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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