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Fujifilm XF 16mm F1.8 lens patent

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Fujifilm has patented a new XF 16mm F1.8 wide-angle lens designed for APS-c size sensor X-mount cameras.

The new wide-angle prime optic would be the f/1.8 version of the current XF 16mm F1.4 model. It is effectively a 24mm lens, when mounted on an APS-C sensor X body.

From the patent application the optical design of the XF 16mm F1.8 is similar to the f/1.4 version.  We guess that this might be a budget-friendly version of the bright aperture one.

Fujifilm patent for 24mm equiv XF 16mm F1.8 lens


This is the current XF 16mm F1.4 lens.

It seems that a new Fujinon XF 16mm f/1.8 wide-angle prime lens is in the works. Even the translation is not perfect and this product is not in the official lens roadmap, we can think of 2017 for a possible release date.

Here are the details of the Fujifilm XF 16mm F1.8 lens patent.


Description, self-interpretation of the patent literature

  • Patent Publication No. 2016-99543
    • Published 2016.5.30
    • Filing date 2014.11.25
  • Example 1
    • Focal length 16.439
    • BF 27.209
    • Fno. 1.85
    • Total angle of view 83.0