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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 8-16mm F2.8 WR Filter Holder System

Fujinon XF 8-16mm F2.8 WR

If you have followed our recent XF 8-16 live blogging, you will not have missed Jonas Rask’s (beautiful) first look about it. In his review, Jonas writes about the XF 8-16mm F2.8:

“There’s no front filterthread. The lenshood is permanently fixed to the front of the lens like for example the Samyang 8mm fisheye. This means that for all you long-exposure landscape geeks, you will need to wait for your filtersystem manufacturer to provide a filter adapter. This is far from ideal, and to me it’s the single biggest flaw of this lens.

Supposedly not released until November, the wait for the 8-16mm f/2.8 to be released will give the filtersystem manufacturers some time to launch a filter holder system.”

Well, there are currently already working filter holder system options for the XF 8-16mm F2.8, as you can see from the screenshots above, taken from Mark Gilligan’s video shared at the Fujifilm’s global youtube channel here.

In this case it looks like a LEE Filters lens adapter ring filter holder, maybe the SW150 holder.

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

Fujifilm XF 8-16mm F2.8 at CameraSize and more XF 16-80mm F4 and XF 16mm F2.8 Size Comparisons

Fujinon Size Comparisons

Camerasize just added the Fujinon XF 8-16mm F2.8 to their database. You can now compare it to all other Fujinon (and non) lenses.

I decided to compare it with the Fujinon XF 10-24mm F4.

I remind you that you can’t remove the lens hood on the XF 8-16mm F2.8, this is why you see it with lens hood at camerasize. And as FR-reader Panther says in the comments, “You don’t gain any size advantage by removing the lens hood, since the front elemt sticks out far anyway. It also helps protect the front element, so you can put it on a table front side down and the front element doesn’t touch the table.”

FR-reader Yoav (thanks), has continued to make several size comparisons of the new upcoming XF 16-80mm F4 and XF 16mm F2.8. I will share them all down below.

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

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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.

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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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FUJIFILM launches New Ultra Wide Angle Zoom Lens “FUJINON LENS XF 8-16mmF2.8 R LM WR”

Fujifilm launches new wide aperture ultra wide angle zoom lens “FUJINON LENS XF8-16mmF2.8 R LM WR”
-Covers a focal length from the world’s largest wide angle* 8mm
-Suitable for a wide range of photographic scenes with a brightness of maximum aperture F2.8 throughout the entire zoom range
-Remarkable resolution from the center to the periphery through cutting edge optical technology

FUJIRUMORS LIVE BLOGGING – XF 8-16 mm F2.8 First Looks, Samples & More

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

July 20, 2018

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EPIC FUJIFILM Day Recap: XF10 Announced, Fujifilm Copies FujiRumors Lens Roadmap, XF8-16 and XF200 Specs, New Firmware & More

A Huge Fujifilm Day Needs a Huge FujiRumors Recap

Lucky me that I am on holiday in South Italy, Tropea, right now… because here coffee is super strong, cheap and delicious… and I take tons of it in these days, to survive the immense and sleepless live blogging and rumors.

Yes, I know, in theory this should be my holidays, a travel through France and Italy that you can follow on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

But I canceled all my planed day trips, island hopping boat tours, the sunset/sunrise photographing, and I will remain locked in my room with my 3G hotspot to deliver you guys what you deserve: the best Fujifilm coverage in the known universe ;)

It’s just an fun moment to be a Fujifilm shooter, and in the last 24 hours a lot happened.

So I thought it’s time to give you a quick summary of what happened, just in case you tuned in on FR only now, or in case you are confused by all the articles.

NEW LENS ROADMAP

You might remember how 1.5 years ago, I asked you guys what you would like to see next from Fujfiilm. I got several thousands lens suggestions, and I worked day and night to sum up all your ideas into 30 lenses.

And then over 15,000 of you voted, and the result was clear

  • most wanted zoom: XF 16-80mm F4
  • most wanted prime: XF 33mm F1

Of course I knew Fujifilm will take note of our wishes. But not only they took note, the copied them 1:1, so now we will get them both… plus one more, the XF 16mm F2.8, which I think is mainly ment to be a fine Vlogging lens. Now I wonder… does Fujifilm really read your comments and look at your poll votes ??? ;)

So here is the magic trio that will be soon part of the roadmap.

