The Fujifilm 8-16mm f2.8 R LM WR lens isn’t all that’s being announced tonight.
We’ve known about the Fujifilm 8-16mm f2.8 R LM WR for quite a long time: today the cat is finally out of the bag. The new lens is designed to be Fujifilm’s wide angle zoom lens amounting to a 12-24mm focal length with an f2.8 aperture. Of course, that also means the depth of field will be deeper due to this being an APS-C optic, but it will also be a wide angle. With that said, we’re not quite sure that the aperture will always matter. This lens has weather sealing built into it. In fact there are 11 points of weather sealing. While I’ve never doubted Fuji’s build quality, I’ve never been a major fan of their zoom lenses, so let’s hope this one is better.