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Fujifilm Adds Black X100s and 56mm f/1.2R Lens to X-Series Lineup

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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.

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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.


 
 
  • tttulio

    Fujifilm is doing everything right, now just change your name to Fuji to make things simpler.

  • Andersen

    I so hope they are actually already working on a fullframe model.

  • AbinSur

    Why?

  • SEQLAR

    i doubt it..

  • SEQLAR

    Now make the price of the x100s $999.99 please…

  • Rabi Abonour

    The portrait lens is a long time coming – can’t wait to see images from it.

  • Rob Jackson

    The X100S looks absolutely gorgeous in black.

  • TSY87

    Ive not shot with the x100s, however, when I had the x100, the one thing I really didnt care for was the hybrid viewfinder, or more precisely, the lcd screen for it. It was just too low resolution and was just not very good overall. otherwise, I really liked the camera… if fuji comes out with a full frame interchangeable lens camera, the a7/r would be in some hot water.

  • bob

    Not sure how fuji justify charging over $1600 in the UK for this lens. Massive rip off.