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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

Fujinon XF 200mm f/2

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Fujinon XF16mm f/2.8 Coming Early 2019

Fujinon XF16mmF2.8

According to our sources, the Fujinon XF16mmF2.8 R WR will come in early 2019. I remind you that the Fujifilm X-T30 is also scheduled for early 2019 release.

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Tony Northrup Fujifilm 2019 Predictions: Fujinon XF 400mm2.8, 70mm1.0, 16-55mm1.8, 50-120mm1.8 and 16mm1.0

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Fujifilm 2019 Predictions

It’s time for gear predictions!

Techradar started here, by predicting the Fujifilm X-Pro3 and maybe also the Fujifilm X100F successor in 2019.

Now it’s time for Tony and Chelsea Northrup to predict new gear.

Tony says he noticed a trend at Fujifilm, which is making full frame equivalent fast lenses (XF200mmF2, XF8-16mmF2.8, XF33mmF1.0). Hence, according to his predictions, Fujifilm will launch:

Over a year ago, I told you that Fujifilm will NOT launch more than 2/3 X and 2/3 GF lenses a year (at least not until they finish to expand their lens factories).

And since Fujifilm already has 2 lenses scheduled for this year (the XF16mmF2.8 and XF16-80mmF4), I’d not expect more than 1 “surprise” lens to come (if any).

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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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Fujinon XF 8-16mm F2.8: BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS, Focuscamera
Fujifilm GFX 50R: BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS, FocusCamera

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.

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

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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:

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REAL LIFE SIZE COMPARISON: Fujinon XF16-80mm vs XF18-135mm and Fujinon XF16mmF2.8 vs XF35mmF2

These are the first real life comparisons between the Fujinon XF16-80mmF4 (mcok-up) and XF18-135mmF3-5-5.6 as well as the Fujinon XF16mmF2.8 (mcok-up) and XF 35mmF2.

These are nt final lenses, only mock-ups, so size might change until final release.

Unblike all the XF16-80 mock-ups we have seen previously, this one has no marked aperture ring.

And if you want to see how the Fujinon XF 33mmF1.0 compares to the XF 35mmF1.4 and XF 35mmF2, make sure to check out this article.

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Fujinon XF16mmF2.8 vs XF18mmF2 vs XF16mmF1.4 – SIZE COMPARISON

Fujinon XF18mmF2 Vs XF16mmF2.8 vs XF16mmF1.4

This is the final upcoming Fujinon XF lens size comparison. In previous articles we covered:

The XF16mmF2.8 is a bit bigger than the XF18mmF2 and a bit smaller than the XF35mmF2.

The comparison is based on the images I took and what I have seen with my own eyes at the Photokina Fujifilm booth.

Of course this can’t be super-accurate, but I’d say it’s 85+% close to perfection. Keep in mind, though, that the size of the XF16mmF2.8 mockup I have seen at photokina might change until the final lens is released sometimes in 2019.

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Fujinon XF200mmF2 and XF 8-16mm F2.8 First Looks

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The Fujinon XF200mmF2 will be the next len to ship, followed by the Fujinon XF8-16mmF2.8 one month later.

From my testings at Photokina, I can just say that the XF200mmF2 will be legendary lens for Fujifilm. But don’t believe me, and check out the first looks below ;).

  • julieedwards-x.blog – Fujinon XF 200mm F2 and the Dancing Queen – Real Life Experience
  • bigheadtaco youtube – Huge Unboxing: Fujifilm XF200mm F/2 R LM OIS WR
  • twohotshoes – The Wide One We Have Been Waiting For – Fujifilms XF 8-16mm F/2.8 WR

XF 8-16mm F2.8: BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS, Focuscamera
XF 200mm F2: BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS, Focuscamera

Jose Jeuland youtube – X-T3 + FUJINON 200mm f2

Fujinon XF8-16mmF2.8 vs XF16mmF1.4 and XF200mmmF2 on Fujifilm X-T3

Fujinon XF8-16mm F2.8 & XF200mm F2

During my stay at photokina 2018, I had the priviledge to test out the Fujinon XF 8-16mmF2.8 as well as the XF 200mmF2.

I could not really put those lenses through its paces, since I could only test them out at Fuji’s touch & try corner, but even during my short flirt with them, they didn’t fail to impress me (I used them both on the Fujifilm X-T3).

Yes, the XF 8-16mmF2.8 and XF 200mmF2 are not a bargain, but as they say, “you get what you pay for“. Enough said ;) .

Reviews about the XF 8-16 and XF 200 are not easy to find on the web and we will have to wait for them to be available in October/November, to see more of them.

We did share a major roundup a few weeks ago here, and here are some tidbits, including a quick comparison between the Fujinon XF8-16mmF2.8 and XF16mmF1.4, which is arguably one of the top three primes in Fujifim’s entire lens lineup.

You will find blog posts and videos down below:

XF 8-16mm F2.8: BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS, Focuscamera
XF 200mm F2: BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS, Focuscamera
XF 16mm F1.4 (save $150): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama

Hands On and Samples

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