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.
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.