Admiringlight’s guys are thoroughly working on the coverage of Fujifilm’s stand at Photokina, and today they have interviewed Torben Hondong, Fujifilm Germany’s manager, who has answered some of the many key questions on the Fujifilm lovers’minds:
Stabilization in the XF Fujinon F2.8 16-55mm
It is a matter of size. According to the Germanic corporative, the Fujinon XF 16-55mm F2.8 optical stabilizer fell down from the final design because it would have as result a longer, broader and heavier lens. They considered that the lens would work successfully without stabilization.
Big size of the new lenses
Dimensions of some of the coming objectives foreseen on route sheets are not precisely restrained. The most catching in this sense is the XF 90mm F2, a “big-headed” lens considering its focal and opening. Torben Hondong has stated that future lenses exposed at Photokina are only “prototypes” that might not be correspondent with the final design which can be smaller. He highlights as well that the size of the lenses is justified with the search of the optimum image, an idea usually repeated by Fujifilm speakers.