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Fujifilm Expands Lens Lineup With New Fujinon XF 90mm F/2

By Anthony Thurston on May 17th 2015

For the mirrorless camera systems of the world, lenses are the name of the game. Currently, probably the best lens lineup of any mirrorless system belong to Fuji, and tonight, it just got even better with the announcement of the new XF 90mm F/2 lens.

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Some of you may be thinking “Why should I be excited about a 90mm lens?” Well, the key is in the crop factor, which essentially makes this new 90mm, a 135mm F/2 in FF field of view terms. That makes this an incredibly versatile lens for everything, but especially portraiture.

The new XF 90mm F/2 is not only an incredibly small and lightweight lens, weighing less than 20 ounces, but it is also an incredibly rugged lens, boasting Fuji‘s WR (Weather Resistant) designation, featuring 7-sealing points for better water and dust resistance. Fuji also says the lens is rated for use in temperatures as low as 14°F.

Fujinon 90mm F/2 Specs

  • Fujifilm X-Mount is compatible with all Fujifilm X-Series interchangeable system cameras
  • Weather-resistant design with 7 sealing points for weather- and dust resistance and operation as low as 14°F
  • NEW Quad Linear Motor for 0.14 seconds autofocus speed and nearly silent operation
  • Uses 11 elements in 8 groups, including 3 ED glass lens elements to reduce lateral and axial chromatic aberration
  • Nano-GI coating alters the refractive index between glass and air to reduce ghosting and flare
  • 7 blade aperture creates smooth and circular bokeh
  • 1/3 EV steps
  • Minimum working distance of approximately 24 inches.

The new Fujinon XF 90mm F/2 will begin shipping in July for a US retail price of $949. Pre-orders are now open, so if you would like to be one of the first to get your hands on an X-T10, head on over to B&H now.

What are your thoughts on the new Fujinon XF 90mm F/2 lens? Do you see yourself adding this to your X-Series kit? Leave a comment below and let us know what you think!

Anthony Thurston is a photographer based in the Salem, Oregon area specializing in Boudoir. He recently started a new project, Fiercely Boudoir to help support the growing boudoir community. Find him over on Instagram. You may also connect with him via Email.

Q&A Discussions

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  1. Andrew Leinonen

    Yes, it would be a much more exciting lens if it was a Macro. Alas…

    I’ll still be using my 80s manual focus 90mm f2.8 macro on my mirrorless cameras.

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  2. Stephen Jennings

    I don’t think this is a Macro?

    It doesn’t say “Macro” anywhere in the product description, and has a minimum focusing distance of about 2ft … so … not sure where you guys got Macro from?

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    • Anthony Thurston

      Yes, I’m not sure where I go that from either. I could have swore this was a macro lens, but going back and reading the press release closer, I now see that I must have misread it somewhere, because as you said – no mention of macro anywhere. Post has been updated to reflect that.

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  3. Sean Mason

    It’s not really macro, only .2x magnification. Good enough for flowers, but not small insects.

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  4. Lissette Garcia

    Would love to own one but will have to wait for a rebate.

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