Fujifilm launches the FUJINON XF1.4X TC WR Teleconverter for X Mount lenses

Oct. 21, 2015

FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Shigehiro Nakajima) is proud to announce that the new "FUJINON TELECONVERTER XF1.4X TC WR", a teleconverter extending the telephoto area of some X Mount lenses*1, will be added to the premium mirrorless camera "X-Series" interchangeable lens line-up in November 2015.

The "FUJINON TELECONVERTER XF1.4X TC WR" is a high-performance teleconverter capable of multiplying the focal length of mounted lenses*1 by 1.4x. Although the aperture becomes one f-stop higher when mounted, the teleconverter features an excellent optical design with a construction of 7 elements in 3 groups to maintain the optical performance of the original lens. Also, thanks to the unified design when mounted to a compatible lens*1, the teleconverter is weather and dust-resistant and operates at temperatures as low as -10°C. This makes it possible to be used with confidence outdoors when used with the weather and dust-resistant X-T1 camera body and XF50-140mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR lens.

*1 Compatible lens (As of October 21, 2015)

XF50-140mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR ⇒ 70-196mmF4 with teleconverter mounted (Equivalent to 107-299mm on a 35mm format)

1.Main features

(1) High image quality design which maintains the optical performance of the original lens

  • Construction of 7 elements in 3 groups maintains the optical performance of the original lens.
  • By using the optimal image quality parameters for the overall characteristics of the original lens and 1.4x teleconverter, an excellent imaging performance with great aberration suppression can be achieved even when the focal length is multiplied by 1.4x.
  • The camera displays and records information reflecting the change in aperture and focal length when the teleconverter is mounted.
  • (2) The camera’s autofocus performance is unaffected by the addition of the teleconverter

  • An AF speed equivalent to that of the lens by itself is still achieved when the teleconverter is mounted.
  • Thanks to mirrorless cameras’ “Live View” Contrast Detection autofocus, shooting at minimum aperture values is still possible despite the f-stop being increased by mounting the teleconverter. Also, accurate focusing at super-telephoto focal lengths with shallow depth of field is possible thanks to the AF performed by the image sensor.
  • (3) Weather and dust-resistant and -10°C low-temperature operation

  • Using the teleconverter with a weather-resistant camera and lens, such as the "FUJIFILM X-T1" premium mirrorless camera and the "FUJINON Lens XF50-140mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR", does not affect the weather resistance of the system.
  • (4) High-grade subtle appearance

  • The teleconverter’s high grade metal exterior has been designed with the X system in mind. When attached to a compatible FUJINON lens, the two products appear as one single lens.

2Main Specification

 

Type

FUJINON LENS XF1.4X TC WR

Lens construction

7 elements 3 groups

Focal length

1.4x that of original lens

Max. aperture

1 additional stop

Min. aperture

1 additional stop

Focus range

Approx. same as that of original lens

Max. magnification

1.4x that of original lens

External dimensions: Diameter x Length.

(distance from camera lens mount flange)

approx. φ58mm x 15mm

Weight

(excluding lens caps)

Approx.130g

 

    Product Image

     FujiFilm XF-1 

3.Support Information

A firmware update is required for the camera body as well as the "XF50-140mm F2.8 R LM OIS WR" lens in order to provide full compatibility. This firmware is planned to be available on October 29th 2015. Please note that when updating firmware, make sure to update the camera firmware before updating the lens. Please refer to the following website for information on how to confirm your firmware version and its update methods.http://fujifilm.com/support/digital_cameras/software/#firmware Please be sure to check the following website as we will continue to update it with information regarding mountable lenses.

http://fujifilm.com/products/digital_cameras/x/fujinon_lens_xf14x_tc_wr