Telephoto XF200mmF2 R LM OIS WR lens
Offering outstanding performance and beautiful bokeh
The lens is made of 19 elements in 14 groups, including one large-diameter super ED lens element and two large-diameter ED lens elements to minimise chromatic aberration. High-precision polishing technology, developed for broadcast lenses, has been used to prepare the large-diameter lens elements to achieve outstanding image-resolving performance and creamy bokeh. This element is produced with an accuracy of less than 0.1μm. High-speed autofocus (AF) is made possible thanks to the lightweight focus lens group and the use of linear motors.
Powerful image stabilisation performance
The lens offers 5.0-stop image stabilisation performance in accordance with CIPA. The lens recognises shooting conditions, e.g. panning or on tripod, and automatically applies optimum image stabilisation control.
Easy autofocus operation
*1 The camera body’s firmware must be updated to activate the Focus Preset function and Focus Control button. Updated firmware is due to be released at the same time as the lens.
Fast, silent, and highly accurate autofocus
The lens uses linear motors to achieve fast, silent and high-precision AF performance. There is also a new mechanism that fixes the focus motor group when the camera is not in use, which reduces any vibrations that may occur from the linear motors’ magnets being disengaged.
Advanced durability able to withstand various shooting conditions
The lens is lightweight yet robust, thanks to its magnesium alloy construction. The barrel is sealed at 17 places to make the lens resistant to dust, moisture, and low temperatures down to -10 degrees Celsius.
The front lens element is coated with fluorine to repel water and dirt, adding extra durability so that the lens can be used outdoors with peace of mind. The matte silver color reduces the risk of the lens overheating under intense summer temperatures. The paintwork is designed to diffuse light which prevents the lens from generating strong light reflections.
Arca-Swiss compatible tripod mount
The tripod mount features an Arca-Swiss compatible dovetail groove and also supports both ¼-inch and 3/8-inch tripod screws.
Packaged with the high-performance XF1.4X TC F2 WR teleconverter
This high-performance teleconverter extends the focal length by 1.4 times while controlling aberrations when used wide open at an aperture of F2.0. When combined with the XF200mmF2 R LM OIS WR, the teleconverter provides the focal length equivalent to 427mm in the 35mm film format.
Also simultaneously released will be the PRF-105 protective filter and the FLCP-105 front lens cap.
Note: The lens is due to be available in Australia in October 2018.