Affordable Wide Angle: A Review of the Fujifilm XF 16mm f/2.8 R WR Lens

A good wide angle lens can be a fantastic tool in a wide variety of applications, but such lenses can also be rather expensive. If you are willing to compromise an extremely wide aperture for the still-wide f/2.8, you can save a lot of money, though. This excellent video review takes a look at one such affordable lens, the Fuji XF 16mm f/2.8 R WR.

Coming to you from Dustin Abbott, this fantastic video review takes a look at the Fuji XF 16mm f/2.8 R WR lens. At $399, the 16mm f/2.8 is quite affordable (it also makes it much more portable than many other offerings), but it still offers a bevy of useful features, including:

  • Two aspherical elements for reduced distortion and increased sharpness
  • Super EBC coating for reduced flares and ghosting and increased contrast
  • Quiet stepping autofocus motor for both video and stills usage
  • Weather-sealing that protects against both moisture and dust
  • Rounded nine-blade diaphragm for smoother bokeh

While it does not have the extreme apertures that we get excited about, altogether, the XF 16mm f/2.8 looks to be a very workable lens that offers good results at a very affordable price. Check out the video above for Abbott's full thoughts. 

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