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My Fujifilm XF100-400 Zoom Lens Review

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I received the Fujifilm XF100-400 F/4.5-5.6 zoom lens from Fuji (not sponsored, I requested it as part of the Fujifilm Photographers programme I’m in).
And so I went to test it in the woods, even though I don’t normally photograph much wildlife.

I had an idea for a photo of the full moon (more on that during the video)… You know that I’m always keen on a good moon photo. I also host a monthly Full Moon workshop in London to share my knowledge and experience with everyone.
Hence why, I asked Fujifilm to send me the lens. But I also wanted to use it to its full capabilities in the field. Access to sports events was not an option, so the woods were the obvious choice.

I went to a few locations in London to photograph the wildlife, and I immediately enjoyed this Fujifilm XF 100-400 F/4.5-5.6 zoom lens. It is fairly big, compared to the lenses I’m used to in the Fujifilm ecosystem. But it’s still manageable, at least with the X-T4 body. And the image quality is really superb.
I believe I snapped a few great photos with it.

If you’re curious, the video’s locations are St James’s Park (same as the snow video), Richmond Park, and One Tree Hill.

The Video

All the photos I include in this video are unedited, except for the 4-5 I clearly specify the work I did on them. This way, you can really appreciate the quality images that this lens produces.
In the next few days, I will publish here a couple galleries with all the final versions of my images, so come back for that!

Here is the video:

Fujifilm 100-400 Zoom | The Best Lens That I Will Never Buy (photo examples)

Here’s the usual direct link, in case the embed doesn’t work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUVc8NPrBUE

But then, if the Fujifilm XF100-400 is so good, why am I not buying it? Well, I contemplated the purchase for a long time, but there are a few reasons why I don’t think it is a wise purchase for me. And let me be clear: for me and my photography. In case you want to buy it, by all means go for it!
Also, it is rumoured that Fujifilm will release a 150-600mm in 2022, so perhaps it’s better to wait for that… Which is of course, just another excuse to procrastinate more ;)

Anyway, I leave you with the video.
Enjoy!


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