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Fujinon XF 16-80mm f/4: Pros and Cons, First Looks and Thougths

Let’s try to kill the endless waiting time with a little Fujinon XF 16-80mm f/4 roundup.

Rico’s Coverage

Rico’s full XF16-80 coverage is online, and it has been tested also on the brand new Fujifilm X-A7.

Rico’s Conclusions (from Part 8 of his coverage)

Pros

  • Ideal focal length range for an “always on” and travel zoom lens
  • Excellent image quality over the entire focal length range
  • Low minimum focus distance (MFD)
  • Appealing Bokeh (my subjective opinion)
  • Solid build and weather-resistant
  • Constant aperture and marked aperture ring
  • Fast and silent autofocus
  • 6-stop-OIS with automatic tripod and panning detection
  • No hotspots with infrared photography (R72, X-T3)

Cons

  • Slightly larger and heavier than the XF18-55mm kit zoom: ideal for cameras like the X-T3 and X-H1, but maybe a little too bulky for the X-T30, X-T100 or X-A7
  • The pronounced digital barrel distortion correction at 16mm results in a minor but visible sharpness reduction at the edges and in the corners

Additional XF16-80mm f/4 coverage

  • bjornmoerman – Fujifilm XF 16-80mm f4 REVIEW – Comparison with XF18-135
  • ivanjoshualoh – XF16-80mm
  • billfortney – The New Mid-Range King
  • myfujifilm – Thoughts on the Fujinon 16-80mm f/4 by Anton Bosman
  • fujifilm-x – A Quick Look at XF16-80mmF4 R OIS WR by Huseyin Aldirmaz

The lens itself will ship soon:

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Fujinon XF16-80mm f/4 to be Sold as Fujifilm X-T3 Kit Lens towards End of 2019

When the Fujinon XF16-80mm f/4 was launched back in July, I wondered why Fujifilm didn’t give us the option to buy it bundled with any Fuji X series camera.

Some FR-readers said it’s because the lens is not yet available, but IMHO, this does not make sense, since Fujifilm could simply take pre-orders on a camera/lens bundle, just as they take pre-orders on the lens only.

So I hit up a couple of sources, and I got the following answer.

The Fujinon XF16-80mm f/4 will be initially sold only separately (it will ship September), but towards the end of the year, Fujifilm will offer it as a bundle with the Fujifilm X-T3.

So, if you plan to purchase both, the Fujifilm X-T3 and the XF16-80mm f/4, then I strongly recommend you not to purchase both items separately in September, but wait a few weeks until the bundle X-T3/16-80 bundle is out, since you might save a few bucks.

The sources specifically mentioned the bundle with Fujifilm X-T3 and did not mention other cameras. Which does not mean other bundles can’t be included.

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Fujinon XF 16-80mm F4 Review: It Performs Better than More Expensive Professional Lenses

 

Fujinon XF16-80mm f/4

I don’t know you, but I hate it when Fujiiflm announced gear, and then lets us wait 3 months to finally ship it.

This is the case with their “July” announcements. X-T2, XF200, XF8-16 and now XF16-80 and GF50 were all announced in July, but shipped only in much later, between September and November.

In case of the Fujinon XF16-80mm f/4, we still have to wait until the end of September, to finally see it shipping.

As a consequence, we are meager on independent third party reviews…. but a fellow FujiRumors has found one, and shared it with us!

The review with lots of high res samples comes from the Slovakian page ephoto, and here are their conclusions of the lens (google translated):

Fujinon XF16-80 / 4 R OIS WR filled a hole in Fujifilm’s portfolio. This is a lens that everyone who starts Fujifilm should buy and is not sorry to pay for a more versatile lens.

The aperture F4 makes it more suitable for outdoor use. In slightly poor lighting conditions, the photographer is assisted by effective optical stabilization. The scope of the lens allows you to comfortably shoot landscape, nature, architecture.

At the same time, he handles the details and does not fear portraits. When taking pictures in poor weather conditions, you will appreciate the seal. It is the ideal lens for trips, vacations, trips anywhere. The weight is only 440 g.

If you want to shoot with a single lens, this is him. I hope we will meet him, as it will be cost-effective with the X-T30, X-T3 and X-H1.

