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Fujifilm launches new wide aperture ultra wide angle zoom lens “FUJINON LENS XF8-16mmF2.8 R LM WR”

Announcing the FUJINON XF8-16mmF2.8 R LM WR Lens An ultra-wide angle zoom with a constant maximum aperture of F2.8 that uses cutting-edge technology to achieve outstanding edge-to-edge image sharpness

20.07.2018

FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Kenji Sukeno) will launch “FUJINON LENS XF8-16mmF2.8 R LM WR” (XF8-16mmF2.8 R LM WR), a wide aperture ultra wide angle zoom lens that covers a focal length from the world’s largest wide angle*18mm (35mm equivalent focal length: 12mm) with a brightness of F2.8 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.

*1 The world’s largest wide angle as an interchangeable lens for a digital camera with brightness of F2.8 maximum aperture throughout the entire zoom range. As of July 20, 2018. Survey by Fujifilm.

XF8-16mmF2.8 R LM WR is a wide aperture ultra wide angle zoom lens that covers a focal length of 8 to 16mm (35mm equivalent focal length: 12 to 24mm) with brightness of F2.8 maximum aperture. By adopting an optical design consisting of 20 lenses in 13 groups including four aspherical lenses, three ED lenses, and three super ED lenses and a field curvature correction lens*2, the lens features remarkable resolution from the center of the screen to the periphery while being an ultra wide angle zoom lens with F2.8 maximum aperture. Fully harnessing the capacity of the proprietary X-Trans™ CMOS*3 sensor developed by Fujifilm used in the FUJIFILM X-H1 mirrorless digital cameras and other X series cameras, it captures the high image quality of the X Series with open aperture. With a light, exceptionally robust body, it is dust and weather resistant, and capable of operating in environments as cold as -10°C. It is designed to be used by professional photographers as part of their photography equipment. In combination with the already available FUJINON XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR and FUJINON XF50-140mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR, the lens will cover a wide angle 8mm to telephoto 140mm (35mm equivalent focal length: 12mm to 213mm) focal length with brightness of F2.8 maximum aperture, meeting diverse shooting needs.

Fujifilm will also launch the following new products: the wide aperture single-focus telephoto lens FUJINON XF200mmF2 R LM OIS WR and the high-performance teleconverter FUJINON TELECONVERTER XF1.4X TC F2 WR , in addition to FUJINON XF16mmF2.8 R WR, FUJINON XF16-80mmF4 R OIS WR, and FUJINON XF33mmF1R WR announced in the development roadmap*4 for the X Series interchangeable lenses. We will have a total of 34 lenses that will cover a wide range of photographic areas from ultra wide angle to ultra telephoto, delivering the joy of photography with the X Series.

 
                   XF8-16mmF2.8 R LM WR                                        When attached to FUJIFILM X-H1

*2 A lens that operates in accordance with the position of the zoom to correct the field curvature that is prominent in ultra wide angle lenses.
*3 X-Trans™ is a trademark or registered trademark of FUJIFILM Corporation. With a proprietary highly aperiodic color filter array, the sensor minimizes moiré effects and false colors without the use of an optical low-pass filter.
 *4 Refer to http://www.fujifilm.com/products/digital_cameras/xf_lens/roadmap/index.html for the latest roadmap of “X Series” interchangeable lenses.

1. Product Features
(1) A wide aperture ultra wide angle zoom lens that covers a focal length from the world’s largest wide angle*1 8mm (35mm equivalent focal length: 12mm)

Lens composition consisting of 20 lenses in 13 groups including four aspherical lenses, three ED lenses, and three super ED lenses. The four aspherical lenses minimize distortion and spherical aberration, while the six ED lenses including three super ED lenses minimize chromatic aberration at high magnification. It is a wide aperture ultra wide angle zoom lens that covers a focal length from the world’s largest wide angle*18mm (35mm equivalent focal length: 12mm) with brightness of F2.8 maximum aperture throughout the entire zoom range.

                             

(2) Remarkable resolution through cutting edge optical technology
・ Features a field curvature correction lens that operates in accordance with the position of the zoom. Effectively corrects the field curvature that is prominent in ultra wide angle lenses, realizing high resolution from the center of the screen to the periphery throughout the entire zoom range.
・ Nano-GI coating applied to the front two lenses, minimizing ghosting and flare for diagonal incident light for clear images.

