Fujifilm India launches the new “FUJINON XF16-80mmF4 R OIS WR” with a constant F4 aperture

News Release

September 25, 2019

  • Comes with a compact 5x zoom lens that covers a range of focal lengths from wide angle to mid-telephoto with a constant F4 aperture
  • Offers the highest amount of optical stabilization in any interchangeable lens, OIS 6.0 stops
  • A lightweight (440g) and compact (88.9mm in length) lens ideal for travelling

New Delhi, 25 September 2019: Fujifilm India Private Limited, a pioneer in imaging technologies, announced the launch of 5x zoom lens, FUJINON XF16-80mmF4 R OIS WR in India. The 16-80mm lens will join the lineup of interchangeable lenses for the X Series range of digital cameras this month. This new lens offers a maximum aperture value of F4 throughout the focal length of 16-80mm (equivalent to 24-122mm in the 35mm film format) and a minimum shooting distance of 35 cm over the entire zoom range, giving a maximum shooting magnification of 0.25x.

The FUJINON XF16-80mmF4 R OIS WR is compact and lightweight lens weighing approx. 440g, which is approximately 40% lighter than an equivalent lens for a 35mm format system. When attached to an X-T3 the kit weighs only 979g and 823g when combined with X-T30, making it the ultimate travel combination. The new standard zoom lens comes with 6.0 stops OIS feature that allows shooting in a wide variety of situations from a night scene to indoors without worrying about camera shake.

Adding to these features, it is a 5x standard zoom lens that consists of 16 lens elements in 12 groups. Including three aspherical lens elements, and one ED aspherical lens to effectively control field curvature and spherical aberrations giving advanced levels of sharpness across the frame. Its inner focus AF system*1 uses a stepping motor*2 to drive the focusing group of lens elements quietly and quickly. The powerful OIS also comes with an effective correction of 6.0 stops which widens the shooting scenarios.

Commenting on the launch, Mr. Haruto Iwata, Managing Director, Fujifilm India Pvt Ltd. said,“Fujifilm’s commitment of expanding the existing line-up of lens remains stronger than ever. With this new addition of FUJINON XF16-80mmF4 R OIS WR, we are thrilled to offer brilliant image quality to both professional photographers and enthusiasts. Augmenting our existing range of lenses with this latest compact and lightweight lens, we aim to make a perfect mirrorless digital camera to enjoy premium-quality pictures. We at Fujifilm are continuously innovating and with this lens we have taken a step to allow customers to capture moments with comfort and ease.”

The design of the FUJINON XF16-80mmF4 R OIS WR features metal aspects on the exterior and displays the premium quality along with the durability of the product. The zoom, aperture and focus rings have been designed for optimum handling and user comfort. The lens also comes with dust and weather resistant, and operates at temperatures as low as -10°C.

XF16-80mmF4 R OIS WR

When mounted on the FUJIFILM X-T3 mirrorless digital camera

*1 An AF system that moves relatively small lens elements in the middle or at the rear for focusing without moving the front group.

*2 A type of motor that rotates only at a fixed angle in response to an electrical pulse signal, making it capable of precise movements

Consisting of 16 lens elements in 12 groups, including four aspherical lens elements including one ED aspherical lens

Innovative features of the XF16-80mmF4 R OIS WR:

(1) Advanced image quality

The lens consists of 16 elements in 12 groups, including three aspherical lens elements and one ED aspherical lens. The aspherical lens elements are controlled at high precision to reduce field curvature and spherical aberration, resulting in an advanced level of image sharpness across the frame. By using an ED aspherical lens as an OIS lens, aberration fluctuation due to image stabilization is suppressed. In addition, this lens has a minimum focusing distance of 35 cm close-up photography over the entire zoom range. The lens has very little breathing making it suitable for movie shooting.

(2) Compact, lightweight and stylish design for superior operability

The compact 5x zoom lens weighs just 440g for excellent portability. In addition, the total length is the compact size of 88.9 mm. approximately 40% lighter than a full size 5x zoom lens. Metal aspects of the exterior achieve a stylish look that gives additional quality and durability. The zoom, aperture and focus rings have just the right amount of torque for better handling.

(3) Powerful OIS

It has the strongest OIS performance equivalent to 6.0 CIPA-guideline standard. The camera automatically detects when it is fixed to a tripod or when panning, and adjusts accordingly

Weather-sealed at 10 locations shown in green, for additional protection against the weather.

(4)Fast and silent autofocus

The lens uses the internal focus AF system that drives smaller and lighter focusing elements. It uses a stepping motor, known for its quiet operation and accuracy, to achieve fast and silent autofocus.

 (5) Advanced construction

The lens barrel is sealed at 10 locations making the lens dust and weather resistant and capable of operating at temperatures as low as -10°C.

Mounting it on weather sealed mirrorless digital cameras such as X-Pro2, X-T1, X-T2, X-T3 and X-H1 allows you to shoot in light rain or a dusty environment outdoors with peace of mind.

About Fujifilm India Private Ltd

Fujifilm established in 1934 has believed in Innovation and creation of new values through leading edge and proprietary technologies. FUJIFILM India as a firm believer in sophistication continues to work hard to provide the Indian consumer the best products and services.

Our corporate slogan is “Value from Innovation.”

Along with expressing Fujifilm's commitment to continuously creating innovative technologies, products and services that empower the potential and expand the horizons of tomorrow's businesses and lifestyles, the slogan also encapsulates the company's desire to combine our own original technology with human resources, expertise and technology from around the world both internally and externally to create innovation. A new brand statement has also been created to articulate these commitments more specifically, and the slogan encapsulates the main points of the brand statement.

Our Goal is to be a company that is able to resolve a diverse variety of the problems that face society, contribute to the world through the continuous creation of value – added products and services, and achieve sustainable growth through constant innovation. That was the commitment we made to the world when we launched our new corporate slogan “Value from Innovation”. We quickly ascertain customer needs, and communicate these clearly and accurately to those involved in product development. Instant camera – instax is successful example of this in Photo Imaging business which was developed after accurately assessing market demands and with all related business divisions working together throughout the entire process from production to sales on a worldwide scale.

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