27 January 2021
FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Kenji Sukeno) has announced the FUJINON XF27mm F2.8 R WR (XF27mmF2.8), a new interchangeable lens for FUJIFILM X Series digital cameras.
The XF27mm F2.8 is a thin, “pancake-style” prime lens, with a focal length of 27mm, which provides image makers with a natural field of view that is close to what the human eye sees, making it extremely suitable for a diverse range of styles from everyday general use to portraiture, street and landscape photography.
With its compact design, image-makers may find themselves using the lens frequently as a ‘walkaround’ lens because of its exceptional portability, outstanding image quality and weather-resistant features.
XF27mm F2.8 features an aperture ring with an F-stop scale, so that users can visually check and adjust their aperture settings without needing to look at the camera’s screen or through its viewfinder. The aperture ring also features the A (Auto) Position Lock, which locks the lens into the A-Position to prevent unintentional adjustments to the lens’s aperture while it is being used.
Weather resistance has been applied at seven locations on the lens to protect against water and dust, and to allow it to fully operate in temperatures down to -10°C (14°F).
In addition to the standard lens cap, XF27mm F2.8 comes packaged with a dome-shaped lens hood (LH-XF27) and a hood cap (LHCP-27) to provide options to protect the lens, and accommodate users that prefer using low-profile hoods over lens caps because of their convenience.
Since the diameter of the image circle needed to cover an APS-C sensor (28.4mm) is so close in dimension to XF27 mm F2.8’s focal length, it is possible to design an incredibly compact lens that produces high quality images.
Despite its compact size, the lens consists of seven lens elements in five groups, including one aspherical element, which mitigates spherical aberration, field curvature and distortion. This allows XF27mm F2.8 to deliver advanced image resolution, even when it is used at its widest apertures.
XF27mmF2.8 features a high-torque DC motor to enable fast and accurate AF, while the front lens group of five lens elements effectively maintains image quality by minimising aberrations that may occur when the lens is used for close-ups or with subjects that are further away.
One of the thinnest and lightest XF lenses in the collection, XF27mm F2.8 R WR measures just 62mm (2.4in) in diameter and is only 23mm (0.9in) long. The lens is very lightweight at approximately 84g (2.9oz), which makes it an ideal choice for assignments where compactness and overall size are a concern.