Fujinon APS-C vs Equivalent Full Frame Glass
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.
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.
Good that Fujifilm is boosting up its lens production by 70%.