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Fujifilm Officially Recommends to Turn On OIS for Tripod Use on Fujinon XF 16-80mm F4 and XF 200mm F2

Best Friends: OIS and Tripod

We have all grown up with the idea (some call it “myth”), that we always should turn off OIS when working on a tripod.

Also Fuji X guru Rico Pfirstinger recommends this in his top rated Fuji X eBooks (at least the ones I have read).

And indeed, I feel like it’s still a good idea to switch off OIS. And in the comments Bob Cooley tells you why you should definitely switch it off for video.

But, looking at the owner’s manuals for all X and G mount lenses, I’ve noticed that Fujifilm officially recommends to keep OIS on, even when working on a tripod, on the following two lenses:

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DPRTV Fujinon XF200mm f/2 Test: “Fast Fujinon Lenses Keep You from Having to Go Full Frame” – filmed on Fujifilm GFX 100

Fujinon XF200mm f/2

The Fujinon XF200mm f/2 is arguably the best lens Fujifilm has released in a while. It’s image quality without compromise.

DPRTV now published a short test of this lens (video below). The whole episode was filmed on the Fujifilm GFX 100.

  • big and bulky
  • OIS is very effective
  • similar price point to FF counterparts
  • awesome optical performance
  • it’s hard to say anything negative about optical performance
  • even with the 1.4x teleconverter, sharpness is incredibly well maintained
  • bokeh is beautiful
  • nice option for action and wildlife
  • very fast AF, best on Fujifilm X-T3
  • manual focus has a really long turn, unsuable for video manual focus
  • the autofocus in video is really smooth
  • Fujinon XF200mm F/2 and XF8-16mm f/2.8 are Fujifilm’s option from keeping you to having you go full frame

Here at FujiRumors, we perfectly know that lenses like the XF200mm f/2, XF8-16mm f/2.8 and also the upcoming Fujinon XF 33mm f/1.0 are niche lenses, but as we wrote here, we consider them of absolute importance to stop the full frame DOF whining :).

  • fujirumors.com – 2020: A Fuji Odyssey Ends with the Fujinon XF33mm f/1.0, but Do We Really Need it?

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Fujifilm XF 16mm f2.8, XF 80mm f2.8, XF200mm F2 and XF 8-16mm F2.8 Reviews Roundup plus Fujinon Lenses Disassembly

Fujinon Lens Roundup

Time for a major Fujinon XF lens roundup, focussed on Fujifilm’s most modern lenses, the XF80mm f/2.8 1:1 Macro, XF 16mm f/2.8, XF 8-16mmF2.8 and XF 200mm F2.

A little bonus is the Fujinon XF lens disassembly series by our friend yukosteel, whom long time FR-readers will remember for his XF35mmF1.4 vs Mitakon 35mmF0.95 quiz.

You’ll find it all down below :).

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Fujifilm Fujinon GF 100-200mm f/5.6 Review: 5 Stars, Excellent in Every Single Way!

Fujinon GF 100-200mm f/5.6

Despite the fact that the Fujifilm Fujinon GF100-200mm f/5.6 is already shipping, it still does not get the coverage it deserves.

In fact, even at its launch, there was hardly any review about it.

And yet, this lens is actually pretty amazing, not only in terms of size, but especially in terms of image quality. In fact, thephoblographer writes in their review:

We award the Fujifilm GF 100-200mm f5.6 R LM OIS WR 5 stars out of 5. This lens is excellent in every single way, and it will serve anyone who uses well. You will be constantly floored with the images you can create with this lens.”

The GF100-200 coverage is still meagre, and the richest source of feedback about this lens is our immense Fujifilm GFX facebook group. Go to the group, search for “100-200” and enjoy the results. I will share a few of them down below.

But, in addition to Jonas Rask and Damien Lovegrove reviews, which you can find in our live blogging, I have found a few more.

Also Fujifilm uploaded more “monster glass” GF100-200 videos. You’ll find then below, too.

Fujinon GF100-200mm f/5.6: BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama

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Overpriced Fujinon Lenses at Launch? Fujinon XF 8-16mm (save $500) and XF 200mm (save $1,000) and More XF Lens Deals

Fujifilm XF Pricing

We recently compared here the Fujinon XF8-16mmF1.8 and XF 200mm F2 to equivalent full frame DSLR lenses, and we saw that the Fujinon lenses are generally cheaper.

However, the Fujinon XF 8-16mm f/2.8 LM WR was still more expensive than the Sony FE 12-24mm f/4 or the Sigma 12-24mm f/4. You can check out the specs comparison here.

