Focus On Glass: Talking Fujinon XF80mmF2.8 1:1 Macro and About the APS-C Macro Advantage over FULL FRAME

If you are one of those, who defines how good a lens is mainly on how sharp it is, then you’ll consider the XF80mmF2.8 1:1 Macro lens a fantastic lens.

It is clinically sharp and one of the best, if not the best lens in the Fujinon X system.

So let’s talk about this lens, starting from a recent “focus on glass” episodes, where Fujfilm talks about the XF80mmF2.8 Macro. They say:

  • Fuji’s APS-C sensor allows to shoot 1.5 times larger macro photography than a full frame sensor
  • Fujifilm is strongly committed to APS-C
  • the 80mm maximizes the APS-C value proposition and allows user to experience macro photography without sacrifice
  • the synergy between Fujifilm color reproduction and lens technology offers a unique and unrivaled product on the market
  • uses floating focus system to obtain high image quality. New autofocus system was developed for this lens
  • fast and accurate focus
  • Since this is a marco lens, Fujifilm opted for an optical image stabilization system that suppresses shift shake
  • uses many ED lenses to minimize chromatic aberration at wide apertures
  • creates beautiful bokeh at 1:1 magnification ratio

Quite frankly, though, I think the main advantage of APS-C lenses is that you can make them smaller (and consequently cheaper) than full frame lenses. If then in certain areas they have other advantages, that’s a welcome, but minor advantage.

FYI, I’ll add also the video about the glorious XF16mm f/1.4.

  • thanks to floating focus system the XF16mmF1.4 can achieve minimum focus distance of 15cm
  • NanGI coating to reduce flare

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Focus on Glass – XF80mmF2.8 Macro and XF16mm F1.4

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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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Viltrox 85mm f/1.8 Autofocus Lens for Fujifilm X Pre-orders Available


Viltrox 85mm f/1.8

The Viltrox 85mm f/1.8 autofocus lens for Fujifilm X mount is now available for pre-order at AmazonUS (shipping April 19) and BHphoto here (available May 6).

We have covered the latest reviews and compared it also to the Fujinon XF 90mm f/2 in a dedicated Viltrox 85mm roundup here.

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