Samyang to Launch Fujifilm X Autofocus Lenses in 2019 – Anonymous Source

Samyang AF Lenses for Fujifilm

I have been contacted by an anonymous source, who told FujiRumors that Samyang/Rokinon does plan autofocus lenses for Fujifilm X mount and that they might come as soon as 2019.

I am a proud owner of the Fuji X-mount Samyang 12mmF2 lens, my go-to lens for astrophotography, and I can’t recommend this lens enough to every X-shooter. So I am definitely looking forward to these rumored Samyang autofocus lenses.

The Samyang/Rokinon autofocus lens for Fujifilm would not be the first third party lens with autofocus support for Fujifilm.

In fact, Viltrox already announced (and is taking pre-orders here) the Viltrox 85mmF1.8 X mount autofocus lens. And of course there is the Zeiss Touit Fujifilm X Mount Trinity.

At Photokina, I went hands on with a pre-production Viltrox 85mm F1.8 AF lens using a Fujifilm X-H1, and I share an autofocus video as well as JPEG and RAW samples to download here.

Since this rumor comes from an anoymous source (thanks for sharing), take it with a grain of salt for now. But consider that also my very best sources started (and often still are) anonymous sources, who use a nick name.


Tell me How to Handle Rumors

First of all, thank to everybody, who shares rumors 100% anonymously using the rumor box. If you’d use a nick-name when sharing, it would be incredible helpful for me. But if you prefer not to, that’s fine, too.

With that said, here is how I handle anonymous rumors.

Honestly, if I would share every fake rumors I get, I’d have at least 1 or 2 rumors to share a day.

But I prefer to keep my rumor-filter pretty strict, since FujiRumors shares about 100 rumors a year with almost 100% hit rate, and I would like to keep it that way.

Personally I have tried to find a balance between taking some risks and keeping a high accuracy, but you guys can tell me if you want me just to share everything I get, apply a preliminary filter at my discretion or share only trusted rumors. Vote the poll below.

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Viltrox 85mm F1.8 Autofocus Lens for Fujifilm X Pre-order Available

Viltrox 85mm F1.8

The Viltrox 85mm F1.8 autofocus lens for Fujifilm X is now available for pre-order at eBay here. Shipping is expected between the end of October and the end of November.

At Photokina, I went hands on with a pre-production Viltrox 85mm F1.8 AF lens using a Fujifilm X-H1, and I share an autofocus video as well as JPEG and RAW samples to download here.

Remember that Viltrox also offers a CanonEF to Fujifilm X smart adapter, as we already reported back in July. You can read all Viltrox Smart Adapter AF for Fujifilm AmazonUS customers reviews here.

Viltrox 85mm F1.8 for Fujifilm X Mount Autofocus Test Video with Sample Images JPEG and RAW to Download

Viltrox 85mm F1.8

Yesterday we reported about the Viltrox 85mm F1.8 autofocus lens for Fujifilm X mount.

I was intrigued by this lens, and so I went to visit Viltrox booth today at Photokina.

They told me:

  • available in October
  • cost $379 (and not $240 as reported yesterday)
  • no concrete plans for other Fujifilm X mount AF lenses at this stage

More info has been sent to me by a FR-reader

  • Internal focus
  • Focus ring can rotate 360 degrees
  • Silent stm motor
  • Close distance cover range (?) is 136 x 182mm
  • Maximum diameter (?) 80mm
  • Lens. construction, MFT and specs screenshot below after the images

They had a Fujifilm X-H1 with the Viltrox 85mm F1.8 attached to it, so I quickly played around with it.

Keep in mind that this is pre-production, and there will be autofocus improvements and bug fixes before the release. For example, I noticed that when shooting at F1.8, sometimes in playback when checking the image, the aperture showed a wrong value. Viltrox told me they are fine tuning the firmware to sort it out.

With that said, I made a quick auotofocus video test, using the Fujifilm X-H1 with Viltrox 85mm F1.8. You can see it here on my youtube channel.

Down below you can see also some image samples, mostly JEPGs and some RAWs to download.

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