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Fujifilm Updates X Series Roadmap, Reveals Three New Lenses & Teleconverter

By Anthony Thurston on February 10th 2015

There is something to be said about Fuji and their X-Series roadmap. The security it brings you and knowing what is going to be released is a unique feeling in this industry. Last night, Fuji unveiled their latest roadmap update, and it revealed some gems that are coming our way soon.

Fujifulm X-Series Roadmap Update

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As you can see above, the new additions are the 1.4x Teleconverter, 35mm F/2, 120mm F/2.8 Macro, and 100-400mm. I don’t know where to begin; they all get me rather excited.

The 100-400mm will be great for me personally, because I love wildlife and shooting sports, so this will give me the reach I need to do some more of that. I am also really excited about the 120mm Macro because I am a bit of a macro junkie (we will have to see if it can replace my trusty Olympus 50mm F/3.5 macro lens).

The teleconverter is great too; it means that when I save up enough pennies for the 50-140mm, I will be able to get some extra reach out of it (and knowing Fuji, with great quality too).

The only lens that doesn’t have me super excited is the 35mm F/2. I think that people with smaller bodies may like this lens, but with me, on my X-T1, I may prefer the F/1.4. Still, maybe if the AF on the new 35mm F/2 blows the F/1.4 version away, I may have to change my shopping list.

What new product stands out to you? Which would you like to see sooner than later? Leave a comment below and let us know what you think!

Anthony Thurston is a photographer based in the Salem, Oregon area specializing in Boudoir. He recently started a new project, Fiercely Boudoir to help support the growing boudoir community. Find him over on Instagram. You may also connect with him via Email.

Q&A Discussions

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  1. Seppe Kuppens

    Looking forward to the 16mm, would love to try and test it out.

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  2. Basit Zargar

    nice one

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  3. Sean Goebel

    It would be nice to link to a non-tiny version of the roadmap image so I don’t have to squint to read it.

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  4. Matthew Saville

    Don’t forget the 16mm f/1.4!!!! That could be good for low-light landscape photo / timelapse purposes…

    =Matt=

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  5. Jean-Francois Perreault

    I’m curious about the extender.
    It has been rumored that the 16-55 and the 50-140 lenses (both at f/2.8) might also be compatible with an upcoming FF camera.
    The 1.4 extender, on both lenses, gives focal lengths that are pretty close to the standard 24-70 and 70-200 seen on FF lenses.
    Do you think it’s release is an indication that Fuji might come up with a FF camera?

    However, I read the X mount would not enable support for FF but I’m not sure.

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    • Anthony Thurston

      I don’t think we will be seeing a FF camera from Fuji anytime soon. I think they would be stupid to not be working on it for the future, but I think for now they are content with the X-Series as is.

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    • Jean-Francois Perreault

      Well maybe not soon or upcoming but if they’re already preparing it, then I could easily live with it for a few years knowing I wouldn’t have to buy into a completely new system/mount if or when they decide to make the jump.

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  6. Steve VanSickle

    I love the 100-400 idea, but I’m also eyeing that 90mm (135) f/2 for portrait work.

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