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Fujifilm launches the FUJINON XF23mmF1.4 R premium wide-angle lens

The FUJINON XF23mmF1.4 R is a premium wide-angle lens designed to maximize the performance of the Fujifilm X-Trans CMOS sensor for the highest picture quality

05.09.2013
FUJINON XF23mmF1.4 R

FUJINON XF23mmF1.4 R lens

FUJIFILM X-Pro1

FUJIFILM X-Pro1 + FUJINON XF23mmF1.4 R

FUJIFILM X-E1 Black

FUJIFILM X-E1 Black + FUJINON XF23mmF1.4 R

FUJIFILM X-E1 Silver

FUJIFILM X-E1 Silver + FUJINON XF23mmF1.4 R

FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Shigehiro Nakajima) is proud to announce the launch of the FUJINON XF23mmF1.4 R lens for Fujifilm compact system cameras. FUJINON XF lenses represent the pinnacle of Fujifilm's optical design technology, with top quality all-glass construction which includes an aspherical lens element. Their fast maximum apertures increase versatility for low-light photography and create scenes with a beautiful bokeh effect, while Fujifilm's HT-EBC coating reduces reflections over a wider range of wavelengths, thereby controlling flare and ghosting. These advanced optical engineering techniques combine to deliver   full-frame sensor resolution and noise level performance in the highly detailed APS-C sized X-Trans CMOS sensor in FUJIFILM X-mount cameras. With a focal length equivalent to 35mm in the 35mm format, the FUJINON XF23mmF1.4 R is suitable for a wide range of applications including portraits and landscapes as well as more general photography. The fast maximum aperture of f/1.4 allows you to shoot hand-held in low light conditions, where zoom lenses would introduce camera shake, plus it creates beautiful bokeh for artistic images.

Dedicated lens design for use with Fujifilm X-Trans CMOS sensors

  • The new lens design provides enhanced resolving power with high contrast to draw the maximum performance out of the highly descriptive X-Trans CMOS sensor.
  • The fast f/1.4 aperture allows the user to create images with beautiful bokeh and helps reduce blurring in low light conditions.
  • Lens distortion has been reduced to the absolute minimum using only optical rather than digital correction, thereby delivering the highest possible picture quality.
  • The rounded seven-blade diaphragm ensures smooth bokeh even when shooting portraits or product shots at a medium aperture to maintain reasonable depth-of-field.
  • All lens elements are treated with Fujifilm’s multilayer HT-EBC (High Transmittance Electron Beam Coating) which delivers enhanced durability and ensures an even spread of light across the sensor.
  

Distance indicator suitable for quick shots

  • The FUJINON XF23mmF1.4 R features a camera-to-subject distance indicator and a depth-of-field scale on the barrel. Both are useful when manually pre-focusing to capture a fast moving subject, or minimize the shutter lag to capture a fleeting moment.
  • The minimum working distance of around 28cm also makes this lens ideal for close-up shots.
 

High speed autofocus

  • The lens uses an internal focusing system for high speed autofocus. The focusing lens group consists of three cemented lens elements and one aspheric lens element to keep weight down while the built-in high-torque DC coreless motor delivers ultra-fast AF performance.
 

Compact size and premium design

  • The FUJINON XF23mmF1.4 R weighs 300g and measures just 63mm in length making it the most compact and lightweight lens of its class.
  • Metal parts are used for the focus and aperture rings, which are designed to give just the right amount of torque and feel in use.
  • The large front element gives the premium look of a fast lens, reminiscent of classic lenses from the past.
 

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FUJINON XF23mm Lens Specification Chart

Type

XF23mmF1.4 R

Lens configuration

11 elements in 8 groups
(includes 1 aspherical element)

Focal length

f=23mm

(35mm format equivalent)

(35mm)

Angle of view

63.4°

Max. aperture

F1.4

Min. aperture

F16

Aperture control

 

      Number of of blades

7 (rounded diaphragm opening)

      Stop size

1/3EV (22 stops)

Focus range

Normal  : 0.6m~∞
Macro  : 28cm ~∞

Max. magnification

0.1 x

External dimensions : Diameter x Length* (approx.)
 * distance from camera lens mount flange

φ72mm x  63mm

Weight  (approx. ) (excluding caps and hoods)

300g

Filter size

φ62mm

  © 2013 Fujifilm UK Ltd. Specifications are subject to change.   UK AVAILABILITY AND PRICING: The FUJIFILM XF23mm lens will be on sale from October 2013 for around £849. Hi-res PRODUCT IMAGES are available for download from our IMAGE BANK: Visit the Fujifilm UK Image Bank For UK MEDIA ENQUIRIES/REVIEW SAMPLES please contact: FUJIFILM UK Digital Camera Press Office
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