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Fujifilm launches the FUJINON XF16mmF2.8 R WR: compact, lightweight and stylish wide angle lens for X Series

14.02.2019

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.

Φ 49mm Front lens capFLCP-49
Φ 49mm Protect filterPRF-49

Main Specification

Type FUJINON LENS XF16mmF2.8 R WR
Lens construction 10 elements 8 groups
(includes 2 aspherical elements)
Focal length (35mm format equivalent) f=16mm (24mm)
Angle of view 83.2°
Max. aperture F2.8
Min. aperture F22
Aperture control Number of blades 9(rounded diaphragm opening)
Stop size 1/3EV (19 steps)
Focus range 17cm~∞
Max. magnification 0.13x
External dimensions: Diameter x Length (approx.)
(distance from camera lens mount flange)
Φ60.0mm x 45.4mm
Weight (approx.)
(excluding caps, hoods )
155g  
Filter size Φ49mm
Accessories included Lens cap FLCP-49
Lens rear cap RLCP-001
Lens hood

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