A Review of the Versatile Fujifilm XF 16-80mm f/4 R OIS WR Lens

Many photographers seek a versatile "do-it-all" zoom lens to use for the variety of shooting scenarios they face, keeping it mounted to their camera at all times. This type of lens tends to offer a useful zoom range as well as a moderately fast aperture around f/2.8 or f/4. For Fujifilm shooters looking for this kind of walkaround optic, this helpful video review examines the XF 16-80mm f/4 R OIS WR lens and the sort of performance and image quality you can expect from it practice. 

Coming to you from Andy Mumford, this awesome review examines the Fuji XF 16-80mm f/4 R OIS WR lens. Offering a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 24-120mm, this particular lens can handle a nice range of shooting needs. Fuji includes a nice range of features, including three aspherical elements and one ED aspherical elements for reduced aberrations and improved sharpness, Super EBC coating for deeper contrast and fewer flares and less ghosting, full weather-sealing, optical image stabilization with up to six stops of compensation, and a rounded nine-blade diaphragm for smoother bokeh. My 24-105mm f/4 lens was my favorite for quite a few years, and I can certainly attest to how useful such an option is. Check out the video above for Mumford's full thoughts on Fuji's offering. 

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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I was so excited that Sony came out with the 6700, and then I realized I really appreciated the XF 16mm-80mm f4. Sony has an excellent 18-135mm f3.5-5.6, but the 16mm is surprisingly wider than the 18mm, and I am often pushing the ISO to 12,800 and need the f4… so, that means I’m sticking with the Fuji.