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.
Here’s the full lens specifictaion:
|Lens type||Zoom lens|
|Max Format size||APS-C / DX|
|Focal length||16–80 mm|
|CIPA Image stabilization rating||6 stop(s)|
|Lens mount||Fujifilm X|
|Number of diaphragm blades||9|
|Special elements / coatings||1 ED + 3 aspherical elements|
|Minimum focus||0.35 m (13.78″)|
|Full time manual||Yes|
|Weight||440 g (0.97 lb)|
|Diameter||78 mm (3.07″)|
|Length||89 mm (3.5″)|
|Zoom method||Rotary (extending)|
|Filter thread||72 mm|