Alongside the release of its new X-T5 APS-C mirrorless camera system, Fujifilm has also announced the XF 30mm f/2.8 Macro, the company’s third XF macro lens, joining the XF 60mm f/2.4 R Macro and the XF 80mm f/2.8 R LM WR Macro. The XF 30mm f/2.8 Macro is designed for macro photography and features a 1:1 magnification ratio with a minimum focusing distance of just 10cm from the sensor.
“The ability to create dynamic, true 1:1 macro photography means photographers can enjoy tabletop photography, close-up commercial detail, and microscopic wildlife, among other genres,” said Victor Ha, vice president of Electronic Imaging and Optical Devices divisions, FUJIFILM North America Corporation. “The lens’ compact design and weather-resistance makes it possible to take maximum advantage of X Series’ portability, offering unconstrained creative experiences.”
XF 30mm f/2.8 Macro’s design consists of 11 elements in 9 groups (including three aspherical elements and 2 ED elements), controls various forms of aberration (including chromatic aberration, spherical aberration, and field curvature) to deliver advanced image-resolving performance. The standard 30mm focal length (equivalent to 46mm in the 35mm film format), which is close to the human field-of-view, also makes it an ideal choice across portraiture, wedding photography, and other genres where a lens with a natural field of the view is desired.
The lens uses the Inner Focus system, where a linear motor drives the lens group to achieve accurate focus in as fast as 0.02 seconds. The focusing operation is quiet and smooth even for close-up photography, which traditionally has required large movement of focusing elements. The linear motor’s advanced resolution capability ensures focusing accuracy even in macro photography with a very shallow depth of field.
The design and engineering of XF 30mm f/2.8 Macro prioritize a natural and compact form factor; the result is a lightweight lens weighing 6.88 ounces (195g) and measuring 2.74 in. (69.5mm) in length with a filter thread size of 43mm.
The lens barrel is sealed in 9 places to ensure consistent operation in temperatures as low as 14°F (-10°C) and dust- and weather resistance.
The XF 30mm f/2.8 Macro is expected to be available in late November 2022 at a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $599.95.
More info on Fujifilm’s website.