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.
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.
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.
The inner focusing AF system uses a stepping motor to drive lightweight focusing elements for a fast, silent autofocus performance.
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.
In accordance with the filter size Φ 49 mm of this lens, the following accessories will be released simultaneously.
|Φ 49mm Front lens cap||FLCP-49|
|Φ 49mm Protect filter||PRF-49|
|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°|
|Aperture control||Number of blades||9（rounded diaphragm opening）|
|Stop size||1/3EV (19 steps)|
|External dimensions: Diameter x Length (approx.) |
(distance from camera lens mount flange)
|Φ60.0mm x 45.4mm|
|Weight (approx.) |
(excluding caps, hoods ）
|Accessories included||Lens cap FLCP-49|
|Lens rear cap RLCP-001|
AVAILABILITY, IMAGES AND PRICING:
The FUJIFILM FUJINON LENS XF16mmF2.8 R WR will be available in silver and black and will be available from March and May/June 2019 with an RRP of £349
For REVIEW SAMPLES/HIGH RES IMAGES please contact:
FUJIFILM UK Digital Camera Press Office
Jeannie Corby | PR Manager
For UK CONSUMER ENQUIRIES please contact:
FUJIFILM UK Camera Service
Tel: 0344 553 2321
About Fujifilm UK
In the UK, Fujifilm has been supplying the imaging, printing, medical and graphics industries, as well as consumers, professional and enthusiast photographers, with high quality, innovative products and services since 1976.
Fujifilm UK, headquartered in Bedford, is a subsidiary of FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation and consists of six business divisions. The Photo Imaging division provides commercial photographic businesses with photo printing equipment, kiosk and software solutions along with a range of photo papers for both dry and wet labs, wide format media and inks, photo chemistry, film, and single-use cameras. Photo Imaging is also the home of the best-selling Instax instant camera and accessories. The Electronic Imaging division markets an award-winning range of digital cameras suited to professionals and enthusiasts alike, including the FinePix, X Series and GFX medium format ranges. The Medical Systems division delivers a range of diagnostic imaging systems, medical informatics solutions and clinical chemistry analysers, helping healthcare professionals to deliver excellent care to patients. The Graphic Systems division supplies industry-leading digital, offset, inkjet and plate products and services to deliver superb, high-quality print. The Recording Media division is one of the leading manufacturers of high performance storage media, producing the latest in high capacity data tape storage technology solutions and services. Lastly, the Optical Devices division develops and manufactures FUJINON high-precision lenses for the TV broadcast, cinema, videography, closed circuit television and industrial markets, as well as all of the lenses for the X and GFX series of cameras.
FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, was founded in 1934 as a producer of photographic film under the name Fuji Photo Film Co Ltd. By leveraging the technologies originally developed for the photography industry and continuously and proactively pursuing advanced R&D, Fujifilm strives to push the boundaries of innovation to help make the world a better, healthier, and more interesting place. In-house research promotes growth in existing fields, while exploring new possibilities in areas including biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, life sciences, energy and highly functional materials.
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