Patrick Leong of Finding Range recently published a review of the Fujinon 16-55mm f/2.8. In addition to a nice variety of photographs taken around New York City that give you a good idea of what the lens can do, Patrick covers all aspects regarding the lens including build quality, sharpness, bokeh, autofocus performance and overall optical quality.
Patrick’s impressions of the 16-55mm are excellent and he even goes as far as to say that at times, the lens can compete with some of the prime lenses found in the Fuji X series.
In his conclusion, he states that despite having a very good time with the 16-55mm f/2.8, he won’t buy a copy anytime soon. He has been shooting primes all his life and if he needs a zoom lens, he prefers the smaller form factor of the XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4. As he states himself:
I’m not a huge fan of zoom lenses. I’ve shot with primes all my life, and they work best for me. With that said, the XF 16-55mm f2.8 R LM WR lens is one of the few zooms in this range that I have enjoyed using quite a bit mainly because I really like the optics. However, I won’t be trading in my XF 18-55mm f2.8-4 anytime soon for one of these.
To read Patrick’s review, click here or on the image below.