Fujifilm recently announced that a compact and lightweight wide angle lens, the Fujinon Lens XF16mmF2.8 R WR (XF16mmF2.8 R WR), will join the lineup of interchangeable lenses for the X Series of digital cameras.
Sharp and Focused Lens System
The new lens has a maximum aperture value of F2.8 and focal length of 16mm (equivalent to 24mm in the 35mm film format), delivering edge-to-edge sharpness. Stylishly designed and weighing just 155g, the lens boasts a high-speed AF performance, making it ideal for casual snapshots and landscape photography. The black version of the XF16mmF2.8 R WR’s will be released in late March 2019, and the silver colored version is due to be released in May 2019.
The XF16mmF2.8 R WR is a wide angle lens that consists of 10 lens elements in 8 groups (including two aspherical lens elements) to effectively control field curvature and spherical aberration for an advanced level of image sharpness across the frame. It is capable of drawing out the full performance of Fujifilm’s X-Trans CMOS sensor. Its inner-focus AF system uses a stepping motor to drive the focusing group of lens elements for silent and fast autofocus. Furthermore, the compact lens weighs just 155g. This means the total weight of a camera system comes to only 538g when this lens is mounted on the FUJIFILM X-T30.
Metal parts are used extensively on the exterior to achieve a stylish look that gives a sense of premium quality and robustness. The aperture ring and focus ring have been designed for optimum operability and user comfort. The lens is also dust and weather resistant, and operates at temperatures as low as -10°C, accommodating a wide variety of shooting conditions.