Fujifilm outlines X-Pro1 lens roadmap, brings zoom at last this fall
If there’s been one outstanding gripe with Fujifilm’s X-Pro1 camera, it’s been the absence of zoom lenses; short of French kissing the subject, you might not get the photos you want. While there isn’t much of a solution right this second outside of buying the fixed-lens X10, the Japanese camera designer can say when we’ll see an interchangeable XF-mount zoom lens: fall 2012. That’s when a bright 18-55mm, f/2.8-4.0 optically stabilized lens will make its appearance, along with a 14mm f/2.8 prime. Fujifilm will revert to unveiling nothing but pancakes and primes during early 2013, but the middle of that year will finish covering the zoomable basics through a wide-angle 10-24mm f/4.0 OIS lens and a 55-200mm, f/3.5-4.8 OIS telephoto. We wouldn’t expect pricing with the new glass still months away — but at least you can start planning that Sumatra vacation knowing you won’t have to chase down the wildlife to get a good keepsake shot.
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