Fujifilm Fujinon XF 16mm f/2.8 R WR Announced With UK Price

Fujifilm has announced a new compact prime lens, the wide-angle Fujinon XF 16mm f/2.8 R WR is weather sealed, and gives a 24mm equivalent.

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Fujifilm has announced the new, compact, Fujinon XF 16mm f/2.8 R WR wide-angle prime lens, for the Fujifilm X-Mount. We first saw the lens at Photokina 2018 (along with the 33mm f/1.0 lens). The lens gives a 24mm equivalent (in 35mm terms), and is priced at £349. It fits in with the compact prime lenses range, and weighing just 155g, it will make a very compact system, with the new X-T30, which has also been announced today.

The lens will be available in Black from March, or Silver from May, priced at £349.

 

Have a look at Fujinon XF 16mm f/2.8 R WR Hands-On Sample Photos.

 

 

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From Fujifilm: FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Kenji Sukeno) will release the new FUJINON XF16mmF2.8 R WR in late March* 2019, adding to the X Series lineup of interchangeable lenses. This lens features a focal length equivalent to 24mm (in the 35mm format) and has a maximum aperture of F2.8.

 

The “FUJINON XF16mmF2.8 R WR” helps to deliver the best results from Fujifilm’s unique X-TRANS CMOS sensors. Small and lightweight, the lens offers very high resolution performance due to the optical design. The XF16mmF2.8 R WR lens adopts an inner focusing system** driven by a stepping motor*** for faster and quieter auto-focusing. Metal parts are used extensively on the exterior providing a premium yet robust feel, while the aperture and focusing rings have been designed to be comfortable and easy to use. The lens is also weather and dust resistant, and operates in temperatures as low as -10°C, making it ideal for shooting in a variety of conditions.

The XF16mmF2.8 R WR will expand the lineup of compact, lightweight and stylish lenses, which currently includes the FUJINON XF23mmF2 R WR, XF35mmF2 R WR, and XF50mmF2 R WR, further broadening the appeal of FUJIFILM mirrorless digital cameras.

 

* Silver version will be released in May
** An AF system that moves smaller lens elements in the middle or at the back of the lens to focus.
*** A fast, precise motor that uses electrical pulses to focus in a sequence of steps

 

Product features

(1) High resolution performance

The lens features 10 lens elements in 8 groups including two aspherical elements. Optimal arrangement of aspherical lenses suppress spherical aberrations and field curvature while maintaining high performance from the center of the screen to every corner.

 

(2) Compact, lightweight and stylish design

The lens weighs just 155g and is 45.4mm in length. It is the widest lens of the compact prime lens series.

The aperture and focusing rings feature precise click stops and smooth damping for enhanced operation.

The metal exterior uses the same design style as XF23mmF2 R WR, XF35mmF2 R WR, and

XF50mmF2 WR for a robust, premium feel.

 

(3) Fast and silent autofocus

The inner focusing AF system uses a stepping motor to drive lightweight focusing elements for a fast, silent autofocus performance.

 

(4) Weather and dust resistant, capable of operating in temperatures as low as -10°C

The lens is weather-sealed at nine points around the barrel making it weather and dust resistant.

It is designed to operate in temperatures as low as -10°C.

Used with the weather and dust-resistant FUJIFILM X-Pro2 or X-T1/T2/T3, and X-H1 bodies means users can shoot confidently in light rain or dusty environments without worrying about the conditions.

 

(5) Optional accessories

In accordance with the filter size Φ 49 mm of this lens, the following accessories will be released simultaneously.

  • φ49mm Front lens cap FLCP-49
  • φ49mm Protect filter PRF-49

 

Have a look at Fujinon XF 16mm f/2.8 R WR Hands-On Sample Photos.


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