A good wide angle lens can be a fantastic tool in a wide variety of applications, but such lenses can also be rather expensive. If you are willing to compromise an extremely wide aperture for the still-wide f/2.8, you can save a lot of money, though. This excellent video review takes a look at one such affordable lens, the Fuji XF 16mm f/2.8 R WR.
Coming to you from Dustin Abbott, this fantastic video review takes a look at the Fuji XF 16mm f/2.8 R WR lens. At $399, the 16mm f/2.8 is quite affordable (it also makes it much more portable than many other offerings), but it still offers a bevy of useful features, including:
- Two aspherical elements for reduced distortion and increased sharpness
- Super EBC coating for reduced flares and ghosting and increased contrast
- Quiet stepping autofocus motor for both video and stills usage
- Weather-sealing that protects against both moisture and dust
- Rounded nine-blade diaphragm for smoother bokeh
While it does not have the extreme apertures that we get excited about, altogether, the XF 16mm f/2.8 looks to be a very workable lens that offers good results at a very affordable price. Check out the video above for Abbott's full thoughts.