Watch the Fujifilm 8-16mm f2.8 R LM WR Lens Survive a Heavy Rainstorm

We told you that we’d hold manufacturers to their claims, and the Fujifilm 8-16mm f2.8 R LM WR held up to a heavy rainfall.

We tested the new Fujifilm 8-16mm f2.8 R LM WR here in NYC, and considering how well we’ve know Fujifilm cameras and lenses to be able to stand up to the elements we wanted to put this latest lens option through a thorough test. This lens is Fujifilm’s wide angle zoom lens, completing their trinity of f2.8 lenses for professional users of their X series cameras. Tested on the new Fujifilm X-T3, this lens not only withstood heavy rains here in NYC, but also direct dripping. Oh, and we caught it on video that we posted to our Instagram!

Check out the video below!

While I’ve been told the Fujifilm 8-16mm f2.8 R LM WR won’t survive submersion, Fujifilm’s cameras have always amazed me. Sony’s cameras tend to break down or have issues in our testing. Every time I’m out with our Reviews Editor, Paul Ip, and we’re using our Sony cameras in the rain, they start to have slight malfunctions. That’s not to say that Sony does a terrible job, and it genuinely isn’t my intention to hurt the feelings of fanboys who will cry out, but we’ve done the tests and you can see them in our reviews index. Fujifilm’s cameras on the other hand? They work perfectly fine. The only time I’ve ever heard of a Fujifilm camera not being able to work anymore was when it was placed in the snow for a little while. One would think that it would be able to survive that, but I can see how it would malfunction.

We’re going to continue to do tests like this and share them with you all. You can follow them on our Instagram.

Chris Gampat

Chris Gampat is the Editor in Chief, Founder, and Publisher of the Phoblographer. He also likes pizza.