Architecture and Landscape with Chye Guan, Tan & the Fujinon XF8-16mm F2.8 LM WR.

Hi everyone, as promised in the mini review of the XF8-16mm F2.8 lens here, I am now most proud to share the works of Chye Guan, Tan with the Fujinon XF8-16mm F2.8 , X-T2 setup.

Chye Guan is an accomplished enthusiast photographer with a flair and experience in landscape and architecture photography, (amongst other genres) and he has been featured multiple times on Flickr Explore and in periodicals and magazines.

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Published in the “Centre for Liveable City”, 10th Anniversary Publication.
X-T2, XF10-24mm F4. 

Shooting architecture and landscape with an ultra wide angle lenses implies dealing with possible distortion, managing a point of focus in amongst the wide-ness and of course, applying excellent post processing skills which to me, are all skills in themselves which need a good eye and yes, experience.

As such, with the XF8-16mm F2.8 in hand, it was obvious to me I had to get it into the hands of a photographer who would be able to give the lens a fair trial in real life usage conditions and yes, Chye Guan indeed impressed and below are 3 samples from him that he had managed to produce amongst his busy schedule and days of lousy weather.

Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum

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X-T2, XF8-16, @8mm, ISO200, F8, 1/30, 1/13, 1/5, blended

Gardens by the Bay

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X-T2, XF8-16, @8mm, ISO200, F8, 1/25, 1/10, 1/4, blended

Teban Gardens

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X-T2, XF8-16, @8mm, ISO200, F8, 1/160, 1/50, 1/15, Lightroom HDR

These are images which to me place the XF8-16mm in a clear position that this is an most impressive offering from Fujifilm in the UWA arena with corner to corner sharpness and yes, the absolute image resolving abilities to match X-Trans IV and beyond.

And yes, proof to me that as with most if all not equipment, the beautiful marriage of the user and the right equipment can indeed bring out the fullest potential.

For the higher resolution views, do visit and Follow Chye Guan’s works here


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Thank you.

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