|The 35mm Fujifilm X-mount|
The Fujifilm X-mount is a type of interchangeable lens mount designed by Fujifilm for use in their line of mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras. As of August 2007, only Fujinon XF and XC lenses and Carl Zeiss AG Touit use this mount. However, there also is an adaptor to allow compatibility with Leica M lenses and third-party options have also been announced. Additionally, a host of adapters for a range of SLR lenses are available, allowing the mounting of lenses (without autofocus or auto aperture) from Canon, Nikon, Minolta, Contax/Yashica, Konica and more.
"By mounting the lens deeper inside the camera, closer to the sensor, resolution is increased across the frame. Information exchange between the body and lens ensure a responsive experience at all times."
Fujifilm X-Mount cameras
As of January 2014, Fujifilm has released six cameras that use the X-mount.
- Fujifilm X-Pro1: The first X-mount camera, the X-Pro 1 has a traditional rangefinder styled body with a 16 megapixel X-Trans sensor and a hybrid viewfinder that combines an optical viewfinder that utilizes frame lines like a rangefinder, and the ability to switch to an Electronic Viewfinder.
- Fujifilm X-E1: Released in September 2012, the X-E1 is smaller than the X-Pro1, but features the same 16 megapixel sensor and almost all the features except the optical viewfinder. Instead, the X-E1 features a higher resolution electronic viewfinder.
- Fujifilm X-M1: Released in July 2013, the X-M1 is the smallest X-mount camera, but shares the same 16 megapixel APS-C sensor as its larger brethren. It does not have an integrated viewfinder, nor standard shutter speed dial, but instead features a higher resolution tilting rear screen. The X-M1 also contains an upgraded image processor, allowing for faster image processing and improved responsiveness. Has Full HD stereo capability, RAW and equipped with Wi-Fi.
- Fujifilm X-A1: Released in September 2013 as an entry-level model X-mount camera, the X-A1 shares the body with the X-M1 but has a 16 megapixel sensor with a conventional Bayer color filter array instead of the X-Trans sensor.
- Fujifilm X-E2: Released in October 2013, the X-E2 is an update to the X-E1, with phase-detection autofocus and other refinements.
- Fujifilm X-T1: Released in January 2014, the X-T1 has a weather-sealed body and tilting screen, plus an electronic viewfinder that provides a viewing area larger than that of some full-frame DSLRs. The viewfinder also has a user-activated "Dual View" feature; according to Digital Photography Review, it "shows the full scene plus a magnified view in a smaller window to one side, with focus peaking or digital split image for manual focusing." The X-T1 is also the first X-mount camera to offer an optional battery grip, and is the first camera from any manufacturer to fully support UHS-II SD cards.
Fujinon XF and XC lenses
The following lenses are natively operational on the Fujifilm X-mount cameras. These include Fujifilm's 'XF' and 'XC' lens line, bearing Fujifilm's moniker "Fujinon" which is used for optics within the company, and the 'Touit' line from Carl Zeiss AG. There are several Fujinon X-mount lenses available and three Zeiss Touit lenses available:
- Fujinon XF 14mm f/2.8 R: This ultra-wide angle lens features a focus-clutch mechanism for switching to manual focus. The lens was announced in September, 2012.
- Fujinon XF 18mm f/2.0 R: A wide-angle pancake style lens and one of the original three lenses for the X system.
- Fujinon XF 23mm f/1.4 R: This is a fast moderate wide angle lens, equivalent to a 35mm lens in field of view on a full-frame camera.
- Fujinon XF 27mm f/2.8: This is a wide standard lens with a very slim pancake design. This lens does not feature an aperture ring like most lenses in the Fujinon lineup. The lens was officially announced on June 24, 2013.
- Fujinon XF 35mm f/1.4 R: A fast normal prime lens. One of the original three lenses for the X system.
- Fujinon XF 60mm f/2.4 R Macro: Short telephoto lens suitable for portraiture. Focuses close to allow 1:2 magnification macro shooting. One of the original three lenses for the X system.
- Fujinon XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM OIS: The first zoom lens for the X-mount, this lens features a wide angle to short telephoto with a fast maximum aperture and optical image stabilization. This lens is available in a bundle with the Fujifilm X-E1 camera.
