Fujifilm Fujinon XF80mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro review

It's Fujifilm's best macro lens to date, but just how good is the Fujinon XF80mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro?

Fujifilm XF80mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro
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Digital Camera World Verdict

When it comes to choosing a macro lens for a Fujifilm X-mount mirrorless camera, the XF80mmF2.8 has to be the top choice. It performs well in the field, and is beautifully constructed, with the distinct benefits over its rivals of both autofocus and image stabilization. But it lacks the corner sharpness to make this a standout lens.


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    Fujifilm's only X-mount macro lens

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    1:1 magnification

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    Built-in image stabilization

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    Weather proofed

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    Great option for portraits


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    Effective focal length is 120mm - too long for some macro applications

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    Big and heavy on some Fujifilm bodies

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    Sharpness is soft in image corners

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Fujifilm's X-mount system is now ten years old, and to date the XF80mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro is the company's best macro lens to date. In fact, it has little internal competition. 

There is the Fujifilm XF60mm f/2.4 R Macro lens - but this is not a true macro lens offering a maximum 1:2 magnification ratio; moreover was released way back in 2012 when optical and autofocus performance were less exacting than the latest cameras demand.

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Chris George

Chris George has worked on Digital Camera World since its launch in 2017. He has been writing about photography, mobile phones, video making and technology for over 30 years – and has edited numerous magazines including PhotoPlus, N-Photo, Digital Camera, Video Camera, and Professional Photography. 

His first serious camera was the iconic Olympus OM10, with which he won the title of Young Photographer of the Year - long before the advent of autofocus and memory cards. Today he uses a Nikon D800, a Fujifilm X-T1, a Sony A7, and his iPhone 15 Pro Max.

He has written about technology for countless publications and websites including The Sunday Times Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, Dorling Kindersley, What Cellphone, T3 and Techradar.