On July 18, 2019, the FUJINON ASPHERECAL LENS SUPER EBC XF 16-80mm 1: 4 R OIS WR lens was announced



Basic properties

  • Relative aperture: 1: 4-1: 22 (over the entire range of focal lengths)
  • Focal length: 16-80 mm (EGF 24-120 mm, on the official website of EGF 24-122 mm)
  • MDF: 0.35 m (over the entire range of focal lengths)
  • Maximum magnification ratio 1: 4
  • Optical design: 16 elements in 12 groups, with one low dispersion and simultaneously aspherical element, and three ordinary aspherical elements
  • Aperture: 9 rounded blades
  • Internal focusing with a stepper focus motor
  • Minimized Focus Breathing Effect (changes in viewing angle during focusing)
  • Electronic focus ring
  • Aperture control ring
  • Filter Diameter: 72 mm
  • The stabilizer compensating up to 6 steps on shutter speed (and this is according to CIPA)
  • Rugged housing, operating temperature from -10 ℃
  • Weight: 440
  • Price: about 800 dollars
  • Sample Photos here


All Fujinon X-mount Lenses


  1. 14 mm 1: 2.8 XF R
  2. 16 mm 1: 1.4 XF R WR Nano-gi
  3. 16 mm 1: 2.8 XF R WR
  4. 18 mm 1: 2 XF R
  5. 23 mm 1: 1.4 XF R
  6. 23 mm 1: 2 XF R WR
  7. 27 mm 1: 2.8 XF
  8. 35 mm 1:2 XC
  9. 35 mm 1: 2 XF R WR
  10. 35 mm 1: 1.4 XF R
  11. 50 mm 1: 2 XF R WR
  12. 50 mm 1: 1 XF R WR
  13. 56 mm 1: 1.2 XF R
  14. 56 mm 1: 1.2 XF R APD
  15. 60 mm 1: 2.4 XF Macro R
  16. 80 mm 1: 2.8 XF R LM OIS WR MACRO
  17. 90 mm 1: 2 XF R LM WR
  18. 200 mm 1: 2 XF R LM OIS WR


  1. 8-16 mm 1: 2.8 XF R LM WR Nano-gi
  2. 10-24 mm 1: 4 XF R OIS
  3. 10-24 mm 1: 4 XF R OIS WR
  4. 15-45 mm 1: 3.5-5.6 XC OIS PZ
  5. 16-50 1: 3.5-5.6 XC OIS
  6. 16-50 1: 3.5-5.6 XC OIS II
  7. 16-55 mm 1: 2.8 XF R LM WR Nano-gi
  8. 16-80 mm 1: 4 XF R OIS WR
  9. 18-55 mm 1: 2.8-4 XF R LM OIS
  10. 18-55 mm T2.9 MKX Cinema
  11. 18-135 mm 1: 3.5-5.6 XF R LM OIS WR
  12. 50-140 mm 1: 2.8 XF R LM OIS WR Nano-gi
  13. 50-135 mm T2.9 MKX Cinema
  14. 50-230 mm 1: 4.5-6.7 XC OIS
  15. 50-230 mm 1: 4.5-6.7 XC OIS II
  16. 55-200 mm 1: 3.5-4.8 XF R LM OIS
  17. 100-400 mm 1: 4.5-5.6 XF R LM OIS WR


  • XF - Advanced Fujifilm X Lenses
  • XC - budget, lightweight and compact lenses for Fujifilm X mount
  • SUPER EBC (Electron Beam Coating) - Electron Beam Coating Optics
  • Nano-GI (Nano Gradient Index) - a special nano-enlightenment optics that changes the refractive index at the junction of glass and air
  • OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) - built-in optical image stabilization
  • R (Ring) - a separate ring for iris control
  • LM (Linear Motor) - linear focusing motor
  • WR (Weather Resistant) - all-weather lens type
  • Ashperical - aspherical elements in the optical scheme of the lens
  • Macro - Macro Lenses
  • APD (Apodization) - lens with an internal non-removable gradient filter
  • PZ (Power Zoom) - electronic zoom
  • Cinema - lenses designed for movie shooting
  • II - second version of the lens

For Fujifilm X there are also autofocus lenses from third-party manufacturers:

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Comments: 22, on the topic: Announcement: FUJINON ASPHERECAL LENS SUPER EBC XF 16-80mm 1: 4 R OIS WR

  • anonym

    6 stops! Not bad

  • zengarden

    Probably it will be positioned as a replacement for 18-55 / 2.8-4, as universal for older cameras.

