The latest additions to Fujfilm’s X-series interchangeable lens line-up will be a high-performance, weather-resistant telephoto zoom with a constant f/2.8 aperture and a fast AF lens with an apodisation filter for portraits.


The new XF50-140mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR lens. (Source: Fujifilm.)

 The new Fujinon XF50-140mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR has a focal length equivalent to 76-213mm (35mm format equivalent) and a constant f/2.8 aperture. It is weather- and dust-resistant and can operate in temperatures as low as -10 °C, making it a good match for the X-T1. The focusing and aperture rings are made from metal, while the lens mount is brass for improved strength.

Autofocusing is driven by a ‘world first’ Triple Linear Motor, which operates using a signal from the imaging sensor. The optical design features 23 glass elements in 16 groups with five ED lens elements, and one Super ED lens element with low dispersion characteristics comparable to a fluorite lens. A new stabilisation algorithm and bright f/2.8 maximum aperture enable hand-held shooting in a wide variety of conditions. Seven rounded aperture blades create a smooth, circular bokeh. Internal zooming means the lens does not change length.


The Fujinon XF56mm f/1.2 R APD lens. (Source: Fujifilm.)

The Fujinon XF56mm f/1.2 R APD is a compact prime lens with a focal length equivalent to 85mm (35mm format equivalent). Ideal for portraiture, it is the first autofocusing lens with an apodisation filter (which was formerly only used on manual focus lenses). A built-in ND filter can adjust brightness in three levels. The focus and aperture rings are metal, and metal is also used on the exterior of the lens body for a high quality finish.   The optical design of this lens uses 11 glass elements in eight groups, including one aspherical glass moulded lens element and two extra low dispersion lens elements.  

Both lenses are due for local release in late November 2014. Pricing is to be determined. For more information, visit