Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f/2.8 R LM WR Sample Images

I’ve been testing the Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f/2.8 R LM WR ultra-wide-angle zoom lens for Fujifilm X-series cameras. To go along with my review that I’ve posted separately, here’s a selection of sample images I’ve taken with it.

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Here’s a selection of sample images I’ve taken with the Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f/2.8 R LM WR ultra-wide-angle zoom lens on a Fujifilm X-T5.

I’ve posted a separate detailed hands-on review of this lens. These sample images are designed to complement that.

The 8-16mm is designed for Fujifilm’s X-series cameras, which have APS-C cropped sensors. So its effective focal length, when converted to the equivalent on a full-frame camera, is 12-24mm.

As you can clearly see in several of these shots, it’s an aspherical lens, meaning that the lines are straight, and you don’t get that bulging looking with curved lines of lens distortion that you’d normally get at these very wide fields of view.

I’ve found it to be very well built and optically excellent. As you’d expect from Fujifilm’s premium red-label lenses. I really have no quibbles with it.

Here’s the quick version, but you can find many more details in my review.

Pros

  • Very good optics.
  • Aspherical elements keep lines straight without a fisheye bulge.
  • Fast, with a constant maximum aperture of ƒ/2.8.
  • Solidly built.

Cons

  • A specialized wide-angle; many photographers will want it alongside something else in their camera bag that’s a longer focal length.
  • Comes with premium pricing (but understandably so).

Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f/2.8 R LM WR Sample Images

These were all shot on a Fujifilm X-T5. They were shot in RAW, and I’ve only lightly processed them in Lightroom. I haven’t applied any of Lightroom’s optical corrections against chromatic aberration, vignetting, or distortion.

You can click on each image for a full-size view for a closer look.

Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f/2.8 R LM WR ultra-wide zoom lens sample image
Photo taken with a Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f/2.8 R LM WR ultra-wide zoom lens (on a Fujifilm X-T5) at an aperture of ƒ/2.8 and a zoom setting of 8mm. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Photo taken with a Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f/2.8 R LM WR ultra-wide zoom lens (on a Fujifilm X-T5) at an aperture of ƒ/4 and a zoom setting of 8mm. I like this scene for testing out aspherical lenses. With a fisheye, it’s a very different look. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Photo taken with a Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f/2.8 R LM WR ultra-wide zoom lens (on a Fujifilm X-T5) at an aperture of ƒ/2.8 and a zoom setting of 8.7mm. There’s a little lens flare here. Some of it (top right corner) is from the lens itself. Some of it (the specular highlights in the middle of the frame) was from a little dust that was on the front of the lens (before I noticed it). The dust highlights can be pretty easily cleaned up–the partial rings at top right would be a bit harder given that they’re in an area of smooth tonal gradations. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Photo taken with a Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f/2.8 R LM WR ultra-wide zoom lens (on a Fujifilm X-T5) at an aperture of ƒ/2.8 and a zoom setting of 8.1mm. I often use this scene not just for the wide perspective but also for the direct lights shining on the front lens element. No problem here with flare. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
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Taken with a Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f/2.8 R LM WR ultra-wide zoom lens on a Fujifilm X-T5 at an aperture of ƒ/2.8 and a zoom setting of 8mm. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f/2.8 R LM WR ultra-wide zoom lens sample image
Photo taken with a Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f/2.8 R LM WR ultra-wide zoom lens (on a Fujifilm X-T5) at an aperture of ƒ/2.8 and a zoom setting of 8.1mm. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Photo taken with a Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f/2.8 R LM WR ultra-wide zoom lens (on a Fujifilm X-T5) at an aperture of ƒ/2.8 and a zoom setting of 8.1mm. This is shooting basically straight up at the dome inside the Jefferson Memorial. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f/2.8 R LM WR ultra-wide zoom lens sample image
Photo taken with a Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f/2.8 R LM WR ultra-wide zoom lens (on a Fujifilm X-T5) at an aperture of ƒ/8 and a zoom setting of 8.1mm. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Photo taken with a Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f/2.8 R LM WR ultra-wide zoom lens (on a Fujifilm X-T5) at an aperture of ƒ/2.8 and a zoom setting of 8mm. This is a reflection shot, with the camera held up against a shiny black granite wall (at right). Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
The Weather, by Lauria Anderson
Photo taken with a Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f/2.8 R LM WR ultra-wide zoom lens (on a Fujifilm X-T5) at an aperture of ƒ/2.8 and a zoom setting of 12.5mm. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Photo taken with a Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f/2.8 R LM WR ultra-wide zoom lens (on a Fujifilm X-T5) at an aperture of ƒ/5 and a zoom setting of 9.1mm. Another shot with lots of vertical straight lines near the edges of the frame to test out the asphericalness. This shot is also a magnet for chromatic aberration, but there’s no real issue here (and I haven’t corrected it in Lightroom). Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f/2.8 R LM WR ultra-wide zoom lens sample image
Taken with a Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f/2.8 R LM WR ultra-wide zoom lens on a Fujifilm X-T5 at an aperture of ƒ/2.8 and a zoom setting of 8.3mm. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Photo taken with a Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f/2.8 R LM WR ultra-wide zoom lens (on a Fujifilm X-T5) at an aperture of ƒ/2.8 and a zoom setting of 16mm. The fast maximum aperture works well for general hand-held photography even in relatively low light. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Photo taken with a Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f/2.8 R LM WR ultra-wide zoom lens (on a Fujifilm X-T5) at an aperture of ƒ/2.8 and a zoom setting of 8mm. The wide perspective gives you a lot of information to pack into the frame. (By the way, these aren’t photos on the walls–they’re actually charcoal drawings (based on photos).) Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Photo taken with a Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f/2.8 R LM WR ultra-wide zoom lens (on a Fujifilm X-T5) at an aperture of ƒ/8 and a zoom setting of 8mm. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Photo taken with a Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f/2.8 R LM WR ultra-wide zoom lens (on a Fujifilm X-T5) at an aperture of ƒ/2.8 and a zoom setting of 8mm. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
The Weather, by Lauria Anderson
Photo taken with a Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f/2.8 R LM WR ultra-wide zoom lens (on a Fujifilm X-T5) at an aperture of ƒ/8 and a zoom setting of 8mm. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f/2.8 R LM WR ultra-wide zoom lens sample image
