The Fujifilm XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR is for Photojournalists

XF16-55mm_FlatFor CES 2015, Fujifilm is announcing their brand new 16-55mm f2.8 lens–designed to be the near equivalent of the legendary 24-70mm lenses that many photojournalists and wedding photographers swear by. The Fujifilm XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR lens includes weather sealing (14 sealing points exactly) and has a constant f2.8 aperture throughout the zoom range.

Of note is the fact that Fujifilm “uses the newly-developed Nano-GI (Gradient Index) coating technology to effectively inhibit ghosting and flare, producing clear images from edge-to-edge.” according to their press release. The new lens also features internal focusing and boasts a focusing speed of 0.10 seconds with the X-T1 according to what Fujifilm claims.

Want one? They’ll be available in February for $1,199.95. More specs and photos are after the jump.

 

XF16-55mm&X-T1GS

  • FUJIFILM X-Mount is compatible with all FUJIFILM interchangeable system cameras
  • Weather-resistant design with 14 sealing points
  • 0.06 seconds autofocus speed and nearly silent operation
  • Uses 17 elements in 12 groups, including 3 aspherical lens elements to control spherical aberration and distortion, and 3 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 12 inches