Of course, making a speculation like this is not rocket science. If we look at any pro lineup of lenses, it is bound to include just these types, and with good reason. Where we don't find such a lineup is for the smaller APS-C sensor cameras. Another recent post of mine mentioned Sigma as addressing this exact issue with its new Art series zooms, the super fast f/1.8 18-35mm, and the 50-150mm f/2.8 long zoom, both very high quality lenses intended specifically for APS-C sensors. What all this does show is that the APS-C sensor size has reached a maturity level where pros are beginning to accept it for mainline work.
Amen to that.
New Fujifilm X mount lens roadmap:
The two most important new lens announcements from Fuji are the mid-range XF16-55mm f/2.8 zoom (24-83mm equivalent), the XF50-140mm f/2.8 long tele zoom (75-210mm equivalent), a fast long super telephoto yet to be revealed, and a fast aperture wide angle. Also introduced is an all-around zoom, the variable aperture XF18-135mm f/3.5-6.7 (27-203mm equivalent).
This extension to the Fuji optical lineup coupled with recent and continuing X camera improvements reinforce Fujifilm's commitment to the X camera system, and goes a step further in establishing the APS-C sensor, mirrorless cameras as a workable pro genre -- something most current X camera enthusiasts already knew.
A camera system is only as good as its lens support base. As Fuji X owners have come to realize, much of the appeal of the X system is that the manufacturer listens to its users and makes course corrections to accommodate them. This new optical lineup shows them doing it again. I, for one, want to say thanks.