The new Fujinon XF 18mm f/1.4 R LM WR lens is scheduled for local release at the end of May 2021 at an RRP of AU$1749.

Angled view of the new Fujinon XF 18mm f/1.4 R LM WR lens. (Source: Fujifilm.)

Offering a 35mm equivalent focal length of 27mm with a maximum aperture of f/1.4, it is the 39th lens in Fujifilm’s collection of interchangeable lenses. The optical design of the new lens consists of 15 elements in 9 groups and includes three aspherical and one ED elements to suppress chromatic aberrations and coma. Internal focusing is driven by a powerful linear motor, which provides fast and near silent autofocusing. The focus group is made up of six lens elements that move in unison to reduce aberration fluctuations that can occur when focusing. Focus can be achieved from 20 cm to infinity in as quickly as 0.25 seconds.

The lens has weather-resistant seals at eight locations along the lens barrel, making it resistant to dust, moisture, and temperatures as low as -10°C. A new aperture ring design with an ‘A’ position lock prevents accidental movement of the aperture ring from the Automatic setting. The XF 18mm f/1.4 R LM WR lens is only 76.5 mm long and weighs just 370 grams. It accepts 62 mm filters and has a minimum focus of 20 cm. The LH-XF18 lens hood for the XF18mm f/1.4 R LM WR is available as an optional accessory for AU$99. Click here for more information.