The mirrorless rumor mill is abuzz with the news that Fuji will announce a new 16mm F/1.4 lens within the next day or two.
The rumor indicates that the new lens will feature Nano-GI coating, be able to function in extreme low temperatures like -10, and will retail for $1,150. Other than that, we don’t have too many details regarding this soon-to-be announcement from Fuji. This is effectively Fuji’s 24mm F/1.4 equivalent lens.
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The 16mm focal length is a good one for landscape and astro-photographers and while some might wonder about Fuji’s choice of focal length here, given that they already have a 14mm lens in their lineup, it’s important to note that the 14mm is only an F/2.8, so this 16mm is a much better lens where low light and depth of field is concerned.
This lens will no doubt be a popular one, given Fuji’s track record of stunning prime lenses. Stay tuned for the full announcement once it drops.