08 Apr Field review: Fujifilm XF 70-300 F4-5.6 R LM OIS WR

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The Fujifilm Fujinon XF 70-300mm F4-5.6 R LM OIS WR is a very versatile, compact telephoto zoom lens for the company’s APS-C X-mount, arguably filling a much needed gap in the company’s lineup.

The XF 70-300mm offers a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 105-450mm after accounting for the APS-C sensor size.

Given its far-reaching telephoto, it’s well-suited to sports and nature photographers. Thanks to impressive close-focusing capabilities, it makes for a decent macro lens, too. And that ability to focus up close also means it’s better-suited to portraits with blurred backgrounds than you might otherwise expect, given its not-so-fast aperture. Its high performance, with good sharpness across the frame, lack of chromatic aberrations, fast autofocus, and very effective image stabilization make it a very versatile addition to Fujifilm’s XF lineup.

Available from March 2021, the Fujifilm Fujinon XF 70-300mmF4-5.6 R LM OIS WR carries a list price of $799.

Key specifications: Focal length: 70-300mm (105-450mm with APS-C crop) Aperture range: F4.0 wide / F5.6 tele – F22 Stabilization: Yes, 5.5 stops Weather-sealed: Yes, seals throughout Filter thread: 67mm Close focus: 0.83m (32.7″) across zoom range Maximum magnification: 0.33x tele (0.5x equivalent for APS-C) Diaphragm blades: 9 Hood: Included Weight: 580g (1.29 lb) Optical construction: 17 elements in 12

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