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Fuji Showcase Fujinon 100-400mm WR samples

Lightmancer

Super Moderator
Aug 13, 2011
164
Sunny Frimley
Damn, it's good...
This was a miserable, cold, rainy day. The wind was blowing the rain horizontally and there were scuds of snow in the breeze. It's the first time I've seen the Romans in long trousers. The X-Pro2 and 100-400mm combination is a killer. The detail in these photos speak for themselves. Most are full-frame. None have received any post processing sharpening, just tweaks to levels and contrast and of course monochroming in most cases. Everything's handheld. Loving this lens.


Guildford Passion 2016 XPro2 100-400 JC 5 mono
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Guildford Passion 2016 XPro2 100-400 Roman 4 mono
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Guildford Passion 2016 XPro2 100-400 Roman 3
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Guildford Passion 2016 XPro2 100-400 Soldier 2 mono
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Guildford Passion 2016 XPro2 100-400 People 8 mono
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Guildford Passion 2016 XPro2 100-400 People 7 mono
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Guildford Passion 2016 XPro2 100-400 People 1
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Guildford Passion 2016 XPro2 100-400 Spectators 1 mono
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Guildford Passion 2016 XPro2 100-400 Organiser 1
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Iansky

All-Pro
Dec 8, 2011
123
Cotswolds, UK
Very nice shots and even in the poor weather they are stunning with good contrast and clarity. When I see these types of images then read the rumour about Fuji launching not only an XT2 but also an XT2 Pro then I am becoming more inclined to strongly consider letting my full frame kit go and switching totally to Fuji - the listening gang!
 

drocco

New Member
May 28, 2016
3
Rhein-Main area, Germany
I bought the lens last weekend and I have to say, I am very impressed. The build quality is great, the image stabilization very impressive and the resulting pictures are gorgeous. In my opinion this is definitely an upgrade from the Olympus E-M1/Panaleica 100-400 combination I used before.

Some examples from my first outing with the lens. No post processing except for cropping.


I believe I shall fly
by Oliver Stör, auf Flickr


Please start the boarding now
by Oliver Stör, auf Flickr
 
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drocco

New Member
May 28, 2016
3
Rhein-Main area, Germany
Guys you are going to cost me a lot of money! Interesting to hear from drocco, who has used both this and the PanaLeica 100-400. Do you feel the IQ is better, the AF tracking? Please elaborate :)
I didn't used both lenses enough to write a definite article. I used the Panaleica 100-400 for a couple of weeks and had the Fuji 100-400 for a few days now. So don't take my words as the final answer.

Image Stabilizer: Very impressive on both lenses. I think the Fuji is better. I can hold shorter times than with the Panaleica. Maybe the Panaleica works better with a Panasonic camera with dual IS, I only used it with an Olympus E-M1.

Auto focus: AF-S is very quick on the Fuji, not much difference from the Olympus/Panaleica combination. Given all the things you read on the Fuji autofocus being slow I was very impressed. I definitely don't miss anything compared to Olympus/Panaleica. Manual focus works well on the Fuji. I could never really focus manually with any degree of reliability with the Olympus/Pana. The focus peaking on Fuji is definitely superior. To be honest, so far I didn't have the opportunity to use the AF-C on the Fuji so far, so I can't tell much here.

Size and weight: Well the Fuji has 40% more weight than the Pana, that is something you will definitely recognize.

IQ: From my experiences so far, I think the IQ of the Fuji is superior to the Panaleica. The images are definitely sharper, I get much more detail. However, I can't tell how much of this difference comes form the lens and how much from the larger sensor. I don't know how to explain this, but I also have the impression that the images look somewhat "larger" or "nearer" with the Fuji. It almost looks to me as if the angle of view is smaller than with the Panaleica (according to the specs it is not). The Fuji is also two-thirds of a stop faster at the long end, which helps with the shutter speed. I also prefer the colour rendering of the Fuji combination over the Olympus/Pana combination. It looks more natural in my opinion.
 
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