So this lens is WORSE than the 18-55 but people are reporting something different... Manufacturers really sells bad copies. Impossible to know what is the optical quality you buy !
Nice lens, but overpriced for this performance
Tell me your thoughts with a X-T4 or X-T30 for your results are in left field to mine.
Hi have this lens, but I shoot mainly video. What better option would you recommend?
I, if I have the 70-300 it is better 18-135 or 10-24 for nature ?
I bought this lens just this week. Since the firmware-updates are out, some of the weaker features are now really good. I love this lens, can't wait to go on the next hike with it! Thx for the review!
Such a versatile lens! Usually @80 mm its for portrait so centre sharpness is more important than in the corners
So it could be considered a good 23/50 with decent/softer extra reaches to 16 and 80.
Versatility, weather resistance, aperture ring... overall I think I'd prefer it to the 18/55, but anyway very honest and complete review. Instantly subscribed to the channel.
Contrast appears relatively low with this lens. Versus the 18-55mm f2.8/4.0, which would you prefer overall? Thank you./Warren
Thanks, an excellent review!! I love the comment, "Barrel distortion is pretty wild!!"
this or the 18-55 2.8/4 kit lens?
Oh dear, I nearly pulled the trigger on the X-T4 + 16-80 kit, but now I'm having second thoughts. My intended main use is travel and landscape photo- and videography, for which this lens seemed a perfect allrounder. What initially drew me to this lens over the 18-55 was my understanding of it being parfocal, its extended range and weather resistance. Out of these three advantages, only the last still seems to be standing: weather resistance; the lens clearly isn't truly parfocal and the lens is rather un-sharp in its extended range. But even then, I don't understand to which extend so-called weather resistance is effective, i.e. whether it contributes significantly to improving body and lens longevity when exposing them to humid environments. If it's not that much of a game changer, I might opt for the X-T4 + 18-55 kit after all, for its lower price point, even lower weight, higher speed on the wide end and apparent higher sharpness. Then, extend my range with an additional wide and tele lens in the future.
That long-distance focusing issue made it look defective. If that is standard then I'd never pay that price for this lens.
Thank you very helpful. What is the image quality performance at 35mm (similar to that at 23mm)?
I was considering picking up the X-T4 coupled with this lens. Your review just made me decide against it. The X-T4 is often compared with full-frame cameras, but this lens is a disgrace compared with the Canon or Sony 24-105mm f/4. Thanks for the great review!
did they fix the zoom focus problem?
18-55 2.8/4 o 16-80 4 in sharpnes?
1:35 -- That was unfortunate that you had a problem with this lens back in 2019 because it is absolutely not the case with my lens, at all. It's really smooth and precise. Plus, the problem when we zoom in and zoom out was fixed a couple of weeks later, so, please, don't be so rude with Fujifilm who listens to their community a lot, and certainly more than other companies today.
Thanks for testing. I could't resist and ordered the 16-80 with the intention of replacing my 18-55. Now i compared week for week and can't decide to sell my good 18-55 copy or the 16-80 lol.
Thanks for the review,
Reason it’s slow in focusing in low light is due to your camera model XT20, the newer XT4 and Xpro 3 focus a lot better faster in low at -6ev
Question , why would you want the IS off ? What benwfit is there to that over having it on 😕
Jordan should have mentioned that stopping down to f/4 is actually desirable in video for greater DoF, so the small aperture actually becomes less of an issue compared to shooting stills
So the iris 4 is constant through 16 to 80?
Hadn’t noticed the softness in edge and would a non photographic eye when printed? I purchased this over the other kit lens for that extra added reach. I’m happy with it and not sure if I would notice the difference. When purchased with Fuji body I saved $400!
Guys, no comments about the focus flickring while zooming on video mode? I was a bit desapoited with that aspect and you guys didnt even show that on the video part of the review
Pls suggest me i want to do street which camera is best fujifilm xs10 vs sony a6600
Jazz music reminds me of a used car salesman in Jersey, with some sort of a dodge or hustle to the stuff he's flogging.
Other than that, great video.
Does this lens have some kind of "lock mechanism" that prevents it from collapsing while walking around with the camera attached to a peak design clip?
That ghosting at 80 mm is incredible heavy.
I have the samyang 12mm f2, the 55-100mm f3.5-4.8, and the 18-55mm f2.8-4. I was thinking about selling the 18-55 for this one, what do you think? I think I would like the extra mm, but the softness is something I don't want to because I'll use this when travelling and it is mostly point and shoot in aperture mode
Made it to 1:21 , sorry Christo it looks like a dust pump to me.
Wait, so you cant turn of Stabilisation ? or you can do it only in camera ?
I’m pre ordering the new X-S10 and am really in doubt between the 18-55 and the 16-80. Which one produces sharper images and which one would you recommend?
