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Fujifilm XF 8-16mm F2.8 R LM WR APS-C Lens (2018)

Neoscore 52%NEX score 83%

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Product Overview

Fujifilm XF 8-16mm F2.8 R LM WR is an ultra wide-angle zoom lens for Fujifilm X-mount. It covers the APS-C image circle. Introduced by Fujifilm in 2018, it has 20 elements in 13 groups.
Like most zoom lenses, the Fujifilm XF 8-16mm F2.8 R LM WR is externally-zooming. For incremental weathers, Fujifilm is kind enough to include weather sealing. On the lens barrel, one can find a physical aperture ring. Those who wish to focus manually can have the best of both worlds (with the usual caveats).
The f/2.8 maximum aperture is quite bright for an ultra wide-angle zoom lens and can be quite valuable for night photography. During daytime, it can offer a unique perspective for landscape photography as well. Even though the lens is not stabilized, at this focal range it does not usually matter. In fact, some may be able to get cleaner corners without image stabilization.
Some photographers may be disappointed by the fact that the lens does not accept front screw-on filters.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neoscore: 52% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Beautifully-built
  • Very shar
  • Weather-sealed
  • Comes with physical aperture ring
Cons
  • On the heavy side
  • Lacks front filter thread

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 83% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Excellent build quality
  • Extremely wide-angle coverage
  • Weather-sealing
Cons
  • No optical stabilisation
  • No filter thread
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Specifications

Construction

Aperture Blades
9 blades
Colors
Black
Form Factor
Ultra Wide-Angle Zoom Lens
Image Size
APS-C
Lens Barrel
Physical aperture ring
Lens Mount
Fujifilm X-mount
Material
Magnesium alloy
Motor
Linear Motor
Optical Formula | Elements
20 elements
Optical Formula | Groups
13 groups
Optical Formula | Special Glass
4 aspherical + 3 ED + 3 Super ED elements, Nano GI coating groups

Dimensions

Size | Diameter
88 mm / 3.46 in
Size | Length
122 mm / 4.80 in
Weight
805 g / 28.45 oz

Function

Angle Of View
122.0° Diagonal | 112.6° Horizontal | 90.0° Vertical (wide) ~ 84.1° Diagonal | 73.7° Horizontal | 53.1° Vertical (tele)
Aperture
f/2.8 ~ f/22
Autofocus
Yes
Crop Factor
1.5
Focal Length
8 mm ~ 16 mm
Focal Length (35mm Equivalent)
12.0 mm ~ 24.0 mm
Focus Type
Internal
Image Stabilization
No
Weather Resistance
Yes
Zoom Type
External zoom

Performance

Max Magnification
0.1x
Min Focus Distance
250 mm / 9.84 in

Production

Accessory
Lens hood included
Debut
2018-07-20

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

cameralabs[1]

Sentiment Score 83%
Reviewers from cameralabs have found the following***:
The XF 8-16mm f2.8 brings truly high-performance ultra-wide angle photography to Fujifilm’s X-series. The older XF 10-24mm f4 may be impressive for its size, weight and price, but needed to be stopped-down for sharp corners and lacked both the brighter aperture and weather-sealing demanded by some photographers. The XF 7-14mm f3.5-5.6-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-15-16-17-18-19-20-21-22-23-24-25-26-28-29-30-31-32-33-34-36-37-38-39-40-41-42-44-45-46-47-48-49-50-51-52-53-54-55-56-58-59-60-61-62-63-64-65-66-67-68-69-70-71-72-73-74-75-76-78-79-80-81-82-83-84-85-86-87-88-89-90-91-92-93-94-95-96-97-98-100-104-101-102-103-104. The optical design employs 20 elements in 13 groups, including four aspherical elements, three ED elements and three super ED elements. Focusing is performed by linear motors, the closest focusing distance is 25cm and there's nine aperture blades.
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Pros
  • Extremely wide-angle coverage
  • Excellent build quality
  • Weather-sealing
Cons
  • No optical stabilisation
  • No filter thread

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f2.8 review. [cameralabs]. https://www.cameralabs.com/fujifilm-fujinon-xf-8-16mm-f2-8-r-lm-wr-review/. Retrieved 2022-01-27.

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