Fujifilm adds XC50-230mm F4.5-6.7 OIS to X-mount lens roadmap










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Fujifilm has updated its X-mount lens roadmap to include a 50-230mm F4.5-6.7 OIS lens as part of its more affordable ‘XC’ series. The 75-350mm equivalent tele-zoom joins the 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 XC and the ten existing or announced high-end XF series lenses in Fujifilm’s lineup. The company also highlights the three Touit lenses available or planned by Zeiss for the X-mount system. The Fujinon XC50-230mm F4.5-6.7 OIS will sit alongside the more expensive XF55-200mm F3.5-4.8 R LM OIS, which offers a dedicated aperture ring and linear motor design for fast focusing.


Press Release:

Updated FUJIFILM X-Mount Lens Roadmap

FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Shigehiro Nakajima) is today publishing an updated version of the FUJIFILM X-mount lens roadmap. This is further to the last XF lens roadmap issued in April 2013.

A total of 10 high quality Fujinon XF lenses will be on the market by early 2014 and now an additional 2 Fujinon XC lenses have been added to this list. When you combine this with the 3 Zeiss lenses already announced, it brings the total number of X Mount lenses available to 15.

New XC Lenses
In response to market feedback and requests from users, Fujifilm is expanding its line-up of lenses to offer a new category of XC lens. These are “compact and casual” lenses and are perfectly suited to the mid-range X-M1 compact system camera. They feature all-glass elements and are lightweight and portable.

In conjunction with its X-M1 compact system camera, Fujifilm announced the launch of the first XC lens, an F3.5-5.6 standard zoom lens that covers a shooting range of 16-50mm (24-76mm in 35mm equivalent). Today Fujifilm is announcing a second XC lens, an F4.5-6.7 telephoto zoom lens that covers the shooting range of 50mm to 230mm (75-350mm in 35mm equivalent). This will be available by the end of the year.

Fujifilm will continue to strive for the development of lenses that cover a wide range of focal lengths and offer bright and high resolution reproduction even at the periphery, so that users can enjoy the high resolution features of FUJIFILM X-Series cameras.

*1 For enquiries or information about the Carl Zeiss X-mount lenses, please click on the following URL:  http://lenses.zeiss.com
*2 35mm format equivalent











Comments


Rod McD

I understand why some people might want one, but it’s not for me. Nor do I want the faster XF55-200, as good as it is. Or the 56/f1.2. I’m with those who think Fuji need to offer a small (ie modest speed) telephoto prime around say 85/90mm f2 or 100mm/2.8. That would provide an AF lens with some reach, a step up from the 18-55mm zoom, and still capitalize on the mirror-less advantage of small size. If I want a case full of big zooms, I may as well stay with a DSLR.


Photomonkey

Lots of sanctimony here.
Unwarranted IMO, as Fuji has demonstrated a largely uncompromising approach to the design and construction of its lens line.

The intro of slower zooms allows them to deliver more compact lenses while still delivering quality that exceeds the competition both in IQ and construction. Moreover they deliver them at a good price. Thus delivering the holy grail of hobbyists: price and quality.

For you whiners, we await your independent designs of f2.8 zooms built with anything other than fantasy.


D1N0

The XF 56mm 1.2 whoohoo!


peevee1

Is it even worse than Sony 55-210? Looks like APS-C mirrorless are not for tele…
OTOH, Oly 40-150 f/4-5.6 is small, light, very fast and quiet focusing and $99 for God’s sake.


whtchocla7e

They need a 85/90mm tele to pull me in.


foto guy

I’d like to see a 135mm prime. Or at least a 100mm.


stevez

A perfect mate to the new X-M1 kit, and exactly what was needed to compete with other mirrorless entries.


Greg Gebhardt

Way too slow to spark any interest.


abortabort

‘Sparked’ enough interest for you to comment.


Tandua

with poor AF…a slow lens is the best choice.

I’ms still wait a gems lens…like 24 1.4 or 55 1.2…or x-e2/x-pro1

no news about organic-borg-star trek sensor?..


JEROME NOLAS

Borgs technology is the best!!! Don’t ask how I know…:)


kwa_photo

no thanks, I can’t stand super slow lenses…..f/4.5-6.7? Are you kidding me? That’s nuts IMO….f/5.6 at max should be it. That’s one thing I do miss about Olympus 4/3 with the E-1 and E-3, fast mid-grade lenses. Ex. 14-54 f/2.8-3.5, 50-200 f/2.8-3.5, 12-60 f/2.8-4, etc.

I don’t know about you, but I really don’t like owning lenses that I “must” use in good light.


abortabort

That’s why they make all those other lenses maybe? Like the fast primes and faster than usual zooms? Their other telephoto is f3.5-4.8 and the 18-55 is f2.8-4. ‘Mid range’ as you say and a good compromise between speed and size.

These aren’t replacing those.


M Jesper

True, but F6.7 at 230mm on apsc isn’t really something i would wish upon anybody. Lets hope the OIS is really really good.

Like with the 55-200:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQ4H99xEYAo&feature=youtu.be&t=2m50s


abortabort

DPR the new firmware with significantly faster AF and Focus Peaking is also now available to download. Will you update your X-E1 and X-Pro1 reviews like you did when the NEX3/5 got their significant update?


GabrielZ

Not keen on these cheapo-plasticy XC series lenses. I hope these two are the only ones they’re going to make. I thought Fujifilm’s ‘X’-series of cameras and lenses were supposed to be quality premium products.


abortabort

I suspect they will be. These two are traditional ‘kit lenses’ and are nessersary for the more ‘budget market’ where there is no way they can sell a $700 X-Series and include a $700 lens. Plus they are the only ‘XC’ lenses on the roadmap. They aren’t stopping their other plans for high quality lenses or discontinuing high end lenses for the cheapo XC models, so I’m not sure what everyone is complaining about?


Revenant

It’s pretty obvious that Fuji wants to build a complete system, which can compete with Micro Four Thirds and Sony NEX on all levels, from cheap entry-level to expensive high-end. Maybe the original plan was to only offer premium products, but it’s hard to increase your market share without catering to entry-level users. After all, enthusiasts and professionals are only a small sub-set of all camera buyers.


Combatmedic870

Boooo! Where’s the 23mm!?!?


abortabort

Uhm, it’s right there, in the roadmap?


yabokkie

Fujifilm should redo the current lenses first.


abortabort

Ya because they are horrible…


cgarrard

Um, no thanks?!


abortabort

Very well and good. Personally I have little need for a telephoto beyond about 135mm equiv, so if I was getting a tele, I would be getting the one that doesn’t cost $700.

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