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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 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 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.

Fuji xf rumors
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

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 availability 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
Jan 2018

Fujifilm XF 200mm f/2 R LM OIS WR

fujifilm 200mm 20
  • Tele-photo Prime for APS-C
  • Autofocus operation
  • Aperture range: f/2.0 - 22
  • Aperture blades: 9
  • Construction: 19 elements in 14 groups
  • Filter size: 105
  • Dimensions: 206 x 122 mm (8.4 x 5.0")
  • Weight: 2,265 g (79.9 oz)
  • Launch Price: $5,999
  • 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 ZoomsFocus
System
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Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f/2.8 R LM WRAF n Y 3.5 x 4.8 in 28.4 oz 20181,999 i iFujifilm XF 8-16mm f/2.8 R LM WR
Fujifilm XF 10-24mm f/4 R OISAF 72 n 3.1 x 3.4 in 14.5 oz 2013999 i iFujifilm XF 10-24mm f/4 R OIS
Wide-angle PrimesFocus
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(type)
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Samyang 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fish-EyeMF n n 2.4 x 2.2 in 7.7 oz 2012299- iSamyang 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fish-Eye
Samyang 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fish-Eye IIMF n n 2.4 x 2.6 in 9.7 oz 2014299 i iSamyang 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fish-Eye II
Samyang 8mm f/3.5 UMC Fish-Eye CS IIMF n n 3.0 x 4.0 in 18.2 oz 2012329 i iSamyang 8mm f/3.5 UMC Fish-Eye CS II
Venus Optics Laowa 9mm f/2.8MF 49 n 2.4 x 2.1 in 7.6 oz 2018499 i iVenus Optics Laowa 9mm f/2.8
Samyang 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CSMF n n 3.4 x 5.2 in 22.0 oz 2013599 i iSamyang 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS
Samyang 12mm f/2.0 NCS CSMF 67 n 2.9 x 2.3 in 9.2 oz 2014349 i iSamyang 12mm f/2.0 NCS CS
Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8AF 67 n 3.2 x 3.4 in 9.5 oz 2012699 i iZeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8
Samyang 12mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS FISH-EYEMF n n 3.0 x 3.9 in 19.9 oz 2014499 i iSamyang 12mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS FISH-EYE
Venus Optics Laowa 12mm f/2.8 Zero-DMF n n 3.0 x 3.3 in 21.5 oz 2016979 i iVenus Optics Laowa 12mm f/2.8 Zero-D
Samyang 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMCMF n n 3.4 x 4.8 in 20.3 oz 2010399 i iSamyang 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC
Fujifilm XF 14mm f/2.8 RAF 58 n 2.6 x 2.3 in 8.3 oz 2012899 i iFujifilm XF 14mm f/2.8 R
Venus Optics Laowa 15mm f/4 MacroMF 77 n 3.3 x 2.6 in 14.5 oz 2015529 i iVenus Optics Laowa 15mm f/4 Macro
Fujifilm XF 16mm f/1.4 R WRAF 67 Y 2.9 x 2.9 in 13.2 oz 2015999 i iFujifilm XF 16mm f/1.4 R WR
Samyang 16mm f/2.0 ED AS UMC CSMF 77 n 3.3 x 4.6 in 21.7 oz 2013399 i iSamyang 16mm f/2.0 ED AS UMC CS
Fujifilm XF 18mm f/2 RAF 52 n 2.6 x 1.6 in 4.1 oz 2012599 i iFujifilm XF 18mm f/2 R
Samyang 20mm f/1.8 ED AS UMCMF 77 n 3.3 x 4.5 in 19.9 oz 2016599 i iSamyang 20mm f/1.8 ED AS UMC
Samyang 21mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC CSMF 58 n 2.5 x 2.7 in 10.2 oz 2015499 i iSamyang 21mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC CS
