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.

 

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