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Fujfilm introduces the FUJINON XF23mmF2 R WR

The XF23mmF2 is a compact, wide-angle lens that weighs just 180g and features fast AF for enjoying snapshots with ease. Weather and dust-resistant, it’s capable of operating at low temperatures.

25.08.2016

FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Kenji Sukeno) has announced that it will release a new “FUJINON lens, XF23mmF2 R WR,” in late September 2016* to join the lineup of interchangeable lenses for the X Series of digital cameras, known for their outstanding image quality based on the company’s proprietary color reproduction technology.

The new lens has a highly versatile focal length equivalent to 35mm (in the 35mm film format), covering a range of subjects from snapshots to landscapes and portraits.  Its compact and lightweight design and high-speed AF capability allow users to enjoy taking snapshots on the fly.

The XF23mmF2 R WR is a wide-angle lens with advanced image resolution, capable of drawing out the full performance of Fujifilm’s proprietary X-TRANS CMOS sensor. It has a similar size and design flair of the existing XF35mmF2 to make up a stylish collection of compact lenses. The inner-focus AF system uses a stepping motor ** to drive the focusing group of lens elements for silent and fast autofocus.

The metal exterior gives a sense of premium quality and robustness, and the aperture ring and focus ring have been designed for optimum operability. The lens is also weather and dust resistant and operates at temperatures as low as -10°C, making it an ideal choice for outdoor photography.

*  Black model : Late September 2016,  Silver model : January 2017
** The type of motor that rotates only at a fixed angle in response to an electrical pulse signal, and is used in precision positioning.

2. Product features

(1) Advanced image quality

  • The lens consists of ten elements in six groups, including two aspherical elements.  The optimum positioning of the aspherical elements ensures flatness of the image plane for edge-to-edge sharpness. The aspherical elements are used as part of the focusing group to minimize performance fluctuations between different focal distances.

(2) Compact, lightweight and stylish design for great operability

  • The lens weighs just 180g.
  • The metal exterior, modeled after the design of XF35mmF2 R WR, gives a sense of premium quality and robustness.
  • The compact and stylish form factor almost completely eliminates mechanical vignetting*** when using the optical viewfinder on the FUJIFILM X-Pro2 and X-Pro1 cameras.
  • The aperture ring and focus ring have just the right amount of clicking and torque for great operability.

*** Having part of the lens hood or lens barrel covering the corners of the view through an optical viewfinder

(3) Fast and silent autofocus

  • The inner-focus AF system*4 uses a stepping motor to drive lightweight focusing elements for silent and fast autofocus.  When combined with the phase detection AF system of FUJIFILM X-Pro2, X-T2, the lens can focus in an astonishing 0.05 seconds*5.

*4 An AF system that moves relatively small lens elements in the middle or at the rear for focusing
*5 Using an internal measurement method compliant with the CIPA Guidelines, with the High Performance mode turned on

(4)  Weather and dust resistant, capable of operating at temperatures as low as -10°C

  • The lens barrel is sealed to make it weather and dust resistant, and capable of operating at temperatures as low as -10°C.  When mounted on the weather and dust-resistant mirrorless digital cameras FUJIFILM X-Pro2, X-T1 and X-T2, you can shoot in light rain or a dusty environment with peace of mind.

(5) Optional accessories

  • This lens can be used with the vented metal hood “LH-XF35-2,” which is also compatible with the XF35mmF2 R WR.
  • Coinciding with the launch of the XF23mmF2 R WR, a silver version of the lens hood “LH-XF35-2” will also be released, allowing users to choose an optional hood that matches the color of the lens.

3.Main Specification

Type FUJINON LENS XF23mmF2 R WR
Lens construction 10 elements 6 groups (includes 2 aspherical elements)
Focal length
(35mm format equivalent)
f=23mm (35mm)
Angle of view 63.4°
Max. aperture F2
Min. aperture F16
Aperture control   Number of blades  Stop size 9(rounded diaphragm opening)
1/3EV (19 steps)
Focus range 22cm~∞
Max. magnification 0.13x
External dimensions:
Diameter x Length (approx.)
(distance from camera lens mount flange)
Φ60mm x 51.9mm
Weight (approx.)
(excluding caps, hoods )
180g  
Filter size Φ43mm
Accessories included Lens cap FLCP-43
Lens rear cap
RLCP-001 Lens hood
Wrapping cloth

UK AVAILABILITY AND PRICING:
The FUJIFILM XF23mmF2 R WR lens will be on sale in the UK from September 2016. The Suggested Retail Price is £419.

Hi-res PRODUCT IMAGES are available for download from the Image Bank

For UK MEDIA ENQUIRIES/REVIEW SAMPLES/HIGH RES LOGOS please contact:
FUJIFILM UK Digital Camera Press Office Jeannie Corby PR Executive jcorby(at)fuji.co(dot)uk
Tel: 01234 572064 / 07979 525398

For UK CONSUMER ENQUIRIES please contact:
FUJIFILM UK Camera Service fujitec(at)fuji.co(dot)uk 
Tel: 0344 553 2321

Topics:
  • Digital Cameras