As I mentioned in my latest Fuji reviews, the biggest hole in the Fuji system currently is fast telephoto lenses, and at the top of that list is a 70-200mm lens. Fuji just released an updated version of their lens roadmap, and the next available lens, to be released in the end of 2014, is the long awaited 50-140mm F/2.8 – a 70-200mm equivalent lens.
This is HUGE news for Fuji users and anyone who has been looking into the Fuji system, but has been waiting for some quality telephoto zooms. This could make the Fuji system much more attractive to wedding shooters and sports shooters who pretty much need the fast telephoto zooms in order to do their jobs.
In addition to the 50-140mm staying on track for the late 2014 release, Fuji added a couple of new additions to the list including new XF 90mm f/2.0R lens scheduled for mid-2015, as well as a XF 16mm f/1.4 R in early 2015. The updated road map also includes mention of a new “Super Telephoto Zoom” lens slated for late 2015, which could likely be something similar to the Tamron 150-600mm that I just got my hands on.
I love that Fuji has a roadmap like this. It makes knowing what to expect really simple. That said, it also makes the waiting process that much more irritating because you then know what is coming and how long its going to take to get here. There is a reason why you should never watch the clock while cooking…
[via Photo Rumors]