Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f2.8 review - Quality

Quality

To measure and compare the sharpness of the Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f2.8 lens, I photographed the following scene with it and the XF 10-24mm f4 OIS at a variety of focal lengths and apertures. I’ll start with the XF 8-16mm f2.8 in isolation at 8mm, before then directly comparing it against the XF 10-24mm f4 OIS at 10mm and 16mm. I’ll then conclude with the XF 10-24mm f4 OIS at 24mm in isolation for reference. In each case I’ll present crops from the corner and centre at 100%, and have indicated the areas with red rectangles in the complete views.

 

 

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Above: Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f2.8 at 8mm

 

Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f2.8 at 8mm. Corner crops

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Above: Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f2.8 at 8mm f2.8. 100% crop from corner

 

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Above: Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f2.8 at 8mm f4. 100% crop from corner

 

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Above: Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f2.8 at 8mm f5.6. 100% crop from corner

 

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Above: Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f2.8 at 8mm f8. 100% crop from corner

 

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Above: Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f2.8 at 8mm f11. 100% crop from corner

 

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Above: Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f2.8 at 8mm f16. 100% crop from corner

 

 

Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f2.8 at 8mm. Centre crops

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Above: Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f2.8 at 8mm f2.8. 100% crop from centre

 

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Above: Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f2.8 at 8mm f4. 100% crop from centre

 

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Above: Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f2.8 at 8mm f5.6. 100% crop from centre

 

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Above: Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f2.8 at 8mm f8. 100% crop from centre

 

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Above: Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f2.8 at 8mm f11. 100% crop from centre

 

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Above: Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f2.8 at 8mm f16. 100% crop from centre

 

 

 

 

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Above: Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f2.8 at 10mm

Fujifilm XF 8-16mm vs XF 10-24mm at 10mm. Corner crops

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Above left: Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f2.8 at 10mm f2.8. 100% crop from corner

 

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Above left: Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f2.8. Above right: Fujifilm XF 10-24mm. 100% crops from corners at 10mm f4

 

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Above left: Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f2.8. Above right: Fujifilm XF 10-24mm. 100% crops from corners at 10mm f5.6

 

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Above left: Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f2.8. Above right: Fujifilm XF 10-24mm. 100% crops from corners at 10mm f8

 

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Above left: Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f2.8. Above right: Fujifilm XF 10-24mm. 100% crops from corners at 10mm f11

 

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Above left: Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f2.8. Above right: Fujifilm XF 10-24mm. 100% crops from corners at 10mm f16

 

 

 

Fujifilm XF 8-16mm vs XF 10-24mm at 10mm. Centre crops

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Above left: Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f2.8 at 10mm f2.8. 100% crop from centre

 

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Above left: Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f2.8. Above right: Fujifilm XF 10-24mm. 100% crops from centres at 10mm f4

 

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Above left: Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f2.8. Above right: Fujifilm XF 10-24mm. 100% crops from centres at 10mm f5.6

 

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Above left: Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f2.8. Above right: Fujifilm XF 10-24mm. 100% crops from centres at 10mm f8

 

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Above left: Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f2.8. Above right: Fujifilm XF 10-24mm. 100% crops from centres at 10mm f11

 

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Above left: Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f2.8. Above right: Fujifilm XF 10-24mm. 100% crops from centres at 10mm f16

 

 

 

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Above: Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f2.8 at 16mm

 

Fujifilm XF 8-16mm vs XF 10-24mm at 16mm. Corner crops

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Above left: Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f2.8 at 16mm f2.8. 100% crop from corner

 

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Above left: Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f2.8. Above right: Fujifilm XF 10-24mm f4. 100% crops from corners at 16mm f4

 

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Above left: Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f2.8. Above right: Fujifilm XF 10-24mm f4. 100% crops from corners at 16mm f5.6

 

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Above left: Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f2.8. Above right: Fujifilm XF 10-24mm f4. 100% crops from corners at 16mm f8

 

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Above left: Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f2.8. Above right: Fujifilm XF 10-24mm f4. 100% crops from corners at 16mm f11

 

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Above left: Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f2.8. Above right: Fujifilm XF 10-24mm f4. 100% crops from corners at 16mm f16

 

 

 

Fujifilm XF 8-16mm vs XF 10-24mm at 16mm. Centre crops

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Above left: Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f2.8 at 16mm f2.8. 100% crop from centre

 

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Above left: Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f2.8. Above right: Fujifilm XF 10-24mm f4. 100% crops from centres at 16mm f4

 

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Above left: Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f2.8. Above right: Fujifilm XF 10-24mm f4. 100% crops from centres at 16mm f5.6

 

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Above left: Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f2.8. Above right: Fujifilm XF 10-24mm f4. 100% crops from centres at 16mm f8

 

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Above left: Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f2.8. Above right: Fujifilm XF 10-24mm f4. 100% crops from centres at 16mm f11

 

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Above left: Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f2.8. Above right: Fujifilm XF 10-24mm f4. 100% crops from centres at 16mm f16

 

 

 

 

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Above: Fujifilm XF 10-24mm f4 at 24mm

 

Fujifilm XF 10-24mm f4 at 24mm. Corner crops

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Above: Fujifilm XF 10-24mm f4. 100% crop from corner at 24mm f4

 

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Above: Fujifilm XF 10-24mm f4. 100% crop from corner at 24mm f5.6

 

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Above: Fujifilm XF 10-24mm f4. 100% crop from corner at 24mm f8

 

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Above: Fujifilm XF 10-24mm f4. 100% crop from corner at 24mm f11

 

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Above: Fujifilm XF 10-24mm f4. 100% crop from corner at 24mm f16

 

 

 

Fujifilm XF 10-24mm f4 at 24mm. Centre crops

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Above: Fujifilm XF 10-24mm f4. 100% crop from centre at 24mm f4

 

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Above: Fujifilm XF 10-24mm f4. 100% crop from centre at 24mm f5.6

 

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Above: Fujifilm XF 10-24mm f4. 100% crop from centre at 24mm f8

 

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Above: Fujifilm XF 10-24mm f4. 100% crop from centre at 24mm f11

 

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Above: Fujifilm XF 10-24mm f4. 100% crop from centre at 24mm f16

 

 

 

Here are some additional results with the XF 8-16mm at 8mm.

 

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Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f2.8 at 8mm. Corner crops

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Above: Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f2.8 at 8mm f2.8. 100% crop from corner

 

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Above: Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f2.8 at 8mm f4. 100% crop from corner

 

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Above: Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f2.8 at 8mm f5.6. 100% crop from corner

 

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Above: Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f2.8 at 8mm f8. 100% crop from corner

 

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Above: Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f2.8 at 8mm f11. 100% crop from corner

 

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Above: Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f2.8 at 8mm f16. 100% crop from corner

 

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Above: Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f2.8 at 8mm f22. 100% crop from corner

 

Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f2.8 at 8mm. Centre crops

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Above: Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f2.8 at 8mm f2.8. 100% crop from centre

 

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Above: Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f2.8 at 8mm f4. 100% crop from centre

 

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Above: Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f2.8 at 8mm f5.6. 100% crop from centre

 

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Above: Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f2.8 at 8mm f8. 100% crop from centre

 

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Above: Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f2.8 at 8mm f11. 100% crop from centre

 

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Above: Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f2.8 at 8mm f16. 100% crop from centre

 

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Above: Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f2.8 at 8mm f22. 100% crop from centre

 

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