The new Fujifilm XF 14mm f/2.8 and 18-55mm f/2.8-4 lenses appeared briefly on B&H website

The Fujifilm XF 14mm f/2.8 R ultra wide-angle and XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 OIS zoom lenses appeared briefly on B&H website. The entries are now removed, here are the detailed specifications and description one more time:

Focal Length 21 mm
Comparable APS-C Focal Length: 14 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/2.8
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Fujifilm X mount
Format Compatibility DSLR (APS-C Sensor)
Angle of View 89°
Minimum Focus Distance 7.09" (18 cm)
Magnification 0.13x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio Not Specified By Manufacturer
Groups/Elements 7/10
Diaphragm Blades 7
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar No
Flash Synchronization Not Specified By Manufacturer
Filter Thread Front: 58 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Not Specified By Manufacturer
Weight Not Specified By Manufacturer

The XF 14mm f/2.8 R Ultra Wide-Angle Lens from Fujifilm is designed for its X-Pro 1 Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera System. This is the fourth prime lens Fujifilm has introduced for the X-Pro 1 and its widest focal length to date. Its 35mm focal length equivalency is 21mm and its angle of view is 89º. Landscape vistas, architectural shots, interiors and even street photography will benefit from the creative perspective and minimized distortion that this lens offers. Light is evenly distributed from the center to the edge of the frame and it retains excellent contrast and high resolution with little fall-off or distortion toward the edges. Its f/2.8 maximum aperture and wide angle mean fast shutter speeds are possible even in minimal light and fast, smooth autofocus is there when needed. The aperture diaphragm blades on all XF lenses are curved and the edge of each blade is rounded rather than cut-off creating a more pleasing effect to your image, especially in terms of the background bokeh. Focus distance and depth-of-field scales are printed on the focus ring to aid composition when emphasizing depth of field.

The XF 14mm f/2.8 lens offers high-quality optics and an extreme wide-angle perspective to explore your creativity with the Fujifilm X-Pro 1 digital camera.

  • Wide angle perspective with 21mm focal length equivalency
  • High resolution from the center of the image to its periphery
  • Molded aperture blades and rounded diaphragm opening create pleasing bokeh

Focal Length 27.4 - 83.8 mm
Comparable APS-C Focal Length: 18 - 55 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/2.8 - 4.0
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Fujifilm X mount
Format Compatibility DSLR (APS-C Sensor)
Angle of View 79.1° - 28.4°
Minimum Focus Distance 11.81" (30 cm)
Magnification 0.08 - 0.15x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio Not Specified By Manufacturer
Groups/Elements 10/14
Diaphragm Blades 7
Image Stabilization Yes
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar No
Flash Synchronization Not Specified By Manufacturer
Exposure Control Not Specified By Manufacturer
Filter Thread Front: 58 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.56 x 2.77" (65 x 70.4 mm)
Weight 11.64 oz (330 g)

The XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 OIS Zoom Lens from Fujifilm is the first zoom lens for Fujifilm's X-Pro 1 Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera System and is sure to find a home in the kit bags of many shooters who are already attached to this APS-C sized camera system. A versatile, compact lens that can travel easily and respond to a range of shooting situations, the XF 18-55mm has focal lengths that run from 27-84mm in the 35mm format. This covers a standard zoom range from basic wide-angle to medium telephoto and is ideal for day-to-day shooting needs from group shots to portraiture, cityscapes to natural vistas. It's a great lens for street photography as well.

The f/2.8-4 aperture means the lens will stay fast at most focal lengths and in most shooting situations and its 3 aspherical lens elements and 1 abnormal dispersion element prevent aberration to give you crisp details and accurate colors throughout the image frame. A fast, linear motor-driven autofocus system will get you to your focus smoothly and quickly and keep you shooting confidently. An optical image stabilization system helps to keep your images sharp by compensating for any camera shake, especially in low light and its focus range starts at 11.8" (30 cm) in wide-angle and at 17.7" (45 cm) at the telephoto length. With the popularity of the X-Pro 1 camera growing and the lens line expanding, it's great that Fujifilm has introduced this compact, versatile zoom lens.

  • Three aspherical elements and one abnormal dispersion element
  • Fast, smooth linear motor-driven autofocus
  • Optical Image Stabilization
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  • http://shashinkaichiban1.wordpress.com shashinka

    Cant wait to order mine. I love 18mm on my XP1.

  • Renato S.

    From what focal length the f/2.8 drops to a smaller aperture in the 18-55mm zoom? Can it hold something like 23mm f/2.8 before turning into f/3.5?

    • http://genotypewritings.blogspot.com genotypewriter

      I used to fuss about zooms being f/2.8 like you do… until I learned about what fast primes can do :)

      • Renato S.

        Don’t get me wrong, I’m all about fast primes, but there are certain focal length that they won’t be able to cover with a prime lens so soon, like the 23mm (35mm 35 equiv.). So, to be able to have at least f/2.8 in that length would be interesting.

  • Ozbaz

    I am looking forward to this zoom as it will hopefully turn the xpro1 from a fantastic speciality camera to a better alround solution i.e. hopefully better video with its ois in the lens (although I note the lack of a constant aperture – you can’t have everything ). A zoom is better for kids parties, school functions etc and will hopefully make the xpro1 more useable for someone who is not a photographer to at least get an acceptable snap shot. Depending on image quality the 14mm is also in my list.

  • Kevin Z

    Did the listing say anything about manual focus? It has DOF scales for hyper focal focusing, but the listing indicates it’s still AF. Admin, do you have any feedback about this?

    • http://shashinkaichiban1.wordpress.com shashinka

      I noticed DoF scale too looking at images. If that is true, then when mounted lens will automatically go to EVF from OVF in order to be focused. (It is expected that most users of lens will not be zone focusing)

    • http://photorumors.com PR admin

      Don’t think so, this is all I got.

  • Sergey

    It looks like the 18mm will have real focus instead of focus by wire!

    • http://twitter.com/#!/57thStIncident 57thStIncident

      I assume you mean 14mm. Could be kind of like the Oly 12/2 that can switch between focus-by-wire AF and direct manual.

  • http://www.flickr.com/genotypewriter genotypewriter

    “one abnormal dispersion element”

    For their sake I hope they mean abnormally low dispersion… :D

  • Albert

    I don’t understand why can’t they release it before the start of summer so we can take our new toy on vacation. Waiting patiently to get my hands on the lens.

  • Nick

    A camera store in Sydney Australia is another retailer to jump the gun and advertise the new XF lenses before their official release by Fuji:

    http://www.digidirect.com.au/camera_lenses/fujifilm/fujifilm_xf_18-55mm_f28-4_ois_zoom_lens_for__x-pro1
    http://www.digidirect.com.au/camera_lenses/fujifilm/fujifilm_xf_14mm_f28_lens_for_x-pro1

    They’ve provided prices, for those who are interested. However I have a strong feeling these are incorrect as the new 18-55mm zoom seems to priced the same as the old 60mm Macro (I assumed it’d be more expensive but what do I know).

    That said, Fuji did say Autumn for the release and that’s 2 days away. It would make sense that retailers would have an understanding as to price + specs before they go on sale so perhaps there is some truth to the prices.

    As a guide $AU = $1US (more or less)

  • Nick

    I should probably also note that despite the Australian dollar being roughly on par with the US dollar at the moment, stuff generally is more expensive here.

    Also I’ve not been to the store so I can’t vouch for its authenticity.

  • souvik

    Fujifilm XF 14mm f/2.8 R Ultra Wide-Angle Lens is on B&H now, but the price is not on display

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