Fujifilm XF 16-80mm F4 R OIS WR Review

January 30, 2020 | Mark Goldstein |

Sharpness at 23mm

For these sharpness tests the Fujifilm XF 16-80mm F4 R OIS WR lens was attached to a Fujifilm X-T3 body, which in turn was mounted on a sturdy tripod. Slight tonal changes are due to slight changes in natural light during the session.

The full frame at 23mmThe full frame at 23mm

The centre is remarkably sharp wide open at f/4, with peak performance achieved in the f/5.6-f/11 range. Diffraction sets in at around f/16, with its effects becoming more visible at f/22. The edges are a little soft wide-open at f/4, with the f/5.6-f/11 range being the optimum setting.

Aperture Centre Crop Edge Crop
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