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DPReviewTV Fujinon XF 8-16mm f/2.8: “Optically Fantastic, but for Most People the Fujinon XF 10-24mm F4 is a Better Choice”

DRPreview TV reviewed the Fujinon XF 8-16mm f/2.8. Here are their findings:

  • professional line of Fujinon lenses
  • well-built, heavy and expensive
  • well suited for cameras like Fujifilm X-H1
  • manual focus ring feels sloppy
  • no OIS, but it’s typical for lenses in this range. But they miss it anyway, unless used on X-H1 with IBIS
  • XF 10-24 more well suited for lighter bodies and has OIS
  • no filter threads, typical for lenses that wide
  • powerful autofocus motors. Fast and accurate
  • coma very well corrected, excellent for astrophotography and cityscape
  • vignetting and distortion very well corrected
  • sunstars are not bad, but not the best they have seen
  • close focusing is similar to the XF10-24 (9 feet)
  • XF8-16 optically fantastic, very sharp
  • 8mm at f/2.8 a little bit weird in the corners, but stopping down cleans up beautifully
  • wide open it is sharper than the XF10-24, but stopped down difference gets smaller
  • It’s admirable that Fujifilm gives us lenses that give us full frame equivalent look, like the Sony 12-24mm f/4 G
  • the Sony 12-24 is lighter and $300 cheaper
  • if you want FF look in APS-C, you are not going to save money
  • for most people, the XF 10-24mm F4 is a better choice, since landscape you stop down anyway
  • XF 8-16mm F2.8 is a niche lens

Fujinon XF 8-16mm f/2.8 (save $100): BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS, Focuscamera
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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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Fujinon XF 10-24mmF4 vs XF 8-16mmF2.8 (rated F2.8 but more Likely T3.5), XF35/1.4 vs XF35/2 – Fujinon XF Lens Review Roundup

Fujinon XF Lens Roundup

Fujifilm is currently running huge deals on some XF lenses (full list below).

So I have collected a bunch of Fujinon XF lens reviews to maybe help you out to make your decision if to grab one of the discounted lenses or not.

But before we go to the reviews, here is the list of official Fujifilm deals.

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Fujinon XF 8-16mm f/2.8 Reviews

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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 XF 8-16mm F2.8 and XF 200mm F2 Compared to Equivalent Full Frame Glass, Owner Manuals, Reviews and More

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 XF8-16mmF2.8 In Stock and Fujifilm GFX50R Shipping

The Fujinon XF 8-16mmF2.8 lens in now in stock in USA via Adorama, BHphoto, AmazonUS and Focuscamera

I also got notification that in the Fujifilm GFX 50R is now shipping. Lucky Fuji GFX50R owners are already sharing their images at our Fujifilm GFX User Group. Make sure to join… and get ready to be amazed by fantastic pictures.

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Fotodiox and LEE Filters Fujinon XF 8-16mm F2.8 Filter Holder

If you pre-ordered the Fujinon XF 8-16mmF2.8 and need a filter holders for it, you can get the Fotodiox WonderPana Filter Holder for Fujifilm XF 8-16mmF2.8 at AmazonUS, BHphoto and Adorama.

We already reported back in July about the XF8-16mm compatible LEE filters (see image below). In that case, it looks like the Lee Filter W150.

The Fujinon XF 8-16mmF2.8 itself will ship at the end of November.

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