JUST ANNOUNCED: FUJIFILM presents the FUJINON XF16-80mm F4 R OIS WR

18 July 2019 | Category: General News

JUST ANNOUNCED: FUJIFILM presents the FUJINON XF16-80mm F4 R OIS WR

 

FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Kenji Sukeno) has announced that the compact 5x zoom lens, “FUJINON XF16-80mmF4 R OIS WR”, will join the line-up of interchangeable lenses for the X Series range of digital cameras.

This new lens has a maximum aperture value of F4 throughout the focal length of 16-80mm (equivalent to 24-122mm in 35mm film format). This lens has a minimum shooting distance of 35 cm over the entire zoom range, which gives a maximum shooting magnification of 0.25x. The compact and lightweight lens weighs only 440g which is approximately 40% lighter than an equivalent lens for a 35mm format system.

When attached to an X-T3, the kit weighs only 979g and 823g when combined with X-T30, making it the ultimate travel combination. This new standard zoom lens features 6.0 stops OIS, meaning you can comfortably shoot in a wide variety of situations – be it a night scene or indoors, without worrying about camera shake.

Fujifilm 16-80mm announced

The XF16-80mmF4 R OIS WR is a 5x standard zoom lens that consists of 16 lens elements in 12 groups. This includes three aspherical lens elements and one ED aspherical lens to effectively control field curvature and spherical aberrations, giving advanced levels of sharpness across the frame. Its inner focus AF system uses a stepping motor to drive the focusing group of lens elements quietly and quickly. The powerful OIS has an effective correction of 6.0 stops which expands the shooting scenarios the lens can be used.

The design of the lens features metal aspects on the exterior, showcasing the premium quality and durability of the product. The zoom, aperture and focus rings have been designed for optimum handling and user comfort. The lens is also dust and weather resistant, and operates at temperatures as low as -10°C.

Features

Advanced image quality

• The lens consists of 16 elements in 12 groups, including three aspherical lens elements and one ED aspherical lens. The aspherical lens elements are controlled at high precision to reduce field curvature and spherical aberration, resulting in an advanced level of image sharpness across the frame. By using an ED aspherical lens as an OIS lens, aberration fluctuation due to image stabilisation is suppressed.

• The lens has a minimum focusing distance of 35cm for close-up photography over the entire zoom range. The lens has very little breathing making it suitable for movie shooting.

Compact, lightweight and stylish design for superior operability

• The compact 5x zoom lens weighs just 440g for excellent portability. In addition, the total length is only 88.9 mm – approximately 40% lighter than a full size 5x zoom lens.

• Metal aspects of the exterior achieve a stylish look and gives additional quality and durability.

• The zoom, aperture and focus rings have just the right amount of torque for better handling.

Compact, lightweight and stylish design for superior operability

• The compact 5x zoom lens weighs just 440g for excellent portability. In addition, the total length is only 88.9 mm – approximately 40% lighter than a full size 5x zoom lens.

• Metal aspects of the exterior achieve a stylish look and gives additional quality and durability.

• The zoom, aperture and focus rings have just the right amount of torque for better handling.

Powerful OIS

• It has the strongest OIS performance equivalent to 6.0 CIPA-guideline standard. The camera automatically detects when it is fixed to a tripod or when panning and adjusts accordingly.

Fast and silent autofocus

• The lens uses the internal focus AF system that drives smaller and lighter focusing elements. It uses a stepping motor, known for its quiet operation and accuracy, to achieve fast and silent autofocus.

Advanced construction

• The lens barrel is sealed at 10 locations making the lens dust and weather resistant and capable of operating at temperatures as low as -10°C. Mounting it on weather sealed mirrorless digital cameras such as X-Pro2, X-T1, X-T2, X-T3 and X-H1 allows you to shoot in light rain or a dusty environment outdoors with peace of mind.

Specifications

Lens construction: 16 elements 12 groups (includes 3 aspherical and 1 ED aspherical elements)

Focal length: 16-80mm (24-122mm equivalent in 35mm format)

Angle of view: 83.2°-20.1°

Max. aperture: F4

Min. aperture: F22

Aperture control: number of blades: 9 (rounded diaphragm opening)

Step size: 1/3EV (16 steps)

Focus range: 35cm-∞

Max. magnification: 0.25x (Telephoto)

External dimensions: diameter x length Φ78.3mm x 88.9mm (wide), Φ78.3mm x 131.5mm (telephoto)

Weight: 440g

Filter size: 72mm

 

The new FUJIFILM XF16-80mmF4 R OIS WR is expected in the autumn and will be available for hire, HERE.