Fujifilm drop two new super spec pro lenses for the X-Series lineup

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Fujifilm have today announced two high-end professional lenses for X-Series photographers. The super-wide 8-16mm f/2.8 R LM WR and a super-fast telephoto prime, the 200mm f/2 R LM OIS WR, which pairs perfectly with the new XF1.4X TC F2WR teleconverter.

 

“Announcing the FUJINON XF8-16mmF2.8 R LM WR Lens”

 An ultra-wide angle zoom with a constant maximum aperture of F2.8 that uses cutting-edge technology to achieve outstanding edge-to-edge image sharpness

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Coming in November 2018, the new XF lens is designed for use with the X Series range of digital cameras. The XF8-16mmF2.8 R LM WR is a fast ultra-wide angle zoom lens that has a constant maximum aperture of F2.8 and is equivalent to 12-24mm in the 35mm format. It complements the other constant F2.8 zoom lenses (XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR and XF50-140mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR) to create a premium trio of lenses that covers the focal lengths equivalent from 12mm all the way to 213mm in the 35mm format. The lens’ outstanding edge-to-edge image-resolving performance and F2.8 maximum aperture makes this product a perfect choice for landscape and architecture photography with an emphasised sense of perspective, interior photography at restaurants and hotels, as well as night-scape and astrophotography.

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The FUJINON XF8-16mmF2.8 R LM WR lens is able to utilise the full capability of FUJIFILM’s X-TransTM CMOS Sensor to achieve superb sharpness even when the aperture is wide open. It faithfully captures the atmosphere of each scene, thanks to the outstanding image-resolving performance and fast f-stop. The lens barrel is lightweight yet robust while also being resistant to dust, moisture and low temperatures down to -10 degrees Celsius, making it extremely reliable for professional photographers.

With a total lineup of 31 lenses including the simultaneously announced XF200mmF2 R LM OIS WR and XF1.4X F2 TC WR, FUJINON XF lenses cover an impressive array of focal lengths, enabling shooting opportunities from far away to close-up.

Available in November 2018, with an expected retail price of £1799. Click here to register your pre-order.

 

“Announcing the New FUJINON XF200mmF2 R LM OIS WR Telephoto Lens and FUJINON XF1.4X TC F2 WR Teleconverter Kit”

First super-fast F2 telephoto lens for the mirrorless X Series system boasts ultra-high image quality and pairs perfectly with new XF teleconverter

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FUJIFILM has announced that it will release the super-fast FUJINON XF200mmF2 R LM OIS WR telephoto lens and FUJINON XF1.4X TC F2 WR teleconverter kit in late October 2018. The XF200mmF2 R LM OIS WR is the first super-fast telephoto lens in the XF lens lineup, offering a fast maximum f-stop of 2.0 and a focal length equivalent to 305mm in 35mm film format. Taking advantage of technologies synonymous with FUJINON lenses, this new telephoto lens boasts exceptional image clarity with the ability to produce beautiful bokeh, making it the perfect choice for shooting sports and wildlife.

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The XF200mmF2 R LM OIS WR lens will be available as a kit, paired with the high performance FUJINON XF1.4X F2 TC WR teleconverter, which extends the focal length of the lens by 1.4 times. The teleconverter allows the lens to cover a focal length equivalent to 427mm at F2.8.

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The FUJINON XF200mmF2 R LM OIS WR is a fast telephoto lens which is able to utilize the full capability of FUJIFILM’s X-TransTM CMOS sensor to achieve edge-to-edge sharpness even when the aperture is wide open. It faithfully captures the atmosphere of each scene, thanks to its outstanding performance and ability to produce beautiful bokeh. Furthermore, the lens features a new Focus Preset function, allowing photographers to quickly change the focus to a preset position to capture subjects with ease. The lens barrel is made of magnesium alloy which makes it both lightweight yet very durable. The lens is also resistant to dust, moisture and low temperatures down to -10 degrees Celsius, making it ideal for use by professional photographers in challenging conditions.

