25 Aug Fujinon XF 50-140mm f2.8 R OIS WR Review
What’s it like to use in real life? This is more a personal view of using the Fujifilm XF 50-140mm F2.8 in a real-life situation, rather than an actual review. It’s my experience and initial thoughts after using this lens in the field for a few days on a professional job.
I don’t have the time, or the brain frankly, to do a lot of shots of test charts. I feel there are plenty of people that do that rather well already. So why try to compete with them? If you want that, then you may have to look elsewhere. If you want to know what it’s like to actually use in battle, then read on.
I had not ever considered buying a big telephoto zoom for my Fujifilm system before. To me, and I’m sure many others it kind of defeats the point of this lightweight system to then stick a huge lens on the front. I guess I’m talking from a personal photography point of view. I see the Fujifilm X system as fundamentally a lightweight travel solution, where I use primes and have to carry my whole kit all day. Rather than say a commercial shoot where I might be able to work from a vehicle base or green room.
So when I was asked if I would do a last minute commercial stills job for a company I had a history within video