    • anonym

      As an analogue of 24-105 / 4 and 24-120 / 4 of the full frame, in the press release they focus on just that

      • Oleg

        In the Kenon lineup this is not. A good reporter can be with convenient focus

        • Arkady Shapoval

          In the line Canon EOS-M in general there are only 8 lenses and there are no aperture zoom at all. For some reason, Canon is not developing its mirrorless crop.

          • Oleg

            And in the mirror crop, you choose either between the dark 18-135, or between the expensive and heavy 17-55 / 2.8. There is simply no analogue of the full-frame 24-105, 24-120 on the crop. He seems to be hinting: "Crop is always vicious"

            • Novel

              A universal compact lens on a mirror crop is not possible due to the long working length. The scheme will be very complicated to ensure quality at a wide angle.

              • Oleg

                Yes, it’s impossible. If I am not mistaken sigma 17-70 / 2.8-4; Nikon 16-80 / 2.8-4. There is simply no desire, of course they are not compact but Kenon simply does not want to compete with its full-frame glasses. Nikon released this, but at a price of about Kenon's 24-70 / 4. By the way, this is the question of choosing a staffer for a crop from Kenon, when you want something longer than 55mm and there is no choice with a constant aperture

              • Arkady Shapoval

                At Fuja, at least you can collect the holy trinity of zooms from 2.8, at a mirror crop of any system with this it is much more difficult.

              • Pokemon

                Nikkor 18-70 / 3.5-4.5 g.

              • Novel

                So no one has a constant aperture :)

                Canon didn't want to develop anything like that. Because 17-55 turned out to be expensive anyway, although not in L version. 15-85 is also not cheap and also not L. And third-party manufacturers have a lot of restrictions. Still, they try to produce something "averaged", which allows you to get several lenses at once by simply changing the mount. And at once the nuances of different mounts come up.

                EF-S seems to be as good - and the mount diameter is large, and due to the small size of the mirror, you can deepen the element closest to the matrix. But there is a Nikon with a small bayonet diameter and the need for DX-optics to work on FX-cameras. That is, we can’t even go down the depth of the lens, and this is an even greater complication of the wide-angle crop zoom. Therefore, either 17-70 with variable aperture and without a stub (because even without a stub we have a diameter of 72 mm, there will be a monster on a small camera), or something incomprehensible like 18-35 / 1.8.

              • Arkady Shapoval

                Sigma has two versions 17-70 / 2.8-4 for DSLRs with a stub since 2009 and weight like that of mirrorless 16-80 / 4 (while Fujinon is significantly darker at the wide end). I do not see any particular restrictions. They simply do not do it with aperture ratio of 2.8 and a magnification of more than 3 (with a very, very rare exception).

              • Oleg

                Sigma was able to release a relatively inexpensive 17-70 with an honest F4 on the long end and even an amateur macro. And 17-55 / 2.8 and 15-85 are expensive, because Kenon set such a price on them. Sigma 17-50 / 2.8 is not much worse than kenon, but costs 2 times cheaper.

          • Vladimir

            For Canon, as well as Nikon, crop cameras are aftermarket. The main market for these cameras is professional DSLRs and full frame mirrorless cameras. The market struggle in the full-frame camera market has intensified significantly and Canon and Nikon will not divert resources to the cropped segment. The crop market was confidently “recouped” by Fuji.

        • Novel


  • anonym

    They didn’t put aspherics in 200/2

    • anonym

      She is not needed there

    • Novel

      Asferica gives “onion rings” in bokeh, which is the main value of 200/2. The sizes allow, we decided not to be greedy and not to experiment, replaced with ordinary spherical elements.

    • anonym

      100-400 and without the norms of enlightenment and without aspherics and dark, and most importantly with a horse price tag

  • Paul

    Now, perhaps, you can take Fuji for yourself with a second camera - for the soul!

  • anonym

    Why is it needed? For lovers of lighter there is 18-55 2.8-4, for lovers of the universal there are 18-135, for those for whom price and weight are not important there are 16-55 2.8

    • Arkady Shapoval

      An analogue of the popular 24-120 for a full frame. A very necessary lens

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