FUJIFILM XF 16-55mm f/2.8 R LM WR Lens

FUJIFILM XF 16-55mm f/2.8 R LM WR Lens

FUJIFILM XF 16-55mm f/2.8 R LM WR Lens

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Product Highlights

  • X-Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 24-84mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Three Extra-Low Dispersion Elements
  • Three Aspherical Elements
  • Nano-GI and HT-EBC Lens Coatings
  • Twin Linear Autofocus Motor
  • Weather-Sealed Construction
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
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FUJIFILM XF 16-55mm f/2.8 R LM WR Overview

  • 1Description

A flexible workhorse of a lens, the XF 16-55mm f/2.8 R LM WR from FUJIFILM is a versatile standard zoom spanning a 24-84mm equivalent, wide-angle to portrait-length range. Characterized by its bright f/2.8 constant maximum aperture, this lens is adept in difficult lighting conditions and also offers notable control over depth of field. Its optical design comprises both aspherical and extra-low dispersion elements, which help to reduce distortion and color fringing for improved sharpness and color accuracy throughout the zoom range. Nano-GI and HT-EBC coatings have also been applied to elements to minimize surface reflections and prevent lens flare and ghosting.

Complementing the optical attributes is a Twin Linear Motor autofocus system, which offers impressively quick, quiet, and precise focusing that benefits both stills and video applications. Additionally, the lens has a fully weather-sealed design to support its use in trying environmental conditions.

Standard zoom is designed for APS-C-format Fujifilm X-mount mirrorless cameras and offers a 24-84mm equivalent focal length range.
Constant f/2.8 maximum aperture offers consistent performance throughout the zoom range and excels when working in difficult lighting conditions.
Three extra-low dispersion elements are used to greatly reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations in order to produce high clarity and color fidelity throughout the zoom range.
Three aspherical elements control distortion and spherical aberrations, which helps to improve sharpness and realize more accurate rendering.
Nano-GI (Gradient Index) coating has been applied to lens elements and alters the refractive index between the glass and air in order to better suppress lens flare and ghosting for diagonal incident light.
An HT-EBC (High Transmittance Electron Beam Coating) coating has been applied to the entire surface of each element for controlling ghosting and flare for greater contrast and color accuracy.
A Twin Linear Motor autofocus system delivers smooth, near-silent performance that is especially beneficial to video applications and when working in noise-sensitive areas.
The lens body incorporates extensive weather sealing to protect against dust and moisture, and to enable worry-free use in inclement conditions and freezing temperatures as low as 14°F.
Rounded nine-blade diaphragm contribute to a pleasing out-of-focus quality to benefit the use of selective focus and shallow depth of field techniques.
UPC: 074101025729
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FUJIFILM XF 16-55mm f/2.8 R LM WR Lens
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  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    FUJIFILM XF 16-55mm f/2.8 R LM WR Specs

    Focal Length 16 to 55mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 24 to 84mm)
    Maximum Aperture f/2.8
    Minimum Aperture f/22
    Lens Mount FUJIFILM X
    Format Compatibility APS-C
    Angle of View 83.2 to 29
    Maximum Magnification 0.16x
    Minimum Focus Distance 11.81" / 30 cm
    Optical Design 17 Elements in 12 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 9, Rounded
    Focus Type Autofocus
    Image Stabilization None
    Filter Size 77 mm (Front)
    Dimensions ( x L) 3.28 x 4.17" / 83.3 x 106 mm
    Weight 1.4 lb / 655 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.4 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.1 x 6.1 x 5.5"

