Fujifilm Fujinon XF 16-80mm F4 R OIS WR review

Is the Fujifilm Fujinon XF 16-80mm F4 R OIS WR the most useful X-mount standard zoom of all? It certainly ticks a lot of boxes

Fujinon XF 16-80mm F4 R OIS WR
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Digital Camera World Verdict

The Fujinon XF 16-80mmF4 R OIS WR is not the fastest X-mount lens in the Fujinon line-up – that's the XF 16-55mm f2.8 R LM WR – but it's smaller, lighter, cheaper, has a 5x zoom range and optical stabilisation, so losing one f-stop in maximum aperture seems a small price to pay. We found it a consistently good performer in outdoor shooting (not so much at close range in the lab), and its build quality and handling are as good as it gets... and ALL lenses should have an aperture ring like this one!


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    5x zoom range

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    Physical aperture ring

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    Optical stabilisation

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    Build quality and handling


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    'Only' f/4

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    Optically good not stellar

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Fujifilm's Fujinon XF 16-80mm F4 R OIS WR has been out for a while, but early scarcity means it has taken us a while to get a full production sample for review. It’s a really interesting standard zoom for Fujifilm X-mount cameras, and for a number of reasons.

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Rod Lawton

Rod is an independent photography journalist and editor, and a long-standing Digital Camera World contributor, having previously worked as DCW's Group Reviews editor. Before that he has been technique editor on N-Photo, Head of Testing for the photography division and Camera Channel editor on TechRadar, as well as contributing to many other publications. He has been writing about photography technique, photo editing and digital cameras since they first appeared, and before that began his career writing about film photography. He has used and reviewed practically every interchangeable lens camera launched in the past 20 years, from entry-level DSLRs to medium format cameras, together with lenses, tripods, gimbals, light meters, camera bags and more. Rod has his own camera gear blog at fotovolo.com but also writes about photo-editing applications and techniques at lifeafterphotoshop.com