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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

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 lens designed for APS-C-format FUJIFILM X-Mount mirrorless cameras and offers 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 offers notable control over depth of field.
Optical Design
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.
  • 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.
Quiet Autofocus
  • 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.
  • 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.
Weather-Resistant Design
  • 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.
Chiaro Pro 77mm 98-UVATS UV Filter

The Pro 77mm 98-UVATS UV Filter is one of Chiaro’s highest-rated protective UV filters with 98% light transmission. It’s ideal for photographers of all levels 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. A scratch-resistant coating minimizes scratching of the glass and helps assure that water, oil, dust, and fingerprints are removed with a gentle wipe. Its hard-anodized aluminum filter ring is designed to screw on and off effortlessly, and it is thin to prevent vignetting when used with wide-angle lenses. Side knurling helps assure that you’ll have a firm grip when attaching or removing your filter.

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 allow 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 and Side Knurling
In addition to top knurling, Chiaro added side knurling to better grip the filter when you're attaching and removing it, or when you're stacking filters.
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: 847628593527

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 Weight2.245 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.5 x 6.1 x 5.4"

Chiaro Pro 77mm 98-UVATS UV Filter Specs

Filter TypeUV
Filter Factor1x (0-Stop)
Circular Size77 mm Filter Thread
Front Accessory Thread / Bayonet77 mm
Physical FeaturesSlim
Filter Thickness0.13" / 3.2 mm
Filter MaterialGlass
Ring MaterialAluminum
KnurlingSide, Top
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.15 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)3.7 x 3.7 x 0.8"

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

Excellent lens

By Ming
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-12-05

Probably the best zoom range, and it's cheaper than Sony lens.

Super crispy.

By Richard
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-20

Love it. Well made, great glass.

Feels like 3 primes in one

By Hunter
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-19

Lens feels great, quality is stellar but it's heavy, probably feels better on an XT-4, I have an XT-3 and it's definitely heavy for the body. But the quality of images with this lens is amazing.

Zero complaints.

By Richard
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-13

Great lens.

Una belleza

By Gabriel
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-23

Aunque algo pesado.Su construccin es para full frame. No tiene estabilizador y su calidad es excepcional.

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.

Great Zoom Lens

By Vincent
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-17

I've been using it almost exclusively for the last few weeks and it's been a great addition to my kit! Highly recommend.

Great all around lens

By Felipe
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-13

Happy with purchase, great event, daily carry, street lens for my use. Def. Not a light lens, but makes your day lighter overall by not carry extra lens. Great for lens for food shoots stepped down, very sharp lens! Even wide open. Works well with all 3 of my Fuji bodies!

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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
Answered by: Donald J.
Date published: 2021-09-28


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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