Fujifilm has announced a pair of lenses for its X-mount mirrorless bodies.
A thin, “pancake-style” prime lens, with a focal length of 27mm, XF 27mm f/2.8 provides a natural field of view close to that of the human eye, which makes it extremely suitable for a diverse range of photographic styles – from everyday general use to portraiture, street, and landscape photography.
“With its compact design, image-makers may find themselves using the lens frequently as a walkaround lens because of its exceptional portability, outstanding image quality, and weather-resistant features,” said Victor Ha, senior director of marketing and product management for FUJIFILM North America Corporation’s Electronic Imaging Division.
And finally, an XF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 R LM OIS WR, which is a very compact zoom lens.
“This new lens is a lightweight and compact telephoto zoom that provides image-makers with a broad range of focal lengths between 70mm and 300mm (35mm equivalent of 107mm – 457mm),” says Victor Ha, senior director of marketing and product management for FUJIFILM North America Corporation’s Electronic Imaging Division. “Its fast autofocus (AF), up to 5.5- stops of optical image stabilization, and weather-resistance make it a natural choice for image- makers that need a versatile lens option that isn’t heavy.”
The XF 27mm f/2.8 features an aperture ring with an F-stop scale so that users can visually check and adjust their aperture setting without needing to look at the camera’s screen or through its viewfinder. The aperture ring also features the A (Auto) Position Lock, which locks the lens into the A-Position to prevent unintentional adjustments to the lens’ aperture while it is being used.
Weather-resistance has been applied at seven locations on the lens to protect against water and dust and allow it to fully operate in temperatures as low as 14°F (-10°C).
In addition to the standard lens cap, comes packaged with a dome-shaped lens hood (LH-XF27) and a hood cap (LHCP-27) to provide options to protect the lens, and to accommodate users that prefer using a low-profile hood over the lens caps because of its convenience.
Since the diameter of the image circle needed to cover an APS-C sensor (28.4mm) is so close in dimension to XF 27mm f/2.8’s focal length, the lens produces uniquely high-quality images while boasting an incredibly compact design.
Despite its compact size, the lens consists of seven lens elements in five groups, including one aspherical element, which mitigates spherical aberration, field curvature, and distortion. This allows XF 27mm f/2.8 to deliver astounding image resolution, even when it is used at its widest apertures.
The lens features a high-torque DC motor to enable fast and accurate AF, while the front lens group of five lens elements effectively maintains image quality by minimizing
aberrations that may occur, whether the lens is being used for close-ups or for subjects that are further away.
One of the thinnest and lightest XF lenses in the XF lens collection, measures just 62mm in diameter and is only 23mm long. The lens is very lightweight at approximately 84g, which makes it an ideal choice for assignments where compactness and overall size are of concern.
Weighing just 580g with a length of 132.5mm, XF 70-300 f/4-5.6 combines 17 elements in 12 groups, including one aspherical element and two, extra-low dispersion ED elements, into a compact and lightweight body that only has a diameter of 75mm.
The lens is compatible with the FUJINON XF1.4X TC WR and FUJINON XF2X TC WR teleconverters. When aired with XF2X TC WR, it is possible to achieve a maximum 35mm equivalent focal length of up to 914mm with only 2 stops of stop-loss. When using it with XF1.4X TC WR, the lens will provide a maximum 35mm equivalent focal length of 630mm with just 1 stop of stop-loss.
XF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 offers up to 5.5-stops of optical image stabilization to help minimize the effects of camera shake, especially at longer focal lengths. Additionally, the lens’s OIS capabilities can also be combined with the in-body image stabilization systems found in FUJIFILM X-T4 and FUJIFILM X-S10 to add five-axis stabilization, which can further help to minimize shake caused by linear shift.
The use of the linear-motor drive system enables fast and near-silent autofocusing, which allows it to fully leverage and make use of the advanced AF system found in X Series cameras.
Maximum magnification of 0.33x or equivalent of 0.5x in the 35mm film format for 1:2 close-ups
Weather-resistant seals have been applied at 10 locations along the lens barrel to protect it against dust and moisture, while also giving XF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 the ability to operate at temperatures of down to 14°F (-10°C).
Here some sample pictures: