Fujifilm has finally announced the Fujinon XF 23mm f/1.4 R lens for X-mount mirrorless cameras, which provides a 35mm format focal length equivalent of 35mm.
Fujifilm has significantly expanded the list of lenses for its X-mount cameras in 2013. The company has previously introduced the XF 55-200mm, XC 16-50mm, and XF 27mm lenses, while many others have been available for quite some time.
Fujifilm introduces Fujinon XF 23mm f/1.4 R lens for X-mount cameras
After updating its roadmap and confirming other three lenses, Fujifilm has officially unveiled the XF 23mm lens with a bright aperture of f/1.4. The optic is here to meet the 35mm format equivalent of 35mm, which is one of the most requested focal lengths by X-series photographers.
It was said that Fujifilm was looking to prevent cannibalization, as both the X100 and X100S are featuring a 23mm f/2 fixed-lenses. Now that the “magic” of the duo is gone, X-mount is finally getting its 35mm correspondent and the best part about it that it provides one extra f-stop of light.
Fujifilm XF 23mm f/1.4 R lens features an improved construction when compared to the X100S version
The Fujifilm XF 23mm f/1.4 R lens is aimed at APS-C X-mount cameras and it sports an aperture range between f/1.4 and f/16. It is made out of 11 elements in eight groups with seven rounded diaphragm blades.
Its construction includes an aspherical element as well as the Electron Beam Coating (EBC), which should reduce the amount of flare and ghosting.
The lens itself does not have built-in image stabilization technology, meaning that you will have to keep your shaky hands under control.
Fuji to release XF 23mm lens this October for a little under $900
Fuji says that the lens has a 72mm diameter and a 62mm filter thread. Meanwhile, its length stands at 63mm, with the total weight reaching 300 grams.
This prime lens sports autofocus support, so that you will not be forced to do it manually. Still, a manual focus ring is available on the lens, as well as an aperture one.
According to the company, the Fujinon XF 23mm f/1.4 lens will become available this October for a price of $899.95.
Amazon shoppers can already pre-order the optic for “only” $849. The retailer says that shipments will begin on October 16, so it sounds like a pretty good deal.