Fujinon XF 18mm F2 Mark II Rumors
Posted 13 February 2017 - 09:26 AM
Coming from Canon I have to say that Fujifilm is really impressing me with how fast they put out new lenses and listening to what their customers really wants. So many great lenses out already and they're stll pumping new ones out.
I love owning a Fujifilm body, only issue is that I want to buy more and more all the time
Posted 06 March 2017 - 04:32 PM
The 18-55 is much bigger than the 18 f/2 and that's why I miss my 18 f/2 (despite having the 18-55)
The 18 f/2 is the perfect lens to bring if you wanna bring a camera when going out for dinner or even the bar. Because of it small size it doesn't bring any attention.
Edited by Hermelin, 06 March 2017 - 04:34 PM.
Posted 06 March 2017 - 07:17 PM
When I see Fuji making a "Mark II" i can't help but wonder how they are going to improve on what they already have. Most their lenses are already great. However in this case adding "WR" weather resistance would be an improvement and follow along with the 23, 35, 50 f2 line up of late. I try not to be tempted by new lenses any more as I already own too many, but If the 18 can remain a good size like it is and perhaps made a little sharper I will be tempted.
Posted 09 March 2017 - 11:10 PM
Faster focusing, quieter, weather resist, better IS, improved feel, lower cost (to build), improved IQ, replacing obsolete materials or components; these are all options for Fujifilm. If there are enough improvements, Mk II versions will sell themselves. It will happen even if a lens seems perfect as it is and building it requires no new design expense. When, is the big question. It could be 2 years or 20 years.
Which lenses do you think need a refresh aside from the rumored 18 and the 60, which could simply go EoL sometime after release of the 80?