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 STUDIO WITH DURABLE LIGHT
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.
INDOOR WITH AVAILABLE LIGHT
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!