Fujinon XF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR Preview: Florida Renaissance Festival


Last weekend I took just the Fujinon XF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 R LM OIS to the Florida Renaissance Festival to see how it performed and it worked well for shooting performances and even roaming performers. I setup an album on 500px to share my photos as I prepare them for the review. I am pretty much done shooting this lens for my review, but I plan to also try it on the X-Pro 2 briefly to see how it performs. Follow us and check out my first few X-Pro 2 shots on Twitter.


If you have anything in particular you would like me to address in my review feel free to comment or contact me directly. So far I have a request to shoot a brick wall.


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  • dclivejazz

    My only request is to not shoot a brick wall. Or at least not show us the picture:)

    Can you tell us what it was like to carry around a lens like that on your Fuji? In seems somewhat contrary to the spirit of using Fuji but it must have still been relatively compact compared to other APS-C or FF systems.

    • nwcs

      It’s not going to be any smaller. The advantage of APS for designs start disappearing rapidly after 200mm. Basically the same size as any other 100-400/80-400 lens.

      • This was my first comment when I saw the lens the other day – almost as big as an equivalent full frame DSLR lens, maybe a bit thinner. Not a good balance on the small X-T1 unless you add a battery grip.

        • nwcs

          I had a X-T1 for a year. I don’t think it would be a good balance no matter what grip you have. Even the Fuji 16-55 felt very awkward on it. It’s one of the several reasons I went back to Nikon, though I have a soft spot for Fuji. Just wish their stuff wasn’t as expensive (mostly the value to me aspect).

      • I think it depends what 100-400 you’re comparing it too, but it’s not small.

  • Micycle

    The lens is rather large, but still 100-200 g lighter than the equivalent Nikon and Canon lenses. But just because long telephoto lenses are large does not negate the size/weight advantage of the entire Fuji X camera system. What the long telephotos do for Fuji is get rid of an excuse not to own a Fuji, or for people keeping another camera system around just for the reach.