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Fujifilm Lens Lineup

When Fujifilm launched its new X-series in January 2012, it released three Fujinon lenses alongside the X-Pro1 and promised to quickly build-up a complete interchangeable camera and lens system. At the same time, the company provided its camera users with a roadmap of lenses under development, so that photographers knew what was in the pipeline and did not have to rely on guesswork or rumors to trace out their photo gear future. Six years later, we can say that Fujifilm delivered on the projected expansion of its lens line-up, with more than 20 X-mount lenses, ranging from ultra-wideangle to super-tele, being for sale. Nevertheless, Fuji continues to update its Fujinon roadmaps to guide its customers in the refinement of their camera and lens portfolio.

The latest roadmap was unveiled in July 2018. It shows two new Fujifilm camera lenses for release in 2019: A XF 16mmmm f/2.8 R WR wideangle prime, as well as a XF 16-80mmmm f/4 R OIS WR standard zoom. In addition, the company promises an ultra-fast XF 33 f/1 standard prime for 2020. Moreover, in an interview with dpreview.com, Fujifilm executives stated that the company is aware of remaining gaps in the XF line-up with respect to specialty applications, such as tilt/shift optics and fisheye lenses (the long rumored Fujinon XF 8mm f/2.8?). So there is hope that we might see some of these type of optics in the not too distant future.

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Fujifilm lens roadmap, July 2018

The X-mount has also been supported by several third-party lens manufacturers. Zeiss already released three Touit lenses with autofocus functionality for Fujifilm cameras between 2012 and 2014. Samyang is offering a sizable range of manual focus primes with native Fuji mount, while China-based Handevision and Meike have equally been selling their lenses in a Fujifilm configuration. Given the success of the X-series among enthusiast photographers, we can reasonably expect that third-party support will get even stronger going forward.

Concerning adapted lenses, Fujifilm is selling an M-mount adapter that makes it possible to use lenses with a Leica M-bayonet on X-series cameras. Hence, many of the excellent rangefinder primes from Leica, Voigtländer or Zeiss can be mounted on an X-mirrorless. There are also third-party solutions to adapt other brand's lenses to Fujifilm, so that one can fill any remaining gaps in the Fujinon line-up with, for example, a Leica R tele, but these DSLR optics tend to be a bit larger and heavier than native lenses.

New Lenses for Fujifilm-X

Feb 2019

Fujifilm XF 16mm f/2.8 R WR

fujifilm 16mm 28
  • Wide-angle Prime for APS-C
  • Autofocus operation
  • Aperture range: f/2.8 - 22
  • Aperture blades: 9, rounded
  • Construction: 10 elements in 8 groups
  • Filter size: 49
  • Dimensions: 45 x 60 mm (1.8 x 2.4")
  • Weight: 155 g (5.5 oz)
  • Launch Price: $399
  • Street Price: check offers at Amazon
Aug 2018

Samyang 85mm f/1.8

samyang 85mm 18
  • Tele-photo Prime for APS-C
  • Manual focus operation
  • Aperture range: f/1.8 - 22
  • Aperture blades: 9
  • Construction: 9 elements in 7 groups
  • Filter size: 62
  • Dimensions: 81 x 68 mm (3.3 x 2.8")
  • Weight: 344 g (12.1 oz)
  • Launch Price: $399
  • Street Price: check offers at Amazon
Jul 2018

Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f/2.8 R LM WR

fujifilm 8 16mm 28
  • Wide-angle Zoom for APS-C
  • Autofocus operation
  • Aperture range: f/2.8 - 22
  • Aperture blades: 9, rounded
  • Construction: 20 elements in 13 groups
  • Filters: none
  • Dimensions: 122 x 88 mm (5.0 x 3.6")
  • Weight: 805 g (28.4 oz)
  • Launch Price: $1,999
  • Street Price: check offers at Amazon
Jan 2018

Fujifilm XC 15-45mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS PZ

fujifilm 15 45mm 35
  • Standard Zoom for APS-C
  • Autofocus operation
  • Aperture range: f/3.5 - 22
  • Aperture blades: 7
  • Construction: 10 elements in 9 groups
  • Filter size: 52
  • Dimensions: 44 x 63 mm (1.8 x 2.6")
  • Weight: 136 g (4.8 oz)
  • Launch Price: $299
  • Street Price: check offers at Amazon
Jan 2018

