Fuji just added a bright standard zoom to its lineup of professional X-mount lenses. The all new Fujinon XF 16-55mm F/2.8R LM WR is a constant-aperture zoom with an exceptionally versatile range, covering from ultra-wide to normal focal-lengths. It is designed for use with APS-C sensor mirrorless cameras, like all current Fuji X-series, where it is equivalent to 24-82mm on a full-frame.
The XF16-55mm F/2.8 features a premium construction and is fully weather-sealed against rain, snow and dust. It is also freezeproof to -10C, which matches the flagship Fuji X-T1 camera reviewed here. This new lens complements the excellent Fujinon XF 50-140mm F/2.8R LM WR. Unlike its telephoto complement, the new 16-55mm F/2.8R is not stabilized. It does provide dual linear focus motors through for smooth and quiet focusing.
The Fuji XF 16-55mm is scheduled to ship next month for $1200 USD. B&H Photo are already accepting pre-orders.