Fujifilm Adding 80mm F2.8 OIS and 45mm F2.8 to XF and GF Lens Series

Fujifilm, as they so often do, hit us with a flurry of announcements today. In addition to the new X-E3, Fujifilm has announced two brand new lenses, one for their APS-C X-Series, and one for their Medium format GF series. Starting with the XF lens, the new 80mm F2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro is what Fujifilm is calling a lightweight mid-telephoto macro lens designed to allow X-Series photographers to get close to their macro subjects while still keeping some distance between them to allow for better lighting of the objects. The new lens features enhanced AF capabilities, and a floating focus system that Fuji says will suppress aberrations.

Additionally, the XF 80mm F2.8 R LM OIS WR will feature image stabilization (hence the OIS and WR designations) making this a versatile lens for more than just macro shooters. Fujifilm rates this lens as being able to work in temperatures as low as -10 degrees Celsius.

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