Venus Optics Laowa 9mm f/2.8

venus laowa 9mm 28
  • Wide-angle Prime for APS-C
  • Manual focus operation
  • Aperture range: f/2.8 - 22
  • Aperture blades: 7
  • Construction: 15 elements in 10 groups
  • Filter size: 49
  • Dimensions: 53 x 60 mm (2.2 x 2.4")
  • Weight: 215 g (7.6 oz)
  • Launch Price: $499
  • Street Price: check offers at Amazon

Fuji X-mount lenses

The table below lists the core specifications of native Fuji-mount lenses for ease of comparison. Fujifilm defines two main lens lines: the XF-series provides "highest quality and technologies", while the XC-line is "compact and casual". Indeed, XC zoom lenses are often bundled with X-mount cameras to offer attractively priced kits. The second (2015) versions of the XC 16-50mm and the XC 50-230mm are cosmetically and optically very similar to the first (2013) version releases, but offer better build quality, smoother operation, and more effective image stabilization.

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Fujifilm X-Mount Lenses
#  Lens
Designation
Focus
System
(type)
Filter
Type
(size)
Weather
Sealing
(y/n)
Lens
Dimensions
(dia x len)
Lens
Weight
(net)
Product
Launch
(year)
Launch
Price
(USD)
Street
Price
(USD)
1
 
Samyang 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fish-EyeMFnn60 x 56 mm217 g2012299i
2
 
Samyang 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fish-Eye IIMFnn60 x 65 mm275 g2014299i
3
 
Samyang 8mm f/3.5 UMC Fish-Eye CS IIMFnn75 x 101 mm515 g2012329i
4
 
Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f/2.8 R LM WRAFnY88 x 122 mm805 g20181,999i
5
 
Venus Optics Laowa 9mm f/2.8MF49n60 x 53 mm215 g2018499i
6
 
Samyang 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CSMFnn87 x 132 mm625 g2013599i
7
 
Fujifilm XF 10-24mm f/4 R OISAF72n78 x 87 mm410 g2013999i
8
 
Samyang 12mm f/2.0 NCS CSMF67n73 x 59 mm260 g2014349i
9
 
Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8AF67n82 x 86 mm270 g2012699i
10
 
Samyang 12mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS FISH-EYEMFnn77 x 99 mm565 g2014499i
11
 
Venus Optics Laowa 12mm f/2.8 Zero-DMFnn75 x 83 mm609 g2016979i
12
 
Samyang 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMCMFnn87 x 122 mm575 g2010399i
13
 
Fujifilm XF 14mm f/2.8 RAF58n65 x 58 mm235 g2012899i
14
 
Venus Optics Laowa 15mm f/4 MacroMF77n84 x 65 mm410 g2015529i
15
 
Fujifilm XC 15-45mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS PZAF52n63 x 44 mm136 g2018299i
16
 
Fujifilm XF 16mm f/1.4 R WRAF67Y73 x 73 mm375 g2015999i
17
 
Samyang 16mm f/2.0 ED AS UMC CSMF77n83 x 116 mm615 g2013399i
18
 
Fujifilm XF 16mm f/2.8 R WRAF49Y60 x 45 mm155 g2019399i
19
 
Fujifilm XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OISAF58n63 x 65 mm195 g2013199i
20
 
Fujifilm XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS IIAF58n63 x 65 mm195 g2015199i
21
 
Fujifilm XF 16-55mm f/2.8 R LM WRAF77Y83 x 106 mm655 g20151,199i
22
 
Fujifilm XF 18mm f/2 RAF52n65 x 41 mm116 g2012599i
23
 
Fujifilm XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM OISAF58n65 x 70 mm310 g2012699i
24
 
Fujifilm XF 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WRAF67Y76 x 98 mm490 g2014899i
25
 
Samyang 20mm f/1.8 ED AS UMCMF77n83 x 115 mm565 g2016599i
26
 
Samyang 21mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC CSMF58n64 x 68 mm290 g2015499i
27
 
