Introducing Fujinon Optics
Fujifilm X-T1: a week with an expert
Big test lens Fujifilm: Fujinon XF 14mm F2.8 R
Fujinon XF 16mm F1.4 R WR lens test
Big test lens Fujifilm: Fujinon XF 18mm F2 R
Big test lens Fujifilm: Fujinon XF 23 mm F1.4 R
Big test lens Fujifilm: Fujinon XF 27mm F2.8
Big test lens Fujifilm: Fujinon XF 35mm F1.4 R
Big Fujifilm lens test: Fujinon XF 60mm F2.4 R Macro
Fujinon XF 90mm F2 R LM WR lens test
Fujifilm Big Test Lenses: Fujinon XF 10-24mm F4 R OIS
Fujinon XF 16-55mm F / 2.8 R LM WR lens test
Big Fujifilm lens test: Fujinon XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS
Big test lens Fujifilm: Fujinon XF 18-135mm F / 3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR
Fujinon XF 50-140mm F / 2.8 R LM OIS WR lens test
Big Fujifilm lens test: Fujinon XF 55-200mm F / 3.5-4.8 OIS R LM
Big Fujifilm lens test: Fujinon XC 16-50mm F / 3.5-5.6 OIS
Big Fujifilm lens test: Fujinon XC 50-230mm F4.5-6.7 OIS
Zeiss Touit 2.8 / 12 X-mount lens test
Zeiss Touit 1.8 / 32 X-mount lens test
Zeiss Touit 2.8 / 50 X-mount lens test
This test opens a whole series that will be devoted to Fujifilm optics. The editors of our magazine set a rather ambitious task for themselves - to test all Fujifilm X lenses in the framework of two projects “Week with an Expert”. And this means that ahead of you are waiting only for real shots and no studio synthetic tests. One by one, we will be publishing new lens reviews over the next two weeks.
Compact Fujifilm system cameras appeared not so long ago, in 2012. Together with them, a new bayonet mount and the whole Fujinon X system appeared. Then, at the time of the announcement of the first X-Pro1 camera, only three lenses were presented. Two years later, there are already 14 of them in the system (12 Fujinon lenses and two Carl Zeiss lenses - they also participate in our test). However, in such a development of events there is nothing surprising. The fact is that in the manufacture of optics, Fujifilm is not at all a beginner, but one of the market leaders.
Learn Price Fujinon XF 56mm F1.2 R
The history of the Fujinon brand (this is the name of the Fujifilm line of optics) began back in the 1940s. Then the company, as now, was engaged in cameras and optics for them. But it was not photo products that brought it to the world level, but the development and production of television optics.
Work in this direction began in 1962, at the dawn of color television broadcasting in Japan. In 1967, Fujinon proposed an internal focusing system for Broadcast lenses; in 1973 he began using fluorite to correct chromatic aberrations. In the history of Fujifilm technologies, it is worth noting the “floating” lens component developed in 1986 and the microprocessor control of a compensating lens mechanism to correct field curvature and coma. In 1993, aspherical lens manufacturing technology was patented, revolutionizing the production of television lenses. And this is far from all the innovations brought by the company into the world of optics.
In 2012-2013, Fujifilm took part in the Panorama project: the creation of a modern television and radio broadcasting complex that will allow television, radio and Internet broadcasts and take pictures from the XXII Olympic Winter Games and the XI Paralympic Winter Games 2014 in Sochi.
Fujifilm supplied 203 FUJINON lenses for the Panorama project: 101x and 88x lenses with built-in optical image stabilizer and fine-tune focus system; 42x lenses with integrated optical stabilizer; 22x, 17x and 14x class TFA lenses. In other words, almost the entire Olympics was shot on Fujinon lenses.
In 2001, Fujinon launched the production of 3D lenses. By the way, it was using Fujinon lenses that the film “Avatar” was shot. Film optics is another area where Fujinon is known to all. The company specializes in manufacturing the most sophisticated zoom lenses.
Photographers are familiar with Fujinon optics primarily by their lenses for Hasselblad medium format cameras.
Today, Fujifilm optics are also lenses for surveillance systems (CCTV), and lenses for mobile devices, and binoculars (including astrobinoculars for observing celestial bodies), space technology ... However, in the Fujifilm corporate video, you will see everything for yourself.
But back to the topic that we, the photographers, are most interested in: the Fujifilm XF optics test for the compact system cameras of the X series. And we will start with the real masterpiece of the Fujinon XF 56mm F1.2 R.