Monday, February 16, 2015

Fuji Releases new Macro and Compact Lenses and a Teleconverter – Includes X Mount lens Road Map

Yes, I am a day late and a dollar short on this announcement. Fuji sent it to me in plenty of time but I got a bit lazy … my apologies.

This note was included:

FUJIFILM North America Corporation will announce a new FUJIFILM XF Lens Road Map Update on February 10, 2015.

The new lenses that have been added to the FUJIFILM X-Mount Lens Road Map are:

• NEW XF120mmF2.8 R Macro 1:1 Macro, telephoto lens

• NEW XF35mmF2 R compact and lightweight standard focal length lens

• NEW 1.4x Teleconverter for XF50-140mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR, XF120mmF2.8 R Macro, XF100-400mm

•      The "Super Telephoto Zoom" lens that was announced on the previous roadmap update will have a focal range equivalent to 150-600mm (35mm format equivalent).

Interesting choices. Nice to have a long macro lens as this improves both working distance and the quality of backgrounds (they blow out more easily to creamy smoothness.) The 35 f/2 sounds all right as a 52mm standard lens. These have never excited me, but one presumes that this one will be cheap since f/2 is usually purposed that way.

A teleconverter is also always nice for those who want to occasionally go birding. On the 100-400 it should really help those trying to shoot the wee Chickadees and such.

Click to open the road map on a separate tab … and you might have to click again to expand it to full size (which is really big.)