Fujifilm is known for its well-built, high character X-mount and G-mount lenses that are beloved by many still photographers around the world. Recently, the optical division at Fujifilm has been hard at work trying to develop a product for up-and-coming DPs and cinematographers.

The answer: the company's first ever native E-mount lenses, the Fujinon MK 18-55mm T2.9 and the Fujinon MK 50-135mm T2.9.

Clearly designed as workhorse lenses, the 18-135mm range covers most needs for professional work.

We've got a review of the lens up, and you can peep the first footage from Phillip Bloom with the 18-55mm (and his BTS video here):

Clearly designed as workhorse lenses—lenses you won't often need to change or take off your camera—the 18-135mm range covers most needs for professional work. Though these lenses are unquestionably functional, their success will depend on how they stack up optically and subjectively. (Stay tuned; we'll have an in-depth review of these on No Film School later today.)

The MK 18-55mm T2.9 will be available in early March. The next lens in the series, the MK 50-135mm T2.9, will be available this summer. FujiFilm is also currently developing X-mount versions of these lenses.

Tech Specs for MK 18-55mm:

  • Sony E-Mount for Super 35mm / APS-C sensor
  • Plastic body (to save on weight)
  • T2.9 across the line
  • Parfocal (maintain focus throughout zoom)
  • Reportedly "no breathing" or zoom shift
  • 200-degree focus rotation
  • Easy Backfocus adjustment feature
  • Macro mode
  • Weight: 980g / 2.16lbs
  • Minimum Object Distance: .85 meters / 2.78ft
  • 0.8M gear pitch (standard)
  • $3,799
  • Available early March

Check out our review of the Fujinon MK 18-55mm T2.9 here.