Each of the lenses targets a different Fujifilm camera system. The first, the XF 16-80mm f/4 R OIS WR, is a zoom lens for the X Series (APS-C). As for the GF 50mm f/3.5 R LM WR, it’s a prime lens for the medium-format GFX systems.
Let’s take a closer look at both of these new Fujinon lenses:
Fujinon XF 16-80mm zoom
This lens offers a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 24-122mm. The XF 16-80mm can focus as close as 13.8 inches across the entire zoom range. Also, the lens incorporates optical image stabilization, which is rated for up to six stops of stabilization.
Looking at the design of the lens, it seems to be portable. It weighs just 15.5 ounces. Fujifilm also claims the lens is 40 percent lighter than other 24-120mm lenses for full-frame cameras. As for its measurements, the lens is 3.5 inches long and has a maximum diameter of 3.08 inches.
You won’t have to worry about water getting into the lens. Its weather-sealed in ten places throughout the barrel. That would be bad if water did get in because it has 16 elements across a dozen groups, including a trio of aspherical elements and an ED element.
The Fujinon XF 16-80mm f/4 R OIS WR lens will be out on September 26th for $799.
Fujinon GF 50mm prime
Now, focusing on the GF 50mm prime, this is reportedly is the smallest and lightest GF lens currently available. Weightwise, the 40mm-equivalent prime comes in at 11.8 ounces. It’s weather-resistant and can focus up to 0.55 meters. That’s a maximum magnification of 0.1x.
As for the measurements, the lens is 1.89 inches long and has a maximum diameter of 3.31 inches. Looking inside the lens, there are nine elements across six groups, including an aspherical element.
We can expect the Fujinon GF 50mm f/3.5 R LM WR lens to be out the same day as the XF 16-80mm zoom on September 26th. It will cost $999.