First Impressions: Fujifilm 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR (X Mount) |
The Phoblographer

The Fujifilm 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR was just announced, and photographer David Kai Piper has been playing with it for a little while now. Here are his thoughts in addition to extra images that David allowed us to use not originally featured in his blog post.

Quick overview:
‘This is the new ‘must have’ lens for any Fuji photographer who is a working photographer or someone who wants a ‘go anywhere, shoot anything’ lens.  One of the best X-System lenses made so far.’

Release Date: February 2015 – Full Link to the Press release.
Onsale for near $1.199

  • 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
  • Nine rounded aperture blades create a smooth, circular bokeh.
  • 1/3 EV steps
  • Minimum working distance of less than 12 inches……


Fujifilm Fujinon XF 16-55mm F2.8

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