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Fujifilm Unveils New XF16-50mm F2.8-4.8 R LM WR Kit Lens

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Fujifilm announces the FUJINON XF16-50mmF2.8-4.8 R LM WR lens. High-resolution, compact, and lightweight standard zoom lens, designed for the FUJIFILM X Series mirrorless digital cameras, combines high-resolution performance with a compact and lightweight body, weighing approximately 240g.

This lens is a replacement for the XF 18-55mm F2.8-4, The new 16-50mm F2.8-4.8 will be available from June 2024 with a list price of $699. Check availability at B&H Photo / AmazonAdorama.  Alternatively it can be bought as part of a kit with the X-T50, X-T5 or X-S20, where it replaces the 18-55 kits. It adds $400 to the body-only prices of each camera.

Pre-order XF16-50mm F2.8-4.8 R LM WR Kit Lens for $699 at B&H Photo / AmazonAdorama.

FUJINON XF16-50mmF2.8-4.8 R LM WR Lens

XF16-50mm is a standard zoom lens that covers a focal length range from wide-angle 16mm (equivalent to 24mm in 35mm format) to medium telephoto 50mm (equivalent to 76mm in 35mm format). It offers high-speed and high precision autofocus, with magnification of 0.3x at the telephoto end (equivalent to magnification of 0.45x in 35mm format), allowing the user to get as close as approximately 4cm (1.4 inches) in minimum focusing distance throughout the zoom range and as close as 15cm (approximately 6 inches) from the front of the lens to the subject.

XF16-50mm features a weather resistant structure (weather sealing applied to 13 areas of the lens barrel) and is temperature resistant down to -10 degrees Celsius (14 degrees Fahrenheit), allowing for versatile use in a wide range of scenes.

Adopting a lens configuration of 9 groups and 11 elements, including 3 aspherical lenses and 3 extra- low dispersion (ED) lenses, XF16-50mm suppresses chromatic aberration and maintains high- resolution performance throughout the zoom range. In addition to its high-resolution performance, XF16-50mm also has a close-up capability equivalent to roughly half that of macrophotography in 35mm format, making it effective for photographing food, crafts, plants, and various everyday scenes.

Key Features of the FUJINON XF16-50mmF2.8-4.8 R LM WR:

  • High-Resolution Performance: The lens covers a focal length range from wide-angle 16mm to medium telephoto 50mm, equivalent to 24mm-76mm in 35mm format.
  • Lightweight Design: At approximately 240g, it is the lightest zoom lens in the XF lens range.
  • Versatile Applications: Suitable for wide-angle landscape, architectural photography, and mid-telephoto portrait shooting.
  • Close-Up Capability: Maximum magnification of 0.3x at the telephoto end, equivalent to 0.45x in 35mm format.
  • High-Speed Autofocus: Internal focus method with a linear motor ensures fast and accurate autofocus, capturing moments within approximately 0.015 seconds.
  • Weather-Resistant Construction: Built to withstand low temperatures down to -10°C, with sealing in 13 areas of the lens barrel.

The XF16-50mmF2.8-4.8 R LM WR’s versatile focal length range and high-resolution performance make it ideal for various shooting scenarios. Its compact size and lightweight design enhance portability and ease of use, while the constant length design provides comfortable zoom operation.

Advanced Optical Design: The lens configuration includes 9 groups and 11 elements, featuring 3 aspherical lenses and 3 ED lenses to suppress chromatic aberration and maintain high resolution throughout the zoom range. This design ensures exceptional image quality, whether capturing landscapes, portraits, or close-up shots.

Enhanced Functionality: The lens offers a minimum focusing distance of 24cm throughout the zoom range, and 15cm from the front of the lens to the subject, providing flexibility for close-up photography. The internal focus system, driven by a linear motor, ensures high-speed and high-precision autofocus.

Durable and Weather-Resistant: The XF16-50mmF2.8-4.8 R LM WR is designed to perform in various environments, including light rain and dusty conditions. Its weather-resistant construction provides peace of mind for photographers shooting in challenging conditions.

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