The Fujifilm 50-140 LM OIS WR- a first look | Tony Bridge

I am sorry, but gear does matter. Especially if you are a Pro. Nikon owners talk about the Holy Trinity. In my brief experience with a D800, I used all 3 lenses.  They are, after all, the basis of the standard kit for a working photographer. Most of what we are asked to shoot will involve using one or more of them. The 14-24/2.8 was stellar, a genuine match for the camera’s humongous sensor. The 70-200/2.8 VRII was very good, apart from the fact that it vignetted badly at f10 at 200mm, and the 24-70/ 2.8 is best not discussed. The 5 different versions I tried were all mushy in the corners at any focal length and any aperture. Until now Fujifilm really haven’t had a Holy Trinity of their own. When they first introduced the X-Pro 1 it came with the classic 3 prime lenses; a 28, 50 and 90mm equivalent. It was a brave move and one which had a lot of people scratching their heads. WTF? However for a camera which was, in effect, going up against the Leica rangefinder gestalt, it was in my opinion, a logical move. Fujifilm have continued to round out the lens range with primes, and zooms have come later……..


Fujifilm Fujinon XF50-140mm F2.8

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