Fuji have announced a mouth-watering addition to the rapidly growing and impressive X-series lens range - the new Fuji XF 56mm f/1.2 R lens - equivalent to the Classic 85mm focal length on full-frame and with a very fast f/1.2 aperture.
The new lens offers internal focussing for fast autofocus performance - essential with the razor thin depth of field when shooting at f/1.2.
The new 56mm has an aperture ring with positive click-stops and the focussing ring is the continuous rotating type with distance or depth of field scale - but Fuji say it has been engineered for positive feel.
Availability is from February 2014 and the SRP is just £999.99 - so compares very favourably to full frame equivalents from Nikon and Canon which retail for much higher prices and in Nikon's case is f/1.4 not f/1.2.
Fuji are claiming the new optical design of the lens - 11 elements in 8 groups, 2 ED elements and a double-sided aspheric element - provides outstanding optical quality exceeding that of full-frame equivalents.
Fuji HT-EBC coating is used on all lens elements to reduce ghosting and flair and the lens is around half the size and weight of the full frame equivalent at just 70mm long and 405g in weight.
Filter thread is just 62mm and minimum focus is 0.7M.
Portrait photographers and those looking for a special 'look' to their images are sure to be interested in this latest addition to the range.
Visit us in our Burgess Hill or London stores or call us on 01444 23 70 70 to register your interest. Alternatively, take a look at our dedicated Fujifilm XF 56mm f/1.2 R page on our website for further details and to place a pre-order.