Fujifilm officially teases a new upgraded kit lens is coming soon!

Development announcement for Fujifilm XF 16-50mm f/2.8-4.8
(Image credit: Fujifilm)

Months after rumor sites revealed that Fujifilm is working on a replacement kit lens for its X Series mirrorless camera, the company has finally made it official with a development announcement at this year's X-Summit in Tokyo.

We don’t have much on this new lens yet, with Fujifilm just dropping the key details of focal length and aperture – so we can expect the lens to be an XF 16-50mm f/2.8-4.8. The new lens will replace the now ten-year-old Fujifilm XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM OIS, which is considered by many (myself included) to be one of the best “budget” kit lenses for any system – so the 16-50mm lens has a high bar set for it.

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Gareth Bevan
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Gareth is a photographer based in London, working as a freelance photographer and videographer for the past several years, having the privilege to shoot for some household names. With work focusing on fashion, portrait and lifestyle content creation, he has developed a range of skills covering everything from editorial shoots to social media videos. Outside of work, he has a personal passion for travel and nature photography, with a devotion to sustainability and environmental causes.