viltrox LAB series is said to become their new flagship series of lenses, optically superior even to their PRO series of lenses.

Viltrox Roadmap

Viltrox 56mm f/1.7 XF AF Price and Additional Images Leaked

The Viltrox 56mm f/1.7 AF is one of the lenses on the Viltrox roadmap that will come this year also for Fujifilm X mount. And we already have reported about the Viltrox 56mm f/1.7 in the past (leaked images included):

Now more images as well as the price of the lens leaked at the Chinese social media platform Weibo via 独立摄影师联合会 here.

  • PRICE: 899 yuan (125 USD)
  • IMAGES: see above

I love the price. I hate that it has no aperture ring.

Viltrox Roadmap

Fuji Guy Billy: “I Can See the Fujifilm X-Pro Moving into 5th Gen, but it Needs Something Special”, Talking X100VI, X-T40, Future Lenses & More

Vistek just hosted a Fujifilm X Summit After Show with Fuji Guy Billy.

They talk of course mainly about the Fujifilm X100VI, but also about other stuff, such as which lenses Fuji Guy Billy thinks Fujifilm should do in future, he talks a bit about the Fujinon XF16-50mmF2.8-4.8 (which thanks to our sources we have leaked here) and also talked about what he thinks about an eventual Fujifilm X-T30II successor (which we started leaking here) and the long awaited Fujifilm X-Pro4 (which we started leaking here).

Above you can see the whole 55 minutes video and below you get a summary:

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