15 April 2021
TOKYO, April 15, 2021 – FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Kenji Sukeno) has announced the launch of the “FUJINON Lens XF18mmF1.4 R LM WR” (XF18mmF1.4 R LM WR), due in late May, 2021. It will be a new addition to the line-up of interchangeable XF lenses designed for the X Series of mirrorless digital cameras, known for their compact and lightweight design and outstanding image quality based on Fujifilm’s proprietary colour reproduction technology.
The XF18mmF1.4 R LM WR is a large-diameter prime lens with the wide-angle focal length of 18mm (equivalent to 27mm in the 35mm film format). The lens offers one of the highest resolution capabilities among XF lenses with a maximum aperture of F1.4. It weighs only 370g thanks to its compact design for excellent portability. Users can take premium-quality pictures in a variety of shooting situations such as landscape and snapshots, taking advantage of the natural sense of perspective the focal length brings.
Get Up Close and Wide Open
Get up close and wide open with Fujifilm’s versatile FUJINON XF18mmF1.4 R LM WR, a professional, portable, and weather-resistant prime lens. With a focal length equivalent to 27mm, it’s the perfect choice for sprawling landscapes, the sights and sounds of the street, and everything else in between. Be ready for any creative outburst with lightning fast autofocus, a wide F1.4 aperture and unmatched optical design. XF18mmF1.4 R LM WR is ready to go wherever your adventures take you and fully capable of extracting every last bit of detail from your X Series mirrorless camera.
Realising Your Vision with Absolute Clarity
Great images may always start with a good idea, but only FUJINON lenses like the XF18mmF1.4 R LM WR can bring those ideas to life in full FUJIFILM colour. Every moment matters, from the ones we find in spontaneous street adventures to the ones we discover in meticulously planned nature excursions. Regardless of the destination, XF18mmF1.4 is the obvious choice for anyone who cares about image quality as much as they do about telling stories.
Distortion-Free Results with Stunning Detail
It takes a lot to design and engineer a wide-angle lens that produces beautifully sharp images from corner to corner, with little-to-no distortion at the frame’s edges. XF18mmF1.4 R LM WR accomplishes this difficult task by using 15 lens elements - that also include one ED and three aspherical elements - to minimise optical aberrations. This produces an image that is incredibly sharp and completely true to the story you want to tell.
FUJINON XF18mmF1.4 R LM WR with the X-Pro3
Fast, Quiet, and Smooth Focus
XF18mmF1.4 R LM WR's stunning image quality is perfectly complemented by the beautiful bokeh created at F1.4 by its rounded aperture blades. This intersection of engineering and design provides total control over an image and opens up a wide, new world of creativity that starts with the superb separation this lens creates between a subject and its background.
Bokeh with Broad Appeal
Bringing images into focus may require a little bit of time and luck every now and then, but they almost always require consistent and reliable autofocus. That’s why XF18mmF1.4 R LM WR uses a linear autofocus (AF) motor to provide consistent autofocus results. The first XF wide angle prime lens to use this solution, this precise internal system drives all six focusing elements as one, delivering responsive, near-silent AF down to a minimum object distance of just 7.9in (20cm) in as little as 0.04 seconds.
Manual Precision Whenever You Need It
For those situations that require a more personal touch, XF18mmF1.4 R LM WR's manual focusing ring provides smooth, even rotation from one end to the other. This makes pulling focus a breeze when recording video and selective focus simple when photographing through objects like prisms and loupes. Regardless though, whether it’s done manually or with autofocus, XF18mmF1.4 will make sure you’re ready to frame that perfect moment, so the only luck you'll need is being in the right place at the right time.
Never Miss an Image, No Matter What the Conditions
Creativity shouldn’t stop when bad weather starts, which is why XF18mmF1.4 R LM WR is fully designed to be resistant to the elements. A total of eight weather-resistant seals protect it from dust, moisture, and temperatures down to -10°C (14°F). This means you can keep going when others are forced to go home. The addition of an ‘A’ position lock on the aperture ring gives additional peace of mind for those times you really need to lose yourself in the art of creating your best images.
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