The Fujifilm X-Series interchangeable lens cameras now have a premium portrait lens: the XF56mmF1.2 R. It has a 85mm equivalent focal length and a fast F1.2 aperture that should, together with its seven-blade aperture diaphragm, help to create smooth and round bokeh effects.
FUJIFILM ANNOUNCES THE PORTRAIT PERFECT XF56MMF1.2 R LENS
Bright XF56mmF1.2 R delivers extraordinary sharpness and speed for premium X-Series digital cameras
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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Fujifilm needs to pay special attention to its Super Telephoto Zoom lens if it ever wants to play in the pro sports arena. Currently, we see only Nikon and Canon DSLRs, equipped with their respective Super Telephoto Zoom lenses, at these pro sports events. Nothing less than a focal length of 600mm (equiv.) is required to bring the action close. A 2x teleconverter would be helpful. It’s too bad that Fujifilm is not considering a fast fixed-focal length but the Super Telephoto Zoom lens should be high-end to produce sharp, detailed and high resolution pictures. It should be image stabilized and have a maximum aperture of f/2.8 that remains constant throughout the zoom range. Oh, and also dust and weather-resistant.