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The XF1.4X TC F2 WR is a high-performance teleconverter that is fitted between a camera and a lens to extend the lens’ focal length by 1.4 times. When combined with the XF200mmF2 R LM OIS WR, the teleconverter provides the focal length equivalent to 427mm in the 35mm film format. It is designed to minimize any aberrations to ensure high image quality even when the maximum aperture of F2 is used.

 

Expanding the total current lens lineup of the X Series system to 31 lenses, including the simultaneously released XF8-16mmF2.8 R LM WR, FUJINON XF lenses cover an impressive array of focal lengths, enabling shooting opportunities from far away to close-up.

Available in October 2018, with an expected retail price of £5399. Click here to register your pre-order.

 

XF 8-16mm F2.8 R LM WR Specs

 

  1. Main Features

 (1)  Ultra-wide angle zoom with a constant maximum aperture of F2.8

In order to provide an ultra-wide angle zoom of 8-16mm

(equivalent to 12-24mm in 35mm format) at a constant

maximum aperture of F2.8, this lens uses an impressive

20 elements in 13 groups. This includes four aspherical lens

elements to control distortion and spherical aberration, and

six ED lens elements including three super ED elements

to control lateral chromatic aberration. This design results

in advanced image-resolving performance across the zoom

range while maintaining a constant maximum aperture of F2.8.

 

(2)  Field curvature correction mechanism

In order to correct field curvature, typically found with ultra-wide angle lenses, this lens features a correction element which adjusts according to the position of the zoom in order to achieve edge-to-edge sharpness.

 

(3)  Double Nano-GI coating

The rear surface of the two front lens elements is treated with Nano-GI coating to eliminate ghosting and flare, caused by oblique light, creating clear images.

 

(4)  Silent and fast autofocus

The lens uses linear motors for autofocus to achieve quiet and ultra-fast AF.

 

(5)  Advanced construction that withstands various shooting conditions

The barrel is sealed at 11 places to make the lens resistant to dust,

moisture, and low temperatures down to -10 degrees Celsius.

The front lens element is coated with fluorine to repel water and dirt,

adding extra durability so that the lens can be used outdoors with peace of mind.

 

(6)  Accessories

Ultra-wide angle lenses have large front element protrusion and cannot be fitted with a regular lens cap. The FLCP-8-16 front lens cap is specifically designed for this lens and will be released on the market at the same time as the lens.

 

  1. Main Specification

XF8-16mmF2.8 R LM WR

Type FUJINON LENS XF8-16mmF2.8 R LM WR
Lens configuration 20 elements 13 groups

(includes 4 Aspherical elements, 3 ED elements,

3 super ED elements)

Focal length (35mm format equivalent) f=8-16mm (12-24mm)
Angle of view 121°- 83.2°
Max. aperture F2.8
Min. aperture F22
Aperture control

Number of blades

Stop size

 

9(rounded diaphragm opening)

1/3EV (19 steps)

Focus range 25cm~∞
Max. magnification 0.1x  (Telephoto)
External dimensions: Diameter x Length (approx.)

(distance from camera lens mount flange)

Φ88mm x 121.5mm

 

Weight (approx.)

(excluding caps )

805g
Filter size
Accessories included Lens cap FLCP-8-16

Lens rear cap RLCP-001

Wrapping Cloth

 

XF 200mm F2 R LM OIS WR Specs

 

  1. Main Features

<Telephoto XF200mmF2 R LM OIS WR lens>

(1)  Offering outstanding performance and beautiful bokeh

The lens is made of 19 elements in 14 groups, including one

large-diameter super ED lens element and two large-diameter

ED lens elements to minimize chromatic aberration.

High-precision polishing technology, developed for broadcast

lenses, has been used to prepare the large-diameter lens

elements to achieve outstanding image-resolving performance and creamy

bokeh. This element is produced with an accuracy of less than 0.1μm.

High-speed AF is made possible thanks to the lightweight

focus lens group and the use of linear motors.

