A month with Fujinon XF 50-140mm F2.8 zoom lens | Jeff Seltzer

To be honest, I’m not really qualified to give any kind of super technical review of any equipment, especially a lens. There are lots of articles online discussing the important technical aspects of this lens — and each article that I’ve found has been decidedly positive. Indeed, the lens is very high quality and feels every bit worthy of its high price tag. It’s heavy, in a good way, with all metal parts and an overall premium feel. It feels good and substantial in the hand. I wouldn’t want to walk around with this all day, however. But the idea that it somehow doesn’t „fit“ the philosophy of a compact mirror-less system is silly — the equivalent lens on DSLR is much heavier. So, it’s still compact by relative standards. To be perfectly honest, I’ve never been a big fan of any kind of zoom lens, strongly preferring primes instead. But I wanted this lens for some particular purposes that could not be accomplished by my current crop of primes. I needed to get closer to my kids! I needed the extra reach when shooting my girls during their various activities including sports, musical theater, etc. I figured it would be great for candids, too. Yes, I purchased the lens primarily for documenting the most important thing in the world: my two girls……

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Fujifilm Fujinon XF50-140mm F2.8

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