TIPA WORLD AWARDS 2024

BEST CSC EXPERT ZOOM LENS

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

Another in the expanding line-up of Fujifilm’s well-sealed lenses, the XF 16-55mm is constructed with 17 elements in 12 groups with three aspherical and three ED glass elements. This lens offers a 24-84mm equivalent range and uses 14 sealing points in its weather- and dust-resistant design. It features a nine-bladed diaphragm, 1/3 EV increment settings and a minimum focusing distance of less than 12 inches (30.4cm). With the newly developed Nano-GI (gradient index) coating technology, the lens is said to effectively inhibit flare and ghosting. The lightweight internal focusing system and twin linear motor make for quiet, speedy AF with an acquisition time as fast as 0.06 seconds.