    FUJIFILM XF 16-55mm f/2.8 R LM WR Reviews

    XF 16-55mm f/2.8 R LM WR Lens is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 113.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent general-purpose Fuji zoom I have the Fuji XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 ('kit lens') but was tantalized by the 16-55mm f/2.8 lens' constant f/2.8 aperture (even at tele- end, for better portraits, & low light), weather-resistant build (like Fuji camera bodies), wider wide-angle range (35mm-eq of 24mm rather than 27mm, a small difference that is sometimes helpful), & 77mm filter size (convenient since I have a stash). Downsides: no image stabilization (hence 4 stars; but not essential) & heavier/bulkier lens (not terrible). The advantages, plus probably better image quality (still discovering after only a week), are already appreciated!
    Date published: 2016-10-16
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Extremely capable and flexible lens Love it. Despite the large size and high price tag, this lens could easily be the only one you'd need on a trip. I don't feel that the 16-55 replaces any primes that fall within the zoom focal length. They all serve a different purpose, particularly if you want to keep weight/size down. I think the 16-55 makes a good complimentary lens for owners of a 23, 35, or 50 primes. You can get the flexibility of a handy zoom range with the downside of weight, size, and cost or keep everything small by using a 23 or 35. Image quality is great. Very sharp at all apertures. I'm happy with this lens. With all that being said, it is large and pricey.
    Date published: 2018-06-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from exceed expectations the 16-55 feels 100% pro; a very smooth and precise zoom and manual focus ring mounted. The friction in the aperture ring, which is labeled f2.8 to f22 and can be set at 1/3 stops, is just right. The lens focuses quickly and quietly, it's very well-built, tough where it needs to be, while the various rings turn smoothly. To me the new 16-55 is primarily for the pro/serious amateur landscape/architectural/wedding photographer, who is regularly shooting in harsh conditions (snow, rain, blowing sand) and who is after the best image quality. weaks: coloured fringing in corners at 16mm (but easily corrected in RAW). Softness in extreme corners at 16mm and 55mm between f2.8 and f4, but very good in center/middle.
    Date published: 2015-03-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fuji XF 16-55mm f:2.8: One great lens I presently own the X-E2, X-T1, 14mm, 23mm, 18-55mm kit, 56mm, 55-200mm. As a former (Nikon-Leica) professional of 20 years and now retired, I have found all of my Fuji lenses to be delivering outstanding image quality. Equal to the best from Nikon and some as good as Leica. I just added the Fuji XF 16-55mm f:2.8 to my collection. Out of the box the lens is outstanding in sharpness, construction, and operation. My image quality looks as sharp as pictures taken with my 56mm f:1.2, which has been rated by some as one of the top 4 lenses on the market today. In very low light conditions I have pushed the ISO to 3,200 and at f:2.8, hand held at 1/40, and obtained outstanding results. This is a great lens for photographic artist.
    Date published: 2015-03-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from (almost) As good as prime. If you're a typical prime-lens aficionado, or are zoom-averse, you might be blown away by the performance of this lens. Fuji pulled all the stops with this one, truly could be a prime lens replacement. There are several good professional reviews and you should read those if you want all the good details, so here's just a few of my own observations: The lens hood feels flimsy; the bokeh is good but not great; the focus is electronic, not mechanically linked; there is no internal stabilization. Bottom LIne: I'd say that this lens justifies it's price in the performance it gives.
    Date published: 2017-05-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb Lens! This lens just might be the ultimate Fujifilm lens. It's fast, constant f/2.8 maximum aperture and ideal wide angle to short telephoto range make it a lens that will stay on your camera a lot. Yes, it's larger than most Fujifilm lenses, and yes, it's heavier, too. But compared to my full frame DSLR kit with comparable lens, it's much smaller and lighter. I use this lens on a Fuji X-T1 body with the battery grip and it handles and balances very nicely. Feels like it was just made for this camera and grip. Optically, it's fantastic. Sharp wide open and throughout the zoom range. I was not sure I would really see much difference from the excellent 18-55mm kit lens, but really wanted the additional 2mm on the wide end so I purchased it. You will see a difference. The 16-55 is in a class of it's own.
    Date published: 2016-06-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Mid-Range telephoto lens. It is a perfect mid range telephoto lens! covers all of ones needs, an absolute go to for most situations.  Its weather sealed, fast, and to be honest not to big for the camera body. . . well balanced ( I do have the arca swiss grip on the XT-2 for a better grip).  I have nothing bad to say about the lens.  One thing I will point out is that since there is no image stabalization, if you are zoomed in all the way, and hand holding you are going to need higher SS especially because its on a cropped sensor compounding the shakyness. . . 1/80th (with steady hands) or higher for a sharp photo.
    Date published: 2018-11-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Go To Lens I;ve been shooting with Fuji XT-1 for about a year and a half, trying both prime lenses and zoom. Since I travel a lot I want a light and versatile kit with me. Earlier I mainly used the 18-135mm lens but wasn't 100% happy with the crispness of the photos. I then saw a website testing various lenses at different focus settings and apertures and found that the 16-55mm was consistently sharper than the 18-135mm. I decided to try this lens for two reasons, 80% of my photography (landscape and cityscapes) were shot at max 55mm and if I needed to come closer, 135 mm wasn't enough. The lens I received has worked perfectly for me. It is extremely sharp, quiet and had none of the issues described by some. The lens is big and relatively heavy but is well balanced with my XT-1 with a battery grip. It is worth noting that I mostly shoot from tripod with manual focus in low light. I would strongly recommend this lens based on my experience. In my kit I now travel with the 16-55 plus the 55-200 and the Touit 50 mm macro lens from Carl Zeiss
    Date published: 2015-11-06
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    Are Fuji X-mount lens compatible with Sony A6000 cameras?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Answered by: Donald J.
    Date published: 2019-03-21


