Fujifilm XF 50-140mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR

Here’s our concise review of the Fujifilm XF 50-140mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR telephoto zoom lens…

Fujifilm XF 50-140mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR

Fujifilm XF 50-140mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR

This all-purpose Fujifilm zoom has a 35mm equivalent of 76-213mm, and features excellent build quality. Weighing in at a relatively compact 995g, it’s among the smallest in test.

The central sharpness here is outstanding at all lengths. Even at f/2.8 the corners are exceptional, though falter slightly at the 100mm length. However, at f/5.6 the whole image frame becomes tack-sharp once again.

Fujifilm has included O.I.S (optical stabilisation) in this lens, which will even work with the newly announced X-H1’s stabilisation system. We were able to get sharp shots at shutter speeds down to 1/30sec – a phenomenal feat.

The construction is as hardy as any in test, with a mix of metal and tough plastics resulting in a premium feel. It also packs in an impressive 23 elements in 16 groups, boasting 5 ED (Extra Low Dispersion) elements, as well as a Triple Linear motor for lightning-quick focusing, which is virtually noise free.

Find out more at the Fujifilm website.

Pros
Sharp corners
Very well balanced
Optical stabilisation

Cons
Tripod mount can get in the way of zooming

Spec
Min aperture: f/22
Max aperture: f/2.8
Elements: 23/16
Filter size: 72mm
Min focusing distance: 100cm
DxH: 83x176mm
Weight: 995g