Fuji Fuji XF 50-140 first impressions or review coming?

flysurfer

Hall of Famer
Aug 31, 2011
Nope, I only use the ES in bright sunlight to go beyond 1/4000s (or 1/1000s in the X100T). Basically only when I have to.
 

Fiddlergene

Regular
Feb 17, 2013
I have the 55-200 and just recently got the 50-140. I almost always shoot on the wide side, hardly ever shoot long. But when I did, I found the 55-200 somewhat lacking because of the focus speed and chromatic aberration. Although the 50-140 is a much larger lens, having come from behemoth Nikon f2.8 lenses made the fuji seem very manageable. The focus speed is much faster. The OIS is far superior to the 55-200. I've been able to shoot at 140mm and 1/8th second and get good images in low light. It's a joy to just play with because it's so good.

I thought to keep the 55-200 for when I travel, but the more I use the 50-140, the less likely that is. If you can afford it (it ain't cheap) grab it!
 

flysurfer

Hall of Famer
Aug 31, 2011
I am basically down to the 18-135mm for real-world shooting when I'm traveling, as it's a good compromise regarding focal lengths, 5-stop OIS and size/weight. The 50-140 is better from an IQ and performance perspective, but it's also much larger and heavier, hence much less of a general-purpose tele zoom for me.
 

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