Fujifilm XF 16-80mm F4 R OIS WR Mirrorless Camera Lens

July 19, 2019 | Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses | Comment |

The Fujifilm XF 16-80mm F4 R OIS WR is a new 5x zoom lens for mirrorless cameras that provides a focal range equivalent to 24-122mm in the 35mm film format.

The Fujifilm XF 16-80mm F4 R OIS WR lens will be available in mid September 2019 priced at £769 / $799.

Fujifilm UK Press Release

Compact with a constant F4 aperture: FUJIFILM presents the new FUJINON XF 16-80mm F4 R OIS WR

Latest addition to the X Series lens lineup boasts the highest amount of optical stabilisation in any interchangeable lens. Lightweight (440g) and Compact (88.9mm in length, it boasts a range of focal lengths from wide angel to mid telephoto with a constant F4 aperture making it the ideal lens to travel with.

FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Kenji Sukeno) has announced the compact 5x zoom lens, “FUJINON XF 16-80mm F4 R OIS WR”, will join the lineup 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 the 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 from a night scene or indoors without worrying about camera shake.

The XF 16-80mm F4 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*1 uses a stepping motor*2 to drive the focusing group of lens elements quietly and quickly. The powerful OIS has an effective correction of 6.0 stops which widens the shooting scenarios the lens can be used.

The design of the lens which features metal aspects on the exterior, showcases 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.

*1 An AF system that moves relatively small lens elements in the middle or at the rear for focusing without moving the front group.

*2 A type of motor that rotates only at a fixed angle in response to an electrical pulse signal, making it capable of precise movements

Product features

 (1) 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.

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

(2) 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 the compact size of 88.9 mm. Approximately 40% lighter than a full size 5x zoom lens.

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

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

(3) 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. 

(4) 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.

(5) 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.

Main specifications

Type FUJINON LENS XF 16-80mm F4 R OIS WR 

Lens construction 16 elements 12 groups

(includes 3 aspherical elements and 1 ED aspherical element)

Focal length (35mm format equivalent) f=16-80mm (24-122mm)

Angle of view 83.2°-20.1°

Max. aperture F4

Min. aperture F22

Aperture control

Number of blades

Stop size

9(rounded diaphragm opening)

1/3EV (16 steps)

Focus range 35cm~∞ 

Max. magnification 0.25x    

External dimensions: Diameter x Length (approx.)

(distance from camera lens mount flange) Φ78.3mm x 88.9mm

Weight (approx.) 

(excluding caps, hoods ) 440g  

Filter size Φ72mm

Accessories included Front Lens cap FLCP-72II

Rear Lens cap RLCP-001

Lens hood

Lens wrapping cloth

Pricing and Availability

The FUJINON LENS XF 16-80mmF4 R OIS WR will be available:

- mid September 2019 with an RRP of £769



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