Fujifilm XF 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR Lens Announced at CES 2015

Fujifilm XF 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR Lens has been announced at Consumer Electronics Show – CES 2015. The new XF 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR Lens is priced at $1,199.99 and it will be released in February, 2015.

The new Fujifilm XF 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR is a weather-resistant standard zoom lens with a 24-84mm equivalent that offers users the classic zoom range with a constant F2.8 in the market today. The XF 16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR uses 14 sealing points for a durable, weather-resistant and dust-proof design that make it the perfect companion for photojournalists who do not want to compromising when weather conditions are the most challenging. Whether shooting wide angle landscapes or medium-telephoto portraits, the XF 16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR delivers ideal image results from edge to edge.

The Fujifilm XF 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR lens also features an internal focusing system and ‘twin linear motor‘ which Fujifilm says will allow for fast and silent AF.

The XF 16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR uses a light weight Internal Focusing System and a Twin Linear Motor for high-speed autofocus (AF) and whisper quiet AF as fast as 0.06 seconds. When combined with the near-silent shutter sound of the FUJIFILM X-T1, photos can be taken unnoticed in quiet and sensitive locations.

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Fujifilm XF 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR Lens key features:

  • FUJIFILM X-Mount is compatible with all FUJIFILM interchangeable system cameras
  • Weather-resistant design with 14 sealing points
  • 0.06 seconds autofocus speed and nearly silent operation
  • Uses 17 elements in 12 groups, including 3 aspherical lens elements to control spherical aberration and distortion, and 3 ED glass lens elements to reduce lateral and axial chromatic aberration
  • Nano-GI coating alters the refractive index between glass and air to reduce ghosting and flare
  • 9 blade aperture creates smooth and circular bokeh
  • 1/3 EV steps
  • Minimum working distance of less than 12 inches

Perfect match for the FUJIFILM X-T1
The award-winning FUJIFILM X-T1 is a weather-resistant premium interchangeable lens camera with a large OLED electronic viewfinder (EVF) that delivers a near-instant image preview. It has the latest generation 16.3 Megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS II sensor, and the segment’s fastest autofocus of 0.10 seconds that allows photographers to capture amazing, high resolution images anywhere.