Fujifilm has announced a new interchangeable lens, called Fujinon XF 27mm f/2.8, which is compatible with X-mount cameras, including the newly-unveiled X-M1.
Fujifilm has decided to make June 25 a historic date, as the entry-level X-Trans APS-C camera has been officially introduced as the X-M1. In addition to that, the Fujinon XC 16-50mm lens also became official and now the Fujinon XF 27mm f/2.8 went live, as well.
Fujifilm officially announces Fujinon XF 27mm f/2.8 lens for X-mount cameras
The new lens from Fujifilm is aimed at compact system cameras, such as the X-Pro1, X-E1, and X-M1. It is said to provide fast f-stop, allowing photographers to capture better photos in low-light conditions.
Additionally, the lens can be used for adding bokeh effects to your photos, which are always nice in portrait photography.
Fuji’s new product comes with HT-EBC Coating, a technology useful for cutting down reflections and ghosting and a glass aspherical element is there, too, to decrease distortion.
The Fujifilm XF 27mm f/2.8 lens provides a 35mm equivalent of 41mm. The company claims that it provides a field-of-view which resembles the human eye.
Fujifilm X-Pro1 and X-E1 users will require a firmware update to use the lens
Autofocus technology is ensured by a DC coreless motor that has been designed to provide very fast AF speeds. A metal-made focus ring is also available for photographers who prefer manual focusing.
Unfortunately, there is no aperture ring on the lens. This means that Fujifilm X-Pro1 and X-E1 users will have to update their cameras, in order to support the new product and control its aperture using in-camera settings.
Fujifilm XF 27mm f/2.8 lens will become available in Black and Silver for $449.95
The Fujinon XF 27mm f/2.8 lens has not been scheduled for a release date, yet, but the product should become available in July.
Fujifilm has confirmed that the product will be released in Black and Silver colors for a price of $449.95.
The pancake lens is available for pre-order at Adorama for the aforementioned price and there is no estimated time of arrival.