Fuji Fujinon XF 8-16mm f/2.8 R LM WR lens now shipping

Fuji Fujinon XF 8-16mm f/2.8 R LM WR lens Fuji Fujinon XF 8-16mm f/2.8 R LM WR lens
Fuji Fujinon XF 8-16mm f/2.8 R LM WR lens Fuji Fujinon XF 8-16mm f/2.8 R LM WR lens
The new Fuji Fujinon XF 8-16mm f/2.8 R LM WR lens is now shipping worldwide (click on pictures for larger view). The official US release date is November 29th. Check pricing and availability at Adorama, B&H, Amazon and FotoHansKeuzekamp.

Update - the Fujifilm GFX50R camera is also now shipping (check availability at AdoramaB&H, Amazon).

Additional pictures and information on the 8-16mm f/2.8 lens:

The new XF8-16mmF2.8 R LM WR features an optical construction of 20 elements in 13 groups, including 4 aspherical lens elements to control distortion and spherical aberration, and 6 ED lens elements including 3 super ED elements to control lateral chromatic aberration, a lens design that produces advanced image-resolving performances across the entire zoom range. Featuring a floating lens element that adjusts according to the position of the zoom, the XF8-16mmF2.8 R LM WR achieves edge-to-edge sharpness, and corrects field curvature that is typically found in ultra-wide angle lenses. The lens barrel is lightweight yet robust, sealed at 11 points, designed to be weather and dust-resistantand capable of operating in temperatures as low as 14°F/-10°C.

Fujinon XF8-16mmF2.8 R LM WR key features:

  • FUJIFILM X Mount is compatible with all FUJIFILM X Series interchangeable system cameras
  • Weather-sealed at 11 points for weather and dust-resistance; operates in temperatures as low as 14°F/-10°C
  • 20 elements in 13 groups including 4 aspherical elements, 3 ED elements and 3 super ED elements
  • Uses linear motors for quiet and ultra-fast AF
  • Nano-GI coating applied to rear surface of two front lens elements to eliminate ghosting and flare caused by oblique light

Here are two sample photos:

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