Fujinon XC15-45mm F3.5-5.6 OIS PZ Press Release

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Smallest and lightest (135g) zoom lens for “X series” high image quality is compatible with compact body by advanced optical design “FUJINON XC15-45mmF3.5-5.6 OIS PZ” Smooth electric zoom, wide angle of view, close-up performance up to 5 cm away from subject, enables comfortable shooting with excellent portability in a variety of situations

January 31, 2018

FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Kenji Sukeno) has announced that it will release the new “FUJINON XC15-45mmF3.5-5.6 OIS PZ”, on March 2018. This new lens will complement the existing lineup of interchangeable lenses for Fujifilm’s “X Series”, which provides outstanding photographic image quality with its own color reproduction technology. This new lens covers the frequently used focal length from a wide angle 23mm to a medium telephoto 69mm on a 35mm format, and is the smallest and most lightweight interchangeable zoom lens compatible with the X series. By combining this lens with a Fujifilm compact and lightweight mirrorless digital camera, 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* 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 on a 35mm format which makes it an ideal lens for both landscape photography and portrait photography. At the widest available angle setting 23mm on a 35mm format, it is possible to take photographs of subjects as close as 5cm from the end of the lens, perfect for photographing food and small accessories. With the XC15-45mmF3.5-5.6 OIS PZ, you 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 colors, silver or black. You can select a color that best matches your camera.

*This lens is collapsible, and the overall length is 44.2mm at the time of collapse.
**A fast, precise motor that uses electrical pulses to focus in a sequence of steps.

(1) Product features

The smallest and lightest weight interchangeable zoom lens for the “X Series”
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 on a 35mm format 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 by using 180° tilting LCD screen.

Ability to shoot close-up, 5cm from the lens tip
Using the widest angle position 23mm on a 35mm format, 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 close-up shots of food, flowers or small accessories.

Comfortable operation with electric zoom
Creating a small, collapsible lens has been made possible by utilizing 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 XC15-45mmF3.5-5.6 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 7(rounded diaphragm opening)
Stop size 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 )
Filter size Φ52mm
Accessories included Lens cap FLCP-52II
Lens rear cap

(3) Note
The funciton of interval timer shooting can be used only at the 23mm wide end on a 35mm format when the lens is combined with cameras other than FUJIFILM X-A5. It is because the lens collapses at SLEEP and returns to the initial wide angle position at ON.

via Fujifilm

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