Fujinon XF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR lens launched

Qwich reviews the much awaited Fujinon XF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR lens.


Fujinon recently officially released it’s Fujinon XF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR lens, a model that’s been on the company’s roadmap for almost a year now. It’s a weather-sealed, superior telephoto lens that covers a 35mm focal length equivalent of 152-609mm. The lens has been designed for handheld shooting using a 5.0-stop image stabilization system (the most powerful one yet) and weighs under 1.4 kgs. It comprises of five ED lenses and one Super ED lens that helps reduce chromatic aberration, a phenomenon common in telephoto lenses. The lens is both water and dust resistant and can operate in temperatures as low as -10°C, making it suitable for a wide range of outdoor shooting conditions. The XF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR lens uses twin linear motors to deliver fast focusing on moving objects and is also compatible with the XF1.4 TC WR teleconverter, which makes it a 140-560mm f/6.3-8.0.

The specifications of the XF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR lens are as follows;

Principal specifications
Lens type Zoom lens
Max Format size APS-C / DX
Focal length 100–400 mm
Image stabilisation Yes (5 stops)
Lens mount Fujifilm X
Maximum aperture F4.5–5.6
Aperture ring No
Number of diaphragm blades 9
Elements 21
Groups 14
Special elements / coatings Five ED and 1 Super ED element + fluorine coating
Minimum focus 1.75 m (68.9)
Maximum magnification 0.19×
Autofocus Yes
Motor type Linear Motor
Full-time manual Yes
Focus method Extending front
Distance scale No
DoF scale No
Focus distance limiter Yes
Weight 1375 g (3.03 lb)
Diameter 95 mm (3.73)
Length 211 mm (8.29)
Sealing Yes
Zoom method Rotary (extending)
Power zoom No
Zoom lock Yes
Filter thread 82.0 mm
Hood supplied Yes
Tripod collar Yes


The Fujinon XF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR lens is currently available for $1,899, a little under Rs.1,30,000 and has been priced competitively. Other lenses that fall within this price range are the Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM, the Nikon AF-S Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6 E ED VR, and the Panasonic DG Vario-Elmar 100-400mm f/4-6.3 Aspherical.

Well-crafted, easy to use and with a high level of sharpness, the Fujinon XF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR lens is an excellent all-around choice for an ultra-telephoto lens for Fujinon cameras.