The lens uses 14 sealing points for what Fujifilm says is a durable, weather-resistant and dust-proof design.
The zoom also uses the newly-developed Nano-GI (Gradient Index) coating technology to effectively inhibit ghosting and flare, producing clear images from edge-to-edge, says the company.
The lens uses a light weight internal focusing system and a twin linear motor for high-speed autofocus (AF) and whisper quiet AF as fast as 0.06 seconds.
There are 17 elements in 12 groups, including 3 aspherical lens elements to control spherical aberration and distortion, and 3 ED glass lens elements to reduce lateral and axial chromatic aberration.
Canadian pricing for the Fujinon XF16-55 mm f/2.8 R LM WR lens has not been announced, but it is scheduled to be available in February.