Fujifilm has introduced the XF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 R LM OIS WR lens, a comparatively compact zoom lens for the X-system that covers a broad zoom vary between 70mm and 300mm. Whereas not notably quick, it’s a lens that’s being positioned as “versatile.”
The 70-300mm f/4-5.6 weighs 1.27 kilos (580g) with a size of 5.21 inches (132.5mm) when retracted with a diameter of two.95 inches (75mm). It’s comprised of 17 parts in 12 teams, together with one aspherical ingredient and two extra-low dispersion (ED) parts.
The lens is appropriate with each the XF1.4X TC WR and XF2X TC WR teleconverters. When XF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 is paired with XF2X TC WR, it’s attainable to attain a most 35mm equal focal size of as much as 914mm with 2 stops of sunshine loss. When utilizing it with XF1.4X TC WR, XF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 will present a most 35mm equal focal size of 630mm with simply 1 cease of sunshine loss.
Fujifilm assures that with both teleconverter in use mixed with the lens, there ought to be no discount in autofocus efficiency.
The 70-300mm lens gives as much as 5.5 stops of optical picture stabilization and may be mixed with Fujifilm digicam methods with 5-axis in-body picture stabilization resembling the X-T4 or X-S10. That added stabilization ought to be notably useful at the lengthy finish of the lens’ focal lengths.
The lens makes use of a linear-motor drive system to allow quick and near-silent autofocus, which Fujifilm says permits it to completely leverage the autofocus methods in X-Collection cameras.
Whereas not a macro lens, the 70-300mm does enable for a relatively shut focusing distance of 32.6 inches with a most magnification of 0.33x. When connected to the 2x teleconverter, most magnification is expanded to 0.66x (the 35mm equal of 1:1 magnification) for even higher close-up photograph outcomes.
As is the case with a lot of Fujifilm’s lenses, the 70-30mm is weather-resistant, and seals have been utilized at 10 areas alongside the lens barrel to guard it towards mud and moisture, whereas additionally giving XF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 the capability to function at temperatures of right down to 14°F (-10°C).