Fujifilm XF 16-80mm coming in September

Fujifilm XF16-80mm

Fujifilm have finally officially announced the arrival of a highly anticipated standard zoom lens – Fujifilm XF 16-80mm F4 R OIS WR.

The new standard zoom has been anticipated for a long time, since Fujifilm announced it in their lens road map, as this may be for many of us a perfect standard zoom lens. Why?

For starters, for many of us this lens offers a perfect zoom range: 24mm to 122mm equivalent in 35mm film format. It also offers a constant aperture of F4. It is water resistant and Image Stabilised.

Fuji also claim that the lens is stabilised for up to 6 stops (according to CIPA-rating).

The lens is comprised from 16 elements in 12 groups and it offers a minimal focusing distance of 35mm across the entire zoom range, providing a magnification of 0.25x.

It’s a lightweight lens weighing only 440g (just a big heavier than XF 18-55mm F2.8-4) and is only 88.9mm long. This makes it, according to Fujifilm, about 40% lighter and smaller than similiar 35mm lenses.

The lens will be available to order in North America in Sepetmber for $799.

Fujifilm XF16-80mm
Fujifilm XF 16-80mm F4 R OIS WR

Here’s the full lens specifictaion:

Principal specifications
Lens typeZoom lens
Max Format sizeAPS-C / DX
Focal length16–80 mm
Image stabilizationYes
CIPA Image stabilization rating6 stop(s)
Lens mountFujifilm X
Maximum apertureF4
Minimum apertureF22
Aperture ringYes
Number of diaphragm blades9
Special elements / coatings1 ED + 3 aspherical elements
Minimum focus0.35 m (13.78″)
Maximum magnification0.25×
Full time manualYes
Focus methodInternal
Distance scaleNo
DoF scaleNo
Weight440 g (0.97 lb)
Diameter78 mm (3.07″)
Length89 mm (3.5″)
MaterialsMagnesium alloy
Zoom methodRotary (extending)
Power zoomNo
Filter thread72 mm
Hood suppliedYes

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