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Discussion in 'Fuji X Series News and Rumors' started by Peter Chin, Dec 27, 2014.
Reading The Phoblograher this morning and took this screen shot
This is a lens I am really excited about
I currently own the 50-140 and love it. I honestly thought I would be waiting for the 90/2 to come out and skip the 50-140. But it's the promise of impeccable OIS and prime lens-like IQ that made me buy it (I got a pretty good deal for a still new lens).
Just like how I favor the 10-24 over the 14/2.8 and 12/2.8 in spite it's size and 1-stop light difference, I'm now wondering if a stop in difference without OIS is worth it for what still sounds like quite a big lens.
I have to say, I'm a little surprised by the 72mm filter size as that would indicate a rather large lens. Seeing as for years Canon have made an excellent 85mm f1.8 that can cover a FF sensor, I figured that Fuji's 90mm f2 wouldn't be any bigger than that. For reference, the Canon sports a 58mm thread. I'm sure Fuji has their reasons though and I have no doubt it will be an excellent lens.
The 16-55mm zoom has a 77mm thread, just like the 55-140mm. Not small at all.
I'm not sure I understand the point you're trying to make.
It could have been worse.
Rico, the 50-140 has a 72mm thread. So the 16-55 has a larger filter thread.
am I the only one who is disappointed that it's not a macro lens?
I blame physics. Pesky stuff.
You can add one of those new macro rings.
I am too. Now that I have the 50-140, I'll have to come up with an excuse to purchase this lens -- either it be almost as portable as the 56/1.2, have macro capability (even just 1:2), be upgraded to f/1.8 (a 1-stop difference to me is not a significant difference) or have OIS. i'll await the final announcement to see if there's anything that we don't already know that can entice me to purchase it. i suspect people who were not interested in the 50-140 would be on the lookout for this but i don't see people owning both.
Spot-on Mikey. The 50-140 doesn't appeal, but this certainly does.
I hope you're right about this lens being imminent, but I'm guessing it isn't. Fuji might have lent Gampat a pre-production prototype to evaluate confidentially, or he might have snapped the photo at a press briefing. Either way, if it's still at the prototype stage, I expect it will be at least 6 - 9 months before we'd see an actual product for sale… which would be pretty much in line with what's on Fuji's latest lens roadmap.
Look like a mockup to me, those have been around for quite some time.
imminent, yes but looks like the 16-50 is going to be out Jan 6th according to fujirumours