Fujifilm Launches First telephoto lens for the X Series – FUJINON XF200mmF2 R LM OIS WR Lens
Fujifilm today announced the new the FUJINON XF200mmF2 R LM OIS WR Lens (XF200mmF2 R LM OIS WR), a large-diameter telephoto prime lens for the X Series of digital cameras. It uses Fujifilm’s unique color reproduction technology to deliver outstanding photo quality. The lens will be released in late October, 2018, in a kit that also contains the FUJINON Teleconverter XF1.4X TC F2 WR (XF1.4X TC F2 WR), a high-performance teleconverter that can extend the lens’s focal length by 1.4 times. for just under $6000
The XF200mmF2 R LM OIS WR Telephoto Lens uses large-diameter lens elements, polished at precision finer than 0.1μm, using outstanding optical design technology fostered through the development of industry-leading FUJINON lenses including broadcast lenses that support 4K / 8K video. The lens consists of 19 elements in 14 groups, including one large-diameter super ED lens element and two large-diameter ED lens elements, comparable to the performance of fluorite elements. The design minimizes chromatic aberration to deliver a high resolution.
The XF200mmF2 R LM OIS WR Telephoto Lens features the new Focus Preset function, which instantaneously changes the focus to a pre-set position, defined with the SET button in advance. It allows you to focus on your main subject with ease without having to make focus re-adjustments. The lens also features the focus limiter function, which limits the shooting distance range for autofocusing. This function shortens the lens’s operation time to deliver high-speed AF when shooting a subject at the distance of 5 meters or greater. Use the Focus Range Selector switch to activate the function. The Focus Control button is positioned at the tip of the lens barrel. Use the Focus Select switch to assign a function of your choice, making it easy to access operations such as AF-ON and Focus Lock.
Utilizing linear motors, the XF200mmF2 R LM OIS WR achieves fast, silent and high-precision AF performance, and also features a new mechanism that fixes the motor group when the camera is not in use to reduce movement of the focusing group. In addition, the lens offers 5-stop image stabilization performance that recognizes shooting conditions and automatically applies optimum image stabilization control. With magnesium alloy construction, the lens is lightweight yet robust, and is sealed at 17 points and designed to be weather and dust-resistant, and operates in temperatures as low as 14°F/-10°C. The lens weighs approximately 2265 g (4.99 lb). The lens and teleconverter kit will be available in late October for just under $6000.