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