FUJINON XF30mmF2.8 R LM WR Macro is the new versatile character lens with a unique magnification capability, compatible with the new FUJIFILM X-T5 coming out in November 2023
FUJIFILM introduces the FUJINON XF30mmF2.8 R LM WR Macro lens, which enriches the XF interchangeable lens range designed for the X Series mirrorless digital cameras, products that offer a compact and lightweight design and exceptional image quality based on Fujifilm’s proprietary color reproduction technology.
FUJNON XF30mmF2.8 R LM WR Macro is a standard prime lens with a focal length of 30mm (equivalent to 46mm in 35mm film format) that can be perfectly matched to X series cameras, especially the latest FUJIFILM X-T5.
Compared to conventional standard lenses, the XF30mmF2.8 has a very short minimum working distance and greatly improved macro performance, with a 1: 1 magnification ratio. Despite being a highly versatile standard lens, it has virtually no constraints in terms of working distance to the subject.
The ability to take 1: 1 full-scale dynamic macro photography allows maximum flexibility in desktop photography, with the ability to get close to the subject in a limited space, as well as a wide range of categories including portraits and snapshots that exploit perspectives natural. It is capable of 1: 1 magnification macro photography at a minimum shooting distance of only 10cm * 1 despite its compact design.
XF30mmF2.8 R LM WR Macro has an optical design consisting of 11 elements in nine groups including three aspherical elements and two ED elements. Thanks to the X-Series APS-C image sensor, a subject is reproduced 1.5 times larger in full-frame equivalent. The lens also uses the internal focusing system, in which a linear motor drives the elements of the focus group, to provide fast and highly accurate AF. The focusing operation is quiet and smooth even for close-ups that involve a large movement of the focusing elements. In addition, thanks to the X Mount system, it weighs only 195g, for advanced versatility and mobility and for use in the most varied photographic needs.
It is dust and weather resistant capable of operating at low temperatures for advanced ease of use. In fact, the lens barrel is “weather-sealed”, sealed in nine places so that it is resistant to dust and atmospheric agents and can be used in temperatures as low as -10 ° C. This lens can be attached to a camera as a standard lens with peace of mind, allowing users to continue shooting even outdoors in light rain or dusty surroundings.
FUJINON XF30: main features and price
- Expands the scope of standard lens applications to macro photography
The lens design, consisting of 11 elements in nine groups, including three aspherical elements and two ED elements, controls various forms of optical aberrations, including chromatic aberration, spherical aberration and field curvature to deliver high performance resolution of images. The standard focal length of 30mm (equivalent to 46mm in 35mm film format), which comes close to the field of view of humans, makes it an ideal choice for portraits and snapshots in natural perspectives.
- The minimum working distance of 10cm and the maximum magnification ratio of 1: 1 (equivalent to 1.5x in the 35mm film format) allow the photographer to free himself from the constraints of distance from the subject. With XF30 you will be able to enjoy photographic expressions, much freer and different than conventional standard lenses, such as snapshots that approach and personalize the subject and tabletop photographs taken in a limited space.
- Using a linear motor with a compact and lightweight design to achieve fast and accurate autofocus
The lens uses the internal focusing system, in which the compact and lightweight focusing lens group is driven by a linear motor to achieve precise autofocus in as little as 0.02 seconds. Generally Inner Focus systems involve a large number of elements, increasing the length of the lens. However, this lens is lightweight and measures just 69.5mm, thanks to the optimized positioning and shape of the aspherical elements. The system allows the XF30 to capture the decisive moment without hesitation in a wide variety of situations. The advanced motion resolution capability of the linear motor ensures focus accuracy even in macro photography with a very shallow depth of field.
- Optimizing optical design and manufacturing processes minimized the size of parts in the lens mechanism to successfully achieve a compact form factor. The metal exterior construction gives it a touch of elegance, while other components have been carefully revised to reduce weight. The result is a compact and lightweight lens that weighs 195g and measures 69.5mm in length with a 43mm filter thread. For this reason it can be left mounted on the camera like a standard walkaround lens, giving you a more comfortable photographic experience than ever.
FUJNON XF30mmF2.8 R LM WR Macro is available from November 17, 2022 at the suggested retail price of € 729.99 including VAT.