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Fujinon XF8-16mmF2.8 vs XF16mmF1.4 and XF200mmmF2 on Fujifilm X-T3

Fujinon XF8-16mm F2.8 & XF200mm F2

During my stay at photokina 2018, I had the priviledge to test out the Fujinon XF 8-16mmF2.8 as well as the XF 200mmF2.

I could not really put those lenses through its paces, since I could only test them out at Fuji’s touch & try corner, but even during my short flirt with them, they didn’t fail to impress me (I used them both on the Fujifilm X-T3).

Yes, the XF 8-16mmF2.8 and XF 200mmF2 are not a bargain, but as they say, “you get what you pay for“. Enough said ;) .

Reviews about the XF 8-16 and XF 200 are not easy to find on the web and we will have to wait for them to be available in October/November, to see more of them.

We did share a major roundup a few weeks ago here, and here are some tidbits, including a quick comparison between the Fujinon XF8-16mmF2.8 and XF16mmF1.4, which is arguably one of the top three primes in Fujifim’s entire lens lineup.

You will find blog posts and videos down below:

XF 8-16mm F2.8: BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS, Focuscamera
XF 200mm F2: BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS, Focuscamera
XF 16mm F1.4 (save $150): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama

Hands On and Samples

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SUPER FULL FRAME Fujifilm GFX 50R First Look and GF 50mmF3.5, 100-200mm F5.6, 45-100mm F4 Images

SUPER FULL FRAME

One thing I liked form the Fujifilm GFX 50R and GFX 100 live stream announcement, is that Fujifilm asked what full frame means.

Full” indicates that some kind of limit is reached. So what is the Fujifilm GFX system? Well, then Fuji calls it a “super full frame” ;)

And just for fun I will tell you this: in German we often refer to “full frame” as “Kleinbild“, which means “small frame“, because it’s smaller than… guess what?… you got it, medium format!

So what now, is full frame actually a small frame?

In order to end the confusion, I will tell you this: every system is “full frame”. Fuji’s APS-C system is conceived and designed for APS-C, and so is their MF system. M43 is build around the M43 sensor and so forth.

Whatever you hold in your hands right now, from an iPhone to Phase One, it’s “full frame”.

Fujifilm GF Lenses

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Fujinon XF 8-16mm F2.8, XF 200mm F2, XF 16-80mm F4 Reviews, Samples and Thoughts

New Fujinon XF (Roadmap) Lenses

I thought we take a little break from all those fantastic Fujifilm X-T3 reviews, and get back to the core of every system: lenses!

For 2019/2020, Fujifilm has recently announced a new roadmap which include 3 lenses: XF16-80mmF4 and XF16mmF2.8 for 2019 and XF33mmF1.0 for 2020 (don’t forget to vote our XF 33/1 features request poll).

In 2018 we will get the XF200mmF2 in October and the XF8-16mmF2.8 in November.

There is still not much about this lenses online, but down below is what he have so far.

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XF8-16mmF2.8

  • williamchua – My world has become wider with the Fujinon Lens XF8-16mmF2.8 R LM WR
  • williamchua – portraits with Fujinon Lens XF 8-16mm F2.8 R LM WR
  • keithwee – An mini review of the Fujion XF8-16mm F2.8 LM WR lens with samples
  • ivanjoshualoh – Clash of the XF Wide Angle Lenses  (XF8-16 Vs XF10-24)
  • photographyblog – Fujifilm XF 8-16mm F2.8 R LM WR Sample Images
  • pcmag – Fujifilm Fujinon XF 8-16mm F2.8 R LM WR

XF200mmF2

  • Rico Pfirstinger Flickr – XF200mm – 50 Samples in full resolution
  • billfortney – Fujinon XF200mmF2 sample Part 2
  • fujifilm -x – Shooting UEFA Super Cup with the new FUJINON XF200mmF2 R LM OIS WR
  • photographyblog – Fujifilm XF 200mm F2 R LM OIS WR Sample Images
  • dpreview – Hands-on with new Fujifilm 200mm F2 and 8-16mm F2.8
  • pcmag – Fujifilm Fujinon XF 200mm F2 R LM OIS WR

XF16-80mmF4 + XF16mmF2.8 + XF33mm F1.0

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

Fujifilm X-T3: BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, Focuscamera

The Complete FUJIFILM X SERIES Guide Updated With Fujifilm X-T3, XF 8-16mmF2.8, XF200mmF2 and XF10

The Complete X Series Guide Updated

We have already shared the dedicated Fujifilm X-T3 catalogue yesterday in our huge Fujifilm X-T3 live blogging.

Well, Fujifilm also updated their complete X series guide (30MB PDF), which includes the Fujifilm X-T3 as well as the gear announced back in July, hence the Fujifilm XF10 and the Fujinon XF8-16mmF2.8 and XF200mmF2.

The Fujifilm X-T3 is available for pre-order at BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, Focuscamera.

A Coffe for FujiRumors?

The last 72 (sleepless) hours here on FR were arguably the most exciting I ever had. Despite all the rumors, the X-T3 didn’t fail to surprise me, and I hope you had as much fun as I had.

If you appreciated months of X-T3 rumor work, feel free to use our X-T3 affiliate links for your purchase. No extra costs for you and it will help me to cover the costs of this blog and the ones of my growing need for coffee. :)

Fujifilm X-T3 Pre-orders
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Fujinon XF 200mmF2 Sample Images and Old Vs. New 1.4x Teleconverter Comparison

Fujinon XF 200mm F2 Samples

Fujifilm X-shooter Surachart Chandenduang is testing the brand new XF200mmF2. He is photographing ice skaters and takes some portraits on the beach with the 200/2.