Personally, I find no mistake on the lens that would make sense to bother. In terms of parameters and price, it provides above-average user value and optically exceeds one of the more expensive professional lenses. Such a good and generally balanced zoom is not easy to see. There is no need to hesitate for a moment.

Make sure to check out the full google translated review at ephoto.

It includes a series of brickwall-test images shot wide open from 16mm to 80mm. Once you access the gallery, click on “Zobrazit” to open the high resolution version.

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The Complete Fujifilm X Series Guide Updated: Now with Fujinon XF16-80mm f/4 and More

I always wondered when Fujifilm would update its complete X series guide. The last update was made back in September 2018 here.

Well, that finally happened!

Fujifilm updated it recently, and the updated guide includes all products released from October 2018 to now, including the brand new Fujinon XF16-80mm f/4.

You can access and download the complete Fujifilm X series guide here.

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Fujifilm Officially Recommends to Turn On OIS for Tripod Use on Fujinon XF 16-80mm F4 and XF 200mm F2

Best Friends: OIS and Tripod

We have all grown up with the idea (some call it “myth”), that we always should turn off OIS when working on a tripod.

Also Fuji X guru Rico Pfirstinger recommends this in his top rated Fuji X eBooks (at least the ones I have read).

And indeed, I feel like it’s still a good idea to switch off OIS. And in the comments Bob Cooley tells you why you should definitely switch it off for video.

But, looking at the owner’s manuals for all X and G mount lenses, I’ve noticed that Fujifilm officially recommends to keep OIS on, even when working on a tripod, on the following two lenses:

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APS-C Crop is Cr&p, Amazon Goes Crazy, Fujifilm 2019/2020 Release Timeline, X100V, XF16-80, GF50 and More Top Articles for July

I guess many of you were (and hopefully still are or are going soon) on holidays in these weeks.

So maybe, between a jump into the refreshing water, a mountain hike and a whole day city exploring, you might have missed some of the articles we have shared in July.

Hence, for your convenience, here are the top 15 FujiRumors articles for July.

Personally, my travel is done already, as I have been to stunningly beautiful Croatia with that fanboy SonyAlphaRumors guy.

We will see if I can sneak in another trip into what remains of my summer break. If so, make sure to follow my Instagram to see where I am hanging around.

But even if I can’t travel, I live in a wonderful spot of this planet. Beauty is all around me, and my Fuji is always ready to capture it.

Oh… and my wife is starting out with photography this summer, so I can’t be more happy than this anyway :) #proudhusband

Enjoy your summer!

TOP 15 July Articles

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Fujinon XF16-80mm f/4 R OIS WR Owner’s Manual Available

The Fujinon XF16-80mm f/4 R OIS WR owner’s manual is now available for download here.

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The Travel Trinity: Fujinon XF 16-80mmF4 vs XF 18-55mm vs XF 18-135mm Specs Comparison

The Travel Trinity

Two of the most popular and loved travel lens options for Fujifilm X shooters are the Fujinon XF18-55mm f/2.8-4 and XF 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6.

But there is one lens, that might rule them all: the just announced Fujinon XF 16-80mm f/4.

The XF16-80 sits nicely between the XF18-55 and XF18-135 in terms of size and price, but it stands out from the rest by offering 6 stops of OIS and a new feature, where the lens automatically detects if you are shooting on a tripod, and automatically adjust OIS accordingly.

Optically it’s all still to evaluate. But initial impressions as well as full size samples can be found in our live blogging.

In this post, we are going to just compare the mere specs of the travel trinity. So, if you want to compare filter size, weight, size, minimum focus distance and more, access this dedicated BHphoto specs comparison page.

Personally I am very happy with my XF18-135mm, which snapped my favorite image of 2018 and makes it hard for me to replace it with anything, unless the XF16-80 has some significant image quality advantage.

Time will tell how the XF16-80 stands up against the other zooms, and of course you’ll be the first to know, if you follow FujiRumors on Facebook, Instagram, RSS-feed, Youtube, Flipboard and Twitter.

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ANNOUNCED: Fujinon XF 16-80mm f/4 and GF 50mm f/3.5 – Hands On Reviews, Samples, Pre-Orders LIVE BLOG

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Pre-order Options

XF16-80mm f/4: BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, FocusCamera

GF 50mm f/3.5: BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, FocusCamera

Official Fujifilm Info

XF 16-80mm f/4

GF 50mm f/3.5

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