Along with the model new fifth Technology X Collection digital camera that Fujifilm unveiled final week, the X-H2s, Fujifilm additionally launched two model new lenses, as nicely, together with the much-anticipated XF150-600mm f/5.6-8.
I do know, I do know… that is the one which loads of you will have been ready for.
This new excessive telephoto-zoom options excessive efficiency optics, climate sealing, and unimaginable new choices for framing and capturing your distant scenes, whether or not you shoot stills or movement.
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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 truly 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. Initially, it’s loads 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 can be fairly a bit greater than $1,999.00.
I’m glad I used to be flawed, as a result of ar this value, it makes Fuji’s 150-600 a really viable choice for a variety of sports activities, wildlife and nature photographers who need this type of focal size and efficiency.
Costing solely $100 greater than Fuji’s superior XF100-400 lens, the brand new XF150-600 provides an excessive amount of worth for the value, measurement and weight, and it strikes a formidable steadiness between lengthy attain and comparatively transportable design.
Sure, it has extra glass, a bigger entrance ingredient, 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 affordable concessions. The Fuji engineers did some critical 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 whenever you’re capturing these very distant or quick-moving topics, like… ahem… birds.
Mix it with the following technology AF algorithms and efficiency that was launched within the new X-H2s, and also you’ll long-lens autofocus pace that you might solely dream about just a few years in the past. This combo just about makes essentially the most succesful BIF setup you might think about.
The optical design options 24 parts in 17 teams, together with 4 Tremendous ED and three ED parts to cut back chromatic aberrations and shade fringing, and assist retain a really excessive diploma of readability, shade accuracy and crispness entry the whole zoom vary.
Weighing at 3.5 lbs (1,605g) Fuji’s 150-600 is about 20% lighter than most different 150-600 lenses out there. (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 the moment’s sensor expertise, extremely excessive ISO efficiency and its 5-stop OIS picture stabilization, taking pictures at these apertures is hardly the deal breaker that it was once.
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 a typical 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 approach, you possibly can’t anticipate to get that form of size with none compromises, however once more, by cranking the ISO dial up, you’ll be capable of nail your topics with an extremely shut view and nonetheless get sharp images that showcase a formidable stage 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 had been ready to spend an entire lot extra money.
Fortunately, with this new lens, Fujifilm has supplied an unimaginable excessive performing inventive device that provides affordable measurement and wight, and a a lot cheaper price tag than most of us had been considering.
And it’s coming ahead of many people had anticipated. Not understanding any particulars, I figured we wouldn’t see it till fall. It’s truly slated to ship on July 7. So yea… should you get your preorder in, you simply would possibly be capable of have it in your mid summer season trip!
I gotta hand it to Fujifilm; they stated this was coming, and man, did they ship in a approach that I feel 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 definitely trying ahead to giving it a run and seeing what it may do!