In his camera bag there is also a Nikon D5 with 70-200, and you can see it compared to the X-T2 with XF200 on his facebook page here.

Fujinon XF 200mm F2: BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS

Rico Pfirstinger has published a comparison between the old 1.4x teleconverter and new 1.4x teleconverter mounted on the Fujinon XF200mmF2 on his flickr here (where you will find many more XF200/2 samples).

Down below you see the results zoomed in 200%, and the new teleconverter delivers clearly superior resutls.

As I told you already months before announcements, the old 1.4x teleconverter was designed to work well only down until f/2.8, hence Fujifilm needed to design a new converter that works well also stopped down at f/2.

The new 1.4x Teleconverter is properly supported only by the XF200mmF2, so if you use it on other Fujinon lenses, it won’t work well.

Fuji Guys FUJINON XF 200mm f2 and XF 8-16mm f2.8 – First Look

The Fuji Guys take a look at the brand new Fujinon XF200mmF2 OIS R WR and Fujinon XF8-16mmF1.8 R WR.

Fujinon X 200mmF2 R WR

  • weather sealed at 17 places
  • barrel made of magnesium allow, outside made of aluminium
  • new 1.4x TC brings it to 427mmF2.8 (35 equiv.), so when you buy the 200mm (which comes bundled with the 1.4x TC) you basically get 2 lenses
  • OIS 5 stops of stabilization. And with X-H1 it will be stabilized in 5 axis
  • 1.8 meters minimum focus distance
  • silver color for heat dissipation and hence better image quality (but FR readers already know this since March :) )
  • You can go to from horizontal to vertical without having to turn the camera itself
  • & more

Fujinon XF 8-16mmF2.8 R WR

  • rectilinear wide-angle lens (no fisheye)
  • Nano GI coating
  • Stunning quality
  • 25 cm minimum focus distance
  • perfect for landscape and architecture photography
  • & more

See the full video at Fuji Guys Youtube here.

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

OUR GROUPS

Fujinon XF 200mm F2 First Look Reviews and Samples

After our recent XF 8-16mm F2 coverage, here is a roundup for the other lens, that Fujifilm announced along with the new wide angle “monster lens”, the Fujinon XF200mm F2.

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

OUR GROUPS

Official Fujifilm XF200 Videos

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Are the Fujinon XF 8-16mm F2.8 and XF 200mm F2 Too Expensive (POLL)? + Pre Orders at AmazonUS

New Fujinon Lenses

If AmazonUS is your prefered online retailer, then I inform you that they are taking pre-orders on the brand new Fujinon XF 8-16mm F2.8 here and Fujinon XF 200mm F2 here.

And regarding the new lenses, I am going through thousands of your comments in these past 3 days, and I can overall say:

  • most people are very satisfied with the new lenses on the roadmap
  • a good number of people think the XF 8-16 and XF 200 are too expensive

I don’t know if the XF 8-16 and XF 200 are really too expensive. What I know is that I am not one of those who thinks “it’s an APS-C lens, so it must be cheaper than equivalent FF lenses“.

And at the end of the day, the main deciding factor for the price of a lens is its image quality.

As they say, “you get what you pay for“.

And surely, the XF 8-16mm F2.8 and XF 200mm F2 price is definitely higher than most of us would have hoped, but if the image quality matches or even exceeds the one of its Canon and Nikon top of the line sibilings, then we will get what we pay for: the very best glass that makes no compromises in image quality, for a high, but at the end of the day fair, price.

We will have to wait for some lab tests and comprehensive real life reviews, to see if the image quality of the latest Fujinon lenses justifies its price. But I am somehow confident they will… and the first hands on experiences shared in our live blogging sound very promising :) .

Anyway… what do you think? Vote the poll below.

Is the Price of the XF 8-16mm F2.8 and XF 200mm F2 too Expensive?

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

 

Fujinon XF 200mmF2 Vs. Canon & Nikon 300mm FF Size and Weight Comparison

The Big Glass Comparison

Yesterday Fujifilm released the Fujinon XF200mm F2 OIS WR and Fujinon XF 8-16mm F2.8 WR.

Now camerasize added the XF200mmF2 to their system (not yet the 8-16), and you can now start compare all the combos you like with it.

I decided to compare it to it’s full frame equivalent lenses:

The Fujinon XF 200mm F2 is the lightest and shortest of the bunch.

Down below a comparison to the second largest Fujinon lens, the Fujinon XF 100-400.

Check out camerasize.com to make your own creations and share them in the comments.

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

FUJIFILM Announces XF 8-16mmF2.8, 200mmF2 and New Lens Roadmap – PRE-ORDERS and LIVE BLOGGING

Pre-order Options, SPECS & PRICE

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

Official Fujifilm Info

Fujinon XF 8-16mm F2.8
Press Release / Product Page + Sample Images

Fujinon XF 200mm F2
Press Release / Product Page + Sample Images

First Look Reviews & Promo Videos

Fujinon XF 8-16mm F2.8

Fujinon XF 200mm F2

New Lens Roadmap + Higher Lens/Camera Manufacturing Capacity

  • fujifilm.com – New Lens Roadmap Announcement
  • fujifilm.com – Fujifilm to boost its production capacity for interchangeable lenses. Addressing the ever-increasing demand for mirrorless digital cameras

Videos

Video focus is on first looks and hands on. Go to Fujifilm Global Youtube, fujifilm-x and Fuji Guys Youtube to see all promo videos

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