Callum McInerney-Riley tests the long-awaited fast-aperture zoom lens for X-series cameras

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Fujifilm Fujinon XF 16-55mm f/2.8 R LM WR

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Fujifilm Fujinon XF 16-55mm f/2.8 R LM WR review – Autofocus

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Finding focus quickly and accurate, the Fujinon 16-55mm is a joy to use. This shot was captured with a Fujifilm X-T1

An inner focusing system is used in the Fuji 16-55mm lens, driven by a twin linear focusing motor. In use, the autofocusing is barely audible. In fact, the grouping of the aperture blades actually makes more noise than the AF does.

In testing, Fuji says the lens can achieve a 0.06sec focusing speed when paired with any X-series camera with a phase-detection option, which makes it one of the firm’s fastest AF lenses. When mounted on a Fujifilm X-T1 using the latest version 3.0 firmware, I found the lens performed brilliantly – it is certainly one of the fastest focusing lenses in the X series we have seen to date.

 

  1. 1. Fujifilm Fujinon XF 16-55mm f/2.8 R LM WR review – Introduction
  2. 2. Fujifilm Fujinon XF 16-55mm f/2.8 R LM WR review – Autofocus
  3. 3. Fujifilm Fujinon XF 16-55mm f/2.8 R LM WR review – Build and handling
  4. 4. Fujifilm Fujinon XF 16-55mm f/2.8 R LM WR review – Image quality
  5. 5. Fujifilm Fujinon XF 16-55mm f/2.8 R LM WR review – Verdict
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