Real world testing of the Fuji 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR and 50-140mm f2.8 WR | Phil Leavesley

Firstly, I am not a techie lens tester but a passionate hobbyist wildlife and landscape photographer. I have had my eyes on the Fujifilm 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 lens for a few weeks since its release and had read a few reviews, but few on its usage for wildlife photography, so I have decided to give it a practical review. The day prior to my departure for a ten day holiday to the Kruger National Park in Mpumalanga Province, South Africa, my wife, Joy, told me that