Shooting With The Fujinon XF 80mm F2.8 Macro

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.

Rose (Fading) Fujifilm XF 80mm F2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro. ISO 200 1/125 sec at F 8.0

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.

Petals (Orange) Fujifilm X-T2 XF 80mm F2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro ISO 200 1/250 at F9.0

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.

One Reply to “Shooting With The Fujinon XF 80mm F2.8 Macro”

  1. Like you, I ordered early, but no satisfaction yet. I await the arrival while wiping the drool off my keyboard. I heard B&H sent a few out early. I am waiting on Adorama.

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