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Fujifilm Introduces Fast 56mm F1.2 Portrait Lens and Adds 5 New Lenses to Roadmap

Fujifilm Introduces Fast 56mm F1.2 Portrait Lens and Adds 5 New Lenses to Roadmap

Fujifilm has announced the XF 56mm f/1.2 R lens for its X-series mirrorless system cameras. With the X cameras' 1.5x crop factor, the lens works out to a 84mm equivalent (we imagine Fujifilm was aiming for the 'classic' 85mm focal length). With a wide f/1.2 aperture, the XF 56mm is the fastest lens in Fujifilm's stable.

The lens comes with an aperture ring and an internal focus design for silent autofocus. Unfortunately, the lens doesn't have a distance or depth of field scale, unlike previous Fujifilm lenses like the XF 23mm f/1.4 R lens. Local pricing and availability has yet to be announced, but DP Review has it at US$999 in February in the US.

Fujifilm has also revealed three new lenses and teased two on its 2014 roadmap:

  • XF 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 R OIS (28-200mm in 35mm equivalent)
  • XF 16-55mm f/2.8 R OIS (24-83mm in 35mm equivalent)
  • XF 50-140 f/2.8 R OIS (75-210mm in 35mm equivalent)
  • A high-speed wide-angle lens
  • A super telephoto zoom lens

Currently the fastest wide-angle lenses Fujifilm has are the XF 10-24mm f/4 R OIS (15-36mm in 35mm equivalent) and the XF 14mm f/2.8 R (21mm in 35mm equivalent). The longest lens it has is the XC 50-230mm f/4.5-6.7 OIS (76-350mm in 35mm equivalent).

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