A new version of the X Series lens roadmap has been announced featuring two new optics – both expected in 2018.
The first is an XF200mmF2 R LM OIS WR fast telephoto lens with an angle of view equivalent to a 305mm lens on a 35mm film camera. It’s said to be ideal for indoor sports as well as wildlife and nature photography. A super-fast F2 maximum aperture is ideal for working in tough lighting conditions and also produces super-shallow depth of field, allowing subjects to stand out against a soft blurry background.
Both of the existing X Series teleconverters – the XF1.4X TC WR and XF2X TC WR – are compatible with the XF200mmF2, so it can be used as a 280mmF2.8 or 360mmF4 ultra-telephoto lens.
The second lens on the new roadmap is an XF8-16mmF2.8 R LM WR ultra wide angle zoom, which offers focal lengths equivalent to a 12-24mm zoom on the 35mm film format. It’s a lens that will be appreciated immediately by landscape shooters – for both its exciting angle of view and its ability to create dramatic perspectives.
Used alongside the XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR and XF50-140mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR zooms, the new XF8-16mmF2.8 R LM WR will complete a ‘perfect trio’ of professional zoom lenses that cover an equivalent zoom range of 12-210mm. All featuring a constant F2.8 maximum aperture, linear motor autofocusing and weather-resistant construction.
To take a closer at the FUJIFILM X Series lens roadmap, click on the image below.