The Fujifilm XF 100-400mm F4.5-F5.6R LM OIS WR, the name is as long as the lens, was released during early 2016, thankfully i have the opportunity to loan one during the photowalk organised by Fujifilm Singapore at Gardens by the Bay.
I am mainly a street and event enthusiastic photographer (being humble), so handling this lens is pretty new to me. I’ll won’t go into the technical aspect, but just share with you my thoughts of this big gun as we go thru the photos i’ve taken below.
Before i proceed, here’s a picture of me holding the Fujifilm X-T1 with XF100-400 in one hand, and the palm sized Fujifilm X70 on the other, taken by talented documentary photographer Mindy Tan; http://mindytan.com/ < more fantastic photo in her sites, so go and take a look.
First impression, the weight is lighter compared to other full frame tele zoom lens, of course, usually people will mount this onto a tripod, but still i don’t feel much fatigue after 3 hours of walk.
There was ample space to allow me to hunt the plants from a distance, i love the bokeh effect and the images are sharp, and thanks to the OIS
The Fujifilm XF 100-400mm F4.5-F5.6R LM OIS WR lens gives me a different approach in taking street photos, it makes me lazy by snapping on subjects without hoping over, i felt like a snipper hitting on my subjecting silently than a street thug jabbed the people with a dragger. Still, holding this lens attracts a lot of attention from passerby, i could hear people whispering: “wah lens so big” it’s like referring to: “wah your d*** so big” ~ LOL
Anyways, this is a really nice gems, still, it will only make sense if i am a hardcore bird shooter or, a commercial photographer wildlife, sports.
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