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DPReviewTV Fujinon XF 8-16mm f/2.8: “Optically Fantastic, but for Most People the Fujinon XF 10-24mm F4 is a Better Choice”

DRPreview TV reviewed the Fujinon XF 8-16mm f/2.8. Here are their findings:

  • professional line of Fujinon lenses
  • well-built, heavy and expensive
  • well suited for cameras like Fujifilm X-H1
  • manual focus ring feels sloppy
  • no OIS, but it’s typical for lenses in this range. But they miss it anyway, unless used on X-H1 with IBIS
  • XF 10-24 more well suited for lighter bodies and has OIS
  • no filter threads, typical for lenses that wide
  • powerful autofocus motors. Fast and accurate
  • coma very well corrected, excellent for astrophotography and cityscape
  • vignetting and distortion very well corrected
  • sunstars are not bad, but not the best they have seen
  • close focusing is similar to the XF10-24 (9 feet)
  • XF8-16 optically fantastic, very sharp
  • 8mm at f/2.8 a little bit weird in the corners, but stopping down cleans up beautifully
  • wide open it is sharper than the XF10-24, but stopped down difference gets smaller
  • It’s admirable that Fujifilm gives us lenses that give us full frame equivalent look, like the Sony 12-24mm f/4 G
  • the Sony 12-24 is lighter and $300 cheaper
  • if you want FF look in APS-C, you are not going to save money
  • for most people, the XF 10-24mm F4 is a better choice, since landscape you stop down anyway
  • XF 8-16mm F2.8 is a niche lens

Fujinon XF 8-16mm f/2.8 (save $100): BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS, Focuscamera
Fujinon XF 10-24mmF4 OIS (save $100): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, FocusCamera

Silver Fujifilm Fujinon XF 16mm f/2.8 R WR to be Released May 23 along with Fujifilm GFX100 Announcement

Fujifilm announced they will release the silver Fujinon XF 16mm f/2.8 R WR lens on May 23.

Adorama instead still says that “Fujifilm will start shipping the XF16mmF2.8 on 05/31/2019“.

Here on FujiRumors we also exclusively broke the rumor for you guys, that the Fujifilm GFX100 will be announced on May 23. Now go out, spread the word… and quote the source ;).

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Fujifilm XF 16mm f2.8, XF 80mm f2.8, XF200mm F2 and XF 8-16mm F2.8 Reviews Roundup plus Fujinon Lenses Disassembly

Fujinon Lens Roundup

Time for a major Fujinon XF lens roundup, focussed on Fujifilm’s most modern lenses, the XF80mm f/2.8 1:1 Macro, XF 16mm f/2.8, XF 8-16mmF2.8 and XF 200mm F2.

A little bonus is the Fujinon XF lens disassembly series by our friend yukosteel, whom long time FR-readers will remember for his XF35mmF1.4 vs Mitakon 35mmF0.95 quiz.

You’ll find it all down below :).

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DPReviewTV Fujifilm XF 16mm f/2.8 Quick Review and Compared to XF 16mm f/1.4

Fujinon XF 16mm f/2.8

Chris and Jordan from DPReviewTV published their quick review about the Fujifilm Fujinon XF 16mm f/2.8 WR (video above – entirely shot on Fujifilm X-T3).

Here are their findings:

  • perfect lens for street photography
  • compact and affordable
  • XF 16mm f/1.4 is sharper, but way bigger and heavier
  • XF 16mm f/2.8 pretty decent at f/2.8 and sharper in corners at f/4
  • very quick AF and also smooth for video
  • beautiful bokeh throughout the aperture range
  • at the price point, as to expect, a bit of chromatic aberration and distortion
  • fun, affordable and compact
  • great price point
  • Fuji gives us amazing choice when it comes to APS-C lens selection

Also, check out:

  • billfortney – 16mm f/1.4 vs 16mm f/2.8 showdown
  • fujirumors.com – Should you Get the Fujinon XF 16mm F2.8 or XF 16mm F1.4? – POLL and Comparison

Fujinon XF16mm f/2.8 WR: BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS, FocusCamera
Fujinon XF 16mmF1.4 WR (save $250): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, FocusCamera
Fujifilm X-T3 body (save up to $200): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, Focuscamera

Should you Get the Fujinon XF 16mm F2.8 or XF 16mm F1.4? – POLL and Comparison

Fujifilm XF 16mm Battle

The Fujinon XF 16mm f/1.4 is considered one of Fujifilm’s best lenses (if not the best). So how can the brand new little Fujinon XF 16mm f/2.8 hold up against it?

