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.)