New Fujifilm 27mm f/2.8 Is Smallest X-Series Lens Yet

Fujifilm Lenses Mirrorless News

Along with the new X-M1 camera and XC16-50mm kit zoom announced last night (Fujifilm X-M1 announcement), Fujifilm also announced a new super-compact prime lens for their X-Series mirrorless camera system. The Fujinon XF27mm f/2.8 is Fujifilm’s eighth X-Series lens and it’s compatible with the X-Pro1, the X-E1 and the new X-M1. The XF27mm lens is the smallest X-Series lens yet and the 41mm equivalent focal length is similar to the normal human field-of-view, making it a great, low-profile, all-purpose prime lens.
Fujifilm XF27mm f/2.8 Prime Lens

Fujifilm XF27mm f/2.8 Lens Key Features and Specs:

  • Optical design: 7 elements in 5 groups with 1 aspherical element
  • Aperture range: f/2.8-16
  • Aperture construction: 7 rounded blades
  • Minimum focus: 1.3 inches / 34mm (in macro mode)
  • Filter size: 39mm
  • Dimensions: 2.4 x 0.9 inches (61.2 x 23mm)
  • Weight: 2.75 ounces (78g)

Unlike previous Fujifilm X-Series lenses, the XF27mm f/2.8 does not have an aperture ring. The aperture is controlled via the camera’s command dial (requires a firmware update for the X-Pro1 and X-E1 Designing the lens with no aperture ring allowed Fujifilm engineers to keep the lens under 1 inch thick (23mm) and the weight at just 2.75 ounces (78g). The fast f/2.8 aperture is good for low light photography as well as shallow depth-of-field photos. The aperture has seven rounded blades for nice soft out-of-focus image quality, a.k.a., bokeh.

The new Fujifilm XF27mm f/2.8 prime lens will be available in July, 2013 for US $449.95.

Fujifilm XF27mm f/2.8 Lens Press Release >>

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