Fujifilm has today confirmed that its delayed 23mm f/1.4 lens for compact system cameras will be launched next month.

Fuji has previously said it had expected to launch a 23mm f/1.4 lens earlier this year.

The Fujinon XF 23mm f/1.4 R is designed to produce the 35mm viewing angle equivalent of a 35mm lens.

The seven-blade-diaphragm optic boasts a minimum focusing distance of around 28cm and is ideal for close-up shots, according to Fuji.

The 300g lens is due to go on sale in October priced £849.99.

In the spring, Fuji stressed the importance of making its customers aware that the company plans to have a range of Fujinon lenses as part of its X-mount compact camera system.