I must have been one of the first to pre-order the new Fujinon XF 80mm F2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro lens when it was first announced. I got mine today, a couple of days before the lens was to be released. I’m not sorry that I got it before most anyone else. From what I have read this macro is supposed to be special. First impression is that it is special.
I took some fading flowers out back to shoot in the late afternoon sun. I was shooting hand held at between F2,8 and F9 depending. The images I’m seeing are stunning. I was looking through the exposures I took this afternoon and this one stopped me in my tracks.
This image is pretty much straight out of the camera with the Fujifilm Provia/Standard film simulation applied and I opened the image up about 3/4 of a stop as I had the exposure compensation set to a -2/3 of a stop.
I’m seeing wonderful color, rich creamy backgrounds, and really sharp detail. I think I’m going to love this camera.
I’ve waited quite a while for this lens. Well waiting may not be the right word but drooling doesn’t sound as good, It was worth the wait.