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FUJIFILM XF 16-55mm f/2.8 R LM WR Lens with UV Filter Kit

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FUJIFILM XF 16-55mm f/2.8 R LM WR Lens with UV Filter Kit
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
Complementing the lens itself, the FUJIFILM XF 16-55mm f/2.8 R LM WR Lens with UV Filter Kit from B&H bundles the standard zoom with a 77mm UV filter and a lens cleaning kit.
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FUJIFILM XF 16-55mm f/2.8 R LM WR Overview

Complementing the lens itself, the FUJIFILM XF 16-55mm f/2.8 R LM WR Lens with UV Filter Kit from B&H bundles the standard zoom with a 77mm UV filter and a lens cleaning kit.

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

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

Chiaro Pro 77mm 98-UVAT UV Filter

The Pro 77mm 98-UVAT UV Filter is one of Chiaro’s highest-rated protective UV filters with 98% light transmission. It’s ideal for photographers who demand high-quality glass and other essential features for excellent image fidelity and construction.

To achieve 98% light transmission, Chiaro uses highly-polished optical glass, multi-coating, and additional advanced elements that improve the filter’s light transmission. Resistance coating improves the scratch resistance of the glass, and helps assure that water, oil, dust, and fingerprints are removed with a gentle wipe. A hard-anodized aluminum filter ring is designed to screw on and off effortlessly, and it’s thin to prevent vignetting when used with wide-angle lenses.

Image quality is what matters most at Chiaro. The company has tested and combined many features and essentials to achieve superior image quality and the highest light transmission. To help take the confusion out of selecting a filter, Chiaro prominently displays the light transmission levels so that you can choose the perfect filter for your lens and photo session.


98% Light Transmission

Protecting your lens doesn't mean you have to lose optical quality. By using highly-polished optical glass and advanced coatings, Chiaro offers a 98% transmission rate, which is an excellent transmission rate for glass. And the company verifies the ratings with ISO certified lab testing.

Resistance Coating

The layers of advanced resistance coating on the filter are designed to resist moderate scratches, and allows you to easily clean your filter. Water beads up and rolls off your filter, and oil and fingerprints can come off with a gentle wipe. Dust and debris won't adhere to the filter and can be removed with a puff of air.

Polished Optical Glass

Glass that's polished to perfection is essential to achieve a high level of light transmission. The optical glass in this Chiaro filter is highly-polished for flatness that ensures excellent optical clarity.


Multi-coating enhances light transmission to the demanding level set for all Chiaro filters. It reduces unwanted internal reflections and ghosting that can compromise your images.

UV Protection

The filter blocks UV light and reduces the bluish cast of daylight that can affect color accuracy, especially at higher altitudes.

Hard Anodized Aluminum Construction

The process of hard anodizing toughens and strengthens the aluminum for a lightweight yet durable filter ring.

Slim Design

Measuring only 3.2mm, this filter is slim enough to use on wide-angle lenses without experiencing vignetting.

Top Knurling

Top knurling offers a firm grip on the filter when you're attaching or removing it.

Secure Attachment

It takes two full turns to mount the filter on your lens. This feature will securely hold your Chiaro filter through the most demanding photo shoots.

Front Threads

The front threads on the filter allow you to stack filters by screwing them onto your Chiaro filter.
UPC: 847628593718

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

Focal Length16 to 55mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 24 to 84mm)
Maximum Aperturef/2.8
Minimum Aperturef/22
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"

Chiaro Pro 77mm 98-UVAT UV Filter Specs

Filter TypeUV
Filter Factor1x (0-Stop)
Circular Size77 mm Filter Thread
Front Accessory Thread / Bayonet77 mm
CoatingsMulti-Coating, Resistance Coating
Physical FeaturesSlim
Filter Thickness0.13" / 3.2 mm
Filter MaterialGlass
Ring MaterialAluminum
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.14 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)3.75 x 3.65 x 0.75"

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

A Very Sharp Zoom Lens

By Randal
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-17

So far I haven't had a chance to use this lens much, but the few times that I shot with it I'm impressed by its sharpness. It does well with lower outdoor light, but its f2.8 aperture isn't really wide enough for lowlight indoors. It's a heavy lens, but I like the solid feel of it and I really like it's constant f2.8. I'm looking forward to using this lens for outdoor events, landscapes, and street shooting. I think that I'm going to get some great images with this one and can't wait for a little nicer weather.

My Favorite Lens

By Douglas
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-09-07

Okay, I just switched from Nikon to Fujifilm after thieves boosted my car and hit the Nikon jackpot. So needless to say, I am just getting started, but I guess I can say this is my favorite, even if its my only lens. However, It does cover my present focal wheelhouse and I appreciate the weight difference from my Nikon rig. The build quality is great, and lens is water resistant, which is a big plus for me. I can't really think of any major negatives, but I'm not a tech head. How about I just say, it takes great pictures as a substitute for techno wizardry? The bottom line is my personal standard is, would I purchase again? The answer to that is a resounding yes!

