Another lens from Fujifilm's roadmap is making its way to retailers, and that's the XF 16mm F1.4 R WR wide prime. This lens, equivalent to 24mm, has a nine-blade aperture, flare-reducing Nano-GI coating, and a minimum focusing distance of 15cm/6 in. There's also a manual aperture ring and depth-of-field scale. Being a WR lens, the 16mm is also sealed against weather and dust and can function at temperatures as low as -10C/+14F. 

The XF 16mm F1.4 R WR will be available next month for $999.95.


Press release:

FUJIFILM ANNOUNCES NEW ULTRA SHARP FAST PRIME XF16MMF1.4 R WR 

Compact XF16mmF1.4 R WR brings weather-resistant portability to wide angle photo enthusiasts and professionals 

Valhalla, N.Y., April 16, 2015 – FUJIFILM North America Corporation announced the new FUJINON XF16mmF1.4 R WR, a weather-resistant, fixed focal length lens (24mm in 35mm format equivalent) that delivers a dramatic wide field of view and stunning image performance. The F1.4 maximum aperture in the XF16mm gives users extraordinary image quality in low-light conditions, and pleasing bokeh-rich macro photography with a minimum working distance of less than 6” for numerous creative photographic possibilities. 

The XF16mmF1.4 R WR features a high-speed autofocus of 0.11 seconds, a weather- and dust-resistant structure that can work in temperatures as low as 14°F, and great portability thanks to its compact size. The XF16mmF1.4 R WR includes a depth-of-field scale on the focus ring that is perfect for landscape, travel and street photographers who want to calculate the distance, adjust the aperture setting, and shoot spontaneously.

Perfect match for the FUJIFILM X-T1 

The XF16mmF1.4 R WR pairs perfectly with the award-winning FUJIFILM X-T1, a weather-resistant premium interchangeable lens camera with a large OLED electronic viewfinder (EVF). It has the latest generation 16.3 Megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS II sensor and an EXR Processor II that allows photographers to capture amazing, high resolution images anywhere.

FUJINON XF16mmF1.4 R WR key features:

  • FUJIFILM X-Mount is compatible with all FUJIFILM X-Series interchangeable system cameras
  • Weather-resistant design with 9 sealing points in 8 areas
  • 0.11 seconds autofocus speed and nearly silent operation
  • Uses 13 elements in 11 groups, including 2 aspherical lens elements to control spherical aberration and distortion, and 2 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
  • 9 blade aperture creates smooth and circular bokeh
  • 1/3 EV steps
  • Minimum working distance of less than 6 inches 

The FUJINON XF16mmF1.4 R WR will be available in May 2015 for USD $999.95 and CAD $1149.99.


Fujifilm XF16mm F1.4 R WR specifications

Principal specifications
Lens typePrime lens
Max Format sizeAPS-C / DX
Focal length16 mm
Image stabilizationNo
Lens mountFujifilm X
Aperture
Maximum apertureF1.4
Minimum apertureF16
Aperture ringYes
Number of diaphragm blades9
Optics
Elements13
Groups11
Special elements / coatings2 aspherical, 2 ED elements. Nano-GI coating.
Focus
Minimum focus0.15 m (5.91)
Maximum magnification0.21×
AutofocusYes
Full time manualYes
Focus methodInternal
Distance scaleYes
DoF scaleYes
Focus distance limiterNo
Physical
Weight375 g (0.83 lb)
Diameter73 mm (2.89)
Length73 mm (2.87)
SealingYes
ColourBlack
Power zoomUnknown
Zoom lockUnknown
Filter thread67 mm
Hood suppliedNo
Tripod collarNo