What makes the XF 8mm F3.5 R WR lens stand out is its compact size, making it one of the smallest ultra-wide-angle lenses available. Despite its small size, the lens is versatile and can be used with filters, making it incredibly easy to use. However, the one concern for many photography enthusiasts is the potential price of the lens.
The XF 8mm F3.5 R WR lens has been highly anticipated since its development was announced at last year’s X Summit OMIYA 2022. As the lens covers the shortest focal length as a single focal length lens in the X series, many photographers are eagerly waiting to see what this lens can offer. The ultra-wide-angle lens is particularly attractive to those looking for a compact, lightweight, and highly mobile single focal length lens, as it allows for greater flexibility and ease of use.
Although the pricing and release date for the XF 8mm F3.5 R WR lens are yet to be announced, photography enthusiasts are already excited about the possibilities of this lens. With the X Summit BKK 2023 just a few days away, all eyes are on Fujifilm as they prepare to unveil their latest products and technologies.
According to latest rumors , the upcoming Fujifilm X-S20 will use 26 MP BSI X-Trans IV sensor, the same as the current Fujifilm X-S10 camera. This new camera will also be using with NP-W235 Battery.
Sigma has added three lenses to its line-up. The Sigma 17mm F4 DG DN and a 50mm F2 DG DN compact, mid-priced ‘I Series’ primes as part of its Contemporary range and a 23mm F1.4 DC DN for APS-C Sony E, Fujifilm X & Leica L-mounts.
Samyang has just officially announced the new Samyang 75mm AF 75mm f/1.8 for Fujifilm X mount. It is a very lightweight and compact lens, which gives you a field of view of around 21,9° with a minimum focusing distance of only 69cm. This is the second X mount AF lens after the Samyang AF 12mm f/2 X.
Tamron has announced an 11-20mm F/2.8 Di III-A RXD, a new wide-angle zoom lens for Fujifilm X-mount cameras with a release date set for spring 2023.
The 11-20mm lens gives a 16.5-30mm equivalent range on an X-series camera, providing a faster alternative to Fujifilm’s own XF10-24mm F4 OIS WR though not going as wide as the XF8-16mm F2.8 WR.
The Tamron 11-20mm F/2.8 Di III-A RXD allows a minimum focusing distance of 0.15m and a maximum magnification of 1:4, allowing users to shoot wide-angle macro shots.
Also on board the Tamron 11-20mm F/2.8 Di III-A RXD is the company’s Rapid eXtra-silent stepping Drive (RXD), which enables quiet performance when filming video.
Key details of the Tamron 11-20mm F2.8 Di III-A RXD for Fujifilm X-mount:
Ultra-wide angle zoom lens with F2.8 aperture
RXD stepping motor drive for silent stills and video shooting
MOD of 0.15m (5.9in) at 11mm focal length
Waterproof construction and fluorine coating
Other features include a Fluorine Coating and a moisture-resistant construction.
The Tamron 11-20mm F/2.8 Di III-A RXD price tag will be revealed at a later date, the company says. Tamron started releasing FUJIFILM X-Mount lenses in 2021, and it seems like for now, the company is focusing on producing zoom lenses. Last year, the Tamron 17-70mm F/2.8 Di III-A VC RXD was launched, an affordable and versatile piece of glass with built-in image stabilization. It is now listed at B&HPhoto.
Sigma will soon announce three new prime lenses: Sigma 17mm f/4 DG DN, 50mm f/2 DG DN & 23mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lenses. New Sigma lenses will be available in L mount, Sony E mount, Fujifilm X mount.
Venus Optics has announced the release of a new Laowa 19mm F2.8 Zero-D lens for Fujifilm GFX camera systems. The Laowa 19mm F2.8 Zero-D lens is available to purchase today for $999 through Venus Optics’ online shop.
Tamron has officially annnounced the new Tamron 150-500mm f/5-6.7 Di III VXD (Model A057) for FUJIFILM X-mount mirrorless cameras. It is a compact and versatile super-telephoto zoom lens well suited to capture a wide array of subjects ranging from landscapes and birds to sports and wildlife photography.
This new lens costs $1,499, first available for pre-order atB&H Photo.