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:
Comparable 35mm Focal Length: 24 mm
|Camera Mount Type||Fujifilm X Mount|
|Angle of View||83.2°|
|Minimum Focus Distance||6.69″ / 17 cm|
|Maximum Reproduction Ratio||1:7.65|
|Optical Design||10 Elements in 8 Groups|
|Diaphragm Blades||9, Rounded|
|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.