Fujifilm launches XF8-16mm f/2.8 R, XF200mm f/2 R, Announces Several Firmware Updates, and Expands the Lens Road Map
Fujifilm is on fire again! Within the last 24 hours the company announced the brand new XF10 premium compact camera, the XF8-16mm f/2.8 R LM WR and XF200mm f/2 R LM OIS WR lenses, several firmware updates for their X-Series cameras, and a pretty impressive expansion of their lens roadmap. Let’s dive into the details!
XF10 is a brand new premium compact mirrorless camera sporting the 24MP APS-C CMOS sensor and a built-in 18.5mm f2.8 lens. Dave Kai-Piper has already covered all the details of the new camera for FujiLove. Jump over here to read more >>>
Fujinon XF8-16mm f/2.8 R LM WR
According to Fujifilm, the XF8-16mm f/2.8 is a wide aperture ultra wide angle zoom lens that covers a focal length from the world’s largest wide angle 8mm (35mm equivalent focal length: 12mm) with a brightness of f/2.8 maximum aperture throughout the entire zoom range. It will be a new addition to the interchangeable lenses for the X Series of digital cameras that realizes superior image quality created by Fujifilm’s proprietary color reproduction technology. The lens will be released in late November 2018. Utilizing its wide angle of view, XF8-16mmF2.8 R LM WR enables the shooting of dynamic landscapes and vast structures with an emphasis on perspective. Further, in combination with brightness of F2.8 maximum aperture, it is also well suited to indoor shoots with a little light and for shooting night skies and lights. Visit Fujifilm’s website to find out more about this lens >>>
Fujinon XF200mm f/2 R LM OIS WR
According to Fujifilm, the XF200mm f/2 is a large-diameter telephoto prime lens for the X Series of digital cameras. It uses Fujifilm’s unique color reproduction technology to deliver outstanding photo quality. The lens will be released in late October, 2018, in a kit that also contains the FUJINON Teleconverter XF1.4X TC F2 WR (XF1.4X TC F2 WR), a high-performance teleconverter that can extend the lens’s focal length by 1.4 times. The XF200mmF2 R LM OIS WR is the X Series’ first telephoto interchangeable lens that offers the maximum aperture of F2.0. The lens has the focal length of 200mm (equivalent to 305mm in the 35mm film format.) Tapping into the optical technologies nurtured through the production of FUJINON lenses, widely used in the broadcasting and cinematography industries, it produces advanced sharpness and beautiful bokeh to achieve outstanding descriptive performance. It can be combined with the XF1.4X TC F2 WR, which supports the main lens’s maximum aperture of F2.0 and extends its focal length by 1.4 times, to cover the ultra-telephoto focal length of 280mm (equivalent to 427mm in the 35mm film format), making it an ideal choice for shooting sports, airplanes and wild birds. Visit Fujifilm’s website to find out more about this lens >>>
Firmware updates for X-T2, X-Pro2, X-H1, GFX 50S, X-T100 and X-A5
X-T2: firmware version 4.20. Download here >>>
X-Pro2: firmware version 5.00 Download here >>>
X-H1: firmware version 1.11 Download here >>>
GFX 50S: firmware version 3.20 Download here >>>
X-T100: firmware version 1.10 will be available in August 2018
X-A5: firmware version 1.20 will be available in August 2018
New lenses on the Fujifilm Lens Roadmap
Source Fujifilm: The latest roadmap covers basic specifications of three new lenses to be added to the lineup, namely “XF33mmF1 R WR” large diameter prime lens, “XF16mmF2.8 R WR” compact prime lens and “XF16-80mmF4 R OIS WR” standard zoom lens. A comprehensive lineup of 34 interchangeable lenses will provide extended shooting ranges.
XF33mmF1 R WR large diameter prime lens
XF33mmF1 R WR is a standard large diameter prime lens. This ultra-fast lens will be the world’s first mirrorless lens with F1.0 maximum aperture and AF capability.
XF16mmF2.8 R WR compact prime lens
XF16mmF2.8 R WR is a wide lens in compact prime lens category. It has the focal length equivalent to 24mm in the 35mm format and F2.8 maximum aperture, making it the perfect choice for landscape and travel photography. It complements the already-released XF23mmF2 R WR, XF35mmF2 R WR and XF50mmF2 R WR series of small, stylish prime lenses, covering wide angle to mid-telephoto focal lengths.
XF16-80mmF4 R OIS WR standard zoom lens
The standard zoom lens XF16-80mmF4 R OIS WR features a broad focal length range from wide angle equivalent to 24mm to mid-telephoto 122mm in the 35mm format, while keeping a constant F4.0 maximum aperture. Its broad focal range makes it a very versatile lens capable of covering a wide range of shooting scenes.
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