Fujifilm XF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 R LM OIS WR Lens Review (by ePhotozine)

ePhotozine has published the Fujifilm XF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 R LM OIS WR Lens review (tested on Fujifilm X-S10) saying that the Fujifilm XF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 R LM OIS WR Lens is an excellent performer at a reasonable price and a valuable addition to the Fujifilm repertoire of XF lenses.

Fujifilm XF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 R LM OIS WR Lens Key Features:

  • X-Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 107-457mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/4 to f/22
  • Two ED Elements, One Aspherical Element
  • Linear Autofocus Motor
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • Weather-Sealed Design
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

Fujifilm XF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 R LM OIS WR Pros

  • Excellent sharpness, well maintained throughout range
  • Low CA, flare, distortion
  • Highly effective OIS
  • Weather-resistant
  • Excellent handling
  • Beautiful bokeh
  • Reasonable cost
  • Focusing to macro distances
  • Compatibility with 1.4x and 2x converters

Fujifilm XF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 R LM OIS WR Cons

  • Edge sharpness at 300mm falls off
  • Switches on lens can be accidentally moved

Ephotozine from Conclusion:

Looking at what this lens actually offers the Fuji user, at a reasonable cost, it extends the focal length to a very desirable 300mm, whilst maintaining overall quality very well up to 200mm and keeping that crisp central sharpness right up to 300mm. The edges do fade somewhat at 300mm, but this may be a price worth paying as many subjects will be in the centre of the frame. It could even be turned to an advantage by having sharp portraits with more diffused edges. It is knowing what a lens can and can’t do that enables us to use its characteristics to aesthetic advantage.

So, overall the Fujifilm Fujinon XF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 R LM OIS WR is an excellent performer at a reasonable price and a valuable addition to the Fujifilm repertoire of XF lenses. Highly recommended.

Fujifilm XF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 R LM OIS WR Lens: $799 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

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