Fujifilm Fujinon XF 56mm f/1.2 R lens announced

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Fujifilm announced another X-mount lens: Fujinon XF 56mm f/1.2 R lens. Priced at $999, the lens will start shipping next month (Amazon list the shipping date as April 6th). Additional information:

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Specifications

Type XF56mmF1.2 R
Lens configuration 11 elements in 8 groups
(includes 1 aspherical and 2 extra low dispersion elements)
Focal length
(35mm format equivalent)
f=56mm
(85mm)
Angle of view 28.5°
Max. aperture F1.2
Min. aperture F16
Aperture control
Number of blades
7 (rounded diaphragm opening)
Step size
1/3 EV (23 steps)

  • * 1/2 EV, from max. aperture to next step, only.
Focus range
Normal
0.7m - ∞
Macro
0.7m - 3m
Max. magnification 0.09x
External dimensions : Diameter x Length* (approx.)
*distance from camera lens mount flange
ø73.2mm x 69.7mm
Weight* (approx.)
*excluding caps and hoods
405g
Filter size ø62mm

Press release

Valhalla, N.Y., January 6, 2014 – FUJIFILM North America Corporation today announced the new FUJINON XF56mmF1.2 R, a premium portrait lens with an 85mm*1 equivalent that fits all FUJIFILM X-Series interchangeable lens cameras.

The FUJINON XF56mmF1.2 R is lightweight and less than half the size of an equivalent full-frame camera lens*2 for easy, comfortable use. The XF56mmF1.2 R also has a metal aperture ring for a premium quality feel and offers incredible speed and silence in the studio, perfect for the professional portrait photographer.The aperture ring on the XF56mmF1.2 R is designed to give users a satisfying ‘click’ between f-stops,with a perfectly torqued focusing ring for precise adjustments.

The FUJINON XF56mmF1.2 R lens has a new optical design that features 11 elements in 8 groups, and includes two ED (extra low-dispersion) elements and one double-sided aspherical element, plus four elements with a convex surface facing the subject, which combine to reduce spherical and chromatic aberrations for superior images.

FUJINON XF56mmF1.2 R

  • FUJIFILM X-Mount is compatible with all FUJIFILM interchangeable system cameras
  • HT-EBC*3 multi-layer coating to minimize ghosting and flare
  • Additional newly-developed coating added to the reverse side of the front lens to further reduce the ghosting that typically occurs when using deep concave lenses
  • Enhanced resolving power at all apertures when used with an X-series camera*4 that incorporates a Lens Modulation Optimizer (LMO) function
  • Seven-blade aperture diaphragm that helps create smooth and round bokeh effects
  • Minimum working distance of 70cm
  • Inner focusing system that moves small elements in the middle or at the rear of the lens, while keeping the large, front elements stationery for high-speed AF

The FUJINON XF56mmF1.2 R lens will be available in February 2014 for $999.95.

The current Fujifilm lens family includes the following FUJINON XF and XC lenses:

  • XF 14mm F2.8
  • XF 18mm F2.0
  • XF 23mm F1.4
  • XF 27mm F2.8
  • XF 35mm F1.4
  • XF 60mm F2.4
  • XF 10-24mmF4 R OIS (March 2014)
  • XF 18-55mm F2.8-4.0 OIS
  • XF 55-200mm F3.5-4.8 OIS
  • XC50-230mm F4.5-6.7 OIS
  • XC 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OIS

*1 35mm format equivalent
*2 According to Fujifilm data
*3 High Transmittance Electron Beam Coating
*4 As of December 2013 “FUJIFILM X-E2”

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