Fujifilm announces bright 16-55mm lens for X Series to




Fujifilm has announced a new lens for its X-Series system cameras. The new Fujinon XF 16-55 f / 2.8 WR has a fixed aperture of f / 2.8 across the range and is resistant to bad weather. He is also equipped with a new type of coating, Nano-called GI.

Until now, X-Series system cameras, such as the X-T1 and X-E2, the XF comes with 18-55mm f / 2.8-4. For this kit lens was very bright, but he was unable to withstand bad weather, unlike body such as the X-T1. It soon became clear that Fuji was working on a new, bright and rainproof standard zoom lens.

The new XF 16-55mm f / 2.8 WR solves this promise. He offers some wider angle, which amounts to 24 instead of 27 mm, converted to full frame equivalent. The brightness is not variable, but for every focal length equivalent. According to Fujifilm produces the lens wide open at f / 2.8, its sharp images. It may be from water and dust, and continues to operate in temperatures down to -10 ° C.

The 16-55mm f / 2.8 WR contains seventeen lens elements in twelve groups, including three aspherical elements to combat chromatic aberration and distortion. He is also equipped with a newly developed coating, baptized by Fuji Nano GI, where GI stands for Gradient Index. This coating must reduce ghosting and flares. Fuji Film claims a fast autofocus of 0.06 seconds in combination with a camera with phase detection, such as the X-T1. The lens weighs 655 grams.

In the US, the 16-55mm f / 2.8 WR $ 1199 cost. Presumably, the retail price here 1199 Euro.

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