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
The company says that the new optic weighs 78 grams, while its length stands at 23mm, making it one of the tiniest and lightest prime lenses for APS-C cameras on the market.
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.