April 15, 2021 – Fujifilm honorably announced that it will release the Fujinon XF18mmF1.4 R LM WR (hereinafter referred to as “XF18mmF1.4”), which is expected to be available in May 2021. This is the 35th interchangeable lens in the Fujifilm X-mount lens series. It has a 27mm (35m equivalent focal length) and a maximum aperture of F1.4. It is specially designed for the X-series mirrorless digital cameras.
XF18mmF1.4 is 7.56cm long, weighs only 370g, the filter diameter is 62mm, and the closest focusing distance is 20cm. Can meet all kinds of shooting needs: from landscapes and cities, to portraits and weddings. The large aperture of F1.4 can easily cope with the low-light shooting environment, and the background of the picture can also produce a soft bokeh effect.
XF18mmF1.4 adheres to the X-series’ light-weight and concise imaging solution concept, and the generated images are of excellent quality. It can not only reduce the burden of the photographer on the equipment, but also provide excellent optical performance. Compared with other lenses with similar angle of view and aperture, the advantages of XF18mmF1.4 are enough to make it stand out and become the first choice of professionals.
1. Product features
F1.4 large aperture with excellent optical performance
·XF18mmF1.4 has 15 lenses in 9 groups, based on 3 aspherical lenses and 1 ED lens, which can minimize chromatic aberration and false color. Picture details can be reproduced with a higher level of clarity.
·The 6-lens focusing group moves in coordination to reduce the fluctuation of aberrations caused by focusing, so that the lens can maintain consistent sharpness at any focusing position.
·XF18mmF1.4 has 27mm (35m equivalent focal length), which can focus on objects 11cm away from the front lens. This can greatly satisfy all kinds of application scenarios, from everyday moments to magnificent scenery.
Fast, accurate, and almost silent autofocus
·XF18mmF1.4 uses an internal autofocus system and is equipped with a powerful linear motor to achieve precise, fast, and almost silent autofocus. From the minimum focusing distance (MOD) of the lens 20cm to infinity, the lens focus group has a movement range of only 2.5mm, and focus can be achieved in 0.04 seconds*¹.
· If the focus requires moving the lens from the closest focusing distance to infinity, it only takes 0.25 seconds.
·In order to achieve precise control during manual focus, the components in the manual focus ring assembly are all designed with special engineering, and high precision control can be achieved by turning the focus ring slightly.
Concise, light weight, dust-proof and drip-proof
·XF18mmF1.4 is equipped with a 62mm filter diameter, the length is 7.56cm, and the weight is only 370g. The entire lens is extremely light and easy to carry. Although the lens barrel is made of metal, the clever design not only reduces the weight, but also takes into account the overall strength.
·The lens barrel has eight dust-proof and drip-proof seals, so that the lens can withstand wind, dust, moisture and low temperatures as low as -10°C.
·XF18mmF1.4 is equipped with A (automatic) positioning lock, which can lock the iris into A gear to prevent accidental movement.
LH-XF18 Lens Hood for XF18mmF1.4 R LM WR-Aluminum square lens hood to avoid lens flare and ghosting when XF18mmF1.4 R LM WR illuminates the front lens of the lens.
2. Product name, accessories, release date and pricing
*¹Using FUJIFILM X-T4 in high-performance mode, with phase detection autofocus enabled, and internal measurement in accordance with CIPA guidelines
After waiting for a long time, we finally saw Fuji XF18mmF1.4 R LM WR. This is another masterpiece of the X-series wide-angle and large-aperture lens. The volume control of the lens is quite good. The weight of only 370g is simply the favorite of travel parties. At the same time, the quiet and silent focus provides an excellent recording environment for video parties. It will be released in late May, and friends who like it can buy it on demand.