DPR: Fujinon XF70-300mm f/4-5.6 Review

The Fujinon XF70-300mm f/4-5.6 is a good compact lens with a lot of reach and I ordered one when the lens was announced to do some birding. So far I really like the lens and I am happy with its performance and  it seems so is DPR. You can read a summary of their findings below or read the full review here.

In most respects, the Fujifilm XF 70-300mm F4-5.6 turns in a great performance given its compact, lightweight design and quite affordable pricetag. And it will prove doubly attractive to Fujifilm X-mount shooters given the paucity of compelling alternatives, either from third parties or Fujifilm itself.


What we like What we don’t
  • Great versatility and good build quality
  • Weather-sealed and well-stabilized
  • Compact and light for its type
  • Aperture ring is nice to have
  • Zoom lock disables automatically
  • Good, consistent sharpness
  • Ghosting isn’t an issue, and pretty nice sunstars too
  • Swift, silent autofocus and minimal breathing
  • Surprisingly good macro performance
  • Pairs nicely with optional 1.4x and 2x teleconverters
  • Feels quite plasticky
  • Focus and zoom rings are a bit ‘loosey-goosey’
  • Strong onion rings can make bokeh rather busy
  • Significant cat’s eye near the corners if shooting wide-open
  • AF and tracking slow down noticeably when using optional 2x teleconverter
  • Significant chromatic aberrations when using optional 2x teleconverter

Fujinon XF70-300mm f/4-5.6: B&H Photo / Amazon / Moment / Adorama
Fujinon XF1.4X TC WR: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Fujinon XF2X TC WR: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

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