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    Two more additions expand Fujifilm’s iconic lineup to 37 X Mount lenses, providing excellent coverage for a wider range of shooting situations

    FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Kenji Sukeno) has unveiled its latest interchangeable lens roadmap for the X Series range mirrorless digital cameras. Renowned for its impeccable range of lenses, the lineup has been expanded further, providing extensive coverage in focal lengths from ultra-wide-angle to ultra-telephoto.

    The first lens to be added to the roadmap is the XF 18mm F1.4, which has a highly versatile angle of view. The XF 18mm F1.4 joins the collection of professional large-diameter prime lenses which are renowned for their creamy bokeh and advanced performance. The second lens to be added is the XF 70-300mm F4-5.6 OIS, a compact and lightweight telephoto zoom designed for the demands of the photo enthusiast. Finally, Fujifilm has also announced the launch of the XF 10-24mm F4 R OIS WR, an ultra-wide zoom lens – ideal for a variety of shooting situations.

    These announcements expand the lineup of interchangeable lenses for the X Series to 37. Fujifilm will continue to cater to users’ diverse photographic needs with a total of 49 lenses in a comprehensive lineup for the GFX and X Series combined.

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    FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Kenji Sukeno) is pleased to announce the introduction of the FUJINON XF18mm F1.4 R LM WR lens (XF18mmF1.4), set to be released in May 2021. Having a 35mm equivalent focal length of 27mm and a maximum aperture of F1.4, it is the 39th lens in Fujifilm’s broad line of interchangeable lenses, made exclusively for its family of X Series mirrorless digital cameras.

    Measuring 7.56cm (2.98in) in length and weighing just 370g (0.81lb), the XF18mmF1.4 has a filter size of 62mm and a minimum focusing distance of 20cm (7.9in). This makes it an ideal lens for everything from landscapes and cityscapes to portraits and weddings. Added flexibility in dimly lit environments is also provided through the wide F1.4 aperture, which also produces incredibly smooth bokeh in out-of-focus areas.

    Keeping to the X Series philosophy of creating lightweight and compact imaging solutions that produce incredible image quality, the XF18mmF1.4 provides incredible optical performance without being heavy or bulky. Compared with other lenses that have a similar angle of view and aperture, these differences make the XF18mmF1.4 an easy choice among many imaging professionals for years to come.

    Exceptional optical performance, even at F/1.4

    The XF18mmF1.4 utilizes three aspherical lenses and one ED lens among its 15 lens elements, spread across 9 groups, to minimize chromatic and comatic aberration. This means the finest details of an image will be reproduced with high levels of detail and sharpness.

    The focusing group of six lens elements moves in unison to reduce aberration fluctuations, which can be caused by focusing, to deliver consistent sharpness at any focusing position on the lens.

    Designed for versatility

    The XF18mmF1.4 has a 35mm equivalent focal length of 27mm and can achieve focus on subjects 11cm (4.33in) away from the front lens element. This gives it a broad range of applications from being used to make images of everyday moments to using it to create sweeping landscapes.

    Fast, accurate, and near-silent autofocus

    The XF18mmF1.4 uses an internal autofocus (AF) system, driven by a powerful linear motor, to provide fast, accurate, and near-silent AF. From the lens’s minimum object distance (MOD) of 20cm (7.87in) to infinity, the focusing group of lens elements travels a total of just 2.5mm (0.1in). This means focus can be acquired in as quickly as 0.04 seconds.

    If the lens must travel from MOD to infinity to acquire focus, it can still be achieved in as quickly as 0.25 seconds.

    For precise control when manually focusing, components in the manual focusing ring assembly have been specially engineered to respond with precision, especially when the focusing ring is moved slightly.

    Compact, lightweight and weather-resistant

    The XF18mmF1.4 has a 62mm filter thread, measures 7.56cm (2.98in) in length and weighs just 370g (0.81lb). This makes it incredibly lightweight and portable. While the lens barrel is made from metal, it is specially designed to weigh as little as possible without compromising its overall strength.

    The lens has weather-resistant seals at eight locations along the lens barrel, making it resistant to dust, moisture, and temperatures as low as -10°C (14°F). The XF18mmF1.4 has an A (Auto) Position Lock to lock the aperture ring into the A position, which prevents accidental movement.

    Optional accessory

    LH-XF18 Lens Hood for the XF18mmF1.4 R LM WR - A rectangular, aluminium lens hood for X F18mmF1.4 R LM WR that helps to prevent lens flare and ghosting, which can occur when beams of light strike the front element of the lens.

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