Fuji XF 16mm f/1.4 R WR Lens Announced

Fuji XF 16mm f1.4 Lens

Fuji has announced its new XF 16mm f/1.4 R WR lens. It has two aspherical and two extra-low dispersion elements with a nine blade rounded diaphragm. Fuji claims autofocus speeds with this lens as fast as 0.11 second. It is weather sealed for pairing with the Fuji X-T1.

The aperture ring gives you 1/3 step adjustments between the marked full f/stop points. The lens is comprised of a total of 13 elements in 11 groups and contains Nano GI coatings for reduced ghosting and flare.

The new Fuji XF 16mm f/1.4 R WR lens retails for $999.95 and should ship in May 2015. Check it out here at B&H Photo.

Lensbaby Teasing New 55mm f/1.6 Lens for Next Week

Lensbaby 55mm f1.6 Teaser

Lensbaby has been teasing a new lens on its Facebook page over the past few days building up to the official launch next week on April 7. Previously, Lensbaby had been rumored to launch a 55mm f/1.6 lens in early April. Now, Lensbaby has confirmed that the lens is an f/1.6 aperture lens. See the three teaser images released thus far below. [Read more…]