Fujifilm lays out X-Pro1 lens road map

If you shelled out for the Fujifilm FinePix X-Pro1, and have been waiting patiently for some new lenses to arrive, your wait is almost over. According to the company's official new road map, you can expect a couple of new ones later this year, and the rest in 2013. No prices yet, of course.

(Credit: Fujifilm USA)

Actually, the new official road map is much different to the original one available at the time of launch at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2012. For instance, the company initially expected to release a 14mm and 18-72mm f/4 IS this year, followed by four more next year: the 28mm f/2.8 pancake, 23mm f/2, 70-200 f/4 IS and 12-24mm f/4 IS.

However, the 18-72mm is history, replaced by a more traditional (but faster than usual, as befits its class) 18-55mm f2.8-f4 OIS. The 18-72mm f/4 zoom always seemed an odd choice; it would probably have been cheap, but not very desirable. This year's 14mm will be f/2.8. And next year promises three primes — a 56mm f/1.4 lens, 27mm f/2.8 pancake and 23mm f/1.4 — and two OIS zooms, a 55mm-200mm f3.5-F4.8 and 10mm-24mm f4.

All of the lenses seem to follow the same design and feature conventions as the already-shipping lenses.


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