- Model name: Fujifilm XF 27mm F2.8 ‘pancake’
- Focus Type: Autofocus / Manual
- Format : APS-C / Crop Sensor
- Mounts: Fuji X
- Color: black or silver
- Price: $449.95
- Purchase options: Adorama | Amazon | B&H
Fujifilm has announced a new compact ‘pancake’ lens the XF 27mm F2.8, for its X-system cameras. This small X-mount lens is just 23mm thick and weighs only 78g. X-Pro1 and X-E1 owners will need to update their firmware to use this lens, because there’s aperture ring on this lens, to allow aperture setting from the camera’s rear control dial. Fuji also announced an entry level X-M1 & XC16-50mmF3.5-5.6 OIS zoom lens along with this lens. This XF 27mm F2.8 will be available in either black or silver, at an MSRP of $449.95. Available at Adorama | Amazon | B&H
High-performance lens that offers a field of view similar to that of the human eye, covering a wide range of scene types
The lens has a fixed focal length of 27mm (41mm in 35mm format equivalent), offering a field of view similar to that of the human eye, capturing each scene as precisely and naturally as you see it. It includes a glass moulded aspheric element which reduces image distortion as much as possible. You can explore different ideas dependent on the scene you’re shooting, e.g. using your own footwork to adjust the distance between yourself and your subject, or by changing the shooting angle, enabling you to enjoy a broad range of photography.
Outstanding resolving power for sharp and clear images
The advanced optical design is coupled with FUJINON’s proprietory HT-EBC Coating that brings a large amount of light onto the camera sensor to draw the maximum performance out of the X-Trans sensor, thus achieving outstanding resolving power for sharp and clear images.
The lens incorporates an autofocus design that uses a high-torque coreless DC motor to shift all of the front lens elements (5 elements in 4 groups) to achieve a fast AF speed. The quick AF response is one of the fastest amongst single focal length lenses on APS-sensor mirrorless cameras.
Premium-quality focus ring
The high precision focus ring is made of metal, and requires delicate operation during manual focusing. The materials and the design ensure a comfortable feel and exactly the right amount of torque when rotating the ring.
Bokeh effect for isolating a subject
The use of a seven-blade round diaphragm means your subject is isolated with beautiful bokeh in portraiture with a shallow depth of field, or for close-up photography of stunning dishes or small accessories.
NB: FUJIFILM X-Pro1 and X-E1 Owners
The FUJINON XF27mmF2.8 lens does not feature an aperture ring in order to keep it compact and lightweight. When using this lens, please update your camera body’s firmware to enable aperture adjustment via the camera’s command dial. Download firmware here
Sample Images on Flickr
|Lens Construction||7 elements in 5 groups(includes 1 aspherical element)|
|Focal length(35mm equivalent)||f=27mm(41mm)|
|Angle of view||55.5°|
|Aperture||Number of blades7(rounded diaphragm opening)Stop size1/3EV(16 stops)|
|Focus range||Normal0.6m – ∞Macro34cm – ∞|
|dimensions : D x L (approx.)||ø61.2mm x 23mm|
|Weight*excluding caps and hoods||78g|
More info & Downloads
Sample Images at fujifilm.com