22 Jul Comparing the Sony A9 + 400mm f2.8 and the Fujifilm X-T3 + 200mm f2 + 1.4x converter at Le Mans

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As a Fujifilm X Photographer working in the field of motor sport I am very proud to help Fujifilm develop new cameras and lenses that helps them produce high quality products.  Since my last blog nearly a year ago, Fujifilm has launched the XF200mm f2 with the matched 1.4x converter, which now gives the X Series a top class fast telephoto prime lens that can compete with the ‘big boys’ on a level playing field.

I tested the 200mm prior to it’s launch and I was the first photographer in the UK to purchase this lens last autumn.  Over the past nine months I have used it extensively, usually on my X-T3, and I haven’t once regretted putting my money where my mouth is; it is a superb piece of glass and the best Fujinon XF lens by far!

I am always interested in seeing what the other manufacturers are doing and last year Sony launched the FE 400mm f2.8 G Master lens, the lightest 400mm f2.8 on the market.  Because the Sony system is full frame, the XF200mm f2 fitted with the 1.4x converter, gives a field of view almost identical to the Sony lens (280mm f2.8 = 420mm f2.8 taking the crop factor into account)

At the 2019 24 Hours of Le Mans Sony were in the media centre offering a service to the 500 photographers who cover the event.  I was invited to borrow a Sony A9 and 400mm f2.8 and a 1.4x converter, so I was eager to

Comparing the Sony A9 + 400mm f2.8 and the Fujifilm X-T3 + 200mm f2 + 1.4x converter at Le Mans posted on Maclean Photographic on .

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