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Fujifilm Announces A High Performance, 35mm Fast Prime Lens And A Weather Resistant 1.4x Teleconverter

Compact lightweight design, weather resistant structure and sharp images make these Fujinon lenses top performers

United States – WEBWIRE

Valhalla, N.Y., October 21, 2015 – FUJIFILM Canada is proud to announce that the new “FUJINON XF35mmF2 R WR” lens and the “FUJINON XF1.4x TC WR” teleconverter will be added to the Fujifilm X premium mirrorless camera lens line-up.
The new FUJINON XF35mmF2 R WR will be added to the premium X-Series mirrorless camera lens line-up in November 2015. The XF35mmF2 R WR (53mm in 35mm format equivalent) offers a focal length with the angle of view similar to that of the human eye, and a maximum aperture of F2.0.
The FUJINON XF35mmF2 R WR gives users a superior prime lens that delivers sharp images with rich bokeh. The XF35mmF2 R WR has 9 lens elements in 6 groups (including two aspherical elements) and achieves the perfect balance of high image quality, compact size and autofocus speed as fast as 0.08 seconds. The exterior of the lens is weather and dust-resistant and can work in temperatures down to 14°F. The lens uses eight seals on the barrel to protect it from rain, dust and splashes of water when shooting outdoors. The XF35mmF2 R WR also uses an internal focus system that is combined with a stepping motor to produce quiet, accurate and fast autofocus - a must for all photographers that need to capture a spontaneous moment.
FUJINON XF35mmF2 R WR key features summary:

  • FUJIFILM X-Mount is compatible with all FUJIFILM X-Series interchangeable system cameras
  • Weather-resistant design with 8 sealing points for weather- and dust-resistance and operation as low as 14°F
  • Internal focusing system with 0.08 seconds autofocus speed and nearly silent operation
  • 9 elements in 6 groups, including 2 ED glass lens elements to reduce lateral and axial chromatic aberration
  • Nano-GI coating reduces ghosting and flare
  • 9 blade aperture creates smooth and circular bokeh
  • 1/3 EV steps
  • Minimum working distance of approximately 13 inches.

New XF1.4 TC WR
The new FUJINON XF1.4X TC WR, a teleconverter extending the range of FUJINON XF50-140mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR, will be added to the X-Series mirrorless camera lens line-up in November 2015. The XF1.4X TC WR will be compatible with select future lenses, including the FUJINON XF100-400mm lens, which is currently on the XF lens road map.
The FUJINON XF1.4X TC WR is a high-performance teleconverter capable of multiplying the focal length of the FUJINON XF50-140mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR by 1.4x, (70-200mm equivalent). Although the aperture becomes one f-stop higher when mounted, the teleconverter features an excellent optical design with a construction of 7 elements in 3 groups to maintain the optical performance of the original lens. Also, thanks to the unified design, the teleconverter is weather and dust-resistant and operates at temperatures as low as 14°F. This makes it possible to be used with confidence outdoors when used with the weather and dust-resistant X-T1 camera body.
FUJINON XF1.4X TC WR key features summary:

  • Multiplies focal length of FUJINON XF50-140mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR by 1.4x
  • Weather-resistant design for weather- and dust-resistance and operation as low as 14°F
  • 7 elements in 3 groups
  • AF speed equivalent to XF lens by itself is still achieved with the teleconverter
  • Camera displays and records information reflecting the change in aperture and focal length when the teleconverter is mounted.

New Firmware
Fujifilm will release a new firmware update that is required for all Fujifilm X-Series camera bodies in order to provide full compatibility with the new lens and teleconverter. The firmware will be available on October 29, 2015.
Pricing and availability
The FUJINON XF35mmF2 R WR lens will be available in November 2015 for MSRP CAD $499.99.
The FUJINON XF1.4X TC WR teleconverter will be available in November 2015 for MSRP CAD $599.99.
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