Due for release in Australia in late May 2015, Fujifilm’s new Fujinon XF16mm f/1.4 R WR is the fifth model in the company’s line-up of fast prime lenses.


The new Fujinon XF16mm f/1.4 R WR lens. (Source: Fujifilm.)

Designed for Fujifilm’s X Series interchangeable-lens compact system cameras, the new lens is weather and dust resistant and has a design that absorbs the temperature difference between the outer and inner parts of the lens to minimise their impact on optical parts. Its optical design includes two aspherical elements and two extra low dispersion (ED) elements that reduce spherical and chromatic aberrations. The lens also features Fujifilm’s proprietary HT-EBC coating, along with Nano G1 Coating on the rear surface of the G1 lens. Together they alter the refractive index between glass and air to reduce ghosting and flare from diagonal incident light.
A Rear Focusing System achieves high-speed autofocusing within just 0.11 seconds, thanks to a built in high-torque DC coreless motor that drives the AF unit. The new lens can focus to within 15 cm and features a Floating Focus System driven by two focus groups that work in conjunction with each other depending on the working distance. The focus ring is coupled with a depth-of-field scale.

Accessories include a metal lens hood that will be available in Australia in late 2015. The Fujinon XF16mm f/1.4 R WR will have an RRP of AU$1499 when it goes on sale in late May. For more information, visit www.fujifilm.com.au.