Fujifilm have unveiled the first long serious telephoto lens – XF 200mm F2 R LM OIS WR.
The lens is sealed against dust and moisture and it has 19 elements with two ED elements and one Super ED. Focusing is quick and quiet thanks to linear motors. It laso has an Image Stabiliser, which reduces shake by up to five stops.
It will also come with a tele converter – XF 1.4X TC F2 WR. As the converter is marked as WR it is weather sealed like the lens.
The kit, lens and converter, will be available in October and the price should be under £6000 (it’s going to be just under $6000).
Fujifim Press Release:
FUJIFILM ANNOUNCES NEW FUJINON XF 8-16MM F2.8 R LM WR LENS; FUJINON XF 200MM F2 R LM OIS WR TELEPHOTO LENS AND XF 1.4X TC F2 WR TELECONVERTER KIT
Ultra-wide angle zoom lens and super-fast telephoto lens with accompanying teleconverter for the X Series line of mirrorless interchangeable lens digital cameras; Latest development of the X Mount Lens Roadmap unveiled
Valhalla, N.Y., July 20, 2018 – FUJIFILM North America Corporation today announced the new FUJINON XF8-16mmF2.8 R LM WR Lens, an ultra-wide angle zoom lens with a constant maximum aperture of F2.8 and focal length equivalent to 12-24mm (35mm format). Capable of providing outstanding edge to edge image-resolving performance, this lens is perfect for landscape and architecture photography such as interior and nightscape, and astrophotography.
Also announced today is the new FUJINON XF200mmF2 R LM OIS WR Telephoto Lens, the first super-fast telephoto lens in the XF lens lineup, offering a fast maximum aperture of F2.0 and a focal length equivalent to 305mm (35mm format). This lens boasts exceptional image clarity with the ability to produce beautiful bokeh, making it an ideal lens for shooting sports and wildlife.
The XF200mmF2 R LM OIS WR lens will only be available as a kit, paired with the high performance XF1.4X TC F2 WR Teleconverter to extend the focal length by 1.4 times to cover a focal length equivalent to 427mm at F2.8 (35mm format).
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