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EUROPEAN COMPACT SYSTEM ZOOM LENS 2015-2016

Fujifilm Fujinon XF 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR

The 16-55mm F2.8 is a near-perfect general purpose lens, with image quality that can normally only be achieved by using primes. It’s exceptionally sharp at all focal lengths and apertures, with extremely low distortion, chromatic aberration and vignetting. Autofocus is very fast, almost completely silent, and consistently accurate. The 16-55mm is a large and heavy lens, with weather resistant build quality matching that of the solidly built Fujifilm XT-1. The only missing feature is the omission of optical stabilisation, but the exceptional image quality is a worthy trade-off.