Despite many a rumor of a new X-Series camera coming at CES, Fuji didn’t have a brand new shooter up its sleeve — at least not that we know of. Instead, the company is debuting the much-requested all-black version of the X100s, and a super fast “portrait perfect” XF 56mm f/1.2R premium lens.
There’s not much to tell with the X100s, it is literally just a different color option. Not that that’s a bad thing; the camera has been a huge hit and we’re not going to complain that Fuji is leaving a good thing alone. The lens is a different deal.
The Fujinon XF 56mm f/1.2R is a premium quality 85mm equivalent lens that Fuji is touting as lightweight, fast, silent and in all ways ‘perfect for the professional portrait photographer.’ The aperture ring on the lens is metal, and is designed to give a ‘satisfying click’ between stops, while the focus ring is ‘perfectly torqued’ for ‘precise adjustments.’
This new lens — at least once the recently-announced 10-24mm f/4 comes out in March — makes for a total of 12 lenses in the X-Series lineup. Expect the 56mm f/1.2R in stores in February (although you can already pre-order it) at a price of $1,000.