Well, till the end Fujifilm Fujinon XF 16mm f/1.4 R WR is finally announced with the asking price $999.95 and can be preordered at B&H, Amazon and Adorama) shipping will start in May 2015.
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13 elements in 11 groups and Nano GI Coating for high image quality
The optical design includes two aspherical elements and two ED (extra low-dispersion) elements, which reduce spherical and chromatic aberrations to deliver sharp, rich image quality even at the widest aperture of F1.4. The image quality is further enhanced by Fujifilm’s proprietary HT-EBC coating applied to the all lens surfaces and Nano GI Coating on the rear surface of G1 lens. This alters the refractive index between glass and air, to reduce ghosting and flare from diagonal incident light.
Minimum working distance of 15cm
By getting closer to a subject the bokeh is enhanced and perspective is more dynamic, which gives the wide-angle photographer greater creativity. Use the XF16mm F1.4 R WR to photograph a plate of food with the restaurant in the background, for example, or a water droplet on a plant with forest in the background and both the subject and its surroundings can be captured at the same time. High image quality is achieved throughout the focus range by correcting various aberrations, even at minimum working distance of 15cm, and a Floating Focus System driven by two focus groups that work in conjunction with each other according to the working distance.
High-speed autofocus as fast as 0.11sec
A Rear Focusing System is used for high-speed autofocus. Autofocus, as fast as 0.11sec is achieved by a built-in high-torque DC coreless motor driving the focus unit. This makes the lens ideal for street shooting and portraiture.
Focus ring with depth-of-field scale
The focus ring comes with a depth-of-field scale, which is perfect for street photographers. By calculating the distance and adjusting the aperture setting, users can shoot spontaneously.
Weather, Dust, and Freeze Resistance
The weather-resistant structure features 9 seals in 8 areas on the lens barrel. These keep the lens protected from sudden rain, dust and splashes of water. And the XF16mmF1.4 R WR features a design that absorbs the temperature difference between the outer and inner parts of the lens to minimize the impact on optical parts and also uses electronic parts that guarantee operation in low temperatures down to -10°C.
Lightweight and compact
At approx. 375g the lens is around 40% of the weight of its DSLR equivalent. This is great news for all photographers who want a versatile lens that delivers the highest optical performance in a very compact size.
Accessories, Lens Hood LH-X16 Sold separately (Available in September 2015)
The pursuit of premium quality extends to the high-precision finish of the metal lens hood, and multiplies the pleasure of ownership.
|Type||FUJINON LENS XF16mmF1.4 R WR|
|Lens construction||13 elements 11 groups
(includes 2 aspherical and 2 extra low dispersion elements)
|Focal length (35mm format equivalent)||f=16mm (24mm)|
|Angle of view||83.2°|
|Aperture control||Number of blades||9 (rounded diaphragm opening)|
|Step size||1/3EV (22 steps)|
|Focus range||15cm – ∞|
|External dimensions: Diameter × Length (approx.)
(distance from camera lens mount flange)
|φ73.4mm × 73.0mm|
(excluding caps and hoods)