Fujifilm launches FUJINON XF18-120mmF4 LM PZ WR lens in India
FUJINON XF18-120mmF4 LM PZ WR lens: a dust and weather resistant design
According to the company, the lens barrel is sealed in 13 places to ensure dust and weather resistance and has the ability to operate in temperatures up to 10 degrees Celsius below freezing.
The lens weighs approximately 460g, is 123.5mm long and has a filter thread diameter of 72mm. Instead of the conventional cam barrel, in which the lens barrel rotates, this lens uses a smooth motorized zoom mechanism that drives the zoom lens group linearly with a stepping motor to achieve high quality zoom without optical axis shift throughout the wide-angle to telephoto zoom range, Fujifilm claims.
FUJINON XF18-120mmF4 LM PZ WR Lens: Focal Lengths, Aperture and More
The XF18-120mm F4 LM PZ WR covers focal lengths from 18mm wide-angle to 120mm telephoto (equivalent to 27mm – 183mm in 35mm film format). According to the company, the 6.7x motorized zoom in a compact design offers a variety of shooting situations, including landscape (wide angle) and portrait (telephoto).
The new motorized zoom lens offers a constant maximum aperture of F4.0 throughout the wide-angle to telephoto range, and a maximum magnification ratio of 0.2x for capturing close-ups, the company claims.
According to the company, the single lens is suitable for a variety of photographic situations, including wide-angle landscape photography, portraits taken at wide apertures at F4 at the telephoto end, and close-ups of flowers and other plants at the maximum magnification ratio of x0.2. .
The lens consists of 15 lens elements in 12 groups, including three aspherical elements and three ED elements, to effectively suppress spherical aberration, distortion and chromatic aberration.
According to the company, the optimal positioning of the aspherical elements enables close-up photography at the maximum magnification ratio of x0.2 with a minimum working distance of just 46cm from the foremost lens element throughout the entire zoom range. . In the telephoto range, which extends to the focal length of 120mm (equivalent to 183mm in 35mm format), the lens can get closer to a subject to fill the entire frame.
Various video shooting functions
Updated aperture drive control to successfully remove exposure lag related to aperture settings. As the light level changes, the aperture changes smoothly so users can comfortably shoot a scene with a rapid change in brightness, the company claims.
The lens features a zoom/focus control ring, which allows users to control zoom or focus at variable speed. During video shooting, users can control the pace of zooming or focusing exactly as they wish. The lens also comes with the zoom knob, which can drive the zoom at a constant rate.
When combined with digital mirrorless camera ‘FUJIFILM X-H2S’ and optional accessory ‘FT-XH’, also announced today, this lens can be used for shooting video from a distance. Both the lens and the camera used with it can be controlled online in a browser to enable multi-camera shooting with limited staff availability, Fujifilm says.