Close up photographers can now explore and capture even the tiniest details with the release of Fujifilm’s new macro lens.
The FUJINON XF80mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro Lens is now available in New Zealand and joins a massive XF lens line-up bringing the first 1.0x magnification mid-telephoto macro lens for X-Series mirrorless cameras.
The new macro lens achieves high resolving power at the focus point and beautiful bokeh, making it optimal for shooting flowers and insects. Combine this lens with Fujifilm’s unique Film Simulations, such as Velvia, for truly stunning close up photographs.
New Zealand X-Series specialist Craig Robertson says the new 80mm lens will be another great addition to the FUJINON line-up, already renowned for their outstanding image quality.
“This lens is going to enable people shooting X-Series to be able to take their photography to new levels of detail and create quality, close-up images in true 1 to 1 reproduction,” says Robertson.
The FUJINON XF80mmF2.8 features a focal length equivalent to 122mm (on a 35mm format), a maximum aperture of F2.8, and 1.0x magnification factor.
Designed to be versatile and to suit all photography styles, users can shoot on a tripod or hand-held with the help of the Optical Image Stabilizer system suppressing shift shake*. The lens also provides fast and silent Auto Focus with a clever system of linear motors.
Suitable for use in a wide range of outdoor shooting conditions, the FUJINON XF80mmF2.8 can operate in temperatures as low as -10°C. and is weather and dust resistant. The exterior design is luxurious yet robust for a premium feel. The aperture and focusing rings have been designed for maximum comfort and usability.
Robertson says there are also more lenses to come, with the recent announcement of the X Mount Lenses roadmap.
“Fujifilm has unveiled the latest development roadmap and with this, details of an ‘Ultra Wide Angle Zoom Lens’ and a ‘Telephoto Prime Lens’. Fujifilm will continue to expand the lens line to support a wide range of photography styles and requirements,” says Robertson.
Robertson notes that photographers shooting with older X-Series cameras will also be able to enjoy the new lens.
“The latest free firmware update ensures previous X-Series models are ready to go with the Auto Focus system of XF80mm as Fujifilm is dedicated to continuing to support our older cameras,” says Robertson.
The new FUJINON XF80mm Macro Lens retails for RRP$1999 and is available now from authorised FUJIFILM dealers nationwide.
* Image shaking is caused by vertical and horizontal movement and becomes more obvious the higher the magnification ratio
(1) Product features
・High resolving power and beautiful bokeh
An optical construction of 16 elements in 12 groups, including one aspherical lens, one Super ED lens, and three ED lenses has been adopted. Chromatic aberrations are suppressed by arranging the ED lenses in a well-balanced position and spherical aberrations are suppressed thanks to the aspherical lens, securing high resolution performance.
・Beautiful macro image thanks to newly adopted AF system
Adopts Floating Focus System, divides focus lens group into“Front Focus Group” and “Rear Focus Group”, and drives them depending on the shooting distance with high accuracy. This system leads to high resolution when shooting macro, where the aberrations become easily noticeable.
A newly developed “Ball Slide System” controls lens movement by arranging ceramic balls along the guide rail. This system makes it possible to achieve high image quality from the centre to the edge by suppressing any inclination of the two focus lens groups and keep its clearance with high accuracy.
The focus lens groups move within the lens barrel meaning that the length of the lens does not change. Therefore there is no need to worry about accidentally touching the object you are shooting.
・OIS suppressing shift shake
The lens has adopted the Optical Image Stabilization system to suppress shift shake, which can have a larger impact when shooting macro. Angle shake and shift shake is suppressed by using a gyro sensor and an acceleration sensor with high accuracy, which achieves 5-stop image stabilization (CIPA guidelines).
・Fast and quiet AF
The focus lens is driven by a linear motor which is both quiet and quick, achieving fast and silent AF.
・Weather and dust resistant, -10°C low-temperature operation with fluorine coating
The lens features 11 weather and dust resistant seals, allowing you to shoot with confidence in tough outdoor environments.
The fluorine coating, which has been applied to front lens elements, is water repellent, less susceptible to smudges and is easily cleaned.
・Compatible with the 1.4x and 2.0x Teleconverter
The lens offers compatibility with the 1.4x Teleconverter (XF1.4X TC WR) and 2.0x Teleconverter
(XF2X TC WR), so it can be used as a telephoto macro lens.
With 1.4x Teleconverter : 112mmF4 (equivalent to 171mm in the 35mm format)
With 2.0x Teleconverter : 160mmF5.6 (equivalent to 244mm in the 35mm format)