Fujifilm has announced its second weather-resistant X-series zoom lens, the Fujinon XF 50-140mm F2.8 R LM OIS WR. Designed to accompany the water- and dust-resistant Fujifilm X-T1, the lens offers an equivalent 76-213mm range on Fuji's X-series interchangeable lens cameras - essentially equivalent to a popular 70-200mm telephoto zoom on full frame.

Built with 23 elements in 16 groups, the 50-140mm uses an internal zoom design so that the lens maintains the same overall length as it zooms. The lens features two OIS elements in conjunction with a high-performance gyro sensor and unique stabilization algorithm, inspiring Fujifilm reps to make some pretty confident claims about IS performance of something in the realm of 5 stops by CIPA standards when we last saw them. Additionally, autofocus is driven by the 'world's first' triple linear motor for faster autofocus and quieter operation. The Fujifilm XF 50-140mm F2.8 R LM OIS WR will be available in December for $1599.95.

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FUJIFILM ANNOUNCES WEATHER RESISTANT FUJINON XF50-140mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR AND FAST APERTURE FUJINON XF56mmF1.2 R APD LENSES

Valhalla, N.Y., September 10, 2014 – FUJIFILM North America Corporation today announced two new premium XF lenses: the weather resistant FUJINON XF50-140mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR that creates a perfectly weather-sealed kit for amazing photography in all weather conditions when paired with FUJIFILM X-T1; and the fast aperture FUJINON XF56mmF1.2 R APD with apodization filter for all X-Series X-Mount CSC's that creates perfect portraits with beautiful bokeh.

FUJINON XF50-140mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR
The new FUJINON XF50-140mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR has a focal length equivalent to 76-213mm, and a constant F2.8 aperture throughout the zoom range. The length of the lens barrel remains constant throughout the entire zoom range, and features a weather resistant and dust-resistant finish that can also work in temperatures as low as 14°F. Thanks to a high-performance gyro sensor, a unique image stabilization algorithm and the bright F2.8 aperture, hand-held photography is possible in a wider range of shooting conditions. The XF50-140mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR also now uses the world's first Triple Linear Motor for fast and quiet autofocusing and shooting. 

The FUJINON XF50-140mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR has a lens construction of 23 glass elements in 16 groups, which features five ED lens elements, and one Super ED lens element with low dispersion to substantially reduce chromatic aberrations. The XF50-140mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR also uses a new Nano-GI (Gradient Index) coating technology that ensures this high-performance lens delivers the outstanding imaging results that photographers have come to expect from the award-wining X-Series. 

FUJINON XF56mmF1.2 R APD (Apodization)
The new FUJINON XF56mmF1.2 R APD (Apodization) is a fast and nearly silent lens for FUJIFILM X-Series CSC's that has a maximum aperture of F1.2 to make it the world's brightest autofocus lens for digital cameras with an APS-C sensor. In addition, the new apodizing filter makes it the ideal choice for portrait photography where every detail is crystal clear, with images set on a gorgeous bokeh with smooth outlines for pictures with a three-dimensional feel.

The XF56mm F1.2 R APD is constructed of 11 glass elements in eight groups, including one aspherical glass molded lens element and two extra low dispersion lens elements. Spherical aberrations are corrected by the aspherical glass element to deliver high resolution at the maximum aperture setting. Additionally, thanks to the combination of two extra-low dispersion lens elements and three cemented lens elements, chromatic aberrations are greatly reduced.

FUJINON XF50-140mmF2.8 (76-213mm) R LM OIS WR key features:

  • FUJIFILM X-Mount is compatible with all FUJIFILM interchangeable system cameras
  • Weather-resistant design with more than 20 sealing points
  • Triple Linear Motor for high-speed, quiet AF and nearly silent operation
  • Comprised of 23 glass elements in 16 groups with five ED lens elements and one Super ED lens
  • Seven rounded aperture blades for smooth, circular bokeh
  • Uses new Nano-GI (Gradient Index) coating technology, that alters the refractive index between glass and air to reduce ghosting and flare
  • Powerful optical image stabilization minimizes shake and blur in low light

FUJINON XF56mmF1.2 R APD (Apodization) key features:

  • FUJIFILM X-Mount is compatible with all FUJIFILM interchangeable system cameras
  • HT-EBC multi-layer coating to minimize ghosting and flare
  • Comprised of 11 glass elements in 8 groups with one aspherical glass molded lens element and two extra low dispersion lens elements
  • Enhanced resolving power at all apertures when used with an X-series camera that incorporates a Lens Modulation Optimizer (LMO) function
  • Seven rounded aperture blades for smooth, circular bokeh
  • Inner focusing system that moves small elements in the middle or at the rear of the lens, while keeping the large, front elements stationery for high-speed AF

The FUJINON XF50-140mmF2.8 (76-213mm) R LM OIS WR will be available in December 2014 for USD $1599.95 \ CAD $1699.99

The FUJINON XF56mmF1.2 R APD will be available in December 2014 for USD $1,499.95 \ CAD $1599.99.

Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R APD Specifications

Principal specifications
Lens typePrime lens
Max Format size35mm FF
Lens mountFujifilm X
Focus
Full time manualUnknown