The lens has a fixed focal length of 16mm (24mm in 35mm format equivalent) and offers a dramatic wide field of view and stunning optical performance. The F1.4 maximum aperture delivers high image quality in low-light conditions and bokeh-rich macro photography with the minimum working distance of 15cm. Featuring high-speed autofocus, a weather- and dust-resistant structure that can work in temperatures as low as -10°C, and great portability thanks to its compact size, the shooting possibilities are further expanded.
Compact and lightweight “Pancake” type. Using glass-mold aspheric lenses at the 5th and 7th elements,
is effective to in increasing the maximum aperture (5th element)
and reducing the overall thickness of the lens (7th element). The final element, positioned as closely to the sensor as possible, makes the incidence angle of light reaching the sensor smaller, and reduces vignetting and color shading, while helping to keep the lens’s overall size small.
The XF8-16mmF2.8 R LM WR is a fast ultra-wide angle zoom lens that has a constant maximum aperture of F2.8 and is equivalent to 12-24mm in the 35mm format. It complements the other constant F2.8 zoom lenses (XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR and XF50-140mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR) to create a premium trio of lenses that covers the focal lengths equivalent from 12mm all the way to 213mm in the 35mm format. The lens’ outstanding edge-to-edge image-resolving performance and F2.8 maximum aperture makes this product a perfect choice for landscape and architecture photography with an emphasized sense of perspective, interior photography at restaurants and hotels, as well as nightscape and astrophotography.