Fujifilm XF50–140mm f2.8 R LM OIS WR Review
FUJIFILM XF50–140MM REVIEW
Hey guys I know its been a while but I’m back again, and this time with my review on the Fujifilm XF50–140mm f2.8 lens. The lens was used primarily for portraits and travel. I’ve taken this lens to British Columbia and California for about 3 weeks this past December. I’ve gotten familiar with the lens and how it operates. I’m not going to bore you with the specs, as I am not a specs person. I do not care about the nano coating, or how many blades it has on the inside of the lens (It’s 7, thanks Google!) all I care about is if they produce a great image or not. There are other reviews out there that have touched on these things but today I am going to talk about the handling and the use of the lens. I also want to give a special shoutout to Fujifilm Canada for sending me this lens out just in time for my travels. This review is not possible without their help! Thank you so much Fujifilm and let’s get into this!
When I picked it up for the first time I instantly fell in love with it. It has good amount of weight, the lens is made of metal so it doesn’t feel like a cheap lens. It comes weather resistant and that has come in handy for me during my 15 hour hike to Garibaldi Lake in Whistler, British Columbia. It was cold and wet with a little bit of snow falling, but shooting with the zoom lens was never an issue combo’d with the XT2.
Took this during our 15 hour hike around Garibaldi Lake, Whistler, British Columbia. Shot on the XT2 at the 50mm focal length. Edit in Lightroom to taste.
This lens is sharp, I’ve owned the 16–55mm F2.8 and was told the 50–140mm just as sharp! Below are some samples of the shots I’ve took on the trip. All shot on the Fujifilm XT2 and the 50–140mm
Here we are having fun in our hotel room in Whistler.
Yosemite National Park
I really love the compression on this lens. Here is Hillorie facing the Hollywood sign. This was a fun hike up the hills!
This lens just takes beautiful photo.
I love the fact that the lens have OIS, we hiked up the Hollywood Sign for sunset hours, as the sun was setting it got harder to shoot, lucky for me I can slow down my shutter speed because of the OIS and still get good results!
Here is a shot of some rocks at Yosemite National Park, featuring a man. The details are amazing.
Hollywood Hills during sunset.
Here we are at Joshua Tree National Park, I really love the image quality that this lens produce. SHARP
LOVE IT! It’s quick and silent, works well without a hitch!
Compared to the rest of the lens in the Fujifilm, the 50–140mm is heavy. It may be an issue for some that wants to keep their bag light for travels. I felt this during our 15 hour hike in British Columbia. The weight of the lens took a toll on me as the day went on during the hike.
With a price tag of over 2100$ CAD here in Toronto, it may be a bit much to invest in. There is the 55–200mm lens in the Fujifilm line as an alternative zoom lens for the price conscious folks.
There are a few people out there, that said that the bokeh is a bit distracting, I personally don’t mind it.
I love this lens! It produces insane images, this lens is for the wildlife, sports action shooter. The autofocus is quick and snappy, the constant f2.8 aperture for low light situations mixed with the OIS makes for one great lens. However the price tag can be a deterrent for some and at the end of the day, it’s really up to you. If you can’t justify the price tag, go for the cheaper alternative the Fujifilm 55–200MM!
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Please enjoy some more photos taken on this trip!
All photos were taken with the Fujifilm X-T2 and the Fujifilm XF50–140MM lens.
This post originally appeared on my photography + travel blog (www.NeverEndingWorldTour.com — which no longer exists) on February 5, 2018.