Fujifilm XF 16mm f2.8 R WR

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.

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Specifications
Focal length f=16mm (24mm)
Angle of view 83.2°
Lens configuration 10 elements 8 groups
Max. aperture F2.8
Min. aperture F22
Number of blades 9(rounded diaphragm opening)
Focus range 17cm – ∞
Max. magnification 0.13x
External dimensions ø60.0mm x 45.4mm
Weight 155g
Filter size ø49mm
Weather Resistant Yes