Fujifilm FUJINON Lens XF18mmF1.4 R LM WR now official
Fujifilm Corporation has announced the latest addition to the lineup of interchangeable XF lenses designed for the X Series of mirrorless digital cameras, the FUJINON Lens XF18mmF1.4 R LM WR.
The FUJINON Lens XF18mmF1.4 R LM WR is a large-diameter prime lens with a wide-angle focal length of 18mm (equivalent to 27mm in the 35mm film format). As per Fujifilm, the lens offers one of the highest resolutions among XF lenses and has the maximum aperture of F1.4.
It is a prime lens with an advanced resolution, consisting of 15 lens elements, including three aspherical lenses and one ED lens, in nine groups. It features the Inner Focus system, which uses a linear motor to drive the focus lens group to achieve quiet and highly accurate AF at a speed as fast as 0.04 seconds. According to Fujifilm, 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.
The FUJINON Lens XF18mmF1.4 R LM WR has a 62mm filter thread, measures 2.98in (7.56cm) in length, and weighs 370g. Additionally, it has an aperture ring covering the full F1.4-F16 aperture range with a locking ‘A’ position for program AE and aperture-priority exposure modes.
Along with the XF18mmF1.4 R LM WR launch, the company is also releasing the optional rectangular-shaped Lens Hood LH-XF18, specifically designed for the lens.
The Fujifilm FUJINON Lens XF18mmF1.4 R LM WR comes with a price tag of USD 999, and it will go on sale in late May 2021 in the US. On the other hand, the optional Lens Hood LH-XF18 is priced at USD 69.