FUJIFILM Corporation has announced the FUJINON XF8-16mmF2.8 R LM WR lens. Designed for use with X Series digital cameras, the XF8-16mmF2.8 R LM WR is an ultra-wide angle zoom lens with a constant maximum aperture of F2.8. Equivalent to a 12-24mm in the 35mm format, it’s a natural fit for landscapes, architectural subjects, interiors, or any situation in which an emphasized sense of perspective is desired. The fast F2.8 aperture also means it’s a great partner for nightscapes and other low light situations.
The XF8-16mmF2.8 R LM WR joins the XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR and XF50-140mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR to form a trio of fast-aperture zoom lenses, giving enthusiasts and professionals high quality, tough, and reliable shooting options for a wide variety of subjects.
As tough as it is versatile, the XF8-16mmF2.8 R LM WR has a light yet robust build, with the barrel sealed in 11 places, making it resistant to dust, moisture, and temperatures down to 14°F. Added to that, the front lens element is coated with fluorine to repel water and dirt, creating a lens that’s extremely reliable in almost any shooting situation.
With a construction of 20 elements in 13 groups, the XF8-16mmF2.8 R LM WR harnesses the full potential of the X-Trans CMOS sensor, achieving superb edge-to-edge sharpness across the zoom range even when the aperture is wide open. Optical excellence is achieved using four aspherical lens elements to control distortion and spherical aberration, and six ED lens elements including three Super ED elements to control lateral chromatic aberration. The rear surface of the two front lens elements is treated with Nano GI Coating to eliminate ghosting and flare caused by oblique light, creating clear images.
The XF8-16mmF2.8 R LM WR will be available late November 2018 from participating Premier and X Series Authorized Dealers. Check out our Dealer Locator to find a dealer near you!
For more information about the XF8-16mmF2.8 R LM WR lens, visit the X Gear Chooser page.