Fujifilm has announced the XF 27mm F2.8 Pancake R Lens. The new XF 27mm f/2.8 is a compact “pancake” lens for the X-system cameras.
Fujinon XF 27mm f/2.8 is just 23mm thick and weighs only 78g and this makes the lens by far the smallest X-mount lens. That’s because there’s no space for an aperture ring. Fujifilm X-Pro1 and X-E1 owners will need to update their firmware to allow aperture setting from the camera’s rear control dial.
The Fujinon XF 27mm f/2.8 R Lens from Fujifilm is prime lens with a 35mm equivalent focal length of 41mm. It provides a 55.5° angle of view. The lens has a maximum aperture of f/2.8 and can be stopped down to f/16 in 1/3 EV steps. It contains 7 elements in 5 groups, including 1 aspherical element for minimizing aberration in the form of curvature.
Fujifilm XF 27mm f/2.8 Lens Price
Fujifilm XF 27mm f/2.8 lens price is $449.00. The new Fujinon XF 27mm f/2.8 Pancake R lens is available to buy from the camera stores below. The XF 27mm f/2.8 lens starts shipping from July 29, 2013. Where to Buy Fujifilm XF 27mm f/2.8
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Fujifilm 27mm F/2.8 Specifications
|Lens type||XF27mm F2.8 R|
|Lens construction||7 elements in 5 groups (includes 1 aspherical elements)|
|Focal length (35mm format equivalent)||f=27mm (41mm)|
|Angle of view||55.5Deg.|
|Aperture control||Number of blades: 7 (rounded diaphragm opening)
Stop size: 1/3 EV (16 stops)
|Focus range||23.63″ / 0.6m – Infinity
Macro: 13.4″ / 34cm – infionity
|External dimensions||2.4″ x .90″ / 61.2mm x 23mm (Diameter)|
|Weight||78g (2.75 oz) (excluding caps and hoods)|
Fujifilm XF 27mm f/2.8 Lens Features
High-performance lens that offers a field of view similar to that of the human eye, covering a wide range of scene types
The lens has a fixed focal length of 27mm (41mm in 35mm format equivalent), offering a field of view similar to that of the human eye, capturing each scene as precisely and naturally as you see it. It includes a glass moulded aspheric element which reduces image distortion as much as possible. You can explore different ideas dependent on the scene you’re shooting, e.g. using your own footwork to adjust the distance between yourself and your subject, or by changing the shooting angle, enabling you to enjoy a broad range of photography.
Lightweight and compact
Weighing 78g and measuring 23mm in length, this is one of the smallest and lightest single focal length lenses available for APS-sensor mirrorless cameras. Its thin form factor keeps the camera compact when mounted, encouraging you to take your camera wherever you go.
Outstanding resolving power for sharp and clear images
The advanced optical design is coupled with FUJINON’s proprietory HT-EBC Coating that brings a large amount of light onto the camera sensor to draw the maximum performance out of the X-Trans sensor, thus achieving outstanding resolving power for sharp and clear images.
The lens incorporates an autofocus design that uses a high-torque coreless DC motor to shift all of the front lens elements (5 elements in 4 groups) to achieve a fast AF speed. The quick AF response is one of the fastest amongst single focal length lenses on APS-sensor mirrorless cameras.
Premium-quality focus ring
The high precision focus ring is made of metal, and requires delicate operation during manual focusing. The materials and the design ensure a comfortable feel and exactly the right amount of torque when rotating the ring.
Bokeh effect for isolating a subject
The use of a seven-blade round diaphragm means your subject is isolated with beautiful bokeh in portraiture with a shallow depth of field, or for close-up photography of stunning dishes or small accessories.
Available in two colours
The 27mm lens will be available two different colours – both silver and black – to allow users to accessorise their X series cameras to their own taste.
FUJIFILM LAUNCHES THE HIGH PERFORMANCE XF27MM F2.8 COMPACT LENS
New XF27mm lens features a small footprint and outstanding image quality
Valhalla, N.Y., June 24, 2013 – FUJIFILM North America Corporation today announced the high performance FUJINON XF27mm (41mm*1) F2.8 lens, a compact and lightweight single focal length lens for use with the X-Series Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera Systems that include the award-winning FUJIFILM X-Pro1, FUJIFILM X-E1 and the all new X-M1. The XF27mm F2.8 gives photographers excellent craftsmanship and remarkable image quality that is ideal for landscape, street and portrait photography.
“With today’s announcement of the high performance XF27mm, photographers now have a new lens choice and a perfect complement to the compact X-Series that will allow them to capture stunning, high quality images in a wonderfully slim design,” said Go Miyazaki, president and chief operating officer, FUJIFILM North America Corporation.
FUJINON XF27mm F2.8
The all new FUJINON XF27mm lens gives users a fast F2.8 lens with a fixed focal length that is similar to that of the human eye, providing accurate and natural results based on the photographer’s view.
The FUJINON XF27mm F2.8 lens features:
- A slim footprint measuring 23mm in length and weighing only 2.75oz that encourages easy, everyday photography
- Autofocus design that uses a high-torque DC motor to shift each of the 7 lens elements in 5 groups (including 1 aspherical element)
- A seven blade round diaphragm for distinctive bokeh for photography complemented by a shallow depth of field
- Advanced optical design that allows the maximum amount of light to enter into the sensor for sharp and clear images, and a Super EBC coating for effective control against chromatic aberrations
- High quality, metal construction focus ring
In order to optimize the FUJINON XF27mm F2.8 lens, Fujifilm designed the lens without an aperture ring to deliver a compact and lightweight body. Users should update their camera body’s firmware to enable aperture adjustment with the camera’s command dial.