Fujifilm XF 80mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro Review

January 18, 2018 | Mark Goldstein |

Sharpness at 80mm

For these sharpness tests the Fujifilm XF 80mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro lens was attached to a Fujifilm X-T2 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 27mmThe full frame at 80mm

The centre is very sharp, even wide-open at f/2.8, with peak performance achieved in the f/4-f/11 range. Diffraction is only really noticeable at f/22.

The edges are slightly soft at f/2.8, sharpening up sufficiently at f/4, with f/8 the optimum setting.

Aperture Centre Crop Edge Crop
f/2.8 f2_8.jpg f2_8.jpg
f/4 f4.jpg f4.jpg
f/5.6 f5_6.jpg f5_6.jpg
f/8 f8.jpg f8.jpg
f/11 f11.jpg f11.jpg
f/16 f16.jpg f16.jpg
f/22 f22.jpg f22.jpg