Specs taken from our original news post
- FUJIFILM X Mount is compatible with all FUJIFILM X Series interchangeable system cameras
- Weather-sealed at eleven points around the barrel for weather and dust resistance; operates as low as 14 degrees Fahrenheit / -10 degrees Celsius
- 16 lens elements in 12 groups including one aspherical ED lens, one Super ED lens and three ED lenses
- Uses Floating Focus System for improved AF
- Optical Image Stabilization system achieves 5-stop image stabilization
- Focus lens is driven by a linear motor for fast and near-silent autofocus performance
- Fluorine coating applied to front lens elements for improved durability
- Compatible with XF1.4x and XF2.0x teleconverters
This new 80mm lens will be available from Fujifilm starting in November of 2017 and will be retailing for $1199.95. Stay tuned and we will have pre-order links as soon as they are available.
The Fujifilm 80mm f2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro is a pretty long lens that on any Fujifilm body feels a bit unbalanced due to its size. But with that said, there are a lot of controls on this lens. There is a focus limiter and OIS built in, and so those switches are near the lens mount.
Of course, the Fujifilm 80mm f2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro has the token aperture ring that the system has always used. Then there is the focusing ring I’m very confident few photographers will actually use.
Otherwise, there isn’t a whole lot to the Fujifilm 80mm f2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro. It has a pretty simple interface.
The Fujifilm 80mm f2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro has weather sealing built in. Considering that I’ve taken Fujifilm’s cameras and many of their lenses out into the rain with no problems before, I’m not worried about the build quality of the 80mm f2.8. But with that said, it’s a very big, long lens. It looks larger than many options from the GFX lens lineup.
Ease of Use
The best way to use the Fujifilm 80mm f2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro is to simply just set it to autofocus and work with it that way. The lens will focus quickly in good lighting and will focus very closely.
In the good lighting that I tested the Fujifilm 80mm f2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro out in, the autofocus was speedy. Even at the macro ranges, it didn’t really suffer. However, consider the fact that this lens focuses from the closest out to the furthest focusing distance without very much of a problem and without any major lag. That’s pretty impressive.
The Fujifilm 80mm f2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro that we played with is a prototype. However, the bokeh and sharpness are all very good.
Fujifilm 80mm f2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro First Impressions
While I’m still a bit confused about the Fujifilm 80mm f2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro and where it exactly stands in the Fujifilm lens lineup, I’m very satisfied with its image quality. Perhaps more time with the lens will change my mind.