The Fujinon XF16-50mm F2.8-4.8 R LM WR is Fujifilm’s second-generation premium kit zoom, swapping a bit of reach for a wider range at the opposite end. It loses image stabilization but shifts to a lighter, weather-resistant internal zoom design. And, while it loses about half a stop of brightness at the long end, it gains faster focus and the promise of better performance in front of the the 40MP sensor that’s now in wide use across the X series.

We got a chance to take a preproduction sample of the lens when Jeff Carlson visited Stockholm, Sweden. Take a look at the performance, shot across a variety of subjects and lighting conditions.

Click here for our Fujinon XF16-50mm F2.8-4.8 R LM WR sample gallery

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