Fuji XF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR lens Quick Look

Fuji XF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR lens Quick Look:

Hey everyone!  After reviewing gear from the micro four thirds world, I thought it would be great to jump back into some Fuji gear, which leads me to what I have to show you today.  I recently received the XF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR lens for review purposes, and I also asked to borrow the XF 1.4x TC WR Teleconverter as well.  Now, a lens like this is definitely something I don’t normally shoot with, since the longest focal length that I currently own is an 85mm equivalent.  I live in New York City, so I’m most comfortable with normal to wide angle lenses.  With the 1.4x teleconverter, the XF 100-400mm equates to a 213-853mm equivalent!  I also like to keep things light and compact, which the XF 100-400mm is not; the shipping box was huge, the lens itself weighs 3 pounds, and it looks massive on my X-T1.

But I’m very excited about this because it’s something completely different than what I’m used to, and I think we all need that sometimes.  Things get monotonous after a while.  In my eyes, this lens will definitely force me to look at things differently, and I should be able to get photos that I normally couldn’t with my existing gear.  The XF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 was released a couple of months ago, and I waited to review it because I plan to write a very thorough review.  I will use it throughout its entire range with and without the teleconverter, so I took some time to plan out what I wanted to shoot.  At least for me, using an 853mm focal length isn’t the easiest thing to do in NYC but it will probably be a lot of fun ;).

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So, I just wanted to show you some pics of it real quick.  Think of this as kind of an unboxing.  I got to let you all go because I’m going out now to take pictures with it, and if I have time, I may even go out at night to take some cityscape photos.  I’ll post whatever I get here, of course.  Thanks for stopping by!

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6 comments… add one
  • Nice! At its maximum range you can shoot Miss Liberty from Battery Park 😉

    • Patrick

      Hi Fa Brice,

      At maximum range with the teleconverter, I was able to get Miss Liberty all the way from Bay Ridge Brooklyn 😉 lol. Thanks for stopping by!

      Best,

      Patrick

  • and the x2 teleconverter is coming 😉 !!!

    • Patrick

      I just heard :)! I can’t wait to try it!

  • Elderin

    Fuji lenses are so nice. Super in the hands, great build and optics. In fact what i love most about the system 😉 Apsc is great if you want to shoot at a distance. This reach is phenomenal and the size is still reasonable for what it is. I am jealous 🙂

    • Patrick

      Hi Elderin,

      Yeah, I haven’t really run into a bad Fuji lens yet. Even back in the film days, they made good stuff in medium format. As for this lens, I am very reluctant to return it ;). It’s been real fun to use.

      Take care,

      Patrick

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