Fujifilm's smaller, lighter and more affordable alternative to the XF16mm F1.4 R WR has arrived. Michael Topham offers his verdict

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Fujinon XF16mm F2.8 R WR

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Fujinon XF16mm F2.8 R WR review

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Price as reviewed:

£349.00

Fujinon XF16mm F2.8 R WR review: Verdict

The XF16mm F2.8 R WR joins the ever-expanding stable of X-mount lenses. Its metal exterior and excellent build quality matches Fujifilm’s other small f/2 primes and though the XF16mm F1.4 R WR is better in
terms of sharpness and the super-shallow depth of field it creates wide open, this lens does present a few advantages of its own.

The XF16mm F2.8 R WR is a great walkabout lens on small mirrorless cameras like the X-T3

Those who’d like to keep their setup as light and compact as possible when travelling or heading out with a camera and single lens will love its petite size. Then there’s the cost, which at £349 represents good value and offers an attractive £480 saving over the XF16mm F1.4 R WR. Add this lens and the excellent XF50mm F2 R WR to your shopping basket and you’ll find you’ll spend less than if you were to buy the XF16mm F1.4 R WR on its own.

The XF16mm F1.4 R WR (left) and the new XF16mm F2.8 R WR (right)

If you’re an X-series user, like the field of view a fixed 24mm lens provides and fancy an example that’s reasonably priced, this optic makes a very tempting choice and comes highly recommended.

Details

Price:£349
Filter diameter:49mm
Lens elements:10
Lens groups:8
Aperture blades:9
Aperture:f/2.8-f/22
Minimum focus distance:17cm
Dimensions:60x45.4mm
Weight:155g
Lens mount:Fujifilm X-mount
Included accessories:Lens caps, lens hood, wrapping cloth
  1. 1. Fujinon XF16mm F2.8 R WR review: Introduction
  2. 2. Fujinon XF16mm F2.8 R WR review: Features
  3. 3. Fujinon XF16mm F2.8 R WR: Build & Handling
  4. 4. Fujinon XF16mm F2.8 R WR review: Autofocus
  5. 5. Fujinon XF16mm F2.8 R WR review: Image Quality
  6. 6. Fujinon XF16mm F2.8 R WR review: Resolution, shading and curvilinear distortion
  7. 7. Fujinon XF16mm F2.8 R WR review: Verdict
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