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

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holashobby Regular Member • Posts: 242
Re: How much is the XF 16-80mm f/4 going to cost?

Cagey75 wrote:

A_Mist wrote:

Cagey75 wrote:

If that is the case I don't see why anyone would want it over the already excellent 16-55 2.8? Sure, it's shorter, but give me the 2.8 over a bit of extra reach any day of the week.

It’s not hard to see. Longer reach and OIS.

It is hard to see for me otherwise I wouldn't have posted. For XH1 users like me ois is insignificant, and a bit of extra reach is doing what exactly? Because at f4 it's not great for portraiture, it's too short for wildlife, what exactly is the region between 55 and 80 at f4 doing for you that people are so excited for? At that price I think I'd much rather have the 18-55 and a 90 f2 but hey, let people spend their money how they like. I just can't see the excitement.People seem to think it's going to be a lot smaller and lighter than the 16-55, I doubt it. If it's longer and also has ois, then it's not going to be small, lighter perhaps if its mostly plastic. Even if I needed the ois I'd find this hard to get exited about. The 18-135 already exists.

This XF lens is wider and longer than the 18-55 and real-life mock-ups show that it will be smaller than the 18-135 and much smaller than the 16-55 with a larger aperture than the 18-135 for most of its focal range

16-80 vs 18-135

16-80 on an X-T3

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