WHY THE FUJIFILM XF 80MM MACRO IS MY FAVORITE LENS?
Fujifilm is an amazing company with great products, and their XF 80mm f/2.8 Macro lens is no exception. I’ve been shooting with the XF 80mm now for awhile, and I have to admit it’s easily one of my favorites. I don't claim to be a fabulous macro photographer, but I believe this lens has a home in most photographers bag.
The 80mm on a cropped sensor is equivalent to 120mm, which is ideal for a variety of shooting environments. The 120mm makes for a wonderful portrait lens. Between the nearly five stops of optical image stabilization (OIS) and the max aperture of f/2.8, a tripod isn't necessarily needed in most cases when shooting in a more macro environment. The lens easily focuses on subjects at approximately 10 inches, however to be exact per Fuji the minimum focus distance is 9.84 inches.
Fuji's build quality in my opinion has been top notch in regards to their glass and the XF 80mm is no different. With a metal body, weather sealing, large rubber focus ring which is silky smooth, and a large plastic lens hood, this lens is built to last. This lens is great for anyone who is on the street and on the go, as not only is it lighter and sharper, but rugged and useful in many different situations.
If you’re a Fuji shooter that’s looking for a great dual purpose telephoto lens, then look no further. Between its ability to shoot razor sharp macro shots and fantastic portraits, this lens will be in my bag for quite some time.