The lightweight lens has a metal aperture ring designed to give users a satisfying ‘click’ between f-stops, with a perfectly torqued focusing ring for precise adjustments, says the company.
The lens has a new optical design that features 11 elements in 8 groups, and includes two ED (extra low-dispersion) elements and one double-sided aspherical element, plus four elements with a convex surface facing the subject, which combine to reduce spherical and chromatic aberrations for superior images.
Other features include: HT-EBC multi-layer coating to minimize ghosting and flare; newly-developed coating added to the reverse side of the front lens to further reduce the ghosting that typically occurs when using deep concave lenses; minimum working distance of 70 cm; and inner focusing system that moves small elements in the middle or at the rear of the lens, keeping the large, front elements stationary.
The Fujinon XF56 mm f/1.2 R lens will be available in February for $999.95.
Fujifilm has also said it will be introducing four additional zoom lenses: a bright standard lens (16-55 mm f/2.8 R OIS); a telephoto zoom (50-140 mm f/2.8 R OIS); a high magnification zoom (18-135 mm f/3.5-5.6 R OIS); and a super telephoto zoom. A high speed wide angle lens is also planned.