Fuji 16-80mm anyone have one already?

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  1. SquarePeg

    SquarePeg hear me roar Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I’m thinking of getting this lens but it doesn’t look like it’s available anywhere in the United States right now. I can order it from Amazon shipped from the UK but I have to pay a hefty premium for that. Just wondering if any of our European members have this lens in what you think of it?


     
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    cgw No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Here's Take Kayo's impression:

    bigheadtaco.com Just scroll down to his 16-80 report.

    They appear to be available in Toronto(e.g.,Vistek) for a tick over a grand C$. Wondering whether these might be included in any upcoming Fuji USA/Canada holiday promos?
     
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    SquarePeg hear me roar Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I was thinking the same thing. That would be great. if lensrentals is anything to go by they will be available early December but they could just be guessing...
     
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    Wow, soon you'll have so many lenses you won't be able leave home: you'll be stuck trying to decide which to take. At least that's how I feel so times.
     
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    Definitely have too many. I’m planning a massive fire sale soon! In all seriousness though, if I get the 16-80 and love it, it would replace at least 3 lenses in my kit. I would be selling the 14mm (rarely used), the 90mm (rarely used) and the 18-55. I would probably keep the 35 for indoor low light, keep the 12mm for wide and definitely keep the 60mm for macro/bokeh.

    My thinking on the 16-80 over the 18-55 is that most of my photos are outdoors and rarely at 18mm so f2.8 vs f/4 is not a big downgrade with the zoom at the wide end and f/4 at the long end would be an improvement plus the extra reach makes this a killer walk around lens. I miss my Sigma 17-70 from my Nikon days every time I’m traveling. Also I have the xf10 fixed 18mm 2.8 for those rare situations where I need 2.8 at 18mm.

    The other lenses I own are either too cheap to bother selling off even though I don’t use them or specialty lenses like the Lenababy Velvet that I’ll keep for certain subjects like flowers or portraits.
     
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    SquarePeg hear me roar Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Uhoh! Get ready for some Fuji lens for sale threads... I found one and it will be here Monday.
     
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    Your 16mm the 1.4 or the 2.8?
     
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    I don’t have the 16mm.
     
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    CherylL TPF Supporters Supporting Member

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    Ahhhh I misread. Hope you post a review of your new lens. Congrats!
     
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    SquarePeg hear me roar Staff Member Supporting Member

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    It’s here! Had a chaotic afternoon and evening so didn’t have time to do more than a few quick snaps when I got home. OIS 6 stops claim will be put to the full test tomorrow but first impression on that feature is wow!
     
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    i would probably be interested in one of your lenses. definitely give me a holler when they go on sale.
     
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