Fujifilm has added a new 15-45mm f/3.5-5.6 zoom to its lens family that’s designed to be used with the Fujifilm X-series camera range.

Offering wide-angle views as well as close-up capabilities up to 5cm away, the new lens is well suited for a variety of shooting situations, covering the frequently used focal lengths from 23mm to 69mm in the 35mm equivalent.

The optical design incorporates 10 lenses in 9 groups, including three aspherical lenses and two ED lenses. The image stabilisation function supports handheld photography in low light environments while a stepping motor is used to control changes in focus position which produces quick and quiet autofocus operation.

An electronic zoom allows the lens to be small and collapsible so it won’t take up too much room in your kit bag and it definitely won’t weigh you down as it only weighs 135g.

When the camera is switched on, the lens automatically extends ready for shooting and two different zoom speeds can be selected by rotating the zoom ring. Plus, the electric zoom includes 3.0-stop optical image stabilisation technology compatible with CIPA guidelines, which assists photographers shooting in low light conditions.

The FUJINON LENS XC15-45mmF3.5-5.6 OIS PZ lens will be available from March 2018, in Silver and Black, priced at £259.

Also announced today is the Fujifilm Announce X-A5 Mirrorless Camera with a new 24.2-megapixel APS-C sensor.

From FujiFilm:
F UJIFILM Corporation (President: Kenji Sukeno) has announced that it will release the new “FUJINON XC15-45mmF3.5-5.6 OIS PZ”, in March 2018. This new lens will complement the existing lineup of interchangeable lenses for Fujifilm’s “X Series” mirrorless digital camera range, which provides outstanding photographic image quality with its own colour reproduction technology. This new lens covers the frequently used focal length from 23mm to 69mm in the 35mm equivalent, and is the smallest and most lightweight interchangeable zoom lens compatible with the “X series”. Combine this lens with a Fujifilm compact, lightweight mirrorless digital camera and you can enjoy excellent portability and comfortable shooting.

The FUJINON XC15-45mmF3.5-5.6 OIS PZ lens achieves high-resolution images while maintaining a compact size 44.2mm*1 and a light weight of 135g. The optical design incorporates 10 lenses in 9 groups, including three aspherical lenses and two ED lenses. It covers a focal length from a wide-angle 23mm to a medium telephoto 69mm (in 35mm equivalent) which makes it an ideal lens for both landscape photography and portrait photography. At the widest available angle setting, it is possible to take photographs of subjects as close as 5cm from the end of the lens, achieving a maximum reproduction ratio of 0.24, perfect for photographing food and small accessories. With the XC15-45mmF3.5-5.6 OIS PZ, customers will be able to shoot a wide variety of scenes.

The image stabilisation function supports handheld photography in low light environments. A stepping motor is used to control changes in focus position which produces quick and quiet autofocus operation. The lens is available in two colours, silver or black.

Product features:

Smaller and more lightweight

The composition of 10 lenses in 9 groups, including three aspherical lenses and two ED lenses, provides excellent resolution at all zoom positions while measuring just 44.2mm long and weighing only 135g.

Covers frequently used focal lengths

This new lens covers the frequently used focal length from 23mm to 69mm (in 35mm equivalent) which makes it a suitable lens for shooting both landscape and portrait photography. Because the wide-angle end is equivalent to 23mm, this lens will be suitable for capturing self-portraits featuring multiple people or backgrounds when using with a camera with a 180° tilting LCD screen, such as the new X-A5.

Ability to shoot close-up, 5cm from the lens tip

Using the widest angle position, the lens allows photographers to shoot subjects which are around 5cm from the end of the lens, achieving a maximum reproduction ratio of 0.24. This lens is ideal for those wanting to take close-up shots of food, flowers or small accessories.

Electric zoom and comfortable operation

Creating a small, collapsible lens has been made possible by utilising an electric zoom. When the camera is switched on, the lens automatically extends ready for shooting. Two different zoom speeds can be selected by the rotating of the zoom ring. The lens moves position at a constant speed, producing smooth zooming motion when shooting movies.

Optical image stabilisation

The electric zoom includes 3.0-stop optical image stabilisation technology compatible with CIPA guidelines, which assists photographers shooting in low light conditions.

Fast and silent autofocus

The inner focusing AF system uses a stepping motor to drive lightweight focusing elements for a fast and silent autofocus performance.