Fujifilm Announces XF 56mm F1.2 R Lens and Adds Five Lenses to 2014 Roadmap

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by Amin Sabet, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

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    Link: http://www.fujifilm.com/products/digital_cameras/x/fujinon_lens_xf56mmf12_r/

    B&H pre-order: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1021630-REG/fujifilm_xf_56mm_f_1_2_r.html/BI/1848/KBID/2491

    In addition, Fuji has added 5 more lenses to their 2014 roadmap:

    • XF16-55mmF2.8 R OIS standard zoom lens
    • XF50-140mmF2.8 R OIS tele-photo zoom
    • XF18-135mmF3.5-5.6 R OIS zoom lens
    • Super telephoto zoom lens (late 2014/early 2015)
    • Fast wide angle prime lens
     
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  2. flysurfer

    flysurfer X-Pert

    Feb 1, 2013
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    Rico Pfirstinger
    I think it's a nice start. Of course, this roadmap is not complete (the last one wasn't, either), so there will be a few surprises along the way.
     
  3. jloden

    jloden FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    Jay
    Impressive! I think Fuji is really tuned in on building out this roadmap exactly as needed to make this a solid system. Start out with a solid set of key primes and faster-than-normal zooms, flesh it out with a few extra XC lenses, and then come in the next year with the fast constant-aperture zooms and some speciality lenses.
     
  4. SnapDawg

    SnapDawg FujiXspot Veteran

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    Ken
    Did I just hear my NEX-7 grumble :149: ?
     
  5. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

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    I agree with Jay. Heck of a lens lineup here.
     
  6. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 2, 2013
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    Bill Palmer
    Damn... my wallet...
     
  7. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Subscribing Member

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    BB
    I must live vicariously for now, but will need a drool bib.:wink_old:
     
  8. LoFi

    LoFi FujiXspot Regular

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    Eliot
  9. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Subscribing Member

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    BB
    :rofl:
     
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  10. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Subscribing Member

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    Bill Palmer
    I still would like a 1.4 converter...
     
  11. Coops

    Coops FujiXspot Rookie

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    Looks good, also a couple for the forum to guess about in the 'fast wideangle' and 'telephoto zoom'.
     
  12. ajamils

    ajamils FujiXspot Regular

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    Do you know something that we don't ? :confused:

    Just tell me that there a good telephoto (75-300 or similar) coming soon and I will be happy :)

    Sent from my SM-N900T using Tapatalk 2
     
  13. flysurfer

    flysurfer X-Pert

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    Rico Pfirstinger
    You will be happy.
     
  14. Luke

    Luke FujiXspot Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Luke
    I'm excited about the 18-135. I can take an IQ hit for when I just want one lens to do it all.
     
  15. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Subscribing Member

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    BB
    Kind of like "one ring to rule them all".:cool_old:
     
  16. ajamils

    ajamils FujiXspot Regular

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    I'm definitely looking forward to that lens as well. Hopefully, the IQ is not too compromised.

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  17. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs FujiXspot Veteran

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    Still no portrait length prime to compete with the Oly 75mm. An 85-90mm equivalent just doesn't cut it for me - I'd really like something in the 120-150 range. The 50-140 f2.8 looks like it would handle some of that, but I'd much rather have something like an 85 or 100 at f 1.8 or even f2.0. That extra stop when shooting low light candids can really matter. The lack of such a lens on the current roadmap is a big part of what chased me away from Fuji in the first place and back to m43. Surprised to see it's still missing...

    -Ray
     
  18. jloden

    jloden FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    Jay
    Yeah I've said before something like a 135mm f/2 would be a great addition to the Fuji lineup.

    Not a deal breaker for me by any means, and personally the 56mm is more appealing to me first priority-wise. But eventually a longish fast prime would be awesome.
     
  19. BobbyT

    BobbyT Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 31, 2013
    Louisville, Ky
    Bobby Tingle
    The Rokinon 85 1.4 is now available.