FUJIFILM XF 16-80mm f/4 R OIS WR Lens
For some time we have known that Fujifilm was going to release this lens, and now we know the release date, September! The real question is where does this lens fit into 0ur camera systems? Based on the early reviews of the prototype, it looks like it will be a stunner! If, in fact, it is, then it opens some very interesting doors!
Let’s talk focal lengths. 24mm to 122mm is a near perfect range for 90% of general photography. I can imagine carrying this lens, a much wider lens, say the 14mm f 2.8, and then the 100-400 to cover all the longer focal lengths. I can’t imagine traveling with out the Fujifilm 80mm Macro f 2.8, so when knowing close-up work in on the menu, that will have to come along. It sounds like the 16mm to 80mm will focus very close all the way down to .25 of life-size, so that might solve that issue for all but extreme close work!
The bottom line is that this new lens will be wonderful for those of us that are trying to pair down their kit. I can’t wait!
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