A feast from Fujifilm
News lenses and firmware updates join Fujifilm’s latest announcements.
The XF80mm f/2.8 LM OIS WR Macro is first mid-telephoto macro lens that offers lifesize magnification. Its design features 16 elements in 12 groups, including one aspherical lens, one Super ED lens, and three ED lenses, and despite all that advanced glass, this lens is lightweight and handheld shooting is supported by Fujifilm’s optical mage stabiliser system that is designed to supress shift shake and offers a 5EV benefit.
Autofocusing is handled by a linear motor for fast, silent operation while the provision of an innovative Floating Focus system and Ball Slide system helps ensure great accuracy and high performance.
The lens is also weather resistant and the front and rear elements are fluorine coated to repel water and make surfaces less susceptible to smudges.This lens will be available from November at a price of £1249.
Fujifilm’s medium-format GFX system has also gained a new lens. The GF45mm f/2.8 R WR is the sixth lens in the range and is a compact lens with a really moderate wide-angle focal length – equivalent to 36mm in the 36mm format. The lens weighs in at just 490g so makes a portable combination with the GFX body, and the lens is dust and weather resistant too, matching the camera,
The GF45mmF2.8 R WR will be available in November at £1699.
Finally, Fujifilm has also announced new software and firmware. Starting with software, available from late November will be the Fujifilm X Raw Studio, a Raw processing software that works when the camera is connected to the camera via a USB cable.
Firmware updates for the X-T2 and X-T20 will be available from late November and for the X-Pro2 and X100F from late December. A raft of improvements are on offer including support for X Raw Studio and improved AF tracking. In the case of the X-Pro2 4k video will be possible and on the X-T20 it will be possible to use touch operation while the eye is to the viewfinder.
For more information please visit the Fujifilm website.