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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. Five 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 supertele, 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 February 2017. It shows three new Fujifilm lenses for release in 2017: A weather-resistant XF 80mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro macro tele with optical image stabilization, as well as two cinema lenses, the MK18-55mm T2.9 X Mount and the MK 50-135mm T2.9 X Mount. For 2018, two XF lenses are foreseen: an ultra wide-angle zoom lens and a telephoto prime lens. No further details on the specifications of these two optics have been released. Anyway, let's hope Fuji stays on track and makes the XF 80mm macro and the two other lenses available as planned. 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, February 2017

In addition, the X-mount is being 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 Fujifilm lenses

New 2017

Fujifilm XF 80mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro

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  • AF macro lens for X-mount
  • 120mm full frame equivalent angle of view
  • Life-size 1:1 magnification
  • Longer focal length alternative to the XF 60mm f/2.4 (pictured)
  • Linear autofocus motor
  • Optical image stabilization
  • Weather resistant
  • Launch price: to be determined
27 Jun

Lensbaby Velvet 85mm f/1.8

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  • Manual focus portrait prime
  • 127.5 mm full frame equivalent angle of view
  • Aperture range f/1.8 to f/16
  • Soft Glowing Effect at Wide Apertures
  • Close focus distance: 24cm (9.5")
  • 1:2 Magnification
  • Front filter: E67
  • Weight: 530g
  • Length: 89mm
  • Maximum diameter: 76mm
  • Launch price: $499
  • Street Price: check availability at Amazon
Jan 2017

Fujifilm XF 50mm f/2 R WR

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  • AF portrait prime for X-mount
  • 76mm full frame equivalent angle of view
  • Aperture range f/2 to f/16
  • Super EBC Lens Coating
  • Physical Aperture Ring
  • Weather resistant
  • Front filter: E46
  • Weight: 200g
  • Length: 59mm
  • Maximum diameter: 60mm
  • Launch price: $449
  • Street Price: check availability at Amazon
Aug 2016

Fujifilm XF 23mm f/2 R WR

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  • Autofocus wide-angle prime for X-mount
  • 35mm full frame equivalent angle of view
  • Aperture Range: f/2 to f/16
  • Two Aspherical Elements
  • Super EBC Lens Coating
  • Physical Aperture Ring
  • Weather resistant
  • Front filter: E43
  • Weight: 180g
  • Length: 52mm
  • Diameter: 60mm
  • Launch price: $449
  • 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.

