Fujifilm doesn’t have a major booth presence at CES 2015, because it did in years earlier, but the company announced a brand new lens that it says it geared toward photojournalists (that’s to not say anyone else couldn’t use it). The XF16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR lens has a traditional zoom vary (24-84mm, 35mm similar) with a constant f/2.8 all over the focal vary. On Hand in February 2015, it’ll retail for $ 1,200.
The lens’ giant promoting point is the 14 seal factors that make it Climate resistant and dust proof. Fujifilm describes the lens as a “perfect partner for photojournalists who don’t want to compromise when Climate conditions are essentially the most challenging.”
The lens is flexible, and can be used to shoot broad-angle landscapes and photographs. It works with any X-mount digicam (mainly these from Fujifilm), nevertheless it’s made especially for Fujifilm’s X-T1. Due To a light-weight Inner Focusing Machine and a Twin Linear Motor, the lens bargains high-velocity, quiet autofocusing at Zero.06 seconds. At $ 1,200, it’s a excessive price, taking into consideration it’s missing an optical image stabilization characteristic.
Even Though Fujifilm handiest introduced one product, we expect the company is conserving out for the CP+ digicam exhibit in Japan, which takes situation in February 2015.
The record of options embody (per Fujifilm):
- Fujifilm X-Mount is compatible with all Fujifilm interchangeable Device cameras
- Climate-resistant design with 14 sealing points
- 0.06 seconds autofocus velocity and just about silent operation
- Uses 17 parts in 12 teams, including three aspherical lens parts to control spherical aberration and distortion, and three ED glass lens components to scale back lateral and axial chromatic aberration
- Nano-GI coating alters the refractive index between glass and air to scale back ghosting and flare
- 9 blade aperture creates clean and circular bokeh
- 1/Three EV steps
- Minimal working distance of lower than 12 inches