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

January 21, 2019 | Mark Goldstein |

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

Reviews of the Fujifilm XF 8-16mm F2.8 R LM WR from around the web.

cameralabs.com »

The Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f2.8 is an ultra wide zoom designed for Fujifilm’s X-Series mirrorless cameras. Announced in July 2018, it delivers the widest coverage in the system to date, capturing a broader field-of-view than the existing XF 10-24mm f4 at the wide-end, and while it doesn’t zoom as far as that model, it boasts a constant f2.8 aperture that’s one stop brighter.
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uk.pcmag.com »

Fujifilm photographers who think the XF 10-24mm F4 doesn't deliver views that are wide enough now have another zoom lens to consider. The Fujinon XF 8-16mm F2.8 R LM WR ($1,999.95) is designed and priced for pros and serious enthusiasts, with a fixed f/2.8 aperture, weather sealing, and a price higher than Fujifilm's most expensive X-series camera. It's not a no-compromise lens—edges are soft at its widest angle and aperture—but it's an excellent performer.
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thephoblographer.com »

When using the Fujifilm 8-16mm f2.8 R LM WR on the Fujifilm X-T3, I was both enthused and confused. In some ways, it feels like a massive prime lens as the zooming mechanic is almost completely internal. But at the same time, it’s big. At f2.8 and with a ton of weather sealing, I can understand why though. This lens is designed for the photographer who needs the ability to shoot super but also access some zoom capabilities. If you’re the type of photographer who prefers prime lenses then you’ll be perhaps more delighted with a lens like their very good 16mm f1.4 R WR. However, I must admit that the Fujifilm 8-16mm f2.8 R LM WR is an incredibly fun lens to use.
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lenstip.com »

Rectilinear ultra wide angle lenses with fields of view reaching 120 degrees or more are rare. In the case of APS-C/DX sensors such instruments can be counted on fingers of just one hand. In fact you can list the Sigma 8-16 mm f/4.5–5.6 DC HSM and the Venus Optics LAOWA 9 mm f/2.8 ZERO-D, tested by us not so long ago.
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