Fujifilm India announced the launch of two new lenses - “FUJINON XF56mmF1.2 R WR” (XF56mmF1.2 R WR) and XF30mmF2.8 R LM WR Macro in India. Both lenses will be a new addition to the lineup of interchangeable XF lenses designed for the X Series of mirrorless digital cameras, which are renowned for their compact, lightweight design and outstanding image quality delivered with Fujifilm’s proprietary color reproduction technology. With additions of these lenses, we have a total of 40 lenses which are compatible with the X Series cameras.
The XF56mmF1.2 R WR is a fast prime lens with a mid-telephoto focal length of 56mm (equivalent to 85mm in the 35mm format). It succeeds the popular F1.2 open aperture of its predecessor (FUJINON Lens XF56mmF1.2 R; the “previous model”) but features significant improvement in minimum focusing distance of 50 cm, image-resolving performance, and beautiful rendering of out-of-focus background. Areas in focus show every detail in high resolution, while its open aperture can produce beautiful bokeh in the background to make the subject stand out, giving added definitions to the image. The previous model was useful for portrait photography due to its F1.2 open aperture and mid-telephoto characteristics. The new lens, however, has improved minimum focusing distance to facilitate table-top photography, and can also cater to a wide variety of shooting situations including street photography. Enjoy the appeal of the fast mid-telephoto lens, delivering incredible subject sharpness contrasted against beautiful bokeh in the background to direct the attention right to the subject.
The XF30mmF2.8 R LM WR Macro is a standard prime lens with a focal length of 30mm (equivalent to 46mm in the 35mm film format). Compared to conventional standard lenses, this product has a substantially-reduced minimum working distance of 3.9inches and greatly-improved close-up performance, capable of macro photography at a 1:1 magnification ratio. Despite being a highly versatile standard lens, it has virtually no constraint in terms of working distance from a subject matter. The ability to shoot dynamic true 1:1 macro photography means users can enjoy tabletop photography of going up close and personal to a subject in front of them in limited space, as well as a wide range of categories including portraiture and snapshots that take advantage of natural perspectives. The lens’s compact design makes it possible to take maximum advantage of X Series’ portability, offering unconstrained photographic experiences.
The XF56mmF1.2 R WR is priced at a MRP of Rs 104,999 and XF30mmF2.8 R Macro is priced at a MRP of Rs 61,999. Both lenses will be available at Fujifilm-authorized retailers.