Fujifilm XF 8-16mm F2.8 R LM WR Ultra Wide Angle Zoom Lens

July 20, 2018 | Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses | Comment |

The Fujifilm XF 8-16mm F2.8 R LM WR is an ultra-wide angle zoom with a constant maximum aperture of F2.8 that uses cutting-edge technology to achieve outstanding edge-to-edge image sharpness.

The FUJINON XF 8-16mmF2.8 R LM WR will be available from late November 2018 priced at £1799.

Fujifilm UK Press Release

Announcing the FUJINON XF8-16mmF2.8 R LM WR Lens

An ultra-wide angle zoom with a constant maximum aperture of F2.8 that uses cutting-edge technology to achieve outstanding edge-to-edge image sharpness

FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Kenji Sukeno) has announced that it will release the FUJINON XF8-16mm F2.8 R LM WR lens in late November 2018. This new XF lens is designed for use with the X Series range of digital cameras. The XF8-16mmF2.8 R LM WR is a fast ultra-wide angle zoom lens that has a constant maximum aperture of F2.8 and is equivalent to 12-24mm in the 35mm format. It complements the other constant F2.8 zoom lenses (XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR and XF50-140mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR) to create a premium trio of lenses that covers the focal lengths equivalent from 12mm all the way to 213mm in the 35mm format. The lens’ outstanding edge-to-edge image-resolving performance and F2.8 maximum aperture makes this product a perfect choice for landscape and architecture photography with an emphasized sense of perspective, interior photography at restaurants and hotels, as well as nightscape and astrophotography.

The FUJINON XF8-16mmF2.8 R LM WR lens is able to utilize the full capability of FUJIFILM’s X-TransTM CMOS Sensor to achieve superb sharpness even when the aperture is wide open. It faithfully captures the atmosphere of each scene, thanks to the outstanding image-resolving performance and fast f-stop. The lens barrel is lightweight yet robust while also being resistant to dust, moisture and low temperatures down to -10 degrees Celsius, making it extremely reliable for professional photographers.

With a total lineup of 31 lenses including the simultaneously announced XF200mmF2 R LM OIS WR and XF1.4X F2 TC WR, FUJINON XF lenses cover an impressive array of focal lengths, enabling shooting opportunities from far away to close-up.

Main Features

(1) Ultra-wide angle zoom with a constant maximum aperture of F2.8

In order to provide an ultra-wide angle zoom of 8-16mm (equivalent to 12-24mm in 35mm format) at a constant maximum aperture of F2.8, this lens uses an impressive 20 elements in 13 groups. This includes four aspherical lens elements to control distortion and spherical aberration, and six ED lens elements including three super ED elements to control lateral chromatic aberration. This design results in advanced image-resolving performance across the zoom range while maintaining a constant maximum aperture of F2.8.

(2)  Field curvature correction mechanism

In order to correct field curvature, typically found with ultra-wide angle lenses, this lens features a correction element which adjusts according to the position of the zoom in order to achieve edge-to-edge sharpness.

(3)  Double Nano-GI coating

The rear surface of the two front lens elements is treated with Nano-GI coating to eliminate ghosting and flare, caused by oblique light, creating clear images.

(4)  Silent and fast autofocus

The lens uses linear motors for autofocus to achieve quiet and ultra-fast AF.

(5)  Advanced construction that withstands various shooting conditions

The barrel is sealed at 11 places to make the lens resistant to dust, moisture, and low temperatures down to -10 degrees Celsius. The front lens element is coated with fluorine to repel water and dirt, adding extra durability so that the lens can be used outdoors with peace of mind.

(6)  Accessories

Ultra-wide angle lenses have large front element protrusion and cannot be fitted with a regular lens cap. The FLCP-8-16 front lens cap is specifically designed for this lens and will be released on the market at the same time as the lens.

Main Specification



Lens configuration 20 elements 13 groups

(includes 4 Aspherical elements, 3 ED elements,

3 super ED elements)

Focal length (35mm format equivalent) f=8-16mm (12-24mm)

Angle of view 121°- 83.2°

Max. aperture F2.8

Min. aperture F22

Aperture control

Number of blades

Stop size

9(rounded diaphragm opening)

1/3EV (19 steps)

Focus range 25cm~∞ 

Max. magnification 0.1x  (Telephoto)

External dimensions: Diameter x Length (approx.)

(distance from camera lens mount flange) Φ88mm x 121.5mm 

Weight (approx.) 

(excluding caps ) 805g  

Filter size ―

Accessories included Lens cap FLCP-8-16

Lens rear cap RLCP-001

Wrapping Cloth

The FUJINON XF8-16mmF2.8 R LM WR WR will be available from late November 2018 priced at £1799

For UK CONSUMER ENQUIRIES please contact:

FUJIFILM UK Camera Service [email protected] Tel: 0344 553 2321

About Fujifilm UK

Fujifilm UK, established in the UK since 1976, is a subsidiary of FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation and consists of six business divisions. The Photo Imaging division provides commercial photographic businesses with photo printing equipment, kiosk and software solutions along with a range of photo papers for both dry and wet labs, wide format media and inks, photo chemistry, film, and single-use cameras. Photo Imaging is also the home of the best-selling Instax instant camera and accessories. The Electronic Imaging division markets an award-winning range of digital cameras suited to professionals and enthusiasts alike, including the FinePix, X Series and GFX medium format ranges. The Medical Systems division delivers a range of diagnostic imaging systems, medical informatics solutions and clinical chemistry analysers, helping healthcare professionals to deliver excellent care to patients. The Graphic Systems division supplies industry-leading digital, offset, inkjet and plate products and services to deliver superb, high-quality print. The Recording Media division is one of the leading manufacturers of high performance storage media, producing the latest in high capacity data tape storage technology solutions and services. Lastly, the Optical Devices division develops and manufactures FUJINON high-precision lenses for the TV broadcast, cinema, videography, closed circuit television and industrial markets, as well as all of the lenses for the X and GFX series of cameras.

FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, was founded in 1934 as a producer of photographic film under the name Fuji Photo Film Co Ltd. By leveraging the technologies originally developed for the photography industry and continuously and proactively pursuing advanced R&D, Fujifilm strives to push the boundaries of innovation to help make the world a better, healthier, and more interesting place. In-house research promotes growth in existing fields, while exploring new possibilities in areas including biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, life sciences, energy and highly functional materials. For the year ended March 31, 2018, the company had global revenues of $23.0 billion, at an exchange rate of 106 yen to the dollar.

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