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08.04.2019 Jens Burger

XF16-80mmF4 R OIS WR impressions by Jens Burger

Jens Burger

Previously termed as being “snapped” or “captured”, now is referred to as being “Burgered”, and no, we are not talking about anything to eat. For large parts of the German Photography, this affectionately named term stands for the usage of ring light and permanent light.
Jens Burger, born in ’68, is an artist. He is bourgeois, honest, funny, musically gifted and visually distinctive. In his photographic work, this entrepreneur is first and foremost focussed on creative People-, Beauty- and Trash photography. With that being said, his favorite working area is above the waistline.
Jens is an exception to the rule, especially in his uncompromising refusal in the use of flash within his photography. This aspect has changed his career as one of the most famous permanent light photographers within the past few years. Every picture is a special eye catcher, full with color, contrast and creativity.
This Photographer & Graphic Designer lives in the lower-Saxony town of Bad Gandersheim, and in his parallel universe he is a professional Musician in the band “Monsters of Liedermaching” and “The Schröders”. But one things for sure, and that is that he’s not only “rocking” on stage.
Many Publications and Covers on and in relevant Magazines and Newspapers belong to his work, as well as the cooperation with the Fashion- and Beauty Industry. Since 2012 he is an official “Influencer” for the company Adobe. Since 2014 he is working as a lecturer for the “FUJIFILM-School”.
Jens Burger: “A good Photo shoot should be an adventure”

My name is Jens Burger. I am an X-photographer from Germany. I tested the new FUJINON XF16-80mmF4 R OIS WR for a whole day in practice and achieved many great results. In combination with the FUJIFILM X-T3 I have a complete equipment for three very different topics:


Since it is water and dust resistant, I had a photo shooting in the morning in a dusty sand pit. The XF16-80mmF4 R OIS WR worked very well. It was completely dusty afterwards, but showed no crunching or deficits.



In the afternoon we tested the lens in the studio and photographed a colorful beauty set. In the beauty photography I prefer a F4 aperture. Therefore, the XF16-80mm is also a very good choice. The sharpness and imaging performance have absolutely convinced me and with a zoom with a constant F4 aperture, I was very flexible at work.



For my indoor test I was in the evening in an old barrel factory for a ballet shoot. The lighting conditions were rather difficult and I worked in an ISO range between 500 and 1000. The XF16-80mm has worked very well here with its fast focus and the pictures have a very nice look.



The FUJINON XF16-80mm is a great lens! The lens gets pretty much all the focal lengths that I use in my work as a people photographer. For me it’s THE perfect “Allday Kit Lens”. The constant aperture of 4.0 gives a very nice depth effect. Simply great!


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