Fujifilm Launches Affordable XF 70-300mm F4-5.6 R LM OIS WR Telephoto Zoom Lens
The Fujifilm XF 70-300mm F4-5.6 R LM OIS WR is a compact and lightweight telephoto zoom lens that provides a focal range equivalent to 107-457mm in 35mm full-frame terms.
This weather-resistant lens offers 5.5-stops of optical image stabilization, a fast linear motor for autofocus, and is also compatible with the XF 1.4X TC WR and XF 2X TC WR teleconverters, extending the reach to a maximum of 914mm.
It also boasts a minimum focus distance of 83cm (32.6in) and magnification of 0.33x, which is a 35mm equivalent of 0.5x, and weighs in at just 580g.
The Fuji 70-300mm F4-5.6 lens will be available from 18 March 2021 priced at £729 / $799.
Fujifilm Press Release
FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Kenji Sukeno) is pleased to announce the Fujifilm XF 70-300mm F4-5.6 R LM OIS WR, an interchangeable zoom lens for X Series digital cameras.
The Fujifilm XF 70-300mm F4-5.6 R LM OIS WR is a compact and portable telephoto zoom that provides image-makers with a broad range of focal lengths between 70mm and 300mm (35mm equivalent of 107mm – 457mm) in a lightweight design, with a fast linear motor for autofocus, up to 5.5-stops of optical image stabilization, and weather-resistance.
Using the compatible FUJINON XF 1.4x TC WR and FUJINON XF 2.0x TC WR teleconverters, the Fujifilm XF 70-300mm F4-5.6 R LM OIS WR’s maximum focal length can be extended to a maximum of 600mm (a 35mm equivalent of 914mm), which will make faraway subjects feel closer and more in frame.
Broad range of focal lengths in a compact and lightweight design
A great choice for sports and subjects that are distanced away from the camera, the Fujifilm XF 70-300mm F4-5.6 R LM OIS WR gives image-makers a broad range of focal lengths between 70mm and 300mm (35mm equivalent of 107mm - 457mm) to choose from, packed into a single lens that is more similar in size and weight to a standard zoom lens than it is a telephoto one.
Weighing just 580g (1.27lb) with a length of 132.5mm (5.21in), the Fujifilm XF 70-300mm F4-5.6 R LM OIS WR combines 17 elements in 12 groups, including one aspherical element and two ED elements, into a compact and lightweight body that only has a diameter of 75mm (2.95in).
Paired with the XF 16-80mm F4 R OIS WR, image-makers can maximize portability and maintain versatility with just two lenses, effectively covering the 35mm equivalent focal lengths between 24mm and 457mm at a fraction of the size and weight.
Compatible with 1.4x and 2x teleconverters
The Fujifilm XF 70-300mm F4-5.6 R LM OIS WR is compatible with the FUJINON XF 1.4X TC WR and FUJINON XF 2X TC WR teleconvertors, making it possible to achieve a maximum 35mm equivalent focal length of up to 914mm with only 2 stops of stop-loss when it is paired with XF 2X TC WR. Alternatively, using XF 1.4X TC WR with the lens will provide a maximum 35mm equivalent focal length of 630mm with slightly less stop-loss.
With either teleconverter attached phase detection AF continues to work, with no reduction in performance.
Powerful 5.5-stop image stabilisation
The Fujifilm XF 70-300mm F4-5.6 R LM OIS WR offers 5.5-stops of optical image stabilization (OIS) to help reduce the effects of camera shake, especially at longer focal lengths. Additionally, the lens’s OIS capabilities can also be combined with the in-body image stabilization (IBIS) systems found in FUJIFILM X-T4 and FUJIFILM X-S10 to add five-axis stabilization, which can help to reduce shake caused by linear shift.
Fast and silent AF drive
The use of the linear-motor drive system in the Fujifilm XF 70-300mm F4-5.6 R LM OIS WR has enabled fast and near-silent autofocusing, which allows it to fully leverage and make use of the advanced AF system found in X Series cameras.
Maximum magnification of 0.33x or equivalent of 0.5x in the 35mm film format for 1:2 closeups
With a minimum focus distance of 83cm (32.6in) and magnification of 0.33x, which is a 35mm equivalent of 0.5x, the Fujifilm XF 70-300mm F4-5.6 R LM OIS WR can be used to create dynamic close-up photography, making smaller objects, like flowers, fill the entire frame. Attached to the XF2X TC WR teleconverter, maximum magnification is extended to 0.66x, which is the 35mm equivalent of 1:1 magnification and a necessary requirement to achieve the results most desired from macro photography.
Dust- and weather-resistant structure and low-temperature operability
Weather-resistant seals have been applied at 10 locations along the lens barrel to protect it against dust and moisture, while also giving it the ability to operate at temperatures of down to -10°C (14°F)..
Pricing and availability
The Fujifilm XF 70-300mm F4-5.6 R LM OIS WR will be available from 18 March 2021 priced at £729.
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