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FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Kenji Sukeno) has unveiled the latest development roadmap for interchangeable lenses for the X Series range of mirrorless digital cameras that offer outstanding image quality with the company's proprietary color reproduction technology. 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. In this roadmap, prime lenses are categorized into 2 series, “Ultra-fast Prime lens” and “Compact Prime lens”, and high-end zoom lenses are categorized as “Red Badge Zoom lens” series.
Lenses added to the development roadmap
1. “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.
2. “ 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.
3. “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.
In addition to the development of these three lenses, Fujifilm has also announced today the launch of two FUJINON lenses: a large-diameter ultra wide angle zoom lens “FUJINON LENS XF8-16mmF2.8 R LM WR” and large-diameter telephoto prime lens “FUJINON Lens XF200mmF2 R LM OIS WR.” Fujifilm will continue to expand the lens line-up to support a wide range of photography styles and requirements.
* Among interchangeable lens with AF capability; as of July 20, 2018; survey by Fujifilm.
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