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  1. Mark Casebeer
    May 1, 2020 @ 12:24 pm

    Thanks for sharing your insight using the 16-80 F4 lens. You hear so much negativity about the lens yet every time I see photographers real-world shots I’m amazed at the quality.

    I enjoyed your article and beautiful photographs, when I upgrade to the T-4 it will be with this lens.

    Thank You


    • Thomas Ettle
      May 1, 2020 @ 2:03 pm

      Thanks Mark. Initially, I heard a lot negative about the 16-80 too. It is of similar range to popular Nikon and Canon zooms. I am not a pixel peeper but do like the lens. Software upgrades will improve any aberations. I found it to be a great lens!


  2. Albert Smith
    May 1, 2020 @ 4:34 pm

    I have the terrific 18-55mm f/2.8-4 and while it is much better than the “kit lens” moniker that it is labeled with, the 55mm end is often too short. So I was looking forward to the 16-80mm having used a 24-120mm on my full frame Nikon and knowing that it could make for a perfect “do it all” range of focal lengths.

    As stated above, I was let down by the early reviews and have held off on getting the new lens. Your images certainly make me think I have been to quick to dismiss the lens.

    Now I have some thinking to do.


    • Thomas Ettle
      May 1, 2020 @ 5:09 pm

      We’ll be seeing software upgrades and more lens reviews with sample images to help you make your decision.


  3. Lee De Leon
    May 1, 2020 @ 4:52 pm

    It has been hit and miss for me. I don’t know if I’m pixel peeping too much but most of my shots have got micro jitters or camera shake at some shutter speeds. Even at 1/125 on a steady subject. And I don’t know if your copy is the same but the front barrel wobbles a bit when fully extended. Like you can feel it move when you nudge it intentionally.


    • Thomas Ettle
      May 1, 2020 @ 5:13 pm

      My barrel doesn’t wobble. In my case, I can hold steady. Not sure if your lens needs adjustment. Try looking at another one in a store to appraise it.


      • HP
        January 25, 2021 @ 2:21 am

        It’s an inconsistent lens. The barrel on mine wobbled 2mm. Fuji fixed it on warentee. Now auto focus has gone wonky and lens controll errors call constantly in manual mode. Back to Fuji again, and likly it will never be right. I wasted $900 on this shite lens.


  4. The flying Dutchie
    May 1, 2020 @ 6:07 pm

    I am looking at these fotos. And think i could get same results with 16-135 f3.5-5.6 as this one 16-80. am i missing something?


    • Thomas Ettle
      May 1, 2020 @ 9:51 pm

      I thought your lens was 18-135 (?). You have a longer but not as wide lens (I believe). My lens is smaller and has a standard F4.0 atmosphere, which some prefer. If you are satisfied with your lens, the difference probably wouldn’t justify going to the 16-80, in my opinion. Compared to an 18-55, I think my lens offers more, but more weight.


  5. Michal
    May 17, 2020 @ 12:00 pm

    Hi do you have any link / or the name of the manufacturer of the square hoods for this lens?


    • Thomas
      May 17, 2020 @ 6:31 pm

      Haoge LH-X18 Bayonet Square Lens Hood for Fujifilm XF 16-80mm F4 R OIS WR Lens

      I saw it on EBay but couldn’t get the photo to copy. Make sure you specify 16-80 lens, as there are others that may not work due to vignetting. I this one is quite flat rAther than deep. It is in the $40-$50 range and made in China.


  6. Hp
    November 18, 2020 @ 11:03 pm

    Overall quite disappointed in this Len. Received with 2mm barrel wobble in any direction. Returned to Fuji for warranty repair, which they did. But now it focuses very inconsistently. Stuck with a barely function expensive lens in random with a great xt4 body.


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