Fujifilm XF 23mm f/1.4 RAF62n72 x 63 mm300 g2013899i
28
 
Fujifilm XF 23mm f/2 R WRAF43Y60 x 52 mm180 g2016449i
29
 
Samyang 24mm f/1.4 ED AS IF UMCMF77n83 x 124 mm630 g2011599i
30
 
Mitakon Freewalker 24mm f/1.7MF49n62 x 55 mm246 g2014349i
31
 
Samyang 24mm f/3.5 ED AS UMC Tilt/ShiftMF82n86 x 136 mm745 g2012999i
32
 
Meike 25mm f/0.95MF55n64 x 101 mm540 g2016659i
33
 
Fujifilm XF 27mm f/2.8AF39n61 x 23 mm78 g2013449i
34
 
Meike 28mm f/2.8MF49n60 x 29 mm102 g201689i
35
 
Zeiss Touit 32mm f/1.8AF52n65 x 60 mm210 g2012499i
36
 
Mitakon Speedmaster 35mm f/0.95MF58n64 x 82 mm680 g2013749i
37
 
Mitakon Speedmaster 35mm f/0.95 IIMF55n63 x 60 mm460 g2016599i
38
 
Samyang 35mm f/1.2 ED AS UMC CSMF62n68 x 75 mm433 g2016499i
39
 
Samyang 35mm f/1.4 AS UMCMF77n83 x 138 mm780 g2011599i
40
 
Fujifilm XF 35mm f/1.4 RAF52n65 x 55 mm187 g2012599i
41
 
Meike 35mm f/1.7MF49n61 x 41 mm176 g201689i
42
 
Fujifilm XF 35mm f/2 R WRAF43Y60 x 46 mm170 g2015399i
43
 
Handevision Ibelux 40mm f/0.85MF67n74 x 128 mm1,200 g20142,080i
44
 
Samyang 50mm f/1.2 AS UMC CSMF62n68 x 75 mm380 g2015549i
45
 
Samyang 50mm f/1.4 AS UMC MF77n82 x 101 mm605 g2014499i
46
 
Meike 50mm f/2.0MF49n61 x 41 mm188 g201689i
47
 
Fujifilm XF 50mm f/2 R WRAF46Y60 x 59 mm200 g2017449i
48
 
Zeiss Touit 50mm f/2.8AF52n65 x 91 mm290 g2014999i
49
 
Fujifilm XF 50-140mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WRAF72Y83 x 176 mm995 g20141,599i
50
 
Fujifilm XC 50-230mm f/4.5-6.7 OISAF58n69 x 111 mm375 g2013399i
51
 
Fujifilm XC 50-230mm f/4.5-6.7 OIS IIAF58n69 x 111 mm375 g2015399i
52
 
Fujifilm XF 55-200mm f/3.5-4.8 R LM OISAF62n75 x 118 mm580 g2013699i
53
 
Fujifilm XF 56mm f/1.2 RAF62n73 x 70 mm405 g2014999i
54
 
Fujifilm XF 56mm f/1.2 R APDAF62n73 x 70 mm405 g20141,499i
55
 
Lensbaby Velvet 56mm f/1.6MF62n72 x 94 mm400 g2015499i
56
 
Fujifilm XF 60mm f/2.4 R MacroAF39n64 x 71 mm215 g2012649i
57
 
Venus Optics Laowa 60mm f/2.8 2:1 MacroMF62n70 x 95 mm503 g2014429i
58
 
Fujifilm XF 80mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR MacroAF62Y80 x 130 mm750 g20171,199i
59
 
Samyang 85mm f/1.4 AS IF UMCMF72n78 x 101 mm610 g2013399i
60
 
Lensbaby Velvet 85mm f/1.8MF67n76 x 89 mm530 g2017499i
61
 
Samyang 85mm f/1.8MF62n68 x 81 mm344 g2018399i
62
 
Fujifilm XF 90mm f/2 R LM WRAF62Y75 x 105 mm540 g2015949i
63
 
Samyang 100mm f/2.8 ED UMC MACROMF67n73 x 149 mm770 g2015599i
64
 
Fujifilm XF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WRAF82Y95 x 211 mm1,375 g20161,899i
65
 
Venus Optics Laowa STF 105mm f/2.0MF67n76 x 99 mm745 g2016729i
66
 
Samyang 135mm f/2.0 ED UMCMF77n82 x 148 mm880 g2015599i
67
 
Fujifilm XF 200mm f/2 R LM OIS WRAF105Y122 x 206 mm2,265 g20185,999i
68
 
Samyang 300mm f/6.3 ED UMC CSMF58n65 x 74 mm320 g2013299i

Further Reading

One of the advantages of mirrorless cameras is the short flange to focal distance that makes it possible to use a variety of legacy lenses via adapters. Thus, the excellent Leica R-lenses, for example, can be mounted on to an X-series camera, as can most Leica M-mount optics. Or, if you just want to experiment with some unusual focal length without spending too much, what about some of the legacy lenses in the Soligor catalog?

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