  • XF 16mm f2.8 R WR
  • XF 16-80mm f4 R LM OIS WR
  • XF 33mm F1 R WR

For the latest roadmaps rumor coverage, check:

  • fujirumors.com – Fujifilm China Leaks Press Release of New XF Roadmap
  • fujirumors.com – Fujifilm’s New Lens Roadmap: XF 16mm F2.8, XF 16-80mm F4 and XF 33mm F1.0
  • fujirumors.com – Fujinon XF 200mm F2 Shipping in October and XF 8-16 Available in November

THANKS TO ALL OF YOU GUYS… because

…together we worked very hard for the lens wishlist, and your fantastic feedback and massive participation to this blog (and pressure on Fujifilm thanks to your poll votes), made the XF 33mm F1.0 and XF 16-80mmF4 come true.

You can get the complete XF 33mm F1.0 FULL FRAME KILLER Recap here.

FUJINON XF 8-16mm F2.8 and XF 200mm F2 Specs, Images, Price & Press Release

Speaking of lenses, there will be soon the official annoncement of the Fujinon XF 8-16mm F2.8 and XF 200mm F2. It’s a separate announcement to the XF10 (still in July), and of course you must follow FujiRumors, if you want to get the news as soon as it happens. Hence make sure to follow us on Facebook, RSS-feed, Instagram and Twitter.

Much has already been leaked:

The LENS LIVE BLOGGING on FujiRumors will start 0,01 seconds after the official announcement. I will be ready ;)

NEW FIRMWARE

The following cameras got a new firmware: Fujifilm X-Pro2, X-H1, X-T2 and GFX 50S

Fujifilm also announced a new firmware coming in August for Fujifilm X-T100 and X-A5

Fujifilm XF10 Announcement

You can now pre-order the Fujifilm XF10 at BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama.

We have the XF10 announcment covered in-depth in our Fujifilm XF10 Live Blogging here.

MiXed Stuff

Due to the massive article uploads in the last days, you might have missed the following hot discussed topics on FujiRumors

  • fujirumors.com – X-Trans Vs. Bayer: All the facts and which sensor is better for what
  • fujirumors.com – Fujfiilm X-T3 new film simulation

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Ok… maybe I manage to get at least one blue hour shot of Tropea tonight… this could be a good spot, or not? Any other X-shooter here tonight?
SOOC

Fujifilm XF 8-16mm F2.8 and XF 200mm F2 Images and Price Leaked

New Fujinon Lenses

The price and the first images of the Fujinon XF 200mm F2 and XF 8-16mm F2.8 have been leaked by nokishita.

In British pounds the lenses will cost:

  • XF 200mm F2 with new 1.4x Teleconerter – £5,399. ($7,000)
  • XF 8-16mm F2.8 – £1,799 ($2,332)

And how much in US Dollar $$$?

In UK, the XF 8-16mm F2.8 will be £100 ($130) cheaper than the XF100-400, which is sold in USA for $1,899. So maybe we will get for about $1,799 in USA?

Regarding the XF200mm F2, our sources said months ago it will be sold for about $6,000 with 1.4x TC.

Also, as we told you back in March, the XF200mm F2 won’t be black as displayed by Fujifilm at every photography fair, but white/light silver.

ANNOUNCEMENT: Both lenses will be announced in July… just stay tuned on FujiRumors, and you will get the live blogging 0,001 seconds after the announcements.

PREVIOUSLY LEAKED:

stay tuned…

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Fujinon XF 8-16mm F2.8 and XF 200mm F2 Specs Leaked

As we told you here on FujiRumors a few weeks ago, Fujifilm will officially announce the Fujinon XF 8-16mm F2.8 and XF 200mm F2 in July.

We also told you the 8-16 will ship in November and the 200mm in Ocotber (rumor here).

Now nokishita also says the announcement is “soon”, and gave us the specs here (google translated)

Fujinon XF 8-16mm F2.8

  • 13 Group 20 sheets
  • minimum 25cm
  • 0.1 x
  • φ 88mm × 121.5 mm
  • 805g

Fujinon XF 200mm F2

  • 14 groups 19 sheets
  • shortest 1.8 m, 0.12 x
  • filter diameter 105mm
  • φ 122mm × 205.5 mm
  • 2265g

New 1.4x Teleconverter

  • 4 groups 7 sheets
  • φ 58mm × 15mm
  • 130g

stay tuned…

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