Headline Specifications of X-Mount Lenses
Wide-angle 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
(amazon)
Used
Price
(ebay)
Samyang 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fish-Eye MF no no 60 x 56 mm 217 g 2012 299 discont. check
Samyang 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fish-Eye II MF no no 60 x 65 mm 275 g 2014 299 latest check
Samyang 8mm f/3.5 UMC Fish-Eye CS II MF no no 75 x 101 mm 515 g 2012 329 latest check
Samyang 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS MF no no 87 x 132 mm 625 g 2013 599 latest check
Fujifilm XF 10-24mm f/4 R OIS AF 72 no 78 x 87 mm 410 g 2013 999 latest check
Samyang 12mm f/2.0 NCS CS MF 67 no 73 x 59 mm 260 g 2014 349 latest check
Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8 AF 67 no 82 x 86 mm 270 g 2012 699 latest check
Samyang 12mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS FISH-EYE MF no no 77 x 99 mm 565 g 2014 499 latest check
Venus Optics Laowa 12mm f/2.8 Zero-D MF no no 75 x 83 mm 609 g 2016 979 latest check
Samyang 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC MF no no 87 x 122 mm 575 g 2010 399 latest check
Fujifilm XF 14mm f/2.8 R AF 58 no 65 x 58 mm 235 g 2012 899 latest check
Venus Optics Laowa 15mm f/4 Macro MF 77 no 84 x 65 mm 410 g 2015 529 latest check
Fujifilm XF 16mm f/1.4 R WR AF 67 YES 73 x 73 mm 375 g 2015 999 latest check
Samyang 16mm f/2.0 ED AS UMC CS MF 77 no 83 x 116 mm 615 g 2013 399 latest check
Fujifilm XF 18mm f/2 R AF 52 no 65 x 41 mm 116 g 2012 599 latest check
Samyang 20mm f/1.8 ED AS UMC MF 77 no 83 x 115 mm 565 g 2016 599 latest check
Samyang 21mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC CS MF 58 no 64 x 68 mm 290 g 2015 499 latest check
Fujifilm XF 23mm f/1.4 R AF 62 no 72 x 63 mm 300 g 2013 899 latest check
Fujifilm XF 23mm f/2 R WR AF 43 YES 60 x 52 mm 180 g 2016 449 latest check
Samyang 24mm f/1.4 ED AS IF UMC MF 77 no 83 x 124 mm 630 g 2011 599 latest check
Mitakon Freewalker 24mm f/1.7 MF 49 no 62 x 55 mm 246 g 2014 349 latest check
Samyang 24mm f/3.5 ED AS UMC Tilt/Shift MF 82 no 86 x 136 mm 745 g 2012 999 latest check
Meike 25mm f/0.95 MF 55 no 64 x 101 mm 540 g 2016 659 latest check
Standard zooms 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
(amazon)
Used
Price
(ebay)
Fujifilm XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS AF 58 no 63 x 65 mm 195 g 2013 199 discont. check
Fujifilm XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS II AF 58 no 63 x 65 mm 195 g 2015 199 latest check
Fujifilm XF 16-55mm f/2.8 R LM WR AF 77 YES 83 x 106 mm 655 g 2015 1199 latest check
Fujifilm XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM OIS AF 58 no 65 x 70 mm 310 g 2012 699 latest check
Fujifilm XF 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR AF 67 YES 76 x 98 mm 490 g 2014 899 latest check
Standard primes 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
(amazon)
Used
Price
(ebay)
Fujifilm XF 27mm f/2.8 AF 39 no 61 x 23 mm 78 g 2013 449 latest check
Meike 28mm f/2.8 MF 49 no 60 x 29 mm 102 g 2016 89 latest check
Zeiss Touit 32mm f/1.8 AF 52 no 65 x 60 mm 210 g 2012 499 latest check
Mitakon Speedmaster 35mm f/0.95 MF 58 no 64 x 82 mm 680 g 2013 749 discont. check
Mitakon Speedmaster 35mm f/0.95 II MF 55 no 63 x 60 mm 460 g 2016 599 latest check
Samyang 35mm f/1.2 ED AS UMC CS MF 62 no 68 x 75 mm 433 g 2016 499 latest check
Samyang 35mm f/1.4 AS UMC MF 77 no 83 x 138 mm 780 g 2011 599 latest check
Fujifilm XF 35mm f/1.4 R AF 52 no 65 x 55 mm 187 g 2012 599 latest check
Meike 35mm f/1.7 MF 49 no 61 x 41 mm 176 g 2016 89 latest check
Fujifilm XF 35mm f/2 R WR AF 43 YES 60 x 46 mm 170 g 2015 399 latest check
Handevision Ibelux 40mm f/0.85 MF 67 no 74 x 128 mm 1200 g 2014 2080 latest check
Lensbaby Velvet 56 f/1.6 MF 62 no 72 x 94 mm 400 g 2015 499 latest check
Tele-photo 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
(amazon)
Used
Price
(ebay)
Samyang 50mm f/1.2 AS UMC CS MF 62 no 68 x 75 mm 380 g 2015 549 latest check
Samyang 50mm f/1.4 AS UMC MF 77 no 82 x 101 mm 605 g 2014 499 latest check
Meike 50mm f/2.0 MF 49 no 61 x 41 mm 188 g 2016 89 latest check
Fujifilm XF 50mm f/2 R WR AF 46 YES 60 x 59 mm 200 g 2017 449 latest check
Zeiss Touit 50mm f/2.8 AF 52 no 65 x 91 mm 290 g 2014 999 latest check
Fujifilm XF 50-140mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR AF 72 YES 83 x 176 mm 995 g 2014 1599 latest check
Fujifilm XC 50-230mm f/4.5-6.7 OIS AF 58 no 69 x 111 mm 375 g 2013 399 discont. check
Fujifilm XC 50-230mm f/4.5-6.7 OIS II AF 58 no 69 x 111 mm 375 g 2015 399 latest check
Fujifilm XF 55-200mm f/3.5-4.8 R LM OIS AF 62 no 75 x 118 mm 580 g 2013 699 latest check
Fujifilm XF 56mm f/1.2 R AF 62 no 73 x 70 mm 405 g 2014 999 latest check
Fujifilm XF 56mm f/1.2 R APD AF 62 no 73 x 70 mm 405 g 2014 1499 latest check
Fujifilm XF 60mm f/2.4 R Macro AF 39 no 64 x 71 mm 215 g 2012 649 latest check
Venus Optics Laowa 60mm f/2.8 2:1 Macro MF 62 no 70 x 95 mm 503 g 2014 429 latest check
Samyang 85mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC MF 72 no 78 x 101 mm 610 g 2013 399 latest check
Lensbaby Velvet 85 f/1.8 MF 67 no 76 x 89 mm 530 g 2017 499 latest check
Fujifilm XF 90mm f/2 R LM WR AF 62 YES 75 x 105 mm 540 g 2015 949 latest check
Samyang 100mm f/2.8 ED UMC MACRO MF 67 no 73 x 149 mm 770 g 2015 599 latest check
Fujifilm XF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR AF 82 YES 95 x 211 mm 1375 g 2016 1899 latest check
Venus Optics Laowa STF 105mm f/2.0 MF 67 no 76 x 99 mm 745 g 2016 729 latest check
Samyang 135mm f/2.0 ED UMC MF 77 no 82 x 148 mm 880 g 2015 599 latest check
Samyang 300mm f/6.3 ED UMC CS MF 58 no 65 x 74 mm 320 g 2013 299 latest check

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?