Do you also own the 18-55? If so, how do you find they compare?
I've been tempted to consider the 16-55 since it's smaller and wider than the 18-55, but not sure I'd use it enough or be happy enough with the results compared with the 18-55.
I love the first shot btw
I do own the 18-55, and was concerned that the 16-55 wouldn't be that much better considering how much I liked the 18-55, and how much the 16-55 costs. But after shooting with it for a few months, it is (in my opinion) worth the upgrade and worth every penny of its price tag. In fact, it may be the best overall lens I own of any system. The 18-55 is now permanently mounted on my X-E1, and the 16-55 is on my X-T1 about 75% of the time. I have a number of Fuji primes, and the 16-55 is within a hairs width of equivalent to them at every focal length. It is SHARP (even wide open) and being weather resistant gives me some peace of mind when I'm out in inclement weather. Only drawback (if size is a concern) is that it's a big lens in Fuji X terms, but still much smaller than a 2.8 constant aperture DSLR zoom.
Here's another image I shot with the 16-55 of the Lagunitas bottle that really shows how sharp this lens is. Shot wide open, this is just a b&w conversion with standard sharpening of the RAW file and a small clarity bump. Zoom in and look at how crisp that small lettering at the top of the label is where the lens caught prime focus. Giving the X-T1 props too, no NR applied at ISO 1600.