(3) High-speed, quiet autofocus
・ Equipped with a linear motor for high-speed, quiet autofocus, enabling a smooth photography experience.

(4) High durability and robustness resistant to a variety of shooting environments
・ A dust and weather resistant, and capable of operating in environments as cold as -10°C, with 11 sealed portions on the barrel. A fluorine coating has been applied to the front lens elements for high durability with water repellant and smudge-resistant properties, enabling you to shoot with confidence in outdoor environments with light rain or dust.

                           

Accessories

XF8-16mmF2.8 R LM WR lens front cap FLCP-8-16 (Accessory)
• Lens front cap FLCP-8-16 to be sold as an accessory exclusively for the wide aperture ultra wide angle zoom lens XF8-16mmF2.8 R LM WR, which has significantly protruding front lens elements.

 

XF8-16mmF2.8 R LM WR

Type FUJINON LENS XF8-16mmF2.8 R LM WR
Lens configuration 20 elements 13 groups
(includes 4 Aspherical elements, 3 ED elements,
3 super ED elements)
Focal length (35mm format equivalent) f=8-16mm (12-24mm)
Angle of view 121°- 83.2°
Max. aperture F2.8
Min. aperture F22
Aperture control Number of blades 9(rounded diaphragm opening)
Stop size 1/3EV (19 steps)
Focus range 25cm~∞
Max. magnification 0.1x (Telephoto)
External dimensions: Diameter x Length (approx.)
(distance from camera lens mount flange)
Φ88mm x 121.5mm
Weight (approx.)
(excluding caps )
805g
Filter size -
Accessories included Lens cap FLCP-8-16
Lens rear cap RLCP-001
Wrapping Cloth

 

 

 

 

Availability and pricing

The FUJINON XF8-16mmF2.8 R LM WR WR will be available from late November 2018 priced at £1799.

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FUJIFILM UK Digital Camera Press Office

Jeannie Corby

PR Executive   

fujifilmpr_uk(at)fujifilm(dot)com

Tel: 01234 572064 / 07979 525398

 

For UK CONSUMER ENQUIRIES please contact:

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ABOUT FUJIFILM

 

Fujifilm UK, established in the UK since 1976, is a subsidiary of FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation and consists of six business divisions. The Photo Imaging division provides commercial photographic businesses with photo printing equipment, kiosk and software solutions along with a range of photo papers for both dry and wet labs, wide format media and inks, photo chemistry, film, and single-use cameras. Photo Imaging is also the home of the best-selling Instax instant camera and accessories. The Electronic Imaging division markets an award-winning range of digital cameras suited to professionals and enthusiasts alike, including the FinePix, X Series and GFX medium format ranges. The Medical Systems division delivers a range of diagnostic imaging systems, medical informatics solutions and clinical chemistry analysers, helping healthcare professionals to deliver excellent care to patients. The Graphic Systems division supplies industry-leading digital, offset, inkjet and plate products and services to deliver superb, high-quality print. The Recording Media division is one of the leading manufacturers of high performance storage media, producing the latest in high capacity data tape storage technology solutions and services. Lastly, the Optical Devices division develops and manufactures FUJINON high-precision lenses for the TV broadcast, cinema, videography, closed circuit television and industrial markets, as well as all of the lenses for the X and GFX series of cameras. FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, was founded in 1934 as a producer of photographic film under the name Fuji Photo Film Co Ltd. By leveraging the technologies originally developed for the photography industry and continuously and proactively pursuing advanced R&D, Fujifilm strives to push the boundaries of innovation to help make the world a better, healthier, and more interesting place. In-house research promotes growth in existing fields, while exploring new possibilities in areas including biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, life sciences, energy and highly functional materials. For the year ended March 31, 2018, the company had global revenues of $23.0 billion, at an exchange rate of 106 yen to the dollar. For more information on Fujifilm UK visit us on social media at @Fujifilm_UK on Twitter, Fujifilm_UK on Instagram, on Facebook at facebook.com/fujifilm.uk or on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/company/fujifilm-uk-ltd.

 

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