I hope the Fujinon 16-80 f4 is better than Nikon’s 16-80

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I hope the Fujinon 16-80 f4 is better than Nikon’s 16-80
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Two years ago while still invested in Nikon DX DSLRs I was well on my way to purchasing the Nikkor AF-S DX 16-80 mm f/2.8-4E ED VR, at least until I saw this review of the lens, which stopped me in my tracks.

https://www.lenstip.com/458.11-Lens_review-Nikon_Nikkor_AF-S_DX_16-80_mm_f_2.8-4E_ED_VR_Summary.html

Considering the mediocre build quality, (micro AF motor with plastic gears, no WR), and softness at the edges and the long end,  the  Nikkor AF-S DX 16-80 mm f/2.8-4E ED VR is a disappointment to what I had expected,  which makes the $1100 price tag seem even more ridiculous.  The 16-80mm Nikkor  is really more of a $600 consumer grade lens IMO, and should be priced accordingly.

My hope is that Fujifilm does a much better job with their version of the 16-80mm lens than Nikon did with theirs. I don’t mind paying the high cost of the freight of the Fujinon 16-80, as long as it delivers. Let’s hope it does!

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Best regards,
Jon

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