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;
|Lens type||Zoom lens|
|Max Format size||APS-C / DX|
|Focal length||100–400 mm|
|Image stabilisation||Yes (5 stops)|
|Lens mount||Fujifilm X|
|Number of diaphragm blades||9|
|Special elements / coatings||Five ED and 1 Super ED element + fluorine coating|
|Minimum focus||1.75 m (68.9″)|
|Motor type||Linear Motor|
|Focus method||Extending front|
|Focus distance limiter||Yes|
|Weight||1375 g (3.03 lb)|
|Diameter||95 mm (3.73″)|
|Length||211 mm (8.29″)|
|Zoom method||Rotary (extending)|
|Filter thread||82.0 mm|
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.