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Fujifilm 16-55mm f2.8 R LM WR XF Lens


  • New Or Secondhand: New
  • Lens is suitable for: Fujifilm X-Series Body
  • Fitting: Fujifilm X
  • ZOOM
  • Standard ZOOM
  • Filter Size: 77mm

Product code: 164977 (4547410289879)

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Product Details

  • X-Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 24-84mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Three Extra-Low Dispersion Elements
  • Three Aspherical Elements
  • Nano-GI and HT-EBC Lens Coatings
  • Twin Linear Autofocus Motor
  • Weather-Sealed Construction
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

A weather-resistant zoom lens with a constant aperture of F2.8 across the focal lengths equivalent to 24mm at wide-angle through to 84mm at medium-telephoto, the XF16-55mm delivers ultra-sharp images even at wide open apertures across the entire zoom range!

The FUJINON XF16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR is a flagship XF standard zoom lens with a focal length equivalent to 24mm – 84mm (in 35mm format equivalent), and a constant F2.8 aperture throughout the range. The advanced optical design controls various forms of aberration to achieve edge-to-edge sharpness across the entire zoom range. The use of a newly-developed Nano-GI* (Gradient Index) coating technology effectively inhibits ghosting and flare, producing clear images. This is a convenient standard zoom lens that covers a wide range of shooting scenes from the wide-angle 24mm equivalent suitable for landscape photography, to the medium-telephoto 84mm equivalent, ideal for portraiture.

The XF16-55mm lens is driven with a linear motor, allowing comfortable shooting with fast, quiet autofocusing. Featuring a weather resistant and dust-resistant finish that can work in temperatures as low as -10°C and can be paired with the “FUJIFILM X-T1” premium mirrorless camera to take advantage of the fully weather-resistant system .

Optically designed to draw out the maximum image quality as a flagship standard zoom lens

In order to achieve the best-in-class image quality, the fast standard zoom lens with a constant aperture of F2.8 consists of 17 elements in 12 groups. This includes three aspherical lens elements to control spherical aberration and distortion, and three ED glass lens elements to reduce lateral chromatic aberration (wide-angle) and axial chromatic aberration (telephoto), thereby achieving edge-to-edge sharpness across the entire zoom range.

Applying Fujifilm’s unique HT-EBC (High Transmittance Electron Beam Coating) to the entire area of the lens surface ensures ghosting and flare are controlled for sharp, clear images. Also, using the newly developed Nano-GI coating technology, which alters the refractive index between glass and air, ghosting and flare are effectively reduced for diagonal incident light.

Nine rounded aperture blades create a smooth, circular bokeh. The suppression of spherical aberration to the ultimate extent contributes to produce beautiful bokeh at both the front and back.

By combining this lens with an X Series camera body with Lens Modulation Optimiser*** (LMO) technology, the performance from the lens is improved even further. LMO corrects for diffraction to produce images with edge-to-edge sharpness and create a realistic three-dimensional effect, even at small apertures.

High-speed, quiet auto focus thanks to the Linear Motor

An Inner Focusing Systemis used for high-speed AF. By reducing the weight of the focus lens and mounting the Twin Linear Motor, high-speed, quiet AF is possible. The fastest AF speed of 0.06 seconds brings comfort to your photo-shoot when by combining this lens with an X Series camera bodyoffering Phase Detection AF. Combined with the near-silent shutter sound, photos can be taken unnoticed in quiet locations.

As AF operates using a signal from the imaging sensor, extremely high-precision focusing is possible.

Weather resistant, dust-resistant and -10°C low-temperature operation

With weather-sealing at 14 locations, the lens is weather-resistant, dust-resistant and -10°C low-temperature operation, making it the perfect companion for the X-T1, which has the same levels of protection.

High build quality and comfortable operation

Both the focus and aperture rings are metal, plus metal is also used on the exterior of the lens body for a high-quality finish. Thanks to long-term experience and broaden knowhow for other top-end professional lens fields such as Broadcasting and Cinema Scope, the texture and torque on the rings makes for comfortable shooting even for delicate manual focusing. The lens mount is made from brass for improved strength.

Combined with a camera body, the lens is approximately 60% of the weight of a full-size system, considerably reducing the burden on the photographer for astonishing ease of use.

The AF+MF function enables seamless manual focusing. After pressing the shutter to autofocus on the subject, fine adjustments can then be made using the manual focus ring.

Product Reviews

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Strong construction, Sharp focus, Durable, Quick focus, Consistent output
Photography BLOG

The Fujifilm XF 16-55mm f/2.8 R LM WR is a fast, professional-level standard zoom lens that delivers stellar results throughout the zoom range. It may be bigger, heavier and cost almost twice as much as the well-regarded Fujifilm XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM OIS kit lens, and also lack the optical image...


Optically, this standard zoom from Fujifilm is up there with the best f/2.8 zooms available for APS-C format cameras. It is capable of delivering excellent sharpness, with low CA and distortion.


This 3.4x standard zoom lens for Fujifilm X-series interchangeable lens cameras provides a field of view equivalent to a 24-84mm lens on a 35mm camera, and sports a fast constant f/2.8 maximum aperture, weather sealed construction and costs around £880.


This professional zoom lens is sharp, fast, and complements Fujifilm's flagship cameras beautifully....

Amateur Photographer

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

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I have had this lens (using it with an XT1) for 2 months on both street and landscape photography. I also own an XE2 and 18-55 so can compare direct for those thinking of upgrading or unsure of the which lens to choose, so here is a quick summary: 16-55 I found to be generally sharper particularly...


I bought this zoom for my XPro3 but use it more on the XH1 these days. Its a gorgeous lens with amazing quality at all focal lengths. Constant f2.8 makes it a winner.

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There are many reviews that expound the optical virtues and build quality of this lens which are totally justified. It is sometimes criticised as to its weight and unbalanced nature on cameras.


Superb optical quality throughout the entire range from F2.8 and strong metal construction. Outstanding lens from Fuji in every respect.

Wex Photo Video

I have a XT-1 Graphite with the Fuji 10-24mm f4 R OIS XF and the Fuji 50-140mm f2.8 WR OIS XF and this Fuji 16-55mm f2.8 R LM WR Completes the trinity perfectly,Images are always Sharpe (see My pic) and a real pleasure to work with in lightroom, autofocus is quick and i really cant complain about...


I have had this lens (using it with an XT1) for 2 months on both street and landscape photography. I also own an XE2 and 18-55 so can compare direct for those thinking of upgrading or unsure of the which lens to choose, so here is a quick summary: 16-55 I found to be generally sharper particularly...

Wex Photo Video

To lighten my photo bag for a trip to Africa I bought this lens to take instead of the usual array of prime lenses. I was not disappointed with the output and results achieved mainly shooting people and large groups at close range. This is a good all purpose lens.


Amazing quality with superb images straight out the camera. Well worth the extra bulk over the 18-55 lens even without OIS

Wex Photo Video

A great one lens solution. I use this for most situations, and if I need anything more I switch to a 12mm or 14mm prime, or the 40-150mm f2.8 zoom.


I love the quality of the lens and the images I get but it's no stealth option so pair with your camera wisely!

Excellent quality giving superb images with an XT-2. Will probably replace the 3 primes if it continues to give good results.

It's a large lens and weighs more than twice as much as the 18-55 which is a big penalty for an extra stop at the telephoto end and an extra 2mm at the wide end, especially when you remember this lens has no OIS. But you do gain image quality wide open, especially in the corners, and weather proofing, and faster focussing especially on newer cameras like the X-T2. How much I'll use it given the extra weight remains to be seen!

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