Fujifilm India launches the FUJINON XF23mmF1.4 R

Fujifilm India has announced the launch of the FUJINON XF23mmF1.4 R lens for Fujifilm Interchangeable lens cameras.

With a focal length equivalent to 35mm in the 35mm format, the FUJINON XF23mmF1.4 R is suitable for a wide range of applications including portraits and landscapes, as well as more general photography. The maximum aperture of f/1.4 allows one to shoot hand-held in low-light conditions, and it said to create beautiful bokeh for artistic images. These advanced optical engineering techniques combine to deliver full-frame sensor resolution and noise level performance in the detailed APS-C sized X-Trans CMOS sensor in Fujifilm X-mount cameras.

Rohit Pandit, EVP, Sales & Marketing said, “With an appropriate mix of wide, telephoto – block and zoom lenses, I am happy that our range is expanding to meet the demands of discerning X Series professionals.”
The new lens design is said to provide enhanced resolving power with high contrast to draw the maximum performance out of the highly descriptive X-Trans CMOS sensor. Lens distortion has been reduced to the absolute minimum using only optical rather than digital correction, thereby delivering the highest possible picture quality.

The versatile focal length equivalent to 35mm in the 35mm format is meant to enable users to enjoy both a wide-angle and telephoto approach by using one’s own feet to adjust the distance or angle with the subject matter.
The FUJINON XF23mmF1.4 R features a camera-to-subject distance indicator and a depth-of-field scale on the barrel. Both are useful when manually pre-focusing to capture a fast moving subject, or minimize the shutter lag to capture a fleeting moment.The minimum working distance of around 28cm also makes this lens ideal for close-up shots.

The lens uses an internal focusing system for high speed autofocus. The focusing lens group consists of three cemented lens elements and one aspheric lens element to keep weight down while the built-in high-torque DC coreless motor delivers ultra-fast AF performance.