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Fujifilm Adds Two New X-Series Lenses and Updates X Lens Roadmap

July 20, 2018

Fresh on the heals of announcing the XF10, Fujifilm is back again with two new lenses and an update to their X-Mount lens roadmap.

First up is the FUJINON XF8-16mmF2.8 R LM WR (pictured above). This wide-angle lens maintains a constant maximum aperture of f/2.8 as you zoom and has a 35mm equivalent focal length of 12-24mm.

According to Fujifilm, the lens sports a floating lens element that adjusts according to the position of the zoom, ensuring edge-to-edge sharpness while also correcting the field curvature typically found in ultra-wide angle lenses.

The 8-16mm lens is weather-sealed and can operate temperatures as low as 14°F/-10°C. It uses a linear motor to drive autofocusing and Nano GI coating to reduce flare and ghosting. It ships in November for $2,000.

Next up is the FUJINON XF200mmF2 R LM OIS WR telephoto prime lens, equivalent to 305mm lens on a full frame camera. There’s image stabilization good for up to five stops of correction and the lens can automatically recognize shooting conditions and apply corrections accordingly.

Fuji XF 200mm f/2

The XF200F2

According to Fuji, the lenses uses high-precision polishing technology originally developed for broadcast lenses to improve resolving power and bokeh rendering. There’s also a new Focus Preset function that instantaneously changes the focus to a preset position.

The 200mm drives autofocusing using linear motors with a new mechanism that fixes the motor group when the camera is not in use to reduce movement of the focusing group. Like the 8-16mm lens, this model is weather sealed and rated for cold temperatures.

It will be sold in a kit with a 1.4x teleconverter for $6,000. It’s expected to ship in late October.

Fujifilm also tipped its hand as to three forthcoming lenses for its X-series mirrorless cameras: a compact wide angle lens, the XF16mmF2.8 R WR; a standard zoom lens, the XF16-80mmF4 R OIS WR and a large aperture prime lens, the XF33mmF1 R WR (the company’s first with a maximum aperture of f/1 and AF capability). No word yet on price or availability.

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