“It’s been a while since Fujifilm released a wide to medium range zoom lens, especially with both OIS and WR. Previously, the only general range zoom lens that had both features was the big and bulky XF18-135mm lens. My hope was that Fujifilm would re-make the XF18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM OIS lens to be XF16-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM OIS WR. Instead, Fujifilm decided to keep the original kit lens and create the new XF 16-80mm f/4 R OIS WR. Who is this lens for? It really depends. If you own the X-T3 and you really want a mid-range zoom lens with both OIS and WR, this is the only option you have. However, if you own the X-H1, would you be better off with the XF 16-55mm f/2.8 and put up with the size and weight of a professional lens? “
Good to see that photographers are receiving pre-production copies of Fujifilm’s Fujinon XF 16-80mm f/4.0 R OIS WR and, as usual, even more reviews will be appearing when production versions of the lens make their way into the world.
When I was photographing the climate strike rally in Sydney on September 20, I found myself wondering how the 16-80mm f/4.0 zoom lens might change and even improve the way I cover such subjects.
See my personal Instagram account for documentary photographs of the rally and other events, recently mostly using prime lenses on Fujifilm cameras as Panasonic Lumix camera and lens loaners have been in short supply.
- bigheadtaco – First Impressions: XF 16-80mm f/4 R OIS WR for Video – video – “This is my first impressions video test using the new Fujifilm XF16-80mm f/4 R OIS WR. Because this is a pre-production unit, I can not give my final thoughts on image quality, build quality or stabilization. I can give you a general idea of how this lens behaves and works with various bodies, including the X-H1, X-T3 and X-T30.”
- bigheadtaco – First Look: Fujifilm XF16-80mm f/4 R OIS WR – video
- John Armstrong Photography – FUJIFILM 16-80mm F4 Lens Review & Fujifilm Cap Giveaway – video – “In this video I review Fujifilm’s newly released 16-80mm f4 R OIS WR lens. Included is comparison photographs taken with my prime lenses shot at the same focal length, distance from subject and aperture.”
Theoria Apophasis – FULL REVIEW: NEW FUJIFILM 16-80mm f4 ZOOM – video