The New Fujifilm 35mm f2 R WR Boasts Weather Sealing

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I think I can safely say that one of the reasons why so many people love Fujifilm’s X series has to do with their lenses. So today is a great reason for Fujifilm photographers to get excited: the company is announcing their new 35mm f2 R WR lens. No, this isn’t replacing the 35mm f1.4 R but instead is a variant of the 35mm focal length for the company.

The new Fujifilm 35mm f2 R WR has a weather resistant design and is touted to be able to function to as low as 14°F. It has 9 aperture blades with 9 elements in 6 groups. Plus it can focus as closely as 13 inches.

That’s not all Fujifilm is announcing today though–we’re also getting a brand new teleconverter. Images and tech specs are after the jump.

We’re waiting for our review units, but in the meantime we’ve reviewed all of the Fujifilm X series lenses with the exception of the XC options. You may want to check it out.

FUJINON XF35mmF2 R WR key features summary:

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  • FUJIFILM X-Mount is compatible with all FUJIFILM X-Series interchangeable system cameras
  • Weather-resistant design with 8 sealing points for weather- and dust-resistance and operation as low as 14°F
  • Internal focusing system with 0.08 seconds autofocus speed and nearly silent operation
  • 9 elements in 6 groups, including 2 ED glass lens elements to reduce lateral and axial chromatic aberration
  • Nano-GI coating reduces ghosting and flare
  • 9 blade aperture creates smooth and circular bokeh
  • 1/3 EV steps
  • Minimum working distance of approximately 13 inches.

The FUJINON XF35mmF2 R WR lens will be available in November 2015 for MSRP USD $399.95 \ CAD $499.99.

FUJINON XF1.4X TC WR key features summary:

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  • Multiplies focal length of FUJINON XF50-140mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR by 1.4x
  • Weather-resistant design for weather- and dust-resistance and operation as low as 14°F
  • 7 elements in 3 groups
  • AF speed equivalent to XF lens by itself is still achieved with the teleconverter
  • Camera displays and records information reflecting the change in aperture and focal length when the teleconverter is mounted.

The FUJINON XF1.4X TC WR teleconverter will be available in December 2014 for MSRP USD $449.95 \ CAD $599.99.

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