Which one is better 18 to 55 or 16 to 80 for start?
thanks... I traded off my 16-55 for this lens... and happy with the smaller size and IS... f4 has not been an issue for me... soft corners has never been an issue for me...
I have yet to be distracted by onions rings unless they’re cold and soggy. I had to look closely after having my attention drawn and didn’t notice much of anything. I’m not a zoom kinda guy. I’m a one-camera-one-lens guy who only owns 4 cameras and 7 primes. I got the 16-80mm lens with my T4 because it’s a deal as a package and it will make my T3 more versatile and less likely to collect dust now that I have IBIS on another body. I know it’s an inanimate object but we’ve become friends and I wasn’t comfortable selling the T3 because I got a new body. That’s what my Ex did and I remember it didn’t feel good. Too many Walt Disney movies as a kid. Trash talk my Mini Cooper and you’re in deep shit.
I’ve read the IS goes off automatically when it senses no movement as on a tripod or your draw for that matter. But by now I’m sure you’ve heard this a dozen times.
Did this lens become sharper with the firmware updates or are the corners still very soft?
Considering this as landscape/hiking lens ...
Very helpful, and honest review. Thank you..
With the xt4, do u suggest I get the 16-80 if my only purpose is making short films? If not, what would u suggest?
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I have this set, but this lens in video handheld with ois is very very bad in moves pan tilt, very jerky,.
Too expensive for just “adequate” and “just ok”
I'm really loving your reviews. I got this lens with the xt-4 and after the firmware update the lens is pretty nice. I do think that for the price, the 18-55 is probably better (I don't have it tho). But I'm happy with it for home videos and pictures.
I also have the 50-140mm and really love it. I like to do landscape and outdoor photo/video with it. I wish there were more lenses like it on the Fuji line up in terms of auto focus and sharpness.
this was a great help, thank you kind sir.
Set MF mode to linear and you can focus properly.
Are lens rings made of rubber or metal?
Does 16-80 have LR?
5:04 shows F2.8. Do you really use 16-80 f4?
This lens has never come off my camera
Is the 80mm with macro 1:1 capabilities?
What do you think of fuji lenses in general.
@The Hybrid Shooter do u have a recommendation for a Fuji Parfocal Lens for video zooming? Do they even exist?
The castle on the hill is in Baden, Switzerland?
Did something change with the new updates according to you?
I have both em1 ii and xt 30. Can you pls suggest which set is perfect for travelling in terms of optical quality - XT30 with 16- 80 or EM1ii with 12 -100 pro. Your suggestion will be highly helpful to choose right one.
Superb lens for shooting video! It has changed the way I work.
At minute 5 you are showing the autofocus speed. The F stop shows as 2.8 ? This appears to be a different lens than you are reviewing.
Thanks for the detailed and honest review.looks like a good all around lens with excellent stabilization. The corner softness is the reason why I did not buy one. For how good all modern lens have become its pretty disappointing.
Quick one mate, you're gonna need to put a bracket underneath that shelf it's bowing badly. All those poor lenses are gonna fall.
Which prime lens you recommend to accompany this lens..?
How's the autofocus compared to the 18-55mm kit lens? I heard LM lenses are better for video autofocus. I'm currently using Canon but want to switch over to Fuji and I'm not sure which kit lens to get.
This is one of the kit lens that is bundled with the xs10 body. Giant shadow in any shots with the onboard flash :(
Excellent review - thank you!!
Salut!, Thank ya for your some-isue--thang. :)
I search for the same – stand now between 18-135 or 16-80 or 10-24 + 55-200.
The focus is just on video, not for photography.
So do you think on other bodies like the X-T200 will be the same problem while zooming?
So can you recommend objectives, where this zoom-work will work?
Glad to find your channel. I've always shot Canon but just started using an Xt-4 as well. Excited to see all your insights on the Fuji's and their lenses.
Like most Fuji zoom lenses, it is mediocre around the edges, the 18-55, the 18-135 and this 16-80, not even adding the qualities of the three come to anything decent ... Not even if I was crazy, I would buy one of these lenses.
hey everyone, I rlly hope i can get an answer here.Im about to invest in a xt4 with a 16-80.Is the zooming issue still there or has fuji fixed it?
Does this error occurs even when push in and focus set to manual??
Great review, Andrew! Does the 16-55 keep focus better when zooming during video? I'm deciding between the 16-80 and the 16-55. My one concern with the 16-55 is the weight. You said the 16-80 wasn't much heavier than the 18-55, so that helps me decide. Looks like you had a great time in Hawaii.
Great review, thank you. Can I ask, have they fixed the zoom focus/flicker issues yet?
Good honest review
What about 16-55 2.8 ?
What about focusing while zooming in case of Olympus m4/3?
did they fix the zoom focus issue?
Nice family, congratulations.
hi, great review! i have a question since it loses focus when zooming, are u still able to do dolly zooms properly?