Fujifilm announces Fujinon XF 16mm f/2.8 R WR, a lightweight and tiny wide-angle prime

Feb 14, 2019

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Fujifilm announces Fujinon XF 16mm f/2.8 R WR, a lightweight and tiny wide-angle prime

Feb 14, 2019

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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Along with the big announcement of the X-T30 mirrorless camera, Fujifilm has also announced a new lens you can pair with it. Fujinon XF 16mm f/2.8 R WR is a wide-angle prime for X-Mount APS-C Fuji mirrorless cameras. It’s small, lightweight and therefore ideal for everyday use and travels.

The Fujinon XF 16mm f/2.8 R WR has a focal length of 16mm (or 24mm equivalent in the 35mm film format). It consists of 10 lens elements in 8 groups. These include two aspherical elements which effectively control field curvature and spherical aberration, providing great sharpness across the entire frame.

The lens’ AF system uses a stepping motor for silent and fast autofocus. It’s also weather-sealed, dust-resistant, and operates at temperatures as low as -10°C. This makes it ideal for traveling and adventures, landscapes, but also everyday shooting.

I mentioned the light weight of the Fujinon XF 16mm f/2.8 R WR. It weighs just 155g (0.34 lbs). Let’s say you mount it onto an X-T30: the total weight of the camera system will come to only 538g (1.18 lbs). Here are the full specs:

Performance
Focal Length 16mm
Comparable 35mm Focal Length: 24 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/2.8
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Fujifilm X Mount
Format Compatibility APS-C
Angle of View 83.2°
Minimum Focus Distance 6.69″ / 17 cm
Magnification 0.13x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:7.65
Optical Design 10 Elements in 8 Groups
Diaphragm Blades 9, Rounded
Features
Image Stabilization None
Autofocus Yes
Physical
Filter Thread Front: 49 mm
Dimensions (DxL) 2.36 x 1.79″ / 60 x 45.4 mm
Weight 5.47 oz / 155 g

The Fujinon XF 16mm f/2.8 R WR will cost $399 and it will come in two versions: black and silver. The black one will be released in late March 2019, and it’s already available for preorders. The silver version is due to be released a bit later, in May 2019.

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    Skeptic Spartan

    This would of been great as an f2.0