Fujifilm Lenses for X Series Mirrorless Cameras
A hallmark of Fujifilm lenses is their high quality and superior optical performance. Fujifilm X Series lenses fit APS-C Fujifilm X Series mirrorless cameras. Their advanced features, such as high megapixel sensors, live view capability, and excellent focusing maximize photographic opportunities offered by Fujifilm lenses. Many cameras incorporate wireless capabilities that permit remote control, wireless photo downloads, and remote printing to Fujifilm Instax SHARE printers.
Abbreviations Used on Fujifilm X Lenses
Fujifilm makes a wide range of lenses, and understanding the abbreviations on each lens goes a long way toward appreciating the features. The most important acronyms are:
- XC: Affordable kit lenses
- XF: High-quality lenses
- Red Badge: Highest quality professional lenses
- R: Lens-mounted aperture control
- LM: Linear focusing motor
- IOS: Optical stabilization
- WR: Weather-resistant protection
- PZ: Power zoom
Because Fujifilm includes these abbreviations as part of its lens titles, it's easy to ascertain lens features. Fujifilm uses these acronyms on all Fujifilm X mount lenses, as well as on Fujifilm GFX system medium format lenses.
Fujifilm XC Kit Lenses
XC lenses are a range of affordable medium telephoto zoom lenses, often included as part of a camera kit. They're lightweight, and their small size goes well with the concept of a compact and easily-carried mirrorless camera. Although plastic, their build quality is high and their optical performance is excellent. They're suitable starter lenses, especially if you extend their capabilities with Fujifilm X system accessories such as teleconverters and extension rings.
Fujifilm XF Lenses
Serious amateur photographers prefer XF lenses. Featuring all-metal construction, they have exceptionally wide apertures and high-quality aspheric glass, and many are water and dust resistant. Fujifilm's prime lenses cover the range between 14mm and 200mm, giving a wide choice for those who like working with prime lenses.
Fujifilm's zoom lenses include wide-angle zooms for indoor work, architecture, and landscape photography, medium telephotos zooms for general use, and long telephoto zooms for sport and wildlife purposes. Discerning photographers often choose Red Badge XF lenses, which they consider the best Fujifilm lenses thanks to their constant aperture characteristics, specialized lens coatings, and superior lens design.
Fujifilm cine lenses differ from conventional lenses in that they have a very precise manual focus capability to allow operators to follow focus. Additionally, these lenses are parfocal, which means the focus point doesn't change when zooming the lens. These also have T-stop markings in place of aperture settings, as this corresponds to the amount of light entering the lens, avoiding exposure variation when changing lenses.