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Focus On Glass: Fujinon XF 8-16mm F2.8 (no Cheating) and GF 30mm F3.5 Quick Development Insights


Fujifilm Spain has published very short videos about the Fujinon XF8-16mm F2.8 and the Fujinon GF30mm F3.5, that include some tidbits about its development, that I have extracted for you.

Both videos can be found below, along with a written summary.

XF 8-16mm F2.8 Video

  • it was a challenge to achieve an angle of view of over 120 degrees at f/2.8 constant aperture
  • when you first develop ultra wide angle lenses, you think about cheating its image quality [admin: I guess he means working too much with digital correction]
  • Fujifilm did not want to “cheat” with the XF8-16mmF2.8, and wanted to achieve the best image resolution possible
  • f/2.8 is important in low light, but you also get sharp images corner to corner

GF30mm F3.5 R WR Video

  • Fujifilm is proud of its work with this lens
  • no compromises at all
  • you don’t feel like using a wide angle lens, as it has minimal aberration
  • it’s a super wide angle lens without distortion
  • Fujifilm wanted to create the lightest lens possible while maintaining the number glass elements and weather resistant construction
  • Fujifilm has achieved high resolution with edge to edge sharpness in a compact size

From all I could see so far, the Fujinon GF 30mm f/3.5 (16mm APS-C quivalent) is just mind-blowing!

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