The 35 mm lens (53 mm equivalent) is described as a “superior” prime lens with 9 lens elements in 6 groups (including two aspherical elements) to reduce lateral and axial chromatic aberration, and autofocus speed as fast as 0.08 seconds. The exterior of the lens is weather- and dust-resistant and can work in temperatures down to 14°F. The lens uses eight seals on the barrel to protect it from rain, dust and splashes of water when shooting outdoors.
The lens also uses an internal focus system that is combined with a stepping motor to produce quiet, accurate and fast autofocus, and features Nano-GI coating to reduce ghosting and flare.
The new teleconverter is a high-performance model capable of multiplying the focal length of the Fujinon XF50-140 mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR lens by 1.4x. Although the aperture becomes one f-stop higher when mounted, Fujifilm says the teleconverter features an excellent optical design with a construction of 7 elements in 3 groups to maintain the optical performance of the original lens.
The teleconverter is weather- and dust-resistant and operates at temperatures as low as 14°F.
The company notes AF speed does not suffer when the teleconverter is used.
Fujifilm will release a new firmware update that is required for all Fujifilm X-Series camera bodies to provide full compatibility with the new lens and teleconverter. The firmware will be available on October 29.
The Fujinon XF 35 mm f/2 R WR lens will be available in November for an MSRP of $499.99.
The Fujinon XF 1.4X TC WR teleconverter will be available in November for an MSRP of $599.99.