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Fujinon XF80mm Announced: First Looks, Samples and Product Images


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The XF 80 mm has been announced and is available for pre-order on B&H @ $1199.  It all looks good, but the price is a bit lofty for what it does.  Personally If I want a 1:1 macro, I suspect it would be best to pull my Canon out of the closet or look at the third party offerings.  Down the road on a very good sale I might be enticed to go for this one, but personally I believe it to be a bit too pricey for my purpose.

 

Likely an outstanding lens for the Macro aficionado, but I only have an interest in it, not a passion. 

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The XF 80 mm has been announced and is available for pre-order on B&H @ $1199.  It all looks good, but the price is a bit lofty for what it does.  Personally If I want a 1:1 macro, I suspect it would be best to pull my Canon out of the closet or look at the third party offerings.  Down the road on a very good sale I might be enticed to go for this one, but personally I believe it to be a bit too pricey for my purpose.

 

Likely an outstanding lens for the Macro aficionado, but I only have an interest in it, not a passion.

 

Ditto, the price is pretty steep when compared to other macro lenses like the Sony 90mm, all of which are 1:1 and cover a 35mm sensor. I'm starting to wonder if Fuji are taking the mick with some of the new product pricing....
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Well, I'm very disappointed. That 80mm looks great, and I've been waiting for it since I sold my Nikon 105mm, but hell, it's very pricey!

 

I'm very skeptical: could this lens beat the marvelous Nikon 105mm macro lens, which is 300€ cheaper? Is it worth the investment? I feel like I'd be buying a house...

 

Nice move from Fuji, anyway. This lens has no competition in the Fuji ecosystem:

- Samyang only has MF lenses

- Autofocus and image stabilization won't work on adapted Nikon, Canon, Sony, Sigma, Tamron... lenses

- Fuji's 60mm is only a 1:2 lens, has no OIS

- Raynox adapter, tubes... lol

 

So if you want this focal length, and a built-in autofocus and OIS, you're stuck with an probably awesome but 1150€ lens!

 

Damn...

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Certainly looks as though it will perform & it has been said that this is possibly Fuji's best X series lens to date.

 

https://jonasraskphotography.com/2017/09/07/fujifilm-xf-80mm-f2-8-macro-review-closer-to-completion/

 

 

However I am perfectly happy with my 100mm f2.8 macro & 65 MPE- considered by many to be the ultimate specialist macro lens. At its price I cannot see any reason to dispose of my Canon gear.

I use my 5DIII for macro & birds (on Sigma 150-600) & for all else & travel my 2x XT2s.

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