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

BH #FU165528 • MFR #16443072
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FUJIFILM XF 16-55mm f/2.8 R LM WR Lens
Key Features
  • X-Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 24-84mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Three Extra-Low Dispersion Elements
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.
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FUJIFILM XF 16-55mm f/2.8 R LM WR Overview

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

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

Focal Length16 to 55mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 24 to 84mm)
Maximum Aperturef/2.8
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountFUJIFILM X
Lens Format CoverageAPS-C
Angle of View83.2° to 29°
Minimum Focus Distance11.81" / 30 cm
Maximum Magnification0.16x
Optical Design17 Elements in 12 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size77 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3.28 x 4.17" / 83.3 x 106 mm
Length at Maximum Extension5.08" / 129 mm
Weight1.44 lb / 655 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.4 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.1 x 6.1 x 5.5"

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

Terribly Disappointing

By Jack
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-09

I have used Canon, Sony, Fuji, Leica, and Schneider lenses, among others. I have never returned a lens, or complained about one before. I just use them. This lens is completely different. It is simply terrible. When used at the wide end of the range, it creates tremendous distortion, with people's bodies looking distorted and bloated. Same for architectural elements. What is particularly disturbing is that this not a kit lens. The lens profiles do not correct these problems. I am able to reduce the problem in Photoshop, but I shouldn't have to do that. Very surprising because the Fuji medium format lenses are excellent. It is so bad, that I plan to write Fuji about the quality.

Sweet Lens

By John S
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-06

Awesome but heavy. I'll keep it for more serious work but I'm not sure if I'll use it as a travel lens.

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

By Allauddin
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-03

i buy this fujifilm lens for my Fujifilm X-T4 camera its good combination for fujifilm x t4 very sharp and crisp. but lens is little bit expensive but its worth it i highly recommend.

Works well with the Fujifilm X-S10

By Howard
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-20

Image-wise, I don't have anything to add to the other reviewers - the lens takes beautiful photos. I do want to add that the lens balances well with the smaller X-S10, and the IBIS system works fine with the XF 16-55 f2.8.

Phenomenal Lens

By Jacob
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-11

If you can afford it you will rest assured that this lens is worth every penny and then some. 5 star build quality, sharpness, and autofocus. This lens on my Fuji X-T4 is sharper than my Canon 24-70 f2.8 mark ii L lens on my X-T4! I did own the Fuji 18-55 f2.8-4 kit lens and the comparison isn't even close contrary to what YouTube and other reviewers/comedians will say.

Phenomenal lens!

By Cassandra
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-26

I used this lens today on a shoot on a construction site. Having a zoom lens like this came in handy because it allowed me to shoot safely from far enough distances. I also love that it has a low aperture which makes it fun to do some low light work. I would highly recommend this lens.

Game Changer

By Michael
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-16

I still have my Nikon d800 with the big 3 sisters of lenses and a couple more specialty lenses to boot and I wanted something a bit more compact. I love the form factor of the XT-4 and the 16-55 2.8 is sharp as a tack perfect all around travel lens. I cannot recommend this lens highly enough and the service at B&H is outstanding. The question shouldn't be why I bought it, it should be why did I wait this long?

Sharp, versatile, weather proof

By Michael
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-09

This lens spends most of its time on my XT-4. It is great for everything and water resistant to boot. It is a little larger than the kit lens the body came from but the upsides are so worth it.

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