Fujifilm Announces Fujinon XF 35mm F/2 WR Lens and XF 1.4x TC WR Teleconverter

Fujifilm just announced the Fujinon XF 35mm F/2 WR lens and XF 1.4x TC WR teleconverter. Both new optics will be on display at PhotoPlus Expo in New York City this week where visitors will be able to “kick the tires” on the new glass with a free loan program during the show.

Here’s a rundown on Fuji’s new 35mm F/2 lens and 1.4x teleconverter.

Fujinon XF 35mm F/2 R WR
The new Fujinon XF 35mm F/2 WR will be available for Fuji’s X-Series mirrorless cameras in November 2015. The XF 35mm F/2 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 XF 35mm F/2 WR is a prime lens designed to deliver sharp images with rich bokeh. The XF 35mm F/2 WR has nine lens elements in six groups (including two aspherical elements) and achieves a 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 Fujinon XF 35mm F/2 WR also uses an internal focus system that is combined with a stepping motor to produce quiet, accurate and fast autofocus.

Fujinon XF 35mm F2 R WR key features summary:

• Fujifilm X-Mount is compatible with all Fujifilm X-Series interchangeable system cameras

• Weather-resistant design with eight 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

• Nine elements in six groups, including two ED glass lens elements to reduce lateral and axial chromatic aberration

• Nano-GI coating reduces ghosting and flare

• Nine-blade aperture creates smooth and circular bokeh

• 1/3 EV steps

• Minimum working distance of approximately 13 inches.

Fujinon XF 1.4x TC WR
The new Fujinon XF 1.4x 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 seven elements in three 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 XF 1.4x TC WRkey features summary:

• Multiplies focal length of Fujinon XF 50-140mm F2.8 R LM OIS WR by 1.4x

• Weather-resistant design for weather- and dust-resistance and operation as low as 14°F

• Seven elements in three 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.

The Fujinon XF 35mm F2 R WR lens will be available in November 2015 for $399.95. The Fujinon XF 1.4X TC WR teleconverter will be available in December 2015 for $449.95.