 

(2)  Powerful image stabilization performance

The lens offers 5.0-stop image stabilization performance in accordance with CIPA. The lens recognizes shooting conditions, e.g. panning or on tripod, and automatically applies optimum image stabilization control.

 

(3)  Easy AF operation

・ Focus Preset Function*1 instantaneously changes the focus to a preset position to capture your main subject with ease without having to make focal readjustments.

  • Focus Range Selector switch limits the shooting distance range for autofocusing. Activating this function narrows down the range of shooting distance and delivers high-speed AF when shooting a subject at the distance of 5 meters or greater.
  • The Focus Control button*1 is positioned at the tip of the lens barrel. Use the Focus Select switch to assign a function of your choice, such as Focus Preset, AF-ON and Focus Lock.

*1 The camera body’s firmware must be updated to activate the Focus Preset function and Focus Control button. Updated firmware is due to be released at the same time as the lens.

 

(4)  Fast, silent, and highly accurate autofocus

The lens uses linear motors to achieve fast, silent, and high-precision AF performance.

There is also a new mechanism that fixes the focus motor group when the camera is not in use, which reduces any vibrations that may occur from the linear motors’ magnets being disengaged.

 

 

(5) Advanced durability able to withstand various shooting conditions

The lens is lightweight yet robust, thanks to its magnesium alloy construction.

The barrel is sealed at 17 places to make the lens resistant to dust,

moisture, and low temperatures down to -10 degrees Celsius.

The front lens element is coated with fluorine to repel water and dirt,

adding extra durability so that the lens can be used outdoors with peace of mind.

The matte silver color reduces the risk of the lens overheating under intense summer temperatures. The paintwork is designed to diffuse light which prevents the lens from generating strong light reflections.

 

(6)  Arca-Swiss compatible tripod mount

The tripod mount features an Arca-Swiss compatible dovetail groove and also supports both ¼-inch and 3/8-inch tripod screws.

 

 

(7)  Packaged with the high-performance XF1.4X TC F2 WR teleconverter

This high-performance teleconverter extends the focal length by 1.4 times while controlling aberrations when used wide open at an aperture of F2.0. When combined with the XF200mmF2 R LM OIS WR, the teleconverter provides the focal length equivalent to 427mm in the 35mm film format.

 

(8)  Accessories

Also simultaneously released will be the PRF-105 protective filter and the FLCP-105 front lens cap.

 

 

  1. Main Specification

XF200mmF2 R LM OIS WR

Type FUJINON XF200mmF2 R LM OIS WR Lens
Lens configuration 19 elements 14 groups

(includes 2ED elements,1super ED element)

Focal length (35mm format equivalent) f=200mm (305mm)
Angle of view 8.1°
Max. aperture F2
Min. aperture F22
Aperture control

Number of blades

Stop size

 

9(rounded diaphragm opening)

1/3EV (22 steps)

Focus range 1.8m~∞
Max. magnification 0.12x
External dimensions: Diameter x Length (approx.)

(distance from camera lens mount flange)

Φ122mm x 205.5mm

 

Weight (approx.)

(including tripod collar foot, excluding caps and hood )

2,265g
Filter size Φ105mm
Accessories included Lens cap FLCP-105

Lens rear cap RLCP-001

Lens hood

Shoulder strap

Lens case

 

XF1.4X TC F2 WR

Type FUJINON XF1.4X TC F2 WR Teleconverter
Lens configuration 7 elements 4 groups

(includes 1 aspherical element)

Focal length (35mm format equivalent) 1.4x that of original lens
Max. aperture 1 additional stop
Min. aperture 1 additional stop
Focus range Approx. same as that of original lens
Max. magnification 1.4x that of original lens
External dimensions: Diameter x Length (approx.)

(distance between lens mount and camera mount)

Φ58mm x 15mm (excluding protrusion)

 

Weight (approx.)

(excluding caps )

130g
Accessories included Lens front cap

Lens rear cap RLCP-001

Lens pouch

 

 

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