Author: Markus Stamm

Introduction With the Fujinon XF 80mm f/2.8, Fujifilm added a second macro lens to its line of XF lenses. Unlike the XF 60/2.4, that was announced in the very early days of the XF system and is a solid, but also kind of basic design, the XF 80 features a spec sheet with almost everything that Fujifilm’s marketing created a name or abbreviation for. There’s an aperture ring (‘R’), a linear focus motor (‘LM’), a 5-stop optical stabilization system (‘OIS’) and of course the lens is weather-resistant, too (‘WR’). On top, it’s the first Fujinon XF to offer 1:1 magnification…

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Introduction With the XF 16-80/4 R OIS WR Fujifilm offers a general purpose standard zoom that covers the popular range of 24 to 120 mm (FF equivalent). It offers a moderate but constant f/4 aperture throughout the whole zoom range. With this lens, Fujifilm fills a gap that existed before, even though they offered several standard zoom lenses already. The only other long zoom range lens was the XF 18-135, but many prefer standard zooms offering a wider image angle at the low end.Before the XF 16-80 was announced in summer 2019 (yes, this review took a while, sorry for…

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