Fujifilm announces the Fujinon XF 10-24mm f/4 R OIS wide-angle lens
posted Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 9:02 AM EDT
Fujifilm today announced the latest addition to its lineup of X-mount lenses, the Fujinon XF 10-24mm f/4 R OIS wide-angle zoom lens. With an equivalent focal length range of 15-36mm, the lens covers anything from ultra wide-angle to the classic 35mm angle-of-view. The maximum aperture of f/4 is constant throughout its 2.4x zoom range. It is the 11th lens for Fujifilm's X-series, which now comprises focal lengths between 15mm and 350mm (equivalent to 35mm full frame.)
Below are the full specifications of the Fujinon XF 10-24mm f/4 R OIS lens.
- Focal length: 10-24mm (15-36mm equivalent)
- Max. aperture: f/4 (constant)
- Min. aperture: f/22
- 14 lens elements in 10 groups, 4 aspherical, 3 extra-low dispersion
- 7 rounded aperture blades
- Min. focusing distance: 24 cm (9.45 in)
- Size (D x L): 78 x 87 mm (3.07 x 3.43 in)
- Weight: 410 g (0.9 lb)
- Filter thread: 72 mm
Furthermore, the press release mentions these key features of the lens:
- Ghosting is minimized by Fujifilm’s unique HT-EBC (High Transmittance Electron Beam Coating) multi-layer coating that is applied to all sides of Fujinon lenses.
- An additional newly developed coating has been added to the reverse side of the front lens in the XF10-24 composition to further reduce the ghosting that typically occurs when using deep concave lenses.
- Enhanced resolving power at all apertures when used in-conjunction with an X-series camera that incorporates a Lens Modulation Optimizer (LMO) function.
Its high-speed AF is achieved via its inner focusing system which drives smaller lenses in the middle or rear lens groups without moving the larger lenses in the front lens groups
Thanks to light weight internal lenses and the addition of a stepping motor, the XF10-24mm lens is also very quiet to use.
With its precision-made, responsive, and finely-tuned metal aperture and focus rings, you are ensured a superb handling experience.
The Fujinon XF 10-24mm f/4 R OIS lens will be available in March 2014 for US$999.95.