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Fujinon XF8-16mmF2.8 Review: “Sensational IQ in Frame Centre, but $2,000 is too Much”


Fujinon XF8-16mm

The Fujinon XF 8-16mmF2.8 will ship at the end of November, and we have a few more reviews, unboxing and samples on the web.

The most comprehensive review has been shared by lenstip. Overall they think the lens price of $2,000 is not justified.

After the test I find the number of small slip-ups of this lens a bit too high so, I suppose, only lowering of price can help. Of course it doesn’t change the fact the Fujinon remains a very well-done and optically good lens.”

Here are their Pros and Cons:


  • huge, solid, weather-sealed casing,
  • sensational image quality in the frame centre,
  • sensible image quality on the edge of the frame in the 12–16 mm range,
  • slight longitudinal chromatic aberration,
  • low lateral chromatic aberration,
  • silent and very fast autofocus.


  • a bit too high coma,
  • very high distortion for RAW files,
  • significant vignetting for RAW files, resistant to stopping down.

Read the full review at lenstip here.

And here are a few more, including some roundups you might have missed.

  • fujirumors – Fujinon XF200mmF2 and XF 8-16mm F2.8 First Looks
  • fujirumors – Fujinon X F8-16mmF2.8 vs XF16mmF1.4 and XF200mmmF2 on Fujifilm X-T3
  • fujirumors – Fujinon XF 8-16mm F2.8, XF 200mm F2, XF 16-80mm F4 Reviews, Samples and Thoughts
  • fujirumors –  Fuji Guys FUJINON XF 200mm f2 and XF 8-16mm f2.8 – First Look
  • dpreview – Fujinon XF 8-16mm sample images
  • bigheadtaco youtube – Fujinon XF8-16mmF2.8 unboxing

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