Fujifilm Japan has put back the launch of four XF lenses it had planned to release early this year.

Last year, Fujifilm said that, this spring, it had planned to release a 56mm f/1.4, 10-24mm f/4, 23mm f/1.4 and 27mm f/2.8 ‘pancake’ lens.

However, during a meeting at Focus on Imaging in Birmingham, it emerged that the 23mm and 27mm will not now be available until the summer, while the 56mm and 10-24mm will not be launched until the end of 2013.

Fuji’s 55-200mm f/3.5-4.8, meanwhile, is expected to arrive in May.

Makoto Ooishi, from Fujifilm Japan’s product planning division, said that the 55-200mm zoom will feature 14 elements in 10 groups and include an aspherical element, plus three extra-low dispersion elements.

A Fujifilm UK spokeswoman said there is no official reason for the ‘slight delay’ on the lens roadmap, adding that the firm is ‘on track to deliver the full range by the end of the year’.

She stressed the importance of customers being made aware that the company plans to have a range of Fujinon lenses as part of its compact camera system.