The Fujifilm X-M1 has a new tele zoom lens, the FUJINON XC50-230mm [75-350mm equiv.] F4.5-6.7 OIS, added to the XC16-50mm [24-76mm equiv.] F3.5-5.6 kit lens. The full focal length range now goes from a wide-angle 24mm [equiv.] to a telephoto 350mm [equiv.]. Of course, the X-M1 can also use other XF lenses. (The XC lenses are more affordable “compact and casual” versions of the XF lenses; they are made of plastic and do not feature an aperture ring.) The X Mount now has 10 lenses and by January 2014 will have 15 (including the ZEISS Touit lenses).
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.
It’s simply amazing how fast Fujifilm is adding lenses to its X Mount, giving confidence to a photographer who buys into the X-series that he or she will have a full stable of high quality lenses to choose from.
View the Fujifilm X Mount Lens Roadmap.
July 23, 2013
The latest information on the FUJIFILM X-Mount Lens Roadmap
FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Shigehiro Nakajima) is pleased to publish 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 our 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**). 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**). 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.
* For enquiries or information about the Carl Zeiss X-mount lenses, please click on the following URL: http://lenses.zeiss.com
** 35mm format equivalent