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    Fuji 16-80mm F4

    While the XP3 has been garnering all the attention lately; I would like those that have
    this lens, to please let us know your opinions of and results from this lens.

    I do not have the luxury to buy and return!

    Thank you.

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    Re: Fuji 16-80mm F4

    Well, I obviously do not own it nor shot it, but if I would step back into Fuji X territory again that would become my standard, all in one, always on the camera zoom lens

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    Re: Fuji 16-80mm F4

    Thank Peter.

    But very negative reviews by some.
    While a few others consider it a henís balls.

    I am waiting for a call from my Fuji dealer anytime since yesterday.

    Take care.

    OT: hereís a video about the Fuji 35/2 for landscape photography.

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    Re: Fuji 16-80mm F4

    Quote Originally Posted by rayyan View Post
    Thank Peter.

    But very negative reviews by some.
    While a few others consider it a henís balls.

    I am waiting for a call from my Fuji dealer anytime since yesterday.

    Take care.

    OT: hereís a video about the Fuji 35/2 for landscape photography.

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    I donít own this lens but Iíve done some recent research into Fuji X lens options that are currently available. If I were invested in Fuji X then I would seriously buy this lens as an initial purchase.

    I thought this review below was pretty favorable and the only (subjective) negative I can say about this lens is the bokeh looks a bit busy in SOME shots. Itís a small trade-off IMO for whatís an otherwise invaluable walk around lens to have in the kit. On some level there are things to be hyper critical about but in most cases for most people - those are talking points for justification of an alternative choice. I have no doubt the 8-16, 16-55, and 50-140 are much better and a much dearer cost in size/weight. For travel with a Fuji APS-C, Iíd get one of these and a fast prime (23mm or 35mm f/1.4 variety) and call the travel kit ďgoodĒ personally. If telephoto is your thing then consider the 55-200 (or 100-400 if you can deal with the weight) for an additional travel zoom.

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    Re: Fuji 16-80mm F4

    Thanks a lot for the response.

    Unfortunately, I have not yet received the lens. And my wife leaves
    On a trip tomorrow.

    But there are numerous reports of shutter shock with this lens.
    Seems to happen between 1/60 and 1/250.

    I have the 16-55 but too heavy for her. And no VR.
    No go.

    Best wishes

    Quote Originally Posted by iiiNelson View Post
    I donít own this lens but Iíve done some recent research into Fuji X lens options that are currently available. If I were invested in Fuji X then I would seriously buy this lens as an initial purchase.

    I thought this review below was pretty favorable and the only (subjective) negative I can say about this lens is the bokeh looks a bit busy in SOME shots. Itís a small trade-off IMO for whatís an otherwise invaluable walk around lens to have in the kit. On some level there are things to be hyper critical about but in most cases for most people - those are talking points for justification of an alternative choice. I have no doubt the 8-16, 16-55, and 50-140 are much better and a much dearer cost in size/weight. For travel with a Fuji APS-C, Iíd get one of these and a fast prime (23mm or 35mm f/1.4 variety) and call the travel kit ďgoodĒ personally. If telephoto is your thing then consider the 55-200 (or 100-400 if you can deal with the weight) for an additional travel zoom.

    https://petapixel.com/2019/10/04/fuj...lens-for-fuji/

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    Re: Fuji 16-80mm F4

    Quote Originally Posted by rayyan View Post
    Thanks a lot for the response.

    Unfortunately, I have not yet received the lens. And my wife leaves
    On a trip tomorrow.

    But there are numerous reports of shutter shock with this lens.
    Seems to happen between 1/60 and 1/250.

    I have the 16-55 but too heavy for her. And no VR.
    No go.

    Best wishes
    When traveling I'd rather carry 18-55 than 16-55: excellent quality, light and with VR.
    X-T3 and X-H1 have EFCS, therefore there should be no shutter shock issues.
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