Fujifilm has announced two X-series lenses, the Fujinon XF 8-16mm f2.8 R LM WR ultra wide-angle zoom and XF 200mm f2 R LM OIS WR telephoto lens, along with a XF1.4x TC F2 WR Teleconverter.
While there’s no local release details, the wide-angle zoom will be available from late November in America for US$1999 and the telephoto with teleconverter will arrive in late October for under US$6000.
XF 8-16mm f2.8 R LM WR
Fujifilm’s widest X-series zoom features 20 elements in 13 groups, including four aspherical elements to control distortion and spherical aberration, and six ED elements including three super ED elements to control lateral chromatic aberration. A floating lens element adjusts according to the position of the zoom, in an effort to reduce field curvature typical in ultrawide-angle lenses.
Nano-GI coating is applied to the rear of the two front lens elements to eliminate ghosting and flare
The lens barrel is lightweight and sealed at 11 points, and is weather and dust-resistant.
A linear motor ensures quiet and fast AF.
XF 200mm f2 R LM OIS WR
The first super-telephoto lens in the XF line-up features 19 elements in 14 groups, including one large-diameter super ED lens element and two large-diameter ED lens elements to minimize chromatic aberration.
Precision polishing technology found in broadcast lenses has been applied to the large-diameter lens to achieve high image-resolving performance and bokeh.
The lens has a Focus Preset function that instantly changes focus to a preset position, allowing photographers to easily capture a main subject without focal readjustments.
Sealed at 17 points for weather and dust resistant, the lens also includes fluorine coating on the front element to improve durability.
A linear motor in this lens also ensures silent and fast AF.
The lens also comes in a snazzy matte silver cover to reduce risk of overheating, and includes a green hood.
Coupled with the XF 1.4X TC F2 WR teleconverter, the focal length is boosted to 280mm, with the maximum aperture at f2.8.