Fujifilm's XF 8-16mm F2.8 ultra-wide zoom arrives in November
Fujifilm's widest X-series zoom to date, the XF 8-16mm F2.8 R LM WR, will ship in late November: just in time for Christmas. The lens has a total of 20 elements, including four aspherical, three ED and three Super ED, plus a Nano GI coating to reduce ghosting and flare. The lens has linear motors for responsive and quiet focusing, a nine-blade aperture and a minimum focus distance of 25 cm / 9.8". The lens is sealed against dust and moisture and operates down to -10°C/+14°F.
The XF 8-16mm F2.8 will be priced at $2000.
FUJIFILM ANNOUNCES NEW FUJINON XF 8-16MMF2.8 R LM WR LENS; FUJINON XF 200MMF2 R LM OIS WR TELEPHOTO LENS AND XF 1.4X TC F2 WR TELECONVERTER KIT
Ultra-wide angle zoom lens and super-fast telephoto lens with accompanying teleconverter for the X Series line of mirrorless interchangeable lens digital cameras; Latest development of the X Mount Lens Roadmap unveiled
Valhalla, N.Y., July 20, 2018 – FUJIFILM North America Corporation today announced the new FUJINON XF8-16mmF2.8 R LM WR Lens, an ultra-wide angle zoom lens with a constant maximum aperture of F2.8 and focal length equivalent to 12-24mm (35mm format). Capable of providing outstanding edge to edge image-resolving performance, this lens is perfect for landscape and architecture photography such as interior and nightscape, and astrophotography.
FUJINON XF8-16mmF2.8 R LM WR Ultra-Wide Angle Lens
The new XF8-16mmF2.8 R LM WR features an optical construction of 20 elements in 13 groups, including 4 aspherical lens elements to control distortion and spherical aberration, and 6 ED lens elements including 3 super ED elements to control lateral chromatic aberration, a lens design that produces advanced image-resolving performances across the entire zoom range. Featuring a floating lens element that adjusts according to the position of the zoom, the XF8-16mmF2.8 R LM WR achieves edge-to-edge sharpness, and corrects field curvature that is typically found in ultra-wide angle lenses. The lens barrel is lightweight yet robust, sealed at 11 points, designed to be weather and dust-resistant and capable of operating in temperatures as low as 14°F/-10°C.
FUJINON XF8-16mmF2.8 R LM WR Key Features:
- FUJIFILM X Mount is compatible with all FUJIFILM X Series interchangeable system cameras
- Weather-sealed at 11 points for weather and dust-resistance; operates in temperatures as low as 14°F/-10°C
- 20 elements in 13 groups including 4 aspherical elements, 3 ED elements and 3 super ED elements
- Uses linear motors for quiet and ultra-fast AF
- Nano-GI coating applied to rear surface of two front lens elements to eliminate ghosting and flare caused by oblique light
Availability and Pricing
The new FUJINON XF8-16mmF2.8 R LM WR Lens will be available in late November 2018 in the U.S. and Canada for USD $1,999.95 and CAD $ 2,599.99.
Fujifilm XF 8-16mm F2.8 R LM WR specifications
|Lens type||Zoom lens|
|Max Format size||APS-C / DX|
|Focal length||8–16 mm|
|Lens mount||Fujifilm X|
|Number of diaphragm blades||9|
|Special elements / coatings||4 aspherical + 3 ED + 3 Super ED elements, Nano GI coating|
|Minimum focus||0.25 m (9.84″)|
|Motor type||Linear Motor|
|Full time manual||Yes|
|Weight||805 g (1.77 lb)|
|Diameter||88 mm (3.46″)|
|Length||122 mm (4.8″)|
|Zoom method||Rotary (extending)|
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