03 Feb Fujinon XF 80mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro Review

Source: Fujifilm Insider


Fujifilm has never been backward in coming forward about its plans to release new lenses and expand its lineup. Every so often, we’re told that the firm’s lens roadmap has been updated, which usually offers a great clue as to what’s to come just around the corner.

One lens that’s been on the roadmap for quite some time now is the XF 80mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro. Unlike Fujifilm’s slightly wider XF 60mm f/2.4 R Macro lens, it presents true 1:1 magnification and doesn’t require extension tubes such as the Fujifilm MCEX-11 or MCEX-16 to photograph the world in minute detail.

It’s a lens that many X-series photographers specialising in close-up photography have been dreaming about, and it fulfils a missing link in Fujifilm’s X-mount lens lineup. So, is it a must-have purchase for macro specialists with Fujifilm cameras and others who’d like a fine example of a medium telephoto prime? We find out.


Although some lenses are labelled ‘macro’ lenses, not all are considered to be true to form because they’re unable to reproduce an image of a subject at true-life size. One such example is Fujifilm’s XF 60mm f/2.4 R Macro lens, which delivers a maximum magnification of half-life size (0.5x).

The big attraction of the lens we’re looking at here is its minimum focus distance (25cm) and full-scale 1:1 reproduction ratio. These enable a subject or object to be photographed at the size it would appear if it were to be overlaid on the imaging sensor….

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