Fujifilm 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR is a Fixed aperture Auto Focus (AF) Standard Zoom
lens with APS-C / DX max sensor coverage, and it is designed to be used with X Mount
What type of photography is the Fujifilm 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR lens good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use the Fujifilm 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various photography scenarios:
Fujifilm 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR is a member of Fujifilm's XF F2.8 Zoom series of lenses. Below you can see the latest lenses in this series.
XF F2.8 Zoom Series Lenses in Fujifilm X Mount
Reasons to Buy Fujifilm XF 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR Lens
Here we've included a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of the Fujifilm XF 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR lens in a list form to help you determine whether it offers the features you need.
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| Aperture Ring
| Fast Aperture at Wide end
| Fast Aperture at Tele end
| Constant f2.8 aperture throughout the range
| 9 Diaphragm Blades for Smooth Bokeh
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| Lens Extents while zooming
Fujifilm 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR is compatible with cameras that have a Fujifilm X lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Fujifilm X lenses are Fujifilm X-S20, Fujifilm X-T5 and Fujifilm X-H2.
Fujifilm X-S20 with the Fujifilm 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR Lens
Fujifilm X-T5 with the Fujifilm 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR Lens
Fujifilm X-H2 with the Fujifilm 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR Lens
Size, Weight and Filter Thread
Size and weight is a very important decision factor when searching for your next lens. Fujifilm 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR has a maximum diameter of 83mm and total length of 106mm when not extended. It weighs 655g / 23.1 oz.
Below you can find a scaled side-by-side image of Fujifilm 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR and Tamron 17-70 F2.8 Di III-A VC (Fujifilm X mount) to get a better idea of how their sizes compare in real life. Check the detailed comparison of these two lenses here.
Fujifilm 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR has a filter thread of 77mm. Below are links to the filters that we recommend you to consider for your Fujifilm 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR:
Fujifilm 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR has a focal range of 16-55mm and 3.4X zoom ratio which has a 35mm equivalent focal range of 24-82.5mm when used on a APS-C / DX format camera.
The Fujifilm 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR is a weather-sealed lens, which provides extra protection to prevent water and dust get inside the lens and camera body under light rain, snow and wind. In order to have effective protection, you have to pair the Fujifilm 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR with a weather-sealed camera body such as the Fujifilm X-T5, Fujifilm X-H2 and Fujifilm X-H2S.
Optical Image Stabilization
Fujifilm 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR doesn't have an optical image stabilization system so the only option to stabilize the image taken with this lens is to mount on a camera body with IBIS (sensor based In-body image stabilization).
Alternatively, you can check the Fujifilm XC 15-45mm F3.5-5.6 OIS PZ in Fujifilm X mount that have similar focal range but features Optical Image Stabilization.
Lenses Similar to Fujifilm 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR With Optical Image Stabilization
Fujifilm 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR features Rotary (extending) zoom method where the length of the lens changes as you zoom in or out. This makes it possible to design the lens with a smaller minimum length ( generally when it is zoomed out) compared to internal zoom lenses. The disadvantages of this design are being harder to seal against dust and moisture, weight balance shifting while zooming and zoom creep in certain lenses.
Maximum Magnification Ratio
Fujifilm 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.16x and has a minimum focusing distance of 0.3m. 0.16x means that the max magnification ratio is very low and not suitable even for modest close-up shots.
Below are the 3 Standard Zoom type Fujifilm X mount lens alternatives with highest max magnification ratios:
Fujifilm 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR is a fixed aperture lens with a constant max aperture of f2.8 from 16mm all the way to the 55mm .
Fujifilm 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR's optical formula consists of 17 elements in 12 groups . Following special elements are used in this design:
- 3 aspherical elements
- 3 ED elements
- Nano-GI coating
Fujifilm 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR is available in Black color.
Popular Comparisons of Fujifilm 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR
Here are the eight most popular comparisons of the Fujifilm 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR amongst Camera Decision readers.
Top Alternatives of Fujifilm 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR Lens
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