This is the Fujifilm XF 23mm f/1.4 R lens, official announcement in few days

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Fujifilm XF 23mm f:1.4 R lens
Here are some better pictures of the upcoming Fujifilm XF 23mm f/1.4 R lens. We already knew that the 23mm lens will have a distance scale and 62mm filter thread. The official announcement will be in the next few days. Fuji is also expected to announce the entry level X-A1 mirrorless camera. Here is another picture of the Fujifilm XF 23mm f/1.4 R mounted on a X-Pro1 body:

Fuji XF 23mm f:1.4 R lens

Via Digicame-info

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  • Renato S.

    Fuji could announce manual controls and 1080p24, it’s about time. I was caught by surprise that they introduced 1080p60 but not 1080p24, Fuji and Panasonic should exchange some video/photography knowledge, it would do good for both of them.

    • alreadyupsidedown

      Ah well. There are much better tools for shooting video anyways… I doubt anybody buys an XPro1 for it’s video abilities.

      • Renato S.

        Sure, there are and I also doubt that someone buys a XPRO1 because of its video capabilities but X-series are no longer just the XPRO1 and as you already have video, there is nothing bad in wanting manual controls on it.

        Had Fuji never showed any interest on video or if they didn’t listen to consumer feedback, it would in vain to hope for any improvement BUT Fuji has been listening and I’m not the only one that wish it had it.

        And no, that won’t turn Fuji’s X-series into a serious video shooter, but it’s always nice to have options. Fuji is just one or two feats shy of getting much more consumers.

        I’m not the only one that likes both photo and video. I like Fuji’s photo and I don’t completely mind that the video is not great but I want more control over it. I want video but it’s not such a priority in which I could afford to buy a camera dedicated to that. At the same time, there are cameras like the GH3 that can shoot videos but the photo part is not good enough.

        Olympus has that 5-axis IBIS that makes video very interesting but Olympus has showed no interest in video, at all. Sony has some balance between photo and video, not great but not bad either, but also no lens ecosystem.

        So, back again. Is asking for manual controls or 1080p24 too much? I don’t think so. So what’s so bad about wanting to have those options? It’s certainly not about making video a priority in X-cameras but just having the option.

        • alreadyupsidedown

          Sounds reasonable. Handy to have if you need it.

      • loup

        I have a X-E1 and I do 50% video and 50% photo !!!

        I can’t afford 2 cameras, plus if I chose X-E1 it is for its size and the amazing IQ. Why could we not just get 1080 60p like the X100S and at least decent bitrate and manual control ?

        I did this video 100% shot with the X-E1 : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAEFNKKaXA0&hd=1

        • lololalallll

          That’s really good work for a small camera. 8)

  • camaman

    Can somebody please tell me again why, in this digital age, people are still crying for 24p.
    ?
    Isn’t this only half important only if you produce video DVDs

    • Nishi Drew

      Your comment cries “I’m a cinema noooob”
      Though, there are plenty of superior cameras that are worth shooting video on, casual or production quality even in the same price range, there’s immense value in being able to shoot at that frame rate for “the cinema look”, and if you had any understanding of exposure then you’d understand why pro videographers use ND filters and have a liking towards manual aperture rings

      • camaman

        Definitely a noob.
        I understand other points, but from a viewers point of view I fail to see such importance of 24p vs 25p or 30p in digital production and reproduction.

        • fjfjjj

          If you can’t see the difference between how motion is rendered at 24/25fps and 30fps, stop posting.

          • http://genotypewritings.blogspot.com/ genotypewriter

            24p is about “craft”? LOL

            Everyone doing the same thing (24p) mostly means the opposite of being crafty.

          • fjfjjj

            Choosing your materials and techniques is a part of craft. “Crafty” is a different word.

          • http://genotypewritings.blogspot.com/ genotypewriter

            “stop posting and spent [sic] more time on your craft”

            So then did you suggest that camaman should go fishing instead? LOL

          • abluesky

            What’s with the aggression?

          • Clint

            I understand what you are saying…and in fact I agree with you 100%. That said….there is no other word in the dictionary that irritates me as much as ‘craft’, especially when used to refer to the work of actors, and yes…photographers. Talk about pretentious.

            It’s a hobby…and some of us are lucky enough to make money from it.

      • TinusVerdino

        The Cinema look won’t survive. Movies will go to 60p eventually.

  • marxz

    YEH!
    finally a 35mm equivalent prime for the X series…. take long much?
    35mm is pretty much welded on to my street shooting film camera and the lack of one on the Fuji X series was a major no deal for me.

    • Renato S.

      I think that as they had the X100 series and lots of the consumers that bought into the X-mount had one, they were able to focus on other focal length and at the same time, they were be able to avoid a direct competition while the system was just starting. Now that the system has 1.5 years old and they already launched the X100s, it makes more sense to release the 23mm lens. Also, as it’s an f/1.4 and it’s bigger, you create different options even for those that already have a X100.

      • marxz

        yeh there’s more than a small degree of marketing logic there… I’m still thinking of going to get the X100s over an X mount for my next travel but it does put another option on the table

  • Hovig B.

    As other marks are busy making wisi-wasi things (kind of camera…), Fuji is heading towards creation of real classics, and with this lens, the focusing distance and Dof marks are a welcome back. What’s next, a true rangefinder? Bravo Fuji! Please note that X-series are real cameras, look for video things elsewhere…

  • http://shashinkaichiban1.wordpress.com/ 写真家

    Looking at distance scale in picture, it appears that lens focus other way than rest of XF lens. turn counter-clockwise to focus further way instead of clockwise.

    • Sahaja

      The scale could might move in oposite direction to the focusing ring.

    • drik

      It is the same as on the 14mm. You can change it for all the other lenses electronically, if you want consistency.

  • Daniel C.

    yippeeee! And please bring it in the shelfes asap. This is the most wanted lens ever!

  • Maxwell Jude

    Wait for this or pick up the SLRMagic 23mm 1.7…hmm, decisions.

  • Dante D’Money

    well lets see how well this new Fuji lens stacks up against a Summilux 35 F1.4 in terms of quality. It could be a very interesting competition. Also I would like to see a direct comparison to the 24mm Leica or Zeiss 21mm M series lenses. The more we know the better.

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