"rumour" 70-300 4-5.6

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Re: "rumour" 70-300 4-5.6

CAcreeks wrote:

Mebyon K wrote:

HatWearingFool wrote:

To be fair the Fuji is cheaper. I got worried as soon as I saw the price. My old Zeiss 16-80 cost considerably more, but was a great lens. I was hoping that the Fuji would manage to at least match if not surpass a lens released in 2007, but sadly not.

But the Zeiss was 998$ in 2007 which equals $1242 in today’s money while the Fuji is $800. I really wish Fuji had gone for quality over cheapness. And the Nikon is $1066... that’s why so many of us were so worried when we saw the price of the Fuji, it didn’t bode well for its optical quality.

When Optical Limits and LensTip tested the two lenses you mention their summaries highlighted the same problems, although with different strengths and weaknesses, as those of the Fujifilm 16-80. As I stated in my original post, the fact is that a 5x zoom ratio and high optical quality are mutually exclusive. If you doubt that ask any high end optical design engineer.

Is this the Nikon lens you two are talking about? It looks excellent at 85mm though only f/5.6.


Maybe constant f/4 was an ill-advised design goal for the XF 16-80.

No, I think they’re referring to the Nikon 16-80 f/2.8-4: https://www.imaging-resource.com/lenses/nikon/16-80mm-f2.8-4e-ed-vr-dx-af-s-nikkor/review/

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