Fujifilm XF 8-16mm – The Fujifilm XF 8-16mm-f2.8 R LM WR lens is an ultra-wide-angle lens for landscape master workers that gives photographers like myself, who can’t stop taking pictures when we see a beautiful landscape or skyscape,

Fujifilm XF 8-16mm

This lens demonstrates a distinct point of view as well as limitless creative possibilities. This lens is a game-changer for ultra wide-angle photography enthusiasts. In this review, we will explore the features, performance, and overall experience of using the Fujifilm XF 8-16mm-f2.8. It is designed for Fujifilm X-series cameras and is suitable for people who enjoy taking photos with an ultra wide field of view.

In this blog post, we will delve into the detailed specifications of the Fujifilm XF 8-16mm-f2.8 lens, exploring its focal length, aperture, construction, and other key features that make it a standout choice for wide-angle photography.

XF 8-16mm-f2.8 – Outlook

The Fujifilm XF 8-16mm lens is a wide-angle zoom lens designed for Fujifilm X-series mirrorless cameras. Its focal length range of 8-16mm (equivalent to 12-24mm in 35mm format) offers a versatile wide-angle perspective suitable for various photography genres including landscape, architecture, and interior photography.

The XF 8-16mm lens incorporates a fast and quiet autofocus system, thanks to its linear motor drive. It enables quick and precise focusing, allowing photographers to easily capture fast-moving subjects. Additionally, the lens features a robust build quality with weather-resistant seals, making it suitable for use in various weather conditions.

I use this lens often and can’t stop appreciating its ability to capture expansive landscapes, architecture, interiors, and creative perspectives. Its ultra-wide focal length range makes it an ideal choice for capturing dramatic and immersive scenes. Its constant f/2.8 aperture, advanced optical design, and weather-resistant construction combine to deliver outstanding performance and creative possibilities for various photographic applications.

XF 8-16mm-f2.8 – Image Quality

The XF 8-16mm f/2.8 lens from Fujifilm is highly regarded by our labs AILabPage and VinsLens and many professional photographers for its exceptional image quality.

The lens features a constant maximum aperture of f/2.8 throughout its zoom range, allowing for impressive low-light performance and depth of field control. This wide aperture also contributes to beautiful background blur and bokeh effects, making it suitable for creative compositions.

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In terms of image sharpness and clarity, the XF 8-16mm f/2.8 delivers outstanding results which can be qualified for razor sharp image category. The lens features advanced optical elements, including aspherical and ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) elements, which effectively minimize aberrations and distortion. This ensures that images captured with this lens exhibit high resolution, excellent contrast, and minimal chromatic aberrations.


The XF 8-16mm f/2.8 is an ultra-wide-angle zoom lens designed for Fujifilm X-series mirrorless cameras. Here are the specifications of the lens:

  1. Focal Length: The lens has a focal length range of 8-16mm, which provides an equivalent field of view of approximately 12-24mm in 35mm format.
  2. Maximum Aperture: It has a constant maximum aperture of f/2.8 throughout the zoom range. This wide aperture allows for excellent low-light performance and depth of field control.
  3. Lens Construction: The lens consists of 20 elements in 13 groups, including four aspherical elements and six ED (extra-low dispersion) elements. This construction helps minimize aberrations, distortion, and color fringing, resulting in sharp and high-resolution images.
  4. Autofocus: The lens utilizes an internal focusing system with a stepping motor (STM) for quick, precise, and near-silent autofocus performance. It also offers a manual focus option with a focus ring that provides smooth and precise control.
  5. Minimum Focus Distance: The minimum focus distance of the lens is 25cm (9.8 inches) throughout the zoom range, allowing for close-up photography and creative perspectives.
  6. Aperture Blades: The lens features nine rounded diaphragm blades, which help to produce pleasing bokeh (background blur) when shooting at wider apertures.
  7. Weather-Sealing: The lens is weather-sealed at 11 points to protect against dust, moisture, and low-temperature conditions. This makes it suitable for use in various weather conditions.
  8. Filter Thread: The lens does not have a front filter thread due to its bulbous front element design. However, it is possible to use rear-mounted filters with an optional filter adapter.
  9. Size and Weight: The lens has dimensions of approximately 88.5mm x 121.5mm (3.5 inches x 4.8 inches) and weighs around 805g (28.4 ounces). It is a substantial lens due to its wide-angle zoom range and constant aperture.

The XF 8-16mm f/2.8 is a high-quality lens that offers an ultra-wide field of view, fast aperture, and weather-resistant construction. It is a stellar choice for photographers seeking a wide-angle perspective. With its exceptional build quality, outstanding optical performance, and versatile features, this lens opens up new horizons for creative expression.


Conclusion- The lens has designed to only please landscape photographers, architectural enthusiasts, or anyone who enjoys exploring unusual angles. XF 8-16mm f2.8 surely has its own league with an extraordinarily different architecture than regular lineups. In conclusion, the Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f2.8 lens combines technical excellence, exceptional optics, and user-friendly features, making it an outstanding choice for photographers seeking a wide-angle perspective with uncompromising image quality. I would rate the Fujifilm XF 8-16mm lens a solid 8.5 to 9 out of 10, offering a great option for those seeking wide eyes. Be aware of the price which demands your lungs on collateral security as the only down side.


  1. All images (quality reduced intentionally) and samples here were photographed by me. Please do not use them without written consent.
  2. All images (direct from camera jpeg fine ) were shot with the Fujifilm X-10 with a manual setting as per my taste. 
  3. To maintain my review, honest, unbiased, etc, this review is not sponsored, the lens was not gifted to me, and I have purchased the Fujifilm XF 8-16mm F/2.8 lens from my pocket.
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Points to Note:

Do you want to use your Fuji XF lens for wide-angle for sweeping landscapes or for skyscape? It’s totally up to you, but you can’t go wrong either way! For me, both options are awesome and I’m totally blown away by what you can create with just one entry-level glass. I mean, it’s almost like turning your shots into near-professional shots – totally mind-blowing!

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