Fujifilm has announced the FUJINON XF2X TC WR teleconverter which will be added to the mirrorless digital camera X-Series interchangeable lens line-up in June 2016.
The Fujinon XF2X TC WR is a new 2x teleconverter extending the telephoto reach of two X-mount lenses, the Fujinon XF 50-140mm F2.8 R LM OIS WR and XF 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR.
Available next month, the Fujinon Teleconverter XF2X TC WR features an optical construction of 9 elements in 5 groups. It is weather and dust-resistant when used with the X-T1 and X-Pro2 camera bodies.
Phase detection AF is still available when using the XF 50-140mm F2.8 R LM OIS WR with the teleconverter mounted. With the XF 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR lens, photographers can use CDAF. The camera’s optical image stabilization performance is unaffected by the addition of the teleconverter.
Weather-resistant Fujifilm XF2X TC WR teleconverter Announced
|Type||FUJINON LENS XF2X TC WR|
|Lens construction||9 elements 5 groups|
|Focal length||2x that of original lens|
|Max. aperture||2 additional stop|
|Min. aperture||2 additional stop|
|Focus range||Approx. same as that of original lens|
|Max. magnification||2x that of original lens|
|External dimensions: Diameter x Length (distance from camera lens mount flange)||Approx. 58mm x 30.2mm|
(excluding lens caps)
A firmware update is required for the FUJINON XF 50-140mm F2.8 R LM OIS WR and FUJINON XF 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR lenses in order to provide full compatibility. Fuji plans this firmware to be available at the beginning of June 2016.
Fuji suggests that the converter will be compatible with other lenses in the X-Series range, and has set up a website on which it promises to post information about future lens compatibility.
The Fujifilm XF2X TC WR teleconverter will be on sale from the end of June 2016 with a suggested retail price of £349. Stay tuned with us for more information.