Taken with a Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f/2.8 R LM WR ultra-wide zoom lens on a Fujifilm X-T5 at an aperture of ƒ/2.8 and a zoom setting of 16mm. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Photo taken with a Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f/2.8 R LM WR ultra-wide zoom lens (on a Fujifilm X-T5) at an aperture of ƒ/2.8 and a zoom setting of 14.1mm. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Photo taken with a Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f/2.8 R LM WR ultra-wide zoom lens (on a Fujifilm X-T5) at an aperture of ƒ/2.8 and a zoom setting of 8mm. Another reflection shot, this time with the smooth wall at left (and a different memorial). Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f/2.8 R LM WR Zoom Range Sample Image
Photo taken with a Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f/2.8 R LM WR ultra-wide zoom lens (on a Fujifilm X-T5) at an aperture of ƒ/2.8 and a zoom setting of 13.9mm. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Photo taken with a Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f/2.8 R LM WR ultra-wide zoom lens (on a Fujifilm X-T5) at an aperture of ƒ/2.8 and a zoom setting of 12.3mm. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Photo taken with a Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f/2.8 R LM WR ultra-wide zoom lens (on a Fujifilm X-T5) at an aperture of ƒ/2.8 and a zoom setting of 10.6mm. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f/2.8 R LM WR ultra-wide zoom lens sample image
Photo taken with a Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f/2.8 R LM WR ultra-wide zoom lens (on a Fujifilm X-T5) at an aperture of ƒ/2.8 and a zoom setting of 8mm. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Photo taken with a Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f/2.8 R LM WR ultra-wide zoom lens (on a Fujifilm X-T5) at an aperture of ƒ/2.8 and a zoom setting of 16mm. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
I took this photo with a Fujifilm X-T5 with an aperture of ƒ/2.8, shutter speed of ¹⁄₁₅ sec, and sensitivity of ISO 160. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Photo taken with a Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f/2.8 R LM WR ultra-wide zoom lens (on a Fujifilm X-T5) at an aperture of ƒ/2.8 and a zoom setting of 8mm. There’s a similar shot on this page, but you might notice that here the light dots aren’t sharp and round. That’s not an optical issue–it’s because I was on the moving walkway with a slow shutter for this shot, whereas the other was from a fixed position. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Photo taken with a Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f/2.8 R LM WR ultra-wide zoom lens (on a Fujifilm X-T5) at an aperture of ƒ/2.8 and a zoom setting of 13.9mm. Another scene with lots of straight lines but also magnet areas for chromatic aberration, of which there’s no real problem here. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Photo taken with a Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f/2.8 R LM WR ultra-wide zoom lens (on a Fujifilm X-T5) at an aperture of ƒ/8 and a zoom setting of 8mm. This is not a traditional choice for straightforward interior architectural photography–that would be a tilt-shift lens to make vertical lines actually vertical. But it could work for non-traditional architectural photography or by digital correction of the perspective in something like Lightroom, DxO, or Capture One. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Photo taken with a Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f/2.8 R LM WR ultra-wide zoom lens (on a Fujifilm X-T5) at an aperture of ƒ/2.8 and a zoom setting of 16mm. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Photo taken with a Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f/2.8 R LM WR ultra-wide zoom lens (on a Fujifilm X-T5) at an aperture of ƒ/2.8 and a zoom setting of 16mm. Hand-held in quite low light. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Photo taken with a Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f/2.8 R LM WR ultra-wide zoom lens (on a Fujifilm X-T5) at an aperture of ƒ/8 and a zoom setting of 16mm. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Photo taken with a Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f/2.8 R LM WR ultra-wide zoom lens (on a Fujifilm X-T5) at an aperture of ƒ/2.8 and a zoom setting of 8.3mm. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Photo taken with a Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f/2.8 R LM WR ultra-wide zoom lens (on a Fujifilm X-T5) at an aperture of ƒ/3.2 and a zoom setting of 13.2mm. A variation at a different time of day of another shot on this page, with the reflection off a smooth black granite wall at right. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Photo taken with a Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f/2.8 R LM WR ultra-wide zoom lens (on a Fujifilm X-T5) at an aperture of ƒ/2.8 and a zoom setting of 8mm. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel
Photo taken with a Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f/2.8 R LM WR ultra-wide zoom lens (on a Fujifilm X-T5) at an aperture of ƒ/2.8 and a zoom setting of 12.3mm. Photo by David Coleman / Have Camera Will Travel

Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f/2.8 R LM WR Specs

Model FUJINON XF8-16mmF2.8 R LM WR
Lens configuration 20 elements 13 groups (includes 4 aspherical, 3 ED, 3 super ED elements)
Focal length f=8-16mm (12-24mm in 35mm format equivalent)
Angle of view 121° – 83.2°
Max. aperture F2.8
Min. aperture F22
Aperture control Number of blades : 9 (rounded diaphragm opening)
Step size 1/3EV (19 steps)
Focus range 25cm – ∞ / 9.8 inches – ∞
Max. magnification 0.1x (telephoto)
External dimensions: Diameter x Length (approx.) 88mm x 121.5mm / 3.5 x 4.8 inches
Weight (approx.) 805g / 1.8 lbs
Filter size
Accessories included Lens cap FLCP-8-16
Lens rear cap RLCP-001 
Wrapping cloth

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