An Overview of the XF 50-140mm
An Overview of the XF 50-140mm
If the 16-55mm is the wide to mid ‘must have’ this is the f2.8 constant 70-200mm equivalent of the range. Sharp and clear edge to edge and through all the focal lengths. It’s packed full of all the latest and greatest tech Fuji could find, such as nano Gi coating, LMO (corrects for diffraction), HTEBC Coating (ensuring ghosting and flare are controlled), five ED lens elements and one Super ED lens, 23 glass elements in 16 groups then seven rounded aperture blades to create a smooth, circular bokeh. The worlds first triple Linear Motor and a massive 5.0 stop stabilisation too. Oh… and the lens is weather resistant, dust resistant and will work in -10°C low temperature.
In short – this is a game changer for Fuji and really does show what the company are capable of. A powerhouse of a lens. My buddy Chris over at thephoblographer.com/ sums this lens up very well….
‘Fujifilm’s X-system has been lacking a serious mid-to-long range telephoto zoom. The last and only zoom like this that we reviewed was the XF 55-200mm f3.5-4.8, which, given its construction, zoomed externally. It also had a variable aperture, and while it was slightly faster than most comparable zooms, it was still a variable aperture. Now, we have the XF50-140mm f2.8, a dense metal barrel with internal zooming, a big lens hood, and a tripod collar that makes the whole thing look like a spaceship.
The 50-140mm f2.8 has every design aspect that has distinguished Fujifilm’s X-series from the competition, and it’s the first real sign of Fujifilm’s commitment to broadening its reach, to making it a well-rounded system. It’s a major boon for folks looking to do sports photography who might’ve felt left out by the lack of telephoto zoom options where a constant aperture is a must. It’s also a major plus for portraitists who want a little variety in their focal lengths. And hey, it’s weather-sealed, too, which means that there should be no excuses for your not shooting in rain, sleet or snow.
This lens is, however, a significant investment. At $1,599, it’s one of those purchases that’ll put the rest of your “t0 buy” list on hold for a while. Neither the camera nor the lens makes the photographer, but certain types of photography command certain types of gear. Ultimately, it’s about creative vision, and that vision is made possible by proper tools. If you’re an X-Series shooter and you find that you’ve been needing a telephoto zoom, this is the lens to move up to. – Chris Gampat via thephoblographer.com/
Do check out this cool video from our friends at Fuji down under in Australia
The Key Features:
- High-performance telephoto zoom lens
- Perfect for capturing subjects at a distance
- Ideal for night photography
- Portable and great for travel photography
- F2.8 constant aperture
- Weather-resistant construction
- Durable, metal build quality
- 1m minimum focusing distance
- Powerful Image Stabilisation
- High-speed, quiet autofocus
- 23 elements 16 groups
- 72mm filter thread
- Fuji X lens mount
Best telephoto zoom lens Fuji make, near perfect
Price, size, weight
|Type||XF50-140mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR|
|Lens construction||23 elements in 16 groups (includes 5 extra low dispersion elements and 1 super extra low dispersion element)|
|Focal length||f=50-140mm (76-213mm)|
|Angle of view||31.7° – 11.6°|
|Focus range||Normal1m – ∞ (whole zoom position)Macro1m – 3m (whole zoom position)|
|Max. magnification||0.12x (Telephoto)|
|External dimensions||ø82.9mm x 175.9mm (Wide / Telephoto)|
|Weight||995g – excluding lens caps and hoods|