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Fujifilm XF 16-55mm f/2.8 R LM WR Lens Announced

Fujifilm has announced the launch of the Fujinon XF 16-55mm f/2.8 R LM WR lens for X mount cameras.

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Fujifilm has announced the new Fujinon XF 16-55mm f/2.8 R LM WR weather resistant lens, for X-mount cameras. The lens gives the equivalent of 24mm to 84mm and has a constant aperture of f/2.8, as well as fast and quiet autofocus. The lens will be available in the UK from February 2015 with a suggested retail price of £899.99.

Key features:

  • Optically designed to draw out the maximum image quality as a flagship standard zoom lens
  • High-speed, quiet auto focus thanks to the Linear Motor
  • Weather resistant, dust-resistant and -10°C low-temperature operation - weather sealing at 15 locations
  • High build quality and comfortable operation
  • 17 elements in 12 groups
  • 3 aspherical and 3 extra low dispersion elements
  • 9 rounded aperture blades
  • 30cm macro focus (wide)
  • 77mm filter thread

From Fujifilm: FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Shigehiro Nakajima) is proud to announce that a new FUJINON XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR will be added to the X Series interchangeable lens line-up in February 2015.

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A weather-resistant zoom lens with a constant aperture of F2.8 across the focal lengths equivalent to 24mm at wide-angle through to 84mm at medium-telephoto, the XF16-55mm delivers ultra-sharp images even at wide open apertures across the entire zoom range!

The “FUJINON XF16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR” is a flagship “XF standard zoom lens” with a focal length equivalent to 24mm – 84mm (in 35mm format equivalent), and a constant F2.8 aperture throughout the range.  The advanced optical design controls various forms of aberration to achieve edge-to-edge sharpness across the entire zoom range.  The use of a newly-developed Nano-GI* (Gradient Index) coating technology effectively inhibits ghosting and flare, producing clear images. This is a convenient standard zoom lens that covers a wide range of shooting scenes from the wide-angle 24mm equivalent suitable for landscape photography, to the medium-telephoto 84mm equivalent, ideal for portraiture.

The XF16-55mm lens is driven with a linear motor, allowing comfortable shooting with fast, quiet autofocusing.  Featuring a weather resistant and dust-resistant finish that can work in temperatures as low as -10°C and can be paired with the “FUJIFILM X-T1” premium mirrorless camera to take advantage of the fully weather-resistant system.

Fujifilm XF 16-55mm f/2.8 R LM WR Specifications

ManufacturerFujifilm
General
Lens Mounts
  • Fujifilm X Mount
Lens
Focal Length16mm - 55mm
Angle of View29 - 83.2
Max Aperturef/2.8
Min Aperturef/22
Filter Size77mm
StabilisedNo Data
35mm equivalent24mm - 84mm
Internal focusingNo Data
Maximum magnificationNo Data
Focusing
Min Focus30cm
Construction
Blades9
Elements17
Groups12
Box Contents
Box ContentsNo Data
Dimensions
Weight655g
Height106mm

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