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- Jul 3, 2010
Fuji today revealed a roadmap for X-Pro1 lenses to be introduced between now and mid-2013.
In the fall of 2012, they plan to introduce a 14mm (21mm equivalent) f/2.8 ultrawide prime and an 18mm-55mm (27-84mm equivalent) f/2.8-4 optically-stabilized standard zoom.
In early 2013, they will add three additional prime lenses: the 56mm (84mm equivalent) f/1.4 lens, 27mm (41mm equivalent) f/2.8 pancake, and and the 23mm (35mm equivalent) f/1.4.
In mid 2013, they will launch a telephoto 55mm-200mm (83-300mm equivalent) f/3.5-4.8 zoom and a 10mm-24mm (15-36mm equivalent) f/4 ultrawide zoom, both with optical image stabilization.
Fuji had a very smart initial three lens lineup, and this roadmap looks to be well planned as well. The f/2.8-4 zoom is a nice touch, and I imagine that Fuji is probably correct that few people who buy an X-Pro 1 will be interested in a cheap f/3.5-5.6 standard zoom. The only thing I see missing is a "megazoom", more than likely to be featured on the "late 2013" roadmap.
From the perspective of one OM-D user, the only thing unappealing to me about this lens lineup is that the zooms get stabilized while the primes do not. I'm pretty much a prime shooter (99%), and I love my image stabilization. It's more a luxury than a necessity though. Between the high performance sensor and fast primes, I doubt many X-Pro 1 users will be left wanting.