Now that the 16/2.8 is shipping, the comparisons start and the decisive question is: should you get the 1.4 or the 2.8 version?

Also ivanjoshualoh tries to answer this question, and he compares autofocus performance, bokeh quality, sharpness and more of the two 16mm lenses.

The winner, for his needs and style of shooting, is still the Fujinon XF 16mm f/1.4. But there are definitely lots of great reason to go for the smaller rival, the Fujinon XF 16mm f/2.8.

Now it’s your turn… which one is your favorite? Vote the poll!

Fujinon XF16mm f/2.8 WR: BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS, FocusCamera
Fujinon XF 16mmF1.4 WR (save $250): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, FocusCamera

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Fujifilm X-T30 with XF16mm f/2.8 Size Comparisons vs Sony A6400, Canon EOS RP and More

27/2.8 vs 16/2.8 vs 23/2 and 16/1.4 vs 16/2.8 vs 35/2

TOP: 27/2.8 vs 16/2.8 vs 23/2 BOTTOM: 16/1.4 vs 16/2.8 vs 35/2

Size Comparisons

You can now compare the size of the Fujifilm X-T3o and Fujinon XF16mm f/2.8 to any other camera and lens available in the camerasize database.

At the current stage, camerasize does not allow you to attach any lens on the Fujifilm X-T30. So you have to select the Fujifilm X-T20 to attach the Fujinon XF16mm f/2.8 on it.

Above you can see a comparison of the Fujinon XF16mm f/2.8 (in the center) vs the XF35mm f/2, XF23mm f/2, XF16mm f/1.4 and my lovely XF27mm f/2.8.

Down below instead a camera body comparison between the Fujifilm X-T30, Sony A6400 and Canon EOS RP.

Make your own comparison at camerasize.

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Fujifilm X-T30 and XF 16mm f/2.8 Pre-orders Start Now!

Pre-order Open

The Fujifilm X-T30 and Fujinon XF16mm f/2.8 are now available for pre-order.

The Fujifilm X-T20 is, according to Fujifilm managers, the best selling X series camera. The Fujifilm X-T30 surely has all the potential to continue this success story.

You can now pre-order the Fujifilm X-T30 with any Fujinon F/2 prime and save $300! This means the XF23mmF2 would cost you $149, the XF35mmF2 $99 and the XF50mmF2 $149! The deal expires at Fujifilm X-T30 release on March 20.

FUJIFILM X-T30 and XF 16mmF2.8 Launch LIVE BLOGGING and Fujifilm X-T3, X-T100, X-A5, Camera Remote 4.0 Updates

Fujifilm X-T30 and XF 16mm f/2.8 Live Blog

Pre-order Options

Fujifilm X-T30: BHphoto / Adorama / AmazonUS / FocusCamera
Fujinon XF16mm f/2.8: BHphoto / Adorama / AmazonUS / FocusCamera
Fujifilm Finepix XP140: BHphoto / Adorama / AmazonUS

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  • keithwee – Review of the Fujifilm Fujion XF16mm f/2.8 – 5 reasons for the essential wide lens
  • jonasraskphotography – Compact Impact – Fujinon XF16mm f/2.8 review
  • ephotozine – XF16mmF2.8 samples
  • dpreview – samples gallery

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Fujifilm Releases “FUJINON LENS XF16mmF2.8 R WR”

Fujifilm releases “FUJINON LENS XF16mmF2.8 R WR”

– Compact lens with fast AF performance, weighing just 155g, for casual snapshots and landscape photography
– Exceptional image sharpness, dust and weather resistant, and capability of operating at temperatures as low as -10°C
– Wide-angle lens in the Compact Prime series of interchangeable lenses for the X Series

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Fujifilm X-T30

Fujinon XF16mm f/2.8

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