My 3rd lens for my new XT4 had to be the XF 16-55

By Robert
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-04-24

I had rented this lens a couple of years ago to test out Fuji X series cameras and lenses as I was switching from Canon DSLR to mirrorless systems. I loved the XPro3 I rented and this lens! I felt so confident in it after a few days of use, I shot an entire Christening with it and the XF 50-140 (that's on the list to add too) The lens is tack sharp and unbelievable resolution and color. It has rounded out my essential 3 starter lens and so glad I went for it right away. I am covered now with a great range of focal lengths along with my XT4.

Good Results, Needs some additional features

By Tyler
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2021-03-27

I've done three shoots with the lens since receiving it this past week. One music video, one interview and one portrait shoot. I used it on an X-T4. Right out of the box, it has a very nice feel to it. The difference in grip materials on the zoom ring and focus ring is a nice touch that makes it very clear what you're about to turn when you're looking through the viewfinder. The aperture ring has a rather soft click to it, which is not my preference. My Fujifilm 35mm 1.4 and X100F have a more substantial feel that confirm your movements with a tactile response that this lens just doesn't match. The lens hood is fine, but the mounting system doesn't inspire me with confidence that I'm not miss threading it during installation. Like most of my lenses, this doesn't mount to the body easily unless my aperture ring was set to A (auto) prior to mounting. For the uninitiated, as you rotate the lens into place on the body, you'll often end up only rotating the Aperture ring until it stops and then the rest of the lens will rotate before locking in place. I wish there were more distance between the flange and the aperture ring, but I wish that about all of my Fuji lenses. Optically, I'm enjoying this lens a lot. I'm really happy with how sharp it is wide open, and it looks optically perfect at f/4 and 40mm in my portraits. This is my first zoom lens on Fuji's system, and I've noticed some things that could be improved on the camera's optical correction. Mostly, it's just slow. You can really see the corrections taking effect if you make a quick adjustment from 23mm to 55mm for example. It's honestly close to nauseating if you're looking through the viewfinder. I'm used to DSLR cameras and looking through mirrors where this effect doesn't exist. Just another trade off of moving to a mirrorless system I suppose. What I would like to see changed in future iterations is an internal zoom function like Canon's 24-70mm. Earlier today I was framing up a shot at 55mm with a jewelry stand in the foreground to create some sparkling bokeh, but I kept bumping into it because the lens is so long at that focal length. It would also improve the look of the lens and make it useable in a matte box with filters. To wrap it up, it's a solid lens optically, but not my favorite functionally. And to me that's a disappointment since it is designed to be a function forward lens. Will it stay in my camera bag? Absolutely, at least until there's a new an improved version. For now, I'm making do.

Perfect video and still lens

By Ronald
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-16

Really sharp images and really crispy videos. Very sturdy and well made. Looking forward to creating a lot of material with this 16-55mm and my XT3.

Glad I purchased this new lens

By Justin
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-14

The lens is good. I will be using this to shoot weddings and special events. Thanks you B&H for being there as always! I have been a customer for many years now.

This lens does it all!

By Joseph
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-21

This is the lens I keep on my XT 4 for walking around, wide angle, and snapshots for people.

Best All Around Fuji X Mount Lens

By david
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-02

I have owned this lens for a couple years now and felt I needed to leave a review because this lens really is awesome. I own several x mount lenses and 9/10 times I grab this one. It covers almost any need you may have with the exception of maybe long zoom wildlife photography. Otherwise, this lens will tackle most of your landscape, portrait, street photography needs. Very sharp, very quick. Some people have complained about the size but when paired with the battery grip it feels very balanced. If you are on the fence just do it. You will not regret it. I just got back from a 4 day hunting trip and here are a few photos from the trip for reference. They were shot raw but kept it simple for good reference.

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Does the lens come with a lens hood? fuji ...

Does the lens come with a lens hood? fuji 16-55mm, f2.8
Asked by: brian
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2021-01-13

I received my copy just the other day and it the ...

I received my copy just the other day and it the lens was not packed with a silica packet. All my Fuji lenses had them and all unboxing videos I've seen also have them. Anyone else?
Asked by: Michael
Typically the cameras and lenses come with silica, it is possible that it was left out at the factory. Unless there is mold or mildew from moisture, I wouldn't worry about it.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2020-07-01

How is the jpeg distortion on this lens compared ...

How is the jpeg distortion on this lens compared to the barrel distortion on the 18-55 mm f/2.8-4?
Asked by: Philip
The 18-55 mm f/2.8-4 and the FUJIFILM XF 16-55mm f/2.8 in comparison will be about the same. And will be minimal.
Answered by: Robert
Date published: 2021-12-13

is this a good lens to use for night/astro ...

is this a good lens to use for night/astro photography?
Asked by: Patrice
yes, it is an excellent lens. at f2.8 it has good use in low light and is very sharp. but you may miss a wider viewing angle than 16mm (24mm full frame)
Answered by: Lucas
Date published: 2021-04-13


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

What is the diameter of the front element?

What is the diameter of the front element?
Asked by: Jeffrey
77mm Front filter
Answered by: Zachariah
Date published: 2021-01-28


Are Fuji X-mount lens compatible with Sony A6000 cameras?
Asked by: Anonymous
Fujifilm X Mount lenses are not compatible with the Sony A6000, which has a Sony E-mount.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-26


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
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