60points

Fujifilm Fujinon XF 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR

84points

Fujifilm XF 50mm f/2 R WR

Fujifilm Fujinon XF 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR
Fujifilm XF 50mm f/2 R WR
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Fujifilm Fujinon XF 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR vs Fujifilm XF 50mm f/2 R WR

Fujifilm Fujinon XF 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR
Fujifilm XF 50mm f/2 R WR

Why is Fujifilm Fujinon XF 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR better than Fujifilm XF 50mm f/2 R WR?

  • 0.09m shorter minimum focus distance
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    0.3mvs0.39m
  • 51.5° wider maximum angle of view
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    83.2°vs31.7°
  • 0.01x Better magnification factor
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    0.16xvs0.15x
  • 5mm longer maximum focal length
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    55mmvs50mm
  • 2.7° narrower minimum angle of view
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    29°vs31.7°
  • 34mm shorter minimum focal length
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    16mmvs50mm
  • Is a normal lens
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Why is Fujifilm XF 50mm f/2 R WR better than Fujifilm Fujinon XF 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR?

  • 455g lighter
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    200gvs655g
  • 28.57% wider aperture at minimum focal length
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    f/2.0 vs2.8f
  • 0.8f wider aperture at maximum focal length
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    2fvs2.8f
  • Has full-time manual focus
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  • Has a silent focus motor built into the lens
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  • Has or is a prime lens
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  • Lens hood is reversible
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  • Includes lens hood
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Price comparison

General info

1.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Fujifilm Fujinon XF 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR
Fujifilm XF 50mm f/2 R WR
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
2.Has a metal mount
Fujifilm Fujinon XF 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR
Fujifilm XF 50mm f/2 R WR
A metal mount is generally superior to a plastic mount as it is more durable.
3.weight

655g

200g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
4.has or is a prime lens
Fujifilm Fujinon XF 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR
Fujifilm XF 50mm f/2 R WR
A prime lens has a fixed focal length. In general, these are sharper, with a wider aperture.
5.Lens hood is reversible
Fujifilm Fujinon XF 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR
Fujifilm XF 50mm f/2 R WR
The lens hood can screw onto the lens in reverse so that you can keep it on your camera at all times, ready to use.
6.maximum focal length

55mm

50mm

A longer maximum focal length allows you to focus in on a small part of a scene, and offers a narrower angle of view than shorter focal lengths.

Optics

1.maximum angle of view

83.2°

31.7°

At the shorter end of the lens you get the widest angle of view. This allows you to fit more of the scene into the photograph (based on APS-C format).
2.magnification

0.16x

0.15x

A true macro lens has a magnification of 1:1. This means that the image produced is a life-size representation of the subject being photographed.
3.minimum angle of view

29°

31.7°

At the longest end of the lens you get the narrowest angle of view. This allows you to fit a small portion of the scene into the photograph, such as when you are zooming in on a subject (based on APS-C format).

Aperture

1.wide aperture (main camera)

f/2.8

f/2.0

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.
2.widest aperture at maximum focal length

2.8f

2f

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.
3.Has rounded aperture blades
Fujifilm Fujinon XF 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR
Fujifilm XF 50mm f/2 R WR
Similar to the number of aperture blades, rounded blades affect the way the light gets through to the sensor. Rounded blades, often only found on more expensive lenses, improve the appearance of the out-of-focus areas. This allows you to attain better, softer looking bokeh in your photos.
4.aperture blades

9

9

The aperture controls how much light gets through to the camera’s sensor. More blades is often an indicator of a better quality lens. It also allows you to achieve much nicer looking bokeh when blurring out your background, whereas a lens with less blades will often produce harsher, more polygonal bokeh.

Focus

1.Has focus motor
Fujifilm Fujinon XF 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR
Fujifilm XF 50mm f/2 R WR
Lenses with a built-in focus motor can autofocus even if the camera does not have its own focus motor.
2.Has full-time manual focus
Fujifilm Fujinon XF 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR
Fujifilm XF 50mm f/2 R WR
With full-time manual focus, you can move the focus ring whilst it is in AF (autofocus) mode. This means that you can make manual adjustments once the AF has finished, without changing to manual mode.
3.has a silent focus motor built into the lens
Fujifilm Fujinon XF 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR
Fujifilm XF 50mm f/2 R WR
Lenses with built-in focus motor focus faster and more quietly than lenses without a focus motor which rely on the camera's body focus motor.
4.minimum focus distance

0.3m

0.39m

This is the closest distance that the lens can focus. A shorter minimum focus distance allows you to get closer to your subject, and is particularly important when doing macro photography.

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