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

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.

(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.