Fujifilm XF 23mm f/1.4 RAF 62 n 2.8 x 2.5 in 10.6 oz 2013899 i iFujifilm XF 23mm f/1.4 R
Fujifilm XF 23mm f/2 R WRAF 43 Y 2.4 x 2.0 in 6.3 oz 2016449 i iFujifilm XF 23mm f/2 R WR
Samyang 24mm f/1.4 ED AS IF UMCMF 77 n 3.3 x 4.9 in 22.2 oz 2011599 i iSamyang 24mm f/1.4 ED AS IF UMC
Mitakon Freewalker 24mm f/1.7MF 49 n 2.4 x 2.2 in 8.7 oz 2014349 i iMitakon Freewalker 24mm f/1.7
Samyang 24mm f/3.5 ED AS UMC Tilt/ShiftMF 82 n 3.4 x 5.4 in 26.3 oz 2012999 i iSamyang 24mm f/3.5 ED AS UMC Tilt/Shift
Meike 25mm f/0.95MF 55 n 2.5 x 4.0 in 19.0 oz 2016659 i iMeike 25mm f/0.95
Standard ZoomsFocus
System
(type)
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Type
(size)
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(y/n)
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(dia x len)
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(net)
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(year)
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(USD)
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Price
(USD)
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(USD)
Designation
Fujifilm XC 15-45mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS PZAF 52 n 2.5 x 1.7 in 4.8 oz 2018299 i iFujifilm XC 15-45mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS PZ
Fujifilm XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OISAF 58 n 2.5 x 2.6 in 6.9 oz 2013199- iFujifilm XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS
Fujifilm XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS IIAF 58 n 2.5 x 2.6 in 6.9 oz 2015199 i iFujifilm XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS II
Fujifilm XF 16-55mm f/2.8 R LM WRAF 77 Y 3.3 x 4.2 in 23.1 oz 20151,199 i iFujifilm XF 16-55mm f/2.8 R LM WR
Fujifilm XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM OISAF 58 n 2.6 x 2.8 in 10.9 oz 2012699 i iFujifilm XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM OIS
Fujifilm XF 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WRAF 67 Y 3.0 x 3.9 in 17.3 oz 2014899 i iFujifilm XF 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR
Standard PrimesFocus
System
(type)
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(size)
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(y/n)
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Fujifilm XF 27mm f/2.8AF 39 n 2.4 x 0.9 in 2.8 oz 2013449 i iFujifilm XF 27mm f/2.8
Meike 28mm f/2.8MF 49 n 2.4 x 1.1 in 3.6 oz 201689 i iMeike 28mm f/2.8
Zeiss Touit 32mm f/1.8AF 52 n 2.6 x 2.4 in 7.4 oz 2012499 i iZeiss Touit 32mm f/1.8
Mitakon Speedmaster 35mm f/0.95MF 58 n 2.5 x 3.2 in 24.0 oz 2013749- iMitakon Speedmaster 35mm f/0.95
Mitakon Speedmaster 35mm f/0.95 IIMF 55 n 2.5 x 2.4 in 16.2 oz 2016599 i iMitakon Speedmaster 35mm f/0.95 II
Samyang 35mm f/1.2 ED AS UMC CSMF 62 n 2.7 x 3.0 in 15.3 oz 2016499 i iSamyang 35mm f/1.2 ED AS UMC CS
Samyang 35mm f/1.4 AS UMCMF 77 n 3.3 x 5.4 in 27.5 oz 2011599 i iSamyang 35mm f/1.4 AS UMC
Fujifilm XF 35mm f/1.4 RAF 52 n 2.6 x 2.2 in 6.6 oz 2012599 i iFujifilm XF 35mm f/1.4 R
Meike 35mm f/1.7MF 49 n 2.4 x 1.6 in 6.2 oz 201689 i iMeike 35mm f/1.7
Fujifilm XF 35mm f/2 R WRAF 43 Y 2.4 x 1.8 in 6.0 oz 2015399 i iFujifilm XF 35mm f/2 R WR
Handevision Ibelux 40mm f/0.85MF 67 n 2.9 x 5.0 in 42.3 oz 20142,080 i iHandevision Ibelux 40mm f/0.85
