02 Sep Fujinon 2x Converter Revisited in Mexico
Source: Maclean Photographic
Fujifilm X-T2 + XF100-400mm f4.5/5.6 + 2x Converter – 1/500s @ f11 ISO1600 – Focal length 800mmLast May I did a review of the Fujinon 2x converter that I had been testing for Fujifilm. My conclusions were that while the converter was a good fit with the XF50-140mm f2.8, the combination of the 2x and the XF100-400mm lens was a bit more of a considered purchase because of the limitations in use. CLICK HERE to read the review.
Fast forward to day two of the 6 Hours of Mexico and I found myself trackside with the 100-400mm attached to the X-T2. One of the corners needed some extra reach on the lens and I reached into the camera bag for the 1.4x converter which works very well on the long Fujinon. However I had left the smaller converter back in my office by mistake so I had to fit the 2x to the 100-400mm to fill the frame with the fast moving race cars.
The camera’s AF was set to AF-C and the combination worked adequately in tracking the cars. The hit rate did drop but when the X-T2 did lock onto the car it nailed the shot.
The five images on this page were all shot on the X-T2, the 100-400mm and the 2x converter.
I am very pleased with these results and while I will still favour the 1.4x converter for my work, at least the 2x offers me a usable alternative if I need to increase the focal length beyond 400mm.