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.

Press Release:

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

Principal specifications
Lens typeZoom lens
Max Format sizeAPS-C / DX
Focal length8–16 mm
Image stabilizationNo
Lens mountFujifilm X
Aperture
Maximum apertureF2.8
Minimum apertureF22
Aperture ringYes
Number of diaphragm blades9
Optics
Elements20
Groups13
Special elements / coatings4 aspherical + 3 ED + 3 Super ED elements, Nano GI coating
Focus
Minimum focus0.25 m (9.84)
Maximum magnification0.1×
AutofocusYes
Motor typeLinear Motor
Full time manualYes
Focus methodInternal
Distance scaleNo
DoF scaleNo
Physical
Weight805 g (1.77 lb)
Diameter88 mm (3.46)
Length122 mm (4.8)
MaterialsMagnesium alloy
SealingYes
ColourBlack
Zoom methodRotary (extending)
Power zoomNo
Zoom lockNo
Hood suppliedYes
Tripod collarNo