In addition to the model new fifth Generation X Series digital camera that Fujifilm unveiled final week, the X-H2s, Fujifilm additionally launched two model new lenses, as effectively, together with the much-anticipated XF150-600mm f/5.6-8.
I do know, I do know… that is the one which plenty of you’ve gotten 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 will truly appear like when it was lastly launched.
Now that it’s lastly right here, the small print of this new super-telephoto are fairly spectacular. First of all, it’s quite a bit inexpensive than I’d 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 improper, as a result of ar this worth, it makes Fuji’s 150-600 a very viable possibility 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 quite a lot of worth for the value, measurement and weight, and it strikes a formidable steadiness between lengthy attain and comparatively moveable design.
Yes, 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 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 in depth view, and the pace to again it up. Using Fuji’s Linear Autofocus Motor with inside zoom and focusing, and On-Lens focusing controls, this lens permits for very quick and correct autofocus while you’re capturing these very distant or quick-moving topics, like… ahem… birds.
Combine it with the subsequent technology AF algorithms and efficiency that was launched within the new X-H2s, and also you’ll long-lens autofocus pace that you could possibly solely dream about just a few years in the past. This combo just about makes probably the most succesful BIF setup you could possibly think about.
The optical design options 24 parts in 17 teams, together with 4 Super ED and three ED parts to cut back chromatic aberrations and colour fringing, and assist retain a really excessive diploma of readability, colour accuracy and crispness entry all the 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 a brilliant quick lens with its sliding f/5.6-8 aperture, with in the present day’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.
Sure, 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. Of course, 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 provides you virtually a thousand millimeters of zoom. With the 2x, you’re pushing shut to 2 thousand millimeters.
Either means, you’ll be able to’t count on to get that type of size with none compromises, however once more, by cranking the ISO dial up, you’ll have the ability to nail your topics with an extremely shut view and nonetheless get sharp pictures that showcase a formidable stage of element.
So yea, the brand new XF150-600mm f/5.6-8 is certainly not a small lens, nor does it have an exceptionally quick max aperture, however anybody who hoped that it will be both of these issues resides in a dream world.
Or they have been ready to spend a complete lot extra money.
Thankfully, with this new lens, Fujifilm has provided an unimaginable excessive performing artistic instrument that gives affordable measurement and wight, and a a lot lower cost 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 truly slated to ship on July 7. So yea… if you happen to get your preorder in, you simply may have the ability to 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 means that I believe shocked lots of people. Then once more, who is aware of glass and lens design like Fujifilm?
I haven’t had the prospect to do this lens out for myself, however I’m definitely wanting ahead to giving it a run and seeing what it could possibly do!