Currently, the fastest lens in the Fuji lineup is the 56mm F/1.2, a stellar lens that is sharp from corner-to-corner wide open. If a new rumor is believed, Fuji may be working on a new lens that is even faster than the F/1.2.


According to the rumor report over on Fuji Rumors, the new lens will have a maximum aperture of F/1.0. The specs are apparently still in progress, but the planned focal length currently is 30mm. Take this all with a grain of salt, as the source of this rumor is a new one.

But still, this is an interesting decision from Fuji. If they do stick to the planned 30mm focal length, that will put this lens in competition with their 35mm F/1.4, a lens that needs an update anyway. So for me, it would make much more sense to increase the focal length to 35mm and make this the replacement for their current 35mm F/1.4.

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What also has to be considered here is the cost of these super fast F/1.0 lenses. Fuji’s lenses are already on the expensive side for APS-C lenses, and making them even faster will likely drive the costs up even more.

It will be interesting to see how this all turns out. Stay tuned, and we will keep you updated on any developments to this story.

What are your thoughts on this new super fast lens? Would you like to see it stay 30mm or moved to something else like 35mm? Leave a comment below and let us know what you think!

[via Fuji Rumors]