Fuji Fuji Shows 10-24mm f/4 OIS, 55-200mm f/3.5-4.8 OIS, and Zeiss X Mount Primes at CP+

Amin Sabet

Administrator Emeritus
Jul 3, 2010
DC Watch (Japan) reported on two new Fuji zoom lenses and two Zeiss primes for Fuji X mount being displayed at the Fuji booth at CP+

The lenses shown were as follows:
-Fujifilm XF 10-24mm f/4 R OIS
-Fujifilm XF 55-200mm f/3.5-4.8 R LM OIS
-Zeiss Planar 32mm f/1.8 T*
-Zeiss Distagon 12mm f/2.8 T*

See images of those lenses and more from the Fuji CP+ booth here: http://translate.google.com/translate?depth=1&hl=en&ie=UTF8&prev=_t&rurl=translate.google.com&sl=auto&tl=en&u=http://dc.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/news/20130201_586030.html

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taz98spin

Top Veteran
Jun 1, 2012
Not sure what the point of a 32/1.8 is, when we have an excellent 35/1.4.. Looks like they made it for the NEX market & just changed the mount for us Fuji shooters..
 

Amin Sabet

Administrator Emeritus
Jul 3, 2010
It would have to be a very special lens to sell to Fuji users. Supposedly the Sony 35/1.8 OSS is a good lens as well.
 
Jun 3, 2012
Melbourne. Australia
Joe
Similar focal length but an f1.8 vs f1.4 ...in most cases even such a relatively small aperture change can mean a significant reduction in overall lens size. Could certainly appeal to those who want a more compact "fast 50"...to pair up with the more compact X-E1 perhaps ?

Could cause a bit of stir if its a quick to focus lens as well !

(Not a Fuji shooter just yet, merely a very interested onlooker)
 

Armanius

Bring Jack back!
Jan 11, 2011
Houston, Texas
Jack
I would hope that the Zeiss is technically even better than the 35/1.4. I hope it has a good fast and silent AF motor. If it's going to cost $1000+, it better be very good.

Good to see you here Joe!
 
Jun 3, 2012
Melbourne. Australia
Joe
Thanks Armando.
I know many of the folks here from SC and Mu43 and I know this will be a good source of reliable and balanced opinion/review...perfect for someone like myself looking to perhaps get a foot into the X system.

It's good to be here :)
 

zapatista

Veteran
Jul 28, 2012
Denver, Colorado
Mike
Just got an XE1, perfect timing! Regarding Zeiss and small lenses...do they exist? I have a 28mm f2.8 C/Y mount...it's not exactly small for the aperture/focal length/sensor size.
 

Amin Sabet

Administrator Emeritus
Jul 3, 2010
My experience too - modern Zeiss lenses tend to be largish. The Zeiss ZF 35/2 is huge for a 35/2, the ZM 35/2 is bigger than the Summicron, the 25/1.8 for NEX is bigger than some comparables, etc. But all of those are great lenses.
 

serhan

All-Pro
May 7, 2011
NYC
+1, Zeiss lenses tend to be bigger esp new dslr versions though they managed to make a small and excellent full frame lens for RX1. New Fuji zoom also is not light at 590g.

My experience too - modern Zeiss lenses tend to be largish. The Zeiss ZF 35/2 is huge for a 35/2, the ZM 35/2 is bigger than the Summicron, the 25/1.8 for NEX is bigger than some comparables, etc. But all of those are great lenses.
 

zapatista

Veteran
Jul 28, 2012
Denver, Colorado
Mike
+1, Zeiss lenses tend to be bigger esp new dslr versions though they managed to make a small and excellent full frame lens for RX1. New Fuji zoom also is not light at 590g.
That's true (doh). I owned (very briefly) an RX1 over the New Year for vacation. It's a small 35mm f/2 (the whole thing is about the size of a Panasonic GX1 with the 25mm f1.4) and it's very nice in rendering and detail.
 

Armanius

Bring Jack back!
Jan 11, 2011
Houston, Texas
Jack
Zeiss lenses might be bigger than their counterparts, but the 32/1.8 doesn't seem much bigger than the 35/1.4. If it's built like a ZM, it'll be a tank.
 

Rich M

Veteran
May 2, 2011
Hawaii
My experience too - modern Zeiss lenses tend to be largish. The Zeiss ZF 35/2 is huge for a 35/2, the ZM 35/2 is bigger than the Summicron, the 25/1.8 for NEX is bigger than some comparables, etc. But all of those are great lenses.
Agreed.....I love ALL my ZM lenses.......but the XF 35/1.4 will be hard to beat.......especially for the price.
 

Landshark

PhotoDog
Jul 15, 2010
SoCal
Bob
I would not think so Fuji makes some pretty amazing lenses, maybe 50 years ago Zeiss would be better but not generally anymore
I would hope that the Zeiss is technically even better than the 35/1.4. I hope it has a good fast and silent AF motor. If it's going to cost $1000+, it better be very good.

Good to see you here Joe!
 

Armanius

Bring Jack back!
Jan 11, 2011
Houston, Texas
Jack
I would not think so Fuji makes some pretty amazing lenses, maybe 50 years ago Zeiss would be better but not generally anymore
I don't have much experience with Zeiss' AF lenses (I guess they were all made by Sony). But the lenses in M mount have been pretty darn good. Even the ZM50 Sonnar is pretty darn good in its own quirky way.
 

Landshark

PhotoDog
Jul 15, 2010
SoCal
Bob
In the old days Hasselblad used Zeiss lenses since the intro of the 645/H2-H5 to present day models they have all been Fujinion lenses
 

serhan

All-Pro
May 7, 2011
NYC
Updated schedule for Fuji lenses in 2013

From DPR:

Just got this bit from the Joint PhotoImaging Enterprises Association International journal (March 18, 2013). It is a paid subscription journal from Japan.

Fujifilm has delayed the launch of four XF lenses 56mm f/1.4; 10-24mm f/4; 23mm f.1.4; and 27mm f/2.8 pancake lens. The 23mm and 27mm lenses will be available in the summer 2013, while 56mm and 10-24mm lenses will be available at the end of 2013. 55- 200mm f/3.5-4.8 lens will be available in May 2013.
Also, for size comparison, below is a photo from the Focus on Imaging show in the UK with the 10-24mm (middle), 23mm (left) and 56mm (right)
(Photo credit to Wex Photographic)

 

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