It's official! Fujifilm are set to release two lenses in 2015 that will allow me to build what was once my "perfect three-lens kit" -- the one I wrote about back in January. Once released, Fuji will have primes approximating a fast 50mm (the 35mm f/1.4), a 135mm f/2.8 (the 90mm f/2.0) and a 24mm f/2.8 (the 16mm f/1.4). Unfortunately, the triad will cost a fair chunk more than what I spent back in the late '70s, by about a factor of 10, but they'll be spectacular lenses, I'm sure!
There are some other interesting lenses in the line-up, but I'm quite sure that I'd never buy them. For instance, I loved my 120-400mm on the Canon 40D, but I really can't see hanging one off an X-E1 or an X Pro. I think it would probably even be pretty un-balanced on the diminutive X-T1. And besides, I just really don't do that kind of photography any more, nor do I plan to.
Covering the range from 16mm to 90mm, however, fits right in with my direction -- landscape/travel and environmental/specialized portraiture/figure photography.
Part of me wants Fuji to step up to the plate on speedlights soon. The little EF-20 that I have is great for a quickie on-camera unit in tight spaces, but their more advanced units are expensive and lacking in power and features. But another part of me just wants to grab a few of the Cactus V6 triggers and a couple more used Nikon SB800 units (I already have one that I got back when we shot Nikons, and it's a pretty near perfect flash). The concept of a complete, basic system in one lightweight bag, with a second, also-lightweight bag for the rest of the lighting gear is very exciting!
It's been a long time in coming, but it's so nice being truly comfortable with my photo gear again, and the future looks brighter and brighter every day.