Fujifilm XA-3

The upcoming Fuji X-A3 camera and the Fujinon 23mm f/2 lens specs have been spilled on to the internet. The rumor mills are abuzz that the camera is likely to be announced as soon as in a few weeks (and that means before Photokina). The Fuji X-A3 is a mirrorless systems built around a 24.3 megapixel APS-C sensor. Equipped with a high speed electronic shutter the Fuji X-A3 is capable of making 410 shots per full charge. The rear LCD screen of the camera, a 3” touchscreen, tilts by 180 ˚. The X-A3 is full HD capable. It comes with built-in Wi-Fi as well. Just if you are wondering the X-A2 just became out of stock on major online outlets.

Fujifilm X-A2

Fujifilm 23mm f/2 WR Asph lens

Also rumored to debut with the X-A3 is the 23mm f/2 WR Asph lens. This is a fixed focal length lens with a focal length of 23mm and a maximum aperture of f/2. The lens construction consists of 10 elements, including 2 aspherical lenses that are arranged in 6 groups. The lens focused internally and that means nothing protruding when you focus.

Focusing motor technology is powered by a stepping motor. This technology produces small measured focusing corrections rather than the jerky movements that traditional lens auto-focusing systems tend to do. Stepping motor based AF systems are thus better options for move shooting where slow focus pulling is required.

The specifications seem to suggest that the Fujifilm 23mm f/2 WR Asph is a well-built lens. The exterior of the lens is built out of metal. No wonder as the 23mm lens weighs about 180 grams. Additionally, the lens has been designed to be dust and waterproof. It can resist cold weather down to about -10 ˚ C.

Rajib Mukherjee

Rajib Mukherjee

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