The Fujinon XF 8-16mmF2.8 itself will ship at the end of November.
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:
New Fujinon Lenses
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
Jose Jeuland youtube – X-T3 + FUJINON 200mm f2
Fujinon XF8-16mm F2.8 & XF200mm F2
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).
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:
Hands On and Samples
The Year of Mirrorless
This years’ photokina will probably the most exciting of the last 20 years.
We will assist to the death of DSLR’s (that’s it my friends, just accept it), and open the new era of mirrorless.
Paraphrasing the famous sentence from the movie Deadline we could say “that’s technology, baby, there is nothing you can do about it, nothing“.
Sure, the transition from DSLR to mirrorless won’t happen overnight. But that’s the trend. And that’s why Canon and Nikon are starting to get serious about mirrorless, too.
On this years photokina we will see the following new mirrorless cameras from Fujifilm:
- Fujifilm GFX 50R (NO FAKE: 100% accurate sketches front/back and 100% accurate size comparison)
- Fujifilm GFX 100S (development announcement)
- Fujifilm X-T3
Not a rumor, but regarding Fujifilm lenses, I’d not be surprised to see:
- Fujinon GF 100-200mm F4.5-5.6
- Fujinon GF 35mm F2.8
- Fujinon GF 20-36mm F3.5-4.5
- GF pancake lens is not confirmed
- and of course the XF200mmF2 and XF8-16mmF2.8
- Fujinon XF16-80mmF4
- Fujinon XF16mmF2.8
- Fujinon XF33mmF1.0 (not sure)
FujiRumors @ Photokina
I am 80% sure I will be there, but if I go, I sadly I can’t be there for more than 1 or (best case) 2 days.
In 2016, the by far busiest booth was the one of Fujifilm, but, between me and you, the most beautiful one was without a doubt the one of Leica (don’t tell Fuji, but I’ve spend hours (!!!) there).
This year, Fujifilm won’t have such an easy game to play like in 2016. The competition is strong, and that’s good for us customers.
The biggest problem?
Well, on the same Photokina days, there is also worlds largest beer festival, the Oktoberfest in Munich (I’ve never been there). So I stand in front of tough decisions: Oktoberfest or Photokina? Life can be so cruel!!!
Let me know in the poll, where I should go ;)