DPRTV: Fujinon XF8-16mm WR LM Review

The Nano-GI Fujinon XF8-16mm WR LM is big heavy and expensive, but is it worth the money? DRPTV tries their best to demonstrate the capabilities of this lens, but in my opinion, they fail simply because it’s astro season and they didn’t even try to do an astro shoot and their low light city shot was nothing worth showing off in a video.

Wide lenses and especially fast wide lenses aren’t for everyone, which is probably why they missed the mark when comparing it to Sony’s 12-24mm f/4 that is less expensive. However, I do agree with them that the Fujinon XF 10-24mm f/4 R OIS is probably a better lens for most Fujifilm photographers.

They Likes

  • Powerful AF motors
  • Low Chroma
  • Well corrected distortion and vignetting
  • Nice soft background when close focused
  • Optically fantastic
  • Sharp
  • Perfect by f/8
  • Sharper than the 10-24mm at f/4 at 10mm f/2.8
  • Will rarely be concerned at f/2.8
  • Well built

They Didn’t Like

  • Not being able to use standard filters due to the fixed filter hood
  • No OIS
  • A little bit of weirdness in the corners at f/2.8
  • Expensive

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XF 8-16mm f/2.8 R LM WR: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Fujinon XF 10-24mm f/4 R OIS: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

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