Fujifilm XF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 reviews roundup

Fujifilm XF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 reviews roundup: should you buy it?

Fujifilm XF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR reviews roundup: is it worth the price?

Released in 2016, the Fuji XF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 is a high-end lens from Fujifilm, for animal and sports event photographers. It won a TIPA Award as best telephoto zoom lens, and an EISA Awards in the European compact system zoom lens category.

Specs: 

  • Mount: Fuji X-mount
  • Image Stabilization: Yes
  • Weather resistant: Yes
  • Full frame equivalent: 152-609mm
  • Weight: 1,375 kg (4.2 pounds)
  • Min. aperture: f/4.5
  • Max. aperture: f/22
  • Minimum focus distance: 1.75m
  • Filter size: 77mm
Fujinon XF100-400mmF4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR, Black
  • Focal length : XF100-400mm (152-609mm - 35mm Format Equivalent)
  • 21 elements 14 groups (includes 5 extra low dispersion elements and 1 super extra low dispersion element)
  • Focus range : 1.75m, Max.magnification : 0.19x (Telephoto)

What do the critics think of the Fuji 100-400mm?

Overall, most reviews on the web say that the Fujifilm XF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 is a good lens if you’re into wildlife or bird photography. It’s easy to use and delivers fantastic pictures.

Alternatives:

If you don’t have the money for the Fujifilm 100-400mm, you can try the Fuji 55-200mm. The focal lenght is not as great but if you want to do long-distance photography and you own a Fuji camera, that’s a good lens to start with.

Most reviews like…

  • Excellent manufacturing quality
  • Tropicalized (WR) which makes it resistant to dust, water and cold up to -10° C
  • Close focusing distance (1.75 m)
  • Sharpness is excellent up to about 300 mm
  • Autofocus is quiet
  • Incredible stabilization

Most reviews don’t like…

  • No indication on the aperture ring
  • F/4.5-5.6 means you’ll have to increase your ISO often or need a lot of light
  • Price (but for this kind of lens it’s acceptable)

For more infos about the positive and negatives sides of the Fujifilm XF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6, check out the selection of reviews below:

Websites Reviews

  • Photographylife.com4.6 out of 5 (‘I would not hesitate to recommend it to any Fujifilm shooter who is looking for a lens with extended reach’)
  • Opticallimits.comHighly Recommended (‘Your bank account manager will cry a little if you decide to go for this one… However, it is worth it and there are no other options for Fujifilm cameras in this class anyway.’)
  • Pcmag.com✪✪✪✪½ (‘The Fujifilm Fujinon XF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR is a standout telephoto lens, but one that won’t balance well on smaller cameras.’)
  • Photographyblog.com★★★★½  (‘Wildlife and action photographers will be delighted by the image quality that it delivers’)
  • Imaging-resource.com9.5/10 (‘Excellent image quality and very fast AF on an X-T2. Excellent reach for sports including motorsports.’)

Youtube reviews

Amazon users reviews

Fujinon XF100-400mmF4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR, Black
  • Focal length : XF100-400mm (152-609mm - 35mm Format Equivalent)
  • 21 elements 14 groups (includes 5 extra low dispersion elements and 1 super extra low dispersion element)
  • Focus range : 1.75m, Max.magnification : 0.19x (Telephoto)

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