    Are the aspheric lenses made of plastic?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Aspheric refers to the physical shape of at least one of the lens elements. It is a non-spherical surface meant to enhance optical performance by reducing aberrations. From Google: Aspherical lenses are lenses with complex curved surfaces, such as where the radius of curvature changes according to distance from the optical axis. Spherical lenses are subject to aberration and therefore cannot concentrate all the light into one point
    Answered by: JOSEPH E.
    Date published: 2018-08-26


    Does Fuji plan on having 2 classes of lens , for example, Canon have their L top of the line lens, and then secondary of non L lens?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Maybe. They just released an expensive, weather sealed,16-55 zoom that is f2.8 throughout its range, that is sort of L like.
    Answered by: Mark M.
    Date published: 2018-08-26


    Other Fujifilm lenses come with the lens hood, so does this come with a lens hood?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    When this lens will be released for buying?Thanks
    Answered by: ednelson m.
    Date published: 2018-08-26


    I am interested, does this lens keep focus at the same point when I change the zoom ratio?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    embed should have read appeared . sorry.
    Answered by: michael l.
    Date published: 2018-08-26


    I was looking at this lens until I found out it doesn't have image stabilization. I've been using the 18-55 kit lens and am not really happy with the sharpness. I haven't read any of the reviews here that really complain about not having IS but then it looks like a lot of people use it with a tripod. I can't help but wonder how much of the 2.8 is given up by not having IS. Is there anyone here that uses this lens that consistently wishes it had IS?
    Asked by: Richard
    Hi Richard, sorry for late response...just saw this now. The 16-55 is definitely sharper than the 18-55, but it's also much larger and much heavier. And that's why there's not IS in it: the lens would have been too large. What you need to determine is what light level you're shooting at. Because the image noise is so well handled in the X series cameras, putting it at 800 or over is not an issue that should get you the shutter speed you need to minimize shake. I've been shooting with it for years and can't say I miss IS at all.
    Answered by: socalshooter Fujifilm Expert
    Date published: 2019-02-15


    Does this lens shade the flash on the X-T10?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    It does shade the built-in flash on an Xe-2, even with no lens shade in place, up to at least 35mm focal length. The flash on an Xt-10 may be just slightly higher, but I doubt that will help. Hopefully, an Xt-10 owner will comment. I'd suggest a good shoe-mount flash instead of the weak built-in one, anyway, which seem good for really close-range emergencies only---if you have one of the compact lenses, which this lens is not.
    Answered by: Elizabeth P.
    Date published: 2018-08-26


    Is this lens too big/heavy to use on XT-20? What about the XF 55-200? I am looking to buy the XT-20 with XF-23 prime lens, but wonder whether any zoom lens can go with this camera? I particularly like the 16-55 or 55-200 for outdoors and wildlife. I know this is a bit open ended question, but any opinion would help. I dont have a local store to try out!
    Asked by: A D.
    Thing is, what else would you use it on? I mean, these Fuji X-series are all small, so many lenses will seem big relatively speaking, but the overall package is what matters. Who really cares what the camera weighs in comparison to the lens? Consider that the X-T20 weighs about 350 grams, and this lens, about 650. A Nikon D750 weighs 850 grams, and the comparable Nikkor 24-70 f2.8 weighs 900 grams, so the overall weight comparison is 1,000 vs 1,750 grams. Put another way, you could put two of these on your X-T20 and still weigh less than the Nikon combo. So is it really that heavy?Sure, the proportions of this combination may seem unorthodox, like taking pictures with a lens instead of a camera, but Fuji chose to make the X-T20 a bit too small, and the X-T2 a bit too expensive, so these are the sorts of dilemmas many of us are left with. The compact size of these cameras present issues that no D500 or 7D Mark II owner ever thinks of.On a side note, I wish Fuji made only the X-T2, skipped the T20, and priced it at $1299. That way, everybody could just buy the grown-up model and these lenses would feel like a more appropriate fit.
    Answered by: Jordan C.
    Date published: 2018-12-19
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