With the latest rebate, though, the Fujinon XF 8-16mm f/2.8 price has been reduced by 25%, and it now beats in terms of pricing also the other full frame lenses.

So the question arose amongst the FujiRumors community: was the Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f/2.8 overpriced at launch?

Difficult to say, since the price is justified or not also depending on factors you can’t really read on specs papers, like image quality, build quality and more.

At the bottom of this article you will find a poll, where you can let us know what you think.

Regarding the Fujinon XF200mm f/2 LM OIS WR, (which is now $1,000 off), I believe the XF200mmF2 launch price was not overpriced, considering how it performs and that it comes with 1.4x teleconverter. But let us know in the poll below.

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DEAL ALERT: Save Up to $1,000 on Fujifilm XF Lenses – Rebates Include XF 200mm f/2, XF 8-16mm f/2.8 and More

The best Fuji deals of the year are usually the ones between January and March, since the Japanese fiscal year ends in March, hence Fujifilm tries to sell as much as possible to show up with better numbers in front of investors.

So we get new Fujifilm deals, that will expire March 30.

Included in the deals is a $1,000 price drop on the XF200mm f/2 and the $500 savings on XF 8-16mm f/2.8. But there is much more, so check out the full list below.

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Fujinon APS-C vs Equivalent Full Frame Glass

The Fuji year 2018 saw the arrival of two high-end, fast and top quality lenses, the Fujinon XF200mm f/2 LM OIS WR and the Fujinon XF 8-16mm f/2.8 LM WR.

Both Fujinon lenses are still smaller, lighter and cheaper than perfectly equivalent full frame glass, as you can see in this comparison, where we compare the Fujifilm XF200mm f/2 (with 1.4 TC) versus the Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L and the Fujinon XF8-16mm f/2.8 with the Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM.

Check out the comparison here.

Price and size is one of the advantages of an APS-C system. For more advantages, read this article.

And as soon as the Fujinon XF33mm f/1.0 hits the market in 2020, Fuji’s APS-C system will have also an equivalent to something like the Nikkor 58mm f/1.4G and the Sigma 50mm f/1.4.

So, that was the fast glass.

But many people, who buy into an APS-C system, probably do it because they look for the best balance between size, weight, price and performance.

Lenses like the Fujinon XF 16mm f/2.8 (which will come soon) and the Fujinon XF 16-80mm f/4 (which will come later), perfectly fit into the philosophy of the “balance“. Great performance in a compact, flexible, portable and affordable package.

My prediction: Fujifilm will sell the XF16mmF2.8 and XF16-80mmF4 like hot cakes, just like they do with their f/2 trinity, the XF23mmF2, XF35mmF2 and XF50mmF2.

Good that Fujifilm is boosting up its lens production by 70%.

But today’s roundup is all for the big and fast guys, the Fujinon XF 8-16mm f/2.8 LM WR and Fujinon XF200mm f/2 LM OIS WR. Enjoy it.

Fujinon XF 8-16mm F2.8: BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS, Focuscamera
Fujinon XF 200mm F2: BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS, Focuscamera

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Fujinon GF 100-200mm f/5.6 Pre-Orders OPEN NOW!

Fujinon GF100-200mm f/5.6

You can now pre-order the Fujinon GF 100-200mm f/5.6 R LM OIS WR at the following stores:

Fujifilm GFX 50R (up to $1,000 bundle savings): BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS
Fujifilm GFX 50S (new retail price): BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS

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Fujifilm Fujinon GF100-200mmF5.6 R LM OIS WR Size Comparison – Pre Orders at 12 PM

Fujifilm Fujinon GF100-200mmF5.6 R LM OIS WR

Camerasize has added the Fujinon GF100-200mmF5.6 R LM OIS WR to their database, hence you can now compare it to whatever you desire here.

The GF100-200 is a full frame equivalent of 79-158mm f/4.4, hence I decided ot compare it to the Sony FE 70-200mm F4 on Sony A9 and the Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L on the Canon MKIV.

The Fujinon GF100-200 will be available for pre-order at 12:01 PM ET.

Fujinon GF100-200mm f/5.6: BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama

Fujifilm GFX 50R (up to $1,000 bundle savings): BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS
Fujifilm GFX 50S (new retail price): BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS

 

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Preorders Accepted 01/18/2019 at 12:01 PM – shipping February 14

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Fujifilm GFX 50R (up to $1,000 bundle savings): BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS
Fujifilm GFX 50S (new retail price): BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS

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