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April 15, 2021

Fujifilm launches FUJINON Lens XF18mmF1.4 R LM WR

-New addition to the XF interchangeable lenses for the X series of mirrorless digital cameras
-Large-diameter wide-angle prime lens that boasts XF series’ highest resolution and maximum aperture of F1.4
-Compact design for excellent portability, perfect choice for landscape photography and snapshots

TOKYO, April 15, 2021 – FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Kenji Sukeno) is pleased to announce the launch of the “FUJINON Lens XF18mmF1.4 R LM WR” (XF18mmF1.4 R LM WR) in late May, 2021. It will be a new addition to the lineup of interchangeable XF lenses designed for X Series of mirrorless digital cameras, known for their compact and lightweight design and outstanding image quality based on Fujifilm’s proprietary color 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 among XF lenses and the 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.

[Image]XF18mmF1.4 R LM WR / When mounted on the mirrorless digital camera “FUJIFILM X-Pro3”

The XF18mmF1.4 R LM WR is a prime lens with advanced resolution, consisting of 15 lens elements, including three aspherical lenses and one ED lens, in nine groups. The use of large-diameter lens elements has enabled the maximum aperture of F1.4, making it possible to shoot high-quality pictures with minimal camera shake and digital noise even in low light conditions such as nightscape. The lens weighs 370g and measures 75.6mm for excellent portability with the compact design.

With its wide-angle focal length of 18mm (equivalent to 27mm in the 35mm film format), the XF18mmF1.4 R LM WR can not only capture a landscape in a natural sense of perspective but also snapshots that close in on a main subject while keeping the vast background in the frame. The lens can capture even the finest details of a small subject in the background, as well as the atmosphere of the scene. The ability to shoot close-ups with the minimum working distance of just 11cm from the front lens element facilitates tabletop photography, close-up of foods set up on a table. These options make this lens truly versatile, accommodating a wide range of scenes.

Another feature is the Inner Focus system, which uses a linear motor to drive the focus lens group, to achieve quiet and highly accurate AF in a speed as fast as 0.04 seconds*1, ensuring that users do not miss a decisive photo opportunity.

Fujifilm will continue to add to the “large-diameter prime” series of lenses with astonishing description, including the popular large-diameter mid telephoto prime lens “FUJINON Lens XF50mmF1.0 R WR” and the latest XF18mmF1.4 R LM WR, to further broaden the enjoyment of photography using mirrorless digital cameras.

  • *1 Using an internal measurement method compliant with the CIPA Guidelines, when mounted on the mirrorless digital camera “FUJIFILM X-T4” with Phase Detection AF activated and the High Performance Mode turned ON.

1. Product features

(3) Quiet, fast and highly accurate AF
  • The lens uses the Inner Focus system, which drives the focus lens group with a linear motor. The focus lens group only travels up to approx. 2.5mm, enabling silent and highly accurate AF that attains focus in as fast as 0.04 seconds. The lens can also autofocus in as fast as 0.25 seconds even when shifting focus from the minimum object distance of 20cm to infinity, ensuring that users do not miss a decisive photo opportunity.
(4) Advanced practicality based on compact and highly robust design
  • The thickness of the metal lens barrel is controlled optimally to keep the lens weight to 370g, while the use of unique optical technology has reduced lens dimensions to 75.6mm in length and 62mm in filter thread size. Despite the compact design, the lens is highly robust and exceptionally portable.
  • The lens barrel is weather-sealed in nine points so that it is dust and weather resistant and can be used in temperatures as low as -10℃. This lens enables users to continue shooting in light rain, in a dusty place or at low temperatures such as for astrophotography in winter.
  • Advanced precision in detecting the rotation of the focus ring ensures the subtlest of fingertip movements is detected for precise focusing.
  • The A (auto) Position Lock offers reliable operation, locking the aperture ring in place to avoid any unintentional adjustment during shooting.
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[Product Images]XF18mmF1.4 R LM WR
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