How much is the XF 16-80mm f/4 going to cost?

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Re: How much is the XF 16-80mm f/4 going to cost?

lewiedude2 wrote:

Yet it hasn't been labeled a Red Badge lens. I would think that the price would be around that of the 10-24. Currently at $899 on BandH.com, after the "permanent" $100 price reduction...list was $999. So, I will say $900. And, I don't need it or want it.

Yup, +1 for me as well.  I think for many who don't already have a favorite lens for travel, this might be the "pick of the litter."  However, for me, the 16-55 checks every box.  I like the constant aperture both for low light, and occasionally, a bit of subject isolation at the longer end of its FL range (though the latter is more rare in my case).  I also appreciate the superb IQ throughout the range.  I suspect if I had more use for the 55-80 range, then this would be an excellent choice for my kit, however, I would continue to opt for the 16-55 even if the 16-80 had been available at the time I bought it.

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