The first real-life photos of the upcoming Fujifilm X-mount lenses, such as the XF 120mm f/2.8 R Macro and the XF 35mm f/2 R, have been captured on the floor at the CP+ 2015 event.
As of today, the CP+ Camera & Photo Imaging Show 2015 is underway. This is one of the biggest digital imaging events of the year and it takes place in Yokohama, Japan, between February 12-15.
The Japan-based company is present at the show and it has taken all its unreleased products with it. As a result, the first real-life photos of the recently-announced products are now available, revealing some new details.
Fujifilm XF 35mm f/2 R WR lens spotted at CP+ 2015
The Fujifilm X World Facebook page has published a press photo of the XF 35mm f/2 R lens a few moments after the product has been added to the company’s X-mount roadmap. The shot revealed that the optic will be compact and weathersealed.
Well, the Fujifilm X Series Japan Facebook page has published some photos taken at CP+ 2015, confirming that the XF 35mm f/2 R will be weathersealed.
The lens has the “WR” marking on it and it will be launched in silver and black color options. The Fujifilm XF 35mm f/2 R WR lens also features Super EBC coating in order to minimize ghosting and flare.
Fuji’s XF 120mm f/2.8 R Macro lens will be weathersealed and will come with built-in OIS
The XF 120mm f/2.8 R Macro lens is present at CP+ 2015, too. This leans appears to be very big, but users may forget about this when they find out that it is weathersealed.
Furthermore, the company’s second X-mount macro lens will come packed with built-in optical image stabilization technology.
The optic will employ Super EBC coating, which reduces flare and ghosting and its filter thread will be sized at 62mm.
Weathersealing capabilities have been added to the XF 16mm f/1.4 R lens, too
Both the XF 16mm f/1.4 R and XF 90mm f/2 R lenses, which have been added to the Fujifilm X-mount 2015-2016 roadmap on a previous occasion, can be seen at CP+ 2015, too.
It seems like the 16mm wide-angle version is weathersealed, signalling the fact that Fuji is aiming to release as many WR lenses as possible. Moreover, the lens has Nano-GI coating, which offers improved optical performance.
On the other hand, the 90mm telephoto model is not WR-designated. This does not automatically mean that it will not be weather-resistant. The CP+ 2015 prototype is significantly smaller than the Photokina 2014 one, so the optic could become weathersealed.
More unreleased Fuji X-mount products seen on the CP+ 2015 floor
The 1.4x teleconverter and 100-400mm lens can be seen in the photos, too. The teleconverter does not bear the “WR” designation, but the super telephoto zoom lens does, so that users will be able to use it in adverse weather conditions.
The XF 100-400mm optic appears to be the biggest of the bunch, albeit the product is under development and its traits may change by the time it becomes available on the market.
Stay tuned to Camyx and we will let you know as soon as either one of theses lenses gets an official announcement event!