Lensbaby Velvet 56mm f/1.6MF 62 n 2.8 x 3.7 in 14.1 oz 2015499 i iLensbaby Velvet 56mm f/1.6
Tele-photo ZoomsFocus
System
(type)
Filter
Type
(size)
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(y/n)
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(dia x len)
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(USD)
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Fujifilm XF 50-140mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WRAF 72 Y 3.3 x 6.9 in 35.1 oz 20141,599 i iFujifilm XF 50-140mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR
Fujifilm XC 50-230mm f/4.5-6.7 OISAF 58 n 2.7 x 4.4 in 13.2 oz 2013399- iFujifilm XC 50-230mm f/4.5-6.7 OIS
Fujifilm XC 50-230mm f/4.5-6.7 OIS IIAF 58 n 2.7 x 4.4 in 13.2 oz 2015399 i iFujifilm XC 50-230mm f/4.5-6.7 OIS II
Fujifilm XF 55-200mm f/3.5-4.8 R LM OISAF 62 n 3.0 x 4.6 in 20.5 oz 2013699 i iFujifilm XF 55-200mm f/3.5-4.8 R LM OIS
Fujifilm XF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WRAF 82 Y 3.7 x 8.3 in 48.5 oz 20161,899 i iFujifilm XF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR
Tele-photo PrimesFocus
System
(type)
Filter
Type
(size)
Weather
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(y/n)
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(dia x len)
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Samyang 50mm f/1.2 AS UMC CSMF 62 n 2.7 x 3.0 in 13.4 oz 2015549 i iSamyang 50mm f/1.2 AS UMC CS
Samyang 50mm f/1.4 AS UMC MF 77 n 3.2 x 4.0 in 21.3 oz 2014499 i iSamyang 50mm f/1.4 AS UMC
Meike 50mm f/2.0MF 49 n 2.4 x 1.6 in 6.6 oz 201689 i iMeike 50mm f/2.0
Fujifilm XF 50mm f/2 R WRAF 46 Y 2.4 x 2.3 in 7.1 oz 2017449 i iFujifilm XF 50mm f/2 R WR
Zeiss Touit 50mm f/2.8AF 52 n 2.6 x 3.6 in 10.2 oz 2014999 i iZeiss Touit 50mm f/2.8
Fujifilm XF 56mm f/1.2 RAF 62 n 2.9 x 2.8 in 14.3 oz 2014999 i iFujifilm XF 56mm f/1.2 R
Fujifilm XF 56mm f/1.2 R APDAF 62 n 2.9 x 2.8 in 14.3 oz 20141,499 i iFujifilm XF 56mm f/1.2 R APD
Fujifilm XF 60mm f/2.4 R MacroAF 39 n 2.5 x 2.8 in 7.6 oz 2012649 i iFujifilm XF 60mm f/2.4 R Macro
Venus Optics Laowa 60mm f/2.8 2:1 MacroMF 62 n 2.8 x 3.7 in 17.7 oz 2014429 i iVenus Optics Laowa 60mm f/2.8 2:1 Macro
Fujifilm XF 80mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR MacroAF 62 Y 3.1 x 5.1 in 26.5 oz 20171,199 i iFujifilm XF 80mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro
Samyang 85mm f/1.4 AS IF UMCMF 72 n 3.1 x 4.0 in 21.5 oz 2013399 i iSamyang 85mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
Lensbaby Velvet 85mm f/1.8MF 67 n 3.0 x 3.5 in 18.7 oz 2017499 i iLensbaby Velvet 85mm f/1.8
Samyang 85mm f/1.8MF 62 n 2.7 x 3.2 in 12.1 oz 2018399 i iSamyang 85mm f/1.8
Fujifilm XF 90mm f/2 R LM WRAF 62 Y 3.0 x 4.1 in 19.0 oz 2015949 i iFujifilm XF 90mm f/2 R LM WR
Samyang 100mm f/2.8 ED UMC MACROMF 67 n 2.9 x 5.9 in 27.2 oz 2015599 i iSamyang 100mm f/2.8 ED UMC MACRO
Venus Optics Laowa STF 105mm f/2.0MF 67 n 3.0 x 3.9 in 26.3 oz 2016729 i iVenus Optics Laowa STF 105mm f/2.0
Samyang 135mm f/2.0 ED UMCMF 77 n 3.2 x 5.8 in 31.0 oz 2015599 i iSamyang 135mm f/2.0 ED UMC
Fujifilm XF 200mm f/2 R LM OIS WRAF 105 Y 4.8 x 8.1 in 79.9 oz 20185,999 i iFujifilm XF 200mm f/2 R LM OIS WR
Samyang 300mm f/6.3 ED UMC CSMF 58 n 2.6 x 2.9 in 11.3 oz 2013299 i iSamyang 300mm f/6.3 ED UMC CS

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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