Take a step back and step up to 1:1 shooting. Laser-sharp, super-fast focus area with delightful bokeh, the Fujinon XF 80mm F2.8 R LM OIS WR is an absolute standout at $1199.
Fujinon XF 80mm F2.8 R LM OIS WR Features
While ideal for portraits, and versatile enough for a range of subjects, the Fujifilm XF 80mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR is packed full of quality features made for superior macro performance.
It’s compatible with the XF1.4X and XF2.0X teleconverters, further enhancing its’ optimal performance in shooting up close.
The Fujifilm XF 80mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR is comprised of an optical construction of 16 elements in 12 groups, comprised of 3 ED extra-low dispersion elements, to cut down secondary axial chromatic aberration, and 1 Super ED super extra-low dispersion element, to lower secondary axial chromatic aberration even more. Fuji features its Super EBC coating to provide improved optical performance, an iris diaphragm with nine rounded blades and an aperture ring on the metal lens barrel.
The quiet and super-fast autofocusing system is made up of two focus groups, a “Front Group” and a “Rear Group” that suppresses aberration fluctuation with high accuracy via rails and ceramic ball-bearings driven by linear servo motors, dependent on the shooting distance. Since the lens groups move within the barrel, the length of the lens remains the same. No worrying about touching your subject accidentally.
It features an angle-of-view similar to that of a 122mm lens in a 35mm system, and a bright f/2.8 maximum aperture for low-light shooting and throwing the background completely out-of-focus.
A digital decoder controls the electronic manual focusing. It lacks the feeling of a mechanical lens, and there aren’t any markings on the lens either. However, similar to a mechanical lens, adjustments are finer the closer you focus. Overall, it’s very slow, noisy and precise.
Optical Image Stabilization
Both shift and angle shake, magnified by high magnification, are limited by using a gyro sensor and an acceleration sensor with high accuracy, giving it 5-stop image stabilization.
Weather Resistant Sealing
Through the use of 11 special seals on the lens barrel and fluorine coating, you can confidently shoot in temperatures as low as 14 degrees F, while raindrops slide off and smudges are removed with a microfiber cloth. The lens is dust resistant as well.
Due to a heavily damped aperture ring, you won’t be able to distinguish between third and full stops. It’s definitely slow and difficult to select apertures.
You’ll also find that you have to stop and reach back in order to get to the OIS and focus-limiter switches.
With image sharpness this great, you may not want to use it for portraits. And while the bokeh is very pleasing, it’s not up to the standard of other Fuji prime lenses.
Chromatic aberrations (CA) are completely controlled by the ED lenses, while spherical aberrations are eliminated by the aspherical lens.
There’s absolutely no subject distortion, making critical copy work or architectural photography flawless.
Falloff is completely invisible. Nor are there ghosts or color fringes.
Spherochromatism, aka “color bokeh” is nearly nonexistent, another reason this lens is a stand-out performer.
- Weather Resistant
- Super Sharp Optics
- Manual focus is very precise
- 1:1 macro magnification
- Optical Image Stabilization – 5 stops
- Teleconverter compatibility
- Quiet and lightning-fast AF
- Clunky and noisy. Not a good choice for video or action photography
- Big and heavy compared to most other XF lenses
- Made with more plastic than most of Fujinon’s XF
Fujinon XF 80mm F2.8 R LM OIS WR Review Conclusion
1:1 shooting with absolutely stunning clarity and quality bokeh, delivered with super-fast AF, and optical stabilization for an amazing handheld experience. On top of everything else, this Fujinon lens is weather and dust resistant. The Fujifilm XF 80mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR is the macro for serious photography.Check Price on Amazon