Fujifilm XC 15-45mm F3.5-5.6 OIS PZ Lens

January 31, 2018 | Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses | Comment |
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Fujifilm have added a new lens to their more affordable XC range of lenses, the 15-45mm F3.5-5.6 OIS PZ. This collapsible lens is the smallest and lightest (135g) zoom created for Fujifilm’s mirrorless digital camera X series range. It offers a focal length from 23mm to 69mm in the 35mm equivalent, utilises an electric zoom and includes 3-stop optical image stabilization. The FUJINON XC 15-45mm F3.5-5.6 OIS PZ lens will be available from March 2018, in Silver and Black, priced at £259.

Fujifilm UK Press Release

Fujifilm announce the FUJINON XC 15-45mm F3.5-5.6 OIS PZ; the smallest and lightest (135g) zoom lens created for Fujifilm’s mirrorless digital camera X series range

With advanced optical design, this zoom lens combines high image quality in a compact body.  Featuring a smooth electric zoom, wide angle of view and close-up performance up to 5 cm away from subject, the lens enables light shooting in a variety of situations

FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Kenji Sukeno) has announced that it will release the new "FUJINON XC 15-45mm F3.5-5.6 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 color 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 XC 15-45mm F3.5-5.6 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 XC 15-45mm F3.5-5.6 OIS PZ, customers will be able to shoot a wide variety of scenes.  

The image stabilization 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.

(1)    Product features

Smaller and more lightweight than any other interchangeable zoom lens within the X Series camera range

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 stabilization

The electric zoom includes 3.0-stop optical image stabilization 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.

(2) Main Specification

Type

FUJINON LENS XC 15-45mm F3.5-5.6 OIS PZ

Lens construction

10 elements 9 groups

(includes 3 aspherical , 2ED elements)

Focal length (35mm format equivalent)

f=15-45mm (23-69mm)

Angle of view

86.9°-35.0°

Max. aperture

F3.5-5.6

Min. aperture

F22

Aperture control

  Number of blades

  Stop size

 

7(rounded diaphragm opening)

1/3EV (17 steps)

Focus range

13cm~∞ (Wide)

35cm~∞ (Telephoto)

Max. magnification

0.24x (Wide)

External dimensions: Diameter x Length (approx.)

(distance from camera lens mount flange)

Φ62.6mm x 44.2mm (Collapsed position)

Φ62.6mm x 65.2mm (Wide)

Φ62.6mm x 62.1mm (Telephoto)

Weight (approx.)

(excluding caps)

135g  

Filter size

Φ52mm

Accessories included

Lens cap FLCP-52Ⅱ

Lens rear cap

(3) Support

When interval shooting, the lens can collapse and return to the initial wide angle position with each shot.

This means that with this lens, interval shooting can be used only at the 15mm wide end (this does not apply when using X-A5).

AVAILABILITY AND PRICING:

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



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