Along with the model new fifth Era X Collection digicam that Fujifilm unveiled final week, the X-H2s, Fujifilm additionally launched two model new lenses, as properly, together with the much-anticipated XF150-600mm f/5.6-8.
I do know, I do know… that is the one which a variety of you will have been ready for.
This new excessive telephoto-zoom options excessive efficiency optics, climate sealing, and unbelievable new choices for framing and capturing your distant scenes, whether or not you shoot stills or movement.
XF150-600mm f/5.6-8 R LM OIS WR
Rumors of recent XF150-600mm f/5.6-8 started circulating final 12 months, and so there was a lot hypothesis about what it could really appear like when it was lastly launched.
Now that it’s lastly right here, the main points of this new super-telephoto are fairly spectacular. To start with, it’s quite a bit inexpensive than I might have thought. Given the Fuji’s “white barrel” 200mm /f2 lens is simply shy of $6K, I figured that the XF150-600 could be fairly a bit greater than $1,999.00.
I’m glad I used to be incorrect, as a result of ar this value, it makes Fuji’s 150-600 a really viable possibility for a variety of sports activities, wildlife and nature photographers who need this sort of focal size and efficiency.
Costing solely $100 greater than Fuji’s superior XF100-400 lens, the brand new XF150-600 affords an excessive amount of worth for the value, measurement and weight, and it strikes a powerful steadiness between lengthy attain and comparatively transportable design.
Sure, it has extra glass, a bigger entrance aspect, a barrel that’s 4 inches longer, and one half pound heavier, however contemplating that the angle of view is one third longer, these are cheap concessions. The Fuji engineers did some severe quantity crunching on this one.
Now the longest focal size X-Mount lens within the line, the brand new XF150-600mm lens provide you with an extremely intensive view, and the pace to again it up. Utilizing Fuji’s Linear Autofocus Motor with inside zoom and focusing, and On-Lens focusing controls, this lens permits for very quick and correct autofocus if you’re capturing these very distant or quick-moving topics, like… ahem… birds.
Mix it with the following era AF algorithms and efficiency that was launched within the new X-H2s, and also you’ll long-lens autofocus pace that you possibly can solely dream about a number of years in the past. This combo just about makes essentially the most succesful BIF setup you possibly can think about.
The optical design options 24 components in 17 teams, together with 4 Tremendous ED and three ED components to cut back chromatic aberrations and shade fringing, and assist retain a really excessive diploma of readability, shade accuracy and crispness entry your complete zoom vary.
Weighing at 3.5 lbs (1,605g) Fuji’s 150-600 is about 20% lighter than most different 150-600 lenses available in the market. (Tamron’s model is 4.38 lbs, and Sigma’s is over 6 lbs.)
And whereas it’s not an excellent quick lens with its sliding f/5.6-8 aperture, with at this time’s sensor know-how, extremely excessive ISO efficiency and its 5-stop OIS picture stabilization, capturing at these apertures is hardly the deal breaker that it was.
Certain, these numbers push out to f/11 and f/16 when utilizing the 1.4X and 2x Teleconverters respectively, however even that’s not the tip of the world, particularly on the newer Fuji our bodies. In fact, utilizing these adapters, you’re capable of push the view out to an ordinary 35mm equal focal lengths out to a max of a mind-blowing 1,828mm.
So, with out the teleconverter, the 150-600 offers you nearly a thousand millimeters of zoom. With the 2x, you’re pushing shut to 2 thousand millimeters.
Both means, you may’t count on to get that form of size with none compromises, however once more, by cranking the ISO dial up, you’ll be capable to nail your topics with an extremely shut view and nonetheless get sharp images that exhibit a powerful degree of element.
So yea, the brand new XF150-600mm f/5.6-8 is under no circumstances a small lens, nor does it have an exceptionally quick max aperture, however anybody who hoped that it could be both of these issues resides in a dream world.
Or they have been ready to spend an entire lot extra money.
Fortunately, with this new lens, Fujifilm has provided an unbelievable excessive performing artistic software that gives cheap measurement and wight, and a a lot cheaper price tag than most of us have been considering.
And it’s coming before many people had anticipated. Not figuring out any particulars, I figured we wouldn’t see it till fall. It’s really slated to ship on July 7. So yea… if you happen to get your preorder in, you simply may be capable to have it on your mid summer time trip!
I gotta hand it to Fujifilm; they mentioned this was coming, and man, did they ship in a means that I believe surprised lots of people. Then once more, who is aware of glass and lens design like Fujifilm?
I haven’t had the prospect to do that lens out for myself, however I’m actually trying ahead to giving it a run and seeing what it could do!