Japanese imaging tech major Fujifilm has come up with the FUJINON XF 18mm F1.4 R LM WR lens (XF 18mm F1.4) in India. With a 35mm equivalent focal length of 27mm and aperture of F1.4, this is the 39th addition in the broad line-up of interchangeable lenses designed exclusively for the X-series mirrorless digital cameras.
The XF 18mm F1.4 R LM WR lens is a large-diameter prime lens with a wide-angle focal length of 18mm (equivalent to 27mm in the 35mm film format). The lens is endowed with a filter size of 62mm and a minimum focusing distance of 20cm. It weighs only 370g and measures 7.56cm in length, which delivers excellent portability with its compact design and makes it a contented alternative for imaging professionals for the years to come.
Following the X-series philosophy of creating a lightweight and compact imaging solutions that produce incredible image quality, the XF 18mmF1.4 provides incredible optical performance without being heavy or bulky. It allows users to take premium-quality pictures in a variety of shooting situations such as landscape and snapshots, taking advantage of the natural sense of perspective the focal length brings. Additionally, it offers an incredibly smooth bokeh in the image’s out-of-focus areas where the aperture with its flexibility brightens the environment and enhances the picture.
Arun Babu, General Manager Electronic Imaging and Optical Device, Fujifilm India, said, “This newly-launched FUJINON XF 18mm F1.4 R LM WR lens has been designed keeping in mind the dynamic needs of the consumer. It’s 35mm equivalent focal length of 27mm and a wide, versatile aperture of F1.4 makes the portable and weather-resistant prime lens the ultimate choice for sprawling landscapes, the sights and sounds of the street, and everything else in between. With its sharp image quality, photographers and filmmakers will be compelled to bring their ideas to life with Fujifilm color and XF 18mm F1.4’s remarkable resolving capabilities.”
With its wide-angle focal length, the XF 18mm F1.4 R LM WR cannot only capture a landscape in a natural sense of perspective but also snapshots that close in on a main subject while keeping the vast background in the frame. The lens can capture even the finest details of a small subject in the background, as well as the atmosphere of the scene. The ability to shoot close-ups with the minimum working distance of just 11cm from the front lens element facilitates tabletop photography, close-up of foods set up on a table. These options make this lens truly versatile, accommodating a wide range of scenes.
The FUJINON XF 18mm F1.4 R LM WR lens is now available across India at Rs 91,999.