New from Fujifilm, FUJINON XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR

Fujifilm have today announced an exciting new addition to their lens range, the FUJINON XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR

This new weather-resistant zoom lens has a continuous aperture of f/2.8 across it’s entire zoom range, equivalent to 24mm at the wide-angle end through to a medium-telephoto length of 84mm.

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 auto-focusing. 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.

* Technology for forming a nano-sized irregular surface structure on the lens to reduce its surface reflection

Main Specification
Lens construction 17 elements 12 groups
(includes 3 aspherical and 3 extra low dispersion elements?
Focal length (35mm format equivalent) f=16-55mm?(24-84mm)
Angle of view 83.2°?29°
Max. aperture F2.8
Min. aperture F22
Aperture control
??Number of blades
??Step size
9?rounded diaphragm opening?
1/3EV?(19 steps)
Focus range Normal?0.6m?? (whole zoom position)
Macro? 30cm?10m?Wide?, 40cm?10m (Telephoto)
Max. magnification 0.16x ?Telephoto?
External dimensions: Diameter x Length (approx.)
?distance from camera lens mount flange? ?83.3mm x 106.0mm (Wide)/129.5mm?Telephoto)
Weight (approx.)
(excluding caps and hoods? 655g??
Filter size ?77mm

The FUJINON XF16-55 lens will be available in the UK from February 2015 with a RRP of £899, pre-order details to follow shortly

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Posted by Iconography Ltd
6th January 2015

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