Everything You Need to Know, Review Links, and Specs
After a long wait, Fuji’s released the fourth ‘Fujicron’ lens! This time, it’s a wide angle 16mm (24mm full frame equivalent). This focal length is a great for travel photography, reportage, street, and even environmental portraits. It’s wide enough to capture the scene without crazy distortion you’d get from wider focal lengths. And now we can get the same field of view without the huge cost of the older 16mm lens!
Like the other Fujicrons it’s light, compact, weather sealed, and quick focusing. Unlike the other Fujicrons, it’s got a maximum aperture of f2.8, instead of f2. This was a necessary compromise to match the form factor of the other Fujicrons, and probably to help differentiate it from the existing 16mm f1.4 lens. See below for comparison reviews between the two 16mm Fujis.
Reviews suggest that the lens is of the same high quality we’ve come to expect from these Fujicron lenses. Zippy AF speed, very sharp, and nice rendering. Not as good image quality as the f1.4 version, but it’s also half the cost and much smaller.
Build quality is great as usual, with weather sealing and an included lens hood. The lens can focus just as close as it’s larger f1.4 cousin, which enables some fun almost macro-like photos.
This lens should be a great pick for travel or for a lightweight take-everywhere kit. At just 155g it’s the lightest Fujicron so far.
For me, it’s immediately replacing the 16mm f1.4 in my travel kit. I’ll be glad to have something lighter and won’t miss the large aperture much.
- The Phoblographer – First Impressions: Fujifilm XF 16mm f2.8
- Jonas Rask – Compact Impact – The Fujinon XF16mm f2.8 review
- Fujilove – Review: XF16mm f/2.8
- Keith Wee – 5 Reasons for the Essential Wide Lens
- DP Review – Fujifilm XF 16mm F2.8 WR Quick Review
- TheCameraStoreTV – Fujifilm XF 16mm f2.8 Review
- Matt Day – First Look
- BigHeadTaco – Unboxing: Fujifilm XF 16mm f2.8
|Focal length||f=16mm (24mm)|
|Angle of view||83.2°|
|Lens configuration||10 elements 8 groups|
|Number of blades||9（rounded diaphragm opening）|
|Focus range||17cm – ∞|
|External dimensions||ø60.0mm x 45.4mm|