Stop the presses: and we’re sort of serious about that. Today, Fujifilm is officially announcing their 23mm f1.4 lens for the X series of cameras. The lens will render a 35mm equivalent field of view on their APS-C sensor cameras and it will come with a full manual aperture ring and a focusing ring that you’ll need to snap back in order to manually focus. When this is done, you’ll reveal a depth of field scale that will work similarly to the one on their 14mm f2.8 lens.
For faster autofocus (which has been a problem with the X series) there is a high-torque DC coreless motor. All the details are after the jump.
Amongst the other core features are:
• 1 lens group consisting of 3 cemented lens elements and 1 aspheric lens element
• Seven round-edged aperture blades, which offer 22 stops in 1/3 EV steps
• Lens elements treated with Fujifilm’s multilayer HT-EBC (High Transmittance Electron Beam Coating)
Now all this certainly won’t come cheap. It will drop for $899.95 when it launches in October of this year.
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