Fuji XF 16mm f/1.4 R WR

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The Fujifilm XF 16mm F1.4 is a 24mm equivalent for your Fujifilm X-series interchangeable lens camera.

As soon as I took the lens out of the box, I could feel this is a well built lens. Everything is nice to touch and moves smoothly. 

Fuji now have 3 wide angle lenses in their line up, the 14mm f2.8, the 18mm f2 and now this 16mm f1.4

Out all 3 of these lenses the 16mm is the most expensive, and there is good reason for that. Watching Fuji over the last couple of years, I can see a definite strategy to release a complete line up of weather sealed lenses and cameras for someone that takes their photography a little more seriously. 

The 16mm lens is the first of their wide angle primes to be weather resistant, boasting 9 seals in 8 different areas on the lens.

It also has the newly developed Nano GI lens (Gradient Index) coating technology, which is supposed to help reduce ghosting and flare for diagonal incident light, has an even faster aperture than the 14 or 18mm lenses, but, you will pay more and have a heavier and larger lens to cart around if you decide these extra features are enough for you to get the 16mm lens.

It is not a macro lens but has the ability to focus at about 15cm from the front of the lens, so it could almost be used as a pseudo macro lens. 

Let’s take a closer look at the lens and I’ll explain what all the letters and numbers mean.

Fuji XF 16mm F1.4 R WR

This lens is a fixed 16mm focal length and it Covers the 35mm equivalent of 24mm

The ‘R’ = means the lens is equiped with an aperture ring. Now, I’m a big fan of shooting in aperture priority and having control over aperture using a ring is one of my favourite features of this lens. 

The autofocus system is internal, so there is no rotating front element when focusing. There is a focus lock ring that you can push/pull to lock and unlock the focus ring. The focus is electronic as with all Fuji XF lenses and works quickly and quietly.

WR = Weather resistant - Both water and dust resistant and can be used in temps to -10c

As for the glass, it has 13 elements arranged in 11 groups, with 2 ED (Extra Low Dispersion) lens elements to help stop chromatic aberration. 

The lens is only 375g so it may be heavier than the other wide angle primes in Fuji’s line up, it is still a light lens. 

The supplied Lens hood and has a 67mm filter thread.

Rental periods are available from 1 to 90 days. The shopping cart will automatically update as you adjust the length of your rental. Our most common rental periods are shown below and include the optional recommended damage waiver.

Rental Period Waiver Price Rental Price Total Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $ 12 $ 121 $ 133 $ 44
4 days $ 13 $ 132 $ 145 $ 36
7 days $ 18 $ 178 $ 196 $ 28
10 days $ 24 $ 240 $ 264 $ 26
14 days $ 31 $ 315 $ 346 $ 25
21 days $ 38 $ 378 $ 416 $ 20
30 days $ 45 $ 450 $ 495 $ 17
45 days $ 64 $ 641 $ 705 $ 16
60 days $ 81 $ 810 $ 891 $ 15
90 days $ 108 $ 1080 $ 1188 $ 13

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