- Fujinon XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS: This lens is a consumer-grade standard zoom, covering super wide to short telephoto, equivalent to 24-76mm on a full frame camera. The lens is the 'kit' lens for the X-M1 camera, and has a lower end build quality than the other Fujinon lenses, while maintaining good optical quality. This lens is the first lens in the new 'XC' line and does not have an aperture ring. This lens was officially announced on June 24, 2013.
- Fujinon XF 55-200mm f/3.5-4.8 R LM OIS: A telephoto zoom lens with fast maximum aperture. This lens was officially announced on April 17, 2013.
- Fujinon XC 50-230mm f/4.5-6.7 OIS: This is a consumer-grade telephoto zoom with optical stabilization and a relatively slow aperture.
- Fujinon XF 10-24mm f/4 R OIS: An ultra-wide angle zoom lens with image stabilization. This lens was officially announced on December 18, 2013.
- Fujinon XF 56mm f/1.2 R: This is a standard portrait length lens, with a field of view similar to an 85mm lens on a full frame camera with a fast f/1.2 aperture. Officially announced on January 6, 2014.
- Fujinon XF 18-135mm f/3.5–5.6 R LM OIS WR: A weather-resistant, image-stabilized superzoom, covering focal lengths equivalent to 27–202.5mm on full-frame. Officially announced on June 16, 2014.
- Fujinon XF 50-140mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR: A weather-resistant fast telephoto zoom with image stabilization, covering focal lengths equivalent to 75–210mm on full-frame. Officially announced on September 10, 2014.
- Fujinon XF 56mm f/1.2 R APD: Similar to the earlier 56mm f/1.2 R, but adds an apodizing filter to optimize bokeh for portrait shooting. Officially announced on September 10, 2014.
- Fujinon XF 16-55mm f/2.8 R LM WR: An enthusiast-level standard zoom, covering focal lengths equivalent to 24–82.5mm on full-frame, featuring weather-resistant construction. This lens was originally expected to be available in mid-2014, but has been delayed. Officially announced on January 6, 2015 during CES 2015.
The following lenses appear on Fujifilm's official lens roadmap for the X-series, and are expected for release by 2016.
- Fujinon XF 16mm f/1.4 R WR: Fast wide-angle, weather-resistant prime expected to be available in september 2015.
- Fujinon XF 35mm f/2.0 R: Relatively Fast normal prime lens, which is significantly smaller than the original Fujinon XF 35mm f/1.4 R. It is expected that it will have better auto focus performance than the original Fujinon XF 35mm f/1.4 R. Expected to be available in 2015.
- Fujinon XF 90mm f/2.0 R: Fast medium telephoto prime expected to be available in mid-2015.
- Fujinon XF 120mm f/2.8 R Macro: Fast 1:1 macro telephoto prime expected to be available in 2016.
- Fujinon XF 100-400mm: Fast telephoto zoom expected to be available in 2016.
- Fujinon XF 140-400mm f/4-5.6 R LM OIS WR: Currently shown on the Fujifilm roadmap as the "Super Tele-Photo Zoom Lens", a mockup was shown at the Photokina trade show in September 2014 and is expected to be available in late 2015.
- Teleconverter XF 1.4 TC: A 1.4 teleconverter expected to be available in 2016.
|Make||Model||Min focal length(mm)||Max focal length(mm)||Max aperture||Min aperture||R||LM||OIS||WR||Filter thread(mm)||Date introduced||Made in||Note|
|Fujinon||XF||10||24||4.0||22||R||-||OIS||-||72||2013-12-18||Japan||A stabilized ultra-wide angle zoom lens.|
|Fujinon||XF||14||-||2.8||22||R||-||-||-||58||2012-09-06||Japan||This ultra-wide angle lens features a focus-clutch mechanism for switching to manual focus.|
|Fujinon||XC||16||50||3.5||22||-||-||OIS||-||58||2013-06-24||China||This ultra-wide angle lens features a focus-clutch mechanism for switching to manual focus.|
|Fujinon||XF||16||55||2.8||22||R||LM||-||WR||77||2015-01-06||Japan||An enthusiast-level standard zoom.|
|Fujinon||XF||18||-||2.0||22||R||-||-||-||52||2012-01-09||Japan||A wide-angle pancake style lens and one of the original three lenses for the X system.|
|Fujinon||XF||18||55||2.8||22||R||LM||OIS||-||58||2012-09-06||Japan||The first zoom lens for the X-mount, this lens features a wide angle to short telephoto with a fast maximum aperture and optical image stabilization. This lens is available in a bundle with the Fujifilm X-E1 camera,|
|Fujinon||XF||18||135||3.5||22||R||LM||OIS||-||67||2014-06-16||China||A stabilized, weather-resistant superzoom, covering wide-angle to medium telephoto.|
|Fujinon||XF||23||-||1.4||16||R||-||-||-||62||2013-09-05||Japan||Fast moderate wide-angle prime, with the field of view of a classic 35mm lens on a 'full frame' camera.|
|Fujinon||XF||27||-||2.8||16||-||-||-||-||39||2013-06-24||China||This is a wide standard lens with a very slim pancake design. This lens does not feature an aperture ring like most lenses in the Fujinon lineup.|
|Fujinon||XF||35||-||1.4||16||R||-||-||-||52||2012-01-09||Japan||A fast normal prime lens. One of the original three lenses for the X system.|
|Fujinon||XF||50||140||2.8||22||R||LM||OIS||WR||72||2014-09-10||Japan||A stabilized, weather-resistant fast telephoto zoom.|
|Fujinon||XC||50||230||4.5||22||-||-||OIS||-||58||2013-09-17||China||A telephoto zoom lens.|
|Fujinon||XF||55||200||3.5||22||R||LM||OIS||-||62||2013-04-17||Japan||A telephoto zoom lens with fast maximum aperture.|
|Fujinon||XF||56||–||1.2||16||R||-||-||-||62||2014-01-06||Japan||Short telephoto lens with very fast aperture designed primarily for portraiture.|
|Fujinon||XF||56||–||1.2||16||R||-||-||-||62||2014-09-10||Japan||Same as the earlier 56mm f/1.2, but adds an apodizing filter to optimize bokeh. Designated as "APD" in the model name.|
|Fujinon||XF||60||-||2.4||22||R||-||-||-||39||2012-01-09||Japan||Short telephoto lens suitable for portraiture. Focuses close to allow 1:2 magnification macro shooting. One of the original three lenses for the X system.|
Short back focusing distance
By reducing the distance between the rear lens element and the sensor, light fall-off towards the edges of the frame is minimised, while resolution is maintained from edge to edge.
- XF18mm / Back focus distance: 11.0mm
- XF35mm / Back focus distance: 21.9mm
- XF60mm / Back focus distance: 21.0mm
Carl Zeiss lenses
- Carl Zeiss Touit Distagon T* 12mm f/2.8 : Ultra wide angle lens from Carl Zeiss AG.
- Carl Zeiss Touit Planar T* 32mm f/1.8: Fast normal lens from Carl Zeiss AG.
- Carl Zeiss Touit Makro-Planar T* 50mm f/2.8: Macro lens from Carl Zeiss AG officially announced on January 30, 2014.
- Rokinon 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fisheye
- Rokinon 8mm F2.8 UMC Fisheye II (black and silver versions)
- Rokinon 8mm T3.1 UMC Cine Fisheye II
- Rokinon 10mm F2.8 ED AS NCS CS Ultra Wide Angle
- Rokinon 12mm F2.0 NCS CS Ultra Wide Angle (black and silver versions)
- Samyang 12mm T2.2 VDSLR NCS CS (cine version of the above Rokinon 12mm F2.0 NCS CS Ultra Wide Angle)
- Rokinon 16mm T/2.0 Aspherical Wide Angel
- Samyang 50mm T1.5 AS UMC VDSLR Cine
- Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
- Samyang 300mm f/6.3 ED UMC CS Reflex Mirror
- HVIB4085FX IBELUX 40mm f/0.85 High-Speed
SLR Magic lenses
- SLR Magic 35mm T1.4 Cine Mark II Lens
- SLR Magic 23mm f/1.7 Hyperprime Lens
- SLR Magic 35mm T0.95 Hyperprime Cine II Lens
- SLR Magic 50mm f/0.95 Hyperprime Lens
Zhongyi Optics lenses
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