Fujifilm has officially announced its Fujinon XF 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR lens, which has been on the company's roadmap since early 2015.

This weather-sealed lens, equivalent to 152-609mm (F6.8-8.4 equivalent) when mounted on an X-series body, has nine rounded aperture blades, 5 ED and 1 Super ED elements, and a fluorine coating. It also features a 5-stop image stabilization system and twin linear motors for fast, responsive focusing performance.

The lens is compatible with Fujifilm's 1.4X teleconverter, giving users an equivalent focal length of 213-853mm.

You'll be able to pick up the 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 lens in February for $1899.95.

FUJIFILM ANNOUNCES NEW ADDITIONS TO THE X-SERIES LINE OF CAMERAS AND LENSES

X-Pro2, X-E2S, X70 and XF100-400mmF4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR join the X-Series; all-weather FinePix XP90 gets the shot from sand to slopes

Valhalla, N.Y., January 14, 2016 FUJIFILM North America Corporation, a leader in digital imaging, today announced new additions to the award-winning X-Series line of premium fixed and mirrorless cameras, and ultra-high quality lenses, including: the FUJIFILM X-Pro2, FUJIFILM X-E2S, FUJIFILM X70 and FUJINON XF100-400mmF4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR.  Fujifilm also introduced the new rugged and waterproof FinePix XP90, perfect for capturing amazing images everywhere, from underwater to mountain tops.

FUJINON XF100-400mmF4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR

The new FUJINON XF100-400mmF4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR is a weather-sealed, superior telephoto lens that gives photographers exceptionally sharp images with a 152mm-609mm equivalent in 35mm format. The high-performance XF100-400mmF4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR has an optical construction of 21 elements in 14 groups, and includes five ED lenses and one Super ED lens to help reduce chromatic aberration that often occurs in telephoto lenses. As a result, it delivers the highest image quality in its class.

The XF100-400mmF4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR has been designed for handheld shooting with a 5.0-stop image stabilization system and twin linear motors for speedy autofocus that makes it perfect for shooting fast-moving subjects. The lens is also water and dust resistant and can operate in temperatures as low as 14°F, making it suitable for use in a wide range of outdoor shooting conditions. A fluorine coating has also been applied to the front lens element to repel water and dirt, further improving the toughness and functionality of the lens.

FUJINON XF100-400mmF4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR key features:

  • Uses  21 elements in 14 groups, and 5 extra-low dispersion elements and 1 super extra low dispersion elements
    • Rounded 9 blade aperture
    • 1/3 EV (15 steps)
    • Water-repellent fluorine coating
  • Weather-sealed with 13 water and dust resistant seals at 12 points
  • Included lens hoods features a sliding window for accessing a polarizing filter and locking mechanism
  • Compatible the XF1.4X TC WR teleconverter (140-560mm F6.3-8 or 213-853mm in 35mm equivalent)
  •  Compatible with optional lens plate (MLP-75XF) and optional ARCA SWISS tripods

 

The FUJINON XF100-400mmF4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR will be available in February 2016 for USD $1,899.95 and CAD $2,149.99.

FinePix XF 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR lens specifications

Principal specifications
Lens typeZoom lens
Max Format sizeAPS-C / DX
Focal length100–400 mm
Image stabilisationYes (5 stops)
Lens mountFujifilm X
Aperture
Maximum apertureF4.5–5.6
Aperture ringNo
Number of diaphragm blades9
Optics
Elements21
Groups14
Special elements / coatingsFive ED and 1 Super ED element + fluorine coating
Focus
Minimum focus1.75 m (68.9)
Maximum magnification0.19×
AutofocusYes
Motor typeLinear Motor
Full time manualYes
Focus methodExtending front
Distance scaleNo
DoF scaleNo
Focus distance limiterYes
Physical
Weight1375 g (3.03 lb)
Diameter95 mm (3.73)
Length211 mm (8.29)
SealingYes
Zoom methodRotary (extending)
Power zoomNo
Zoom lockYes
Filter thread82.0 mm
Hood suppliedYes
Tripod collarYes