In case you’ve been following together with the Fujifilm X summit, you in all probability find out about some thrilling information. For many people, the XH2s is probably going not price speaking about. However, the Fujifilm 56mm f1.2 is getting a revamp. And from what we perceive, we are able to count on it to have the climate resistance it ought to’ve had within the first place. However there are two different lenses on the map as properly. And although Fujifilm has loads of lens choices, I nonetheless assume there’s room for extra.
Check out the Fujifilm Lens roadmap above. The Fujifilm X sequence isn’t solely getting the brand new 56mm f1.2 but additionally a 30mm f2.8 macro and an 8mm f3.5 lens. We’re instructed that the 8mm isn’t going to be a fisheye, which makes us unhappy. Contemplate all of the movie images you see on-line of skaters achieved with fisheye lenses. Wpuldn’t it’s actually cool to see it with traditional unfavorable or traditional chrome? And likewise, think about that Fujifilm already has a ton of nice choices for wide-angle lenses. So why this one? I’m actually unsure. However I’m curious to see the way it will carry out.
Then Fujifilm will make a 30mm f2.8 Macro lens, which renders a 45mm discipline of view if you connect it to the digital camera. This might be enjoyable, nevertheless it’s been very powerful to beat the 60mm of all of Fujifilm’s macro lenses. Nevertheless, Hillary has needed a macro lens for wedding ceremony images. As a substitute, she simply adapts her older Nikon primes. This might be a solution for photographers similar to her. And I personally marvel the way it will stand out from the opposite macro lenses that Sony affords.
Lastly, the Fujifilm 56mm f1.2 R lens is being up to date. We must always in all probability count on that will probably be weather-resistant, however nothing within the roadmap tells us that this would be the case. The unique is a lens that’s a lot cherished by Fujifilm shooters. When the 50mm f1 hit the market, there appeared to be little use for the 56mm providing. What I actually hope is that the brand new 56mm f1.2 isn’t only a lens with revamped optics. They should discover a strategy to make it particular and completely totally different.
What we don’t see right here, although are extra super-fast prime lenses. Fujifilm made the 50mm f1, and since then, we haven’t heard about anything prefer it. Nevertheless, ultra-fast prime lenses are what Fujifilm actually wants for the reason that X mount is an APS-C system. And apart from extra zoom and prime lenses for wildlife images, that is the place Fujifilm might actually develop.
One thing else I’ve actually puzzled is that if extra pancake lenses might be made. The Fujifilm 18mm f2 was nice, however might it’s made climate resistant? We have already got the 27mm f2.8 R WR, and that works nice. Nevertheless, with a 23mm f2 R WR cannibalize the X100V an excessive amount of? I imply, Fujifilm can’t actually hold the X100V in inventory in any respect.
Loopy sufficient, I’ve a sense that Fujifilm will proceed to only make extra lenses for content material creators as a substitute with powerzooms and extra.
What do you wish to see from Fujifilm? We’re actually curious. Are you excited for these new lenses? Do you assume Fujifilm must additional work on differentiating themselves from others? How might they work with Tamron and Sigma to get totally different and distinctive lenses?