Fujifilm unveils the XF 90mm F2 R LM WR, a fast, weather-resistant portrait lens

by Gannon Burgett

posted Monday, May 18, 2015 at 11:29 PM EDT


Fujifilm has officially announced the Fujinon 90mm F2 R LM WR, a long-awaited portrait lens first shown off earlier this year at CP+ as a prototype.

The 90mm lens (137mm full frame equivalent) features an optical design of 11 elements in 8 groups. Three of the elements feature Fujifilm’s extra-low dispersion (ED) glass to reduce aberrations and vignetting, contributing to beautiful bokeh along with a 7-blade rounded diaphragm aperture.

Inside the new lens is a newly-developed Quad Linear Motor for autofocus. Fujifilm says the new motor ‘uses four magnets for higher torque […] that provides a more versatile shooting experience.’ According to Fujifilm, the lens is capable of providing accurate autofocus as fast as 0.14 seconds.

A diagram of Fujifilm's four-magnet Quad Linear Autofocus Motor

In line with other lenses Fuji has recently released, the 90mm F2 R LM WR is weather-resistant, dust-resistant and can work in temperatures as low as 14°F (–10ºC).

You can pre-order the Fujifilm XF 90mm f/2 R LM WR at B&H for $949.00.