Fujifilm X-E3, Fujinon XF 200 f/2, GF 250 f/4, and XF 8-16 f/2.8

Cameta Camera asked Fujifilm about the availability of the Fujinon GF 250mm f/4 R LM OIS WR, XF 200mm f/2 R LM OIS WR, and XF 8-16mm f/2.8 R LM WR, which will be launched in spring and summer 2018. Not a lot of new information, but the video gives us our first good look at how these lenses compare size wise and the Fujinon XF 200mm f/2 looks to be a little shorter, but fatter, than the Fujinon GF 250mm f/4. Both lenses should focus quickly since they are LM lenses, but it’s unclear if the GFX will be able to track in any useful way. The XF 200mm f/2 will be amazing with the XF2X TC WR and XF1.4x TC WR teleconverters, which will turn the lens into roughly a 400mm f/4 and 300mm f/2.8. The GF1.4X TC WC teleconverter is also shown in the video, but I didn’t take a screen capture. The GF1.4X TC will turn the Fujinon GF 250mm f/4 into roughly a 350mm f/5.6.

The Fujinon XF 8-16mm f/2.8 R LM WR is also pictured and looks quite large so if you value portability the Fujinon XF 10-24mm f/4 R OIS might be a better lens for you. I am sure the XF8-16mm will be an amazing lens, but the XF10-24mm is already around $1,000 even on sale so the XF8-16mm will also be substantially more. You will have to really love fast wide angle lenses to justify the expense and size/weight of the XF8-16mm when it is released.

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Fujifilm X-E3: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Fujifilm GFX 50S: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Fujinon XF10-24mm f/4 R OIS: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Fujinon XF2X TC WR: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Fujinon XF1.4x TC WR: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

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  • doge

    Lets see some samples with that GF 250 f/4.

    • I am not worried about image quality. I am more concerned with usefulness…

      • Mato

        Useful for studio portraits. Keep more distance from the model than with the 110/2, and greater compression of facial features. For other telephoto needs, smaller format will always be easier to shoot with.