New Zeiss Lenses Coming Out For The Fuji X-Pro1? | Patrick Leong

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I am so psyched for the new year to begin now, specifically spring/summer. I was waiting around for my girlfriend to get out of an orientation for a new job, and started looking up some stuff on the internet concerning the new Fuji X-E1, which I really want to get my hands on. I ended up running into some news from Zeiss that they will be producing some new autofocus lenses for the Fuji X-bayonet! Third party lenses from a respected lens manufacturer, such as, Zeiss for my X-Pro1?. How cool is that?

Three prime lenses are initially going to be released: a 12mm F2.8, a 32mm F1.8, and a 50mm F2.8 macro. The new lenses will come with manual aperture settings, and they will all cost around a 1,000 euros. Using my unit converter on my Mac, that’s roughly $1,300. Fuji will be releasing their XF 14mm F2.8 R lens (21mm equivalent) but I think I might hold out to see what the Zeiss 12mm F2.8 is going to be like first. Nothing against the Fuji lens but I always wanted something wide like an equivalent 18mm lens, and that’s what the Zeiss 12mm translates too. I had a 21mm for my Leica but I always wished I had something a bit wider. Also, it’s a Zeiss lens specifically designed for my Fuji X-Pro1! It’s gotta be pretty awesome . Right now, I have lens lust, and I can’t help but dream of my ultimate X-Pro1 system: the XF 35mm F1.4 R lens, the new Zeiss 12mm F2.8, and the soon to be released XF 56mm F1.4 (approximately 84mm). I think that kit would make a great wedding outfit.
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