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Fujifilm Unveils a Weather Resistant 35mm f/2 and a 1.4x Teleconverter

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Fujifilm today announced its new XF 35mm f/2 R WR lens. It’s the equivalent of a 53mm in 35mm terms, so it has an angle of view that’s similar to that of the human eye.

Fujifilm XF 35mm f/2 R WR Lens

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The new 35mm lens is weather resistant: 8 seals on the barrel help protect it from rain, dust, and splashes of water. It’s also designed to be used in temperatures as low as 14°F (-10°C).

Autofocus is both fast (0.08 seconds) and quiet thanks to an internal focusing system that uses a stepping motor. Other specs and features of the lens include a Nano-GI coating that reduces ghosting and flare, a 9-blade aperture for smooth bokeh, 1/3 EV steps, and a minimum working distance of 13 inches (33cm).

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The 35mm f/2 will be available starting in November 2015 for $400.

Fujifilm XF 1.4x TC WR Teleconverter

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Fujifilm’s new 1.4x teleconverter will be launched to help extend the range of the Fujinon 50-140mm f/2.8 lens, turning it into a 70-200mm. The extra 40% in reach comes at a cost of one stop lost in exposure (the aperture becomes one stop higher), but autofocus speed isn’t affected.

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Future Fuji lenses will also be compatible with the teleconverter, the company says, including an upcoming 100-400mm that’s on the roadmap.

Like the new 35mm lens announced today, the 1.4x teleconverter is also resistant to weather and dust and can also operate down to 14°F.

The 1.4x teleconverter will hit stores in December 2015 for $450.

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