Fujifilm XF 8-16mm F2.8 Lens Review (DPReview TV)

Dpreview has just tested the newly released Fujifilm XF 8-16mm F2.8 R LM WR lens (AmazonB&HAdorama) and posted a TV review.

Fujifilm XF 8-16mm F2.8 R LM WR

Below are what they find:

  • professional line of Fujifilm lenses
  • well-built, but heavy and expensive
  • well suited for  Fujifilm X-H1
  • manual focus ring feels sloppy
  • no OIS, but it’s typical for lenses in this range.
  • XF 10-24 is more well suited for lighter bodies and has OIS
  • no filter threads, typical for lenses that wide
  • powerful autofocus motors. Fast and accurate
  • coma is 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
  • 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
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Product Highlights

  • X-Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 12-24mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Three ED and Four Aspherical Elements
  • Three Super ED Elements
  • Nano-GI Coating
  • Field Curvature Correction Element
  • Linear Focus Motor
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • Weather-Sealed Construction

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