Fujifilm India launched its 5x zoom lens FUJINON XF16-80mmF4 R OIS WR in India. The 16-80mm lens will join the lineup of interchangeable lenses for the X Series range of digital cameras this month. This new lens offers a maximum aperture value of F4 throughout the focal length of 16-80mm (equivalent to 24-122mm in the 35mm film format) and a minimum shooting distance of 35 cm over the entire zoom range, giving a maximum shooting magnification of 0.25x.
The FUJINON XF16-80mmF4 R OIS WR is compact and lightweight lens weighing approx. 440g, which is approximately 40% lighter than an equivalent lens for a 35mm format system. When attached to an X-T3 the kit weighs only 979g and 823g when combined with X-T30, making it the ultimate travel combination. The new standard zoom lens comes with 6.0 stops OIS feature that allows shooting in a wide variety of situations from a night scene to indoors without worrying about camera shake.
Adding to these features, it is a 5x standard zoom lens that consists of 16 lens elements in 12 groups. Including three aspherical lens elements, and one ED aspherical lens to effectively control field curvature and spherical aberrations giving advanced levels of sharpness across the frame. Its inner focus AF system uses a stepping motor to drive the focusing group of lens elements quietly and quickly. The powerful OIS also comes with an effective correction of 6.0 stops which widens the shooting scenarios.
Commenting on the launch, Mr. Haruto Iwata, Managing Director, Fujifilm India Pvt Ltd. said, “Fujifilm’s commitment of expanding the existing line-up of lens remains stronger than ever. With this new addition of FUJINON XF16-80mmF4 R OIS WR, we are thrilled to offer brilliant image quality to both professional photographers and enthusiasts. Augmenting our existing range of lenses with this latest compact and lightweight lens, we aim to make a perfect mirrorless digital camera to enjoy premium-quality pictures. We at Fujifilm are continuously innovating and with this lens we have taken a step to allow customers to capture moments with comfort and ease.”
The design of the FUJINON XF16-80mmF4 R OIS WR features metal aspects on the exterior and displays the premium quality along with the durability of the product. The zoom, aperture and focus rings have been designed for optimum handling and user comfort. The lens also comes with dust and weather resistant, and operates at temperatures as low as -10°C.