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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PhotoKina 2018: The Year DSLRs Died. What to Expect from Fujifilm and will FujiRumors be There?

images I took at photokina 2016… can you find Waldo

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:

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

Mock-ups:

  • 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.

I was at photokina in 2016, also just for one 1 day, because my school principal didn’t give me more days off (and yet, when I came back, I had huge problems to focus on my job again).

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 ;)

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Fujinon XF 8-16mm F2.8, XF 200mm F2, XF 16-80mm F4 Reviews, Samples and Thoughts

New Fujinon XF (Roadmap) Lenses

I thought we take a little break from all those fantastic Fujifilm X-T3 reviews, and get back to the core of every system: lenses!

For 2019/2020, Fujifilm has recently announced a new roadmap which include 3 lenses: XF16-80mmF4 and XF16mmF2.8 for 2019 and XF33mmF1.0 for 2020 (don’t forget to vote our XF 33/1 features request poll).

In 2018 we will get the XF200mmF2 in October and the XF8-16mmF2.8 in November.

There is still not much about this lenses online, but down below is what he have so far.

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XF8-16mmF2.8

  • williamchua – My world has become wider with the Fujinon Lens XF8-16mmF2.8 R LM WR
  • williamchua – portraits with Fujinon Lens XF 8-16mm F2.8 R LM WR
  • keithwee – An mini review of the Fujion XF8-16mm F2.8 LM WR lens with samples
  • ivanjoshualoh – Clash of the XF Wide Angle Lenses  (XF8-16 Vs XF10-24)
  • photographyblog – Fujifilm XF 8-16mm F2.8 R LM WR Sample Images
  • pcmag – Fujifilm Fujinon XF 8-16mm F2.8 R LM WR

XF200mmF2

  • Rico Pfirstinger Flickr – XF200mm – 50 Samples in full resolution
  • billfortney – Fujinon XF200mmF2 sample Part 2
  • fujifilm -x – Shooting UEFA Super Cup with the new FUJINON XF200mmF2 R LM OIS WR
  • photographyblog – Fujifilm XF 200mm F2 R LM OIS WR Sample Images
  • dpreview – Hands-on with new Fujifilm 200mm F2 and 8-16mm F2.8
  • pcmag – Fujifilm Fujinon XF 200mm F2 R LM OIS WR

XF16-80mmF4 + XF16mmF2.8 + XF33mm F1.0

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

Fujifilm X-T3: BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, Focuscamera