With the new Fujinon XF 18mm F1.4 LM WR, Fujifilm adds a fast, splash-proof and dust-proof 18mm fixed focal length (27mm full-frame) to its premium XF lens line-up. In contrast to the older XF 18mm F2.0 R, the new Fujinon XF 18mm F1.4 R LM WR features an internal focusing system with a linear motor, which is said to provide particularly fast and quiet focusing. In addition, the new XF 18mm F1.4 R LM WR has an automatic aperture switch, allowing the user to switch between manual aperture ring on the lens and automatic.
With a weight of 370g at 75.6mm length and a filter mount for 62mm, the Fujinon XF 18mm F1.4 R LM WR is comparatively compact. The closest focusing distance is 20cm, the aperture consists of 9 blades and the optical construction of 15 lenses in 9 groups.
The Fujinon XF 18mm F1.4 R LM WR will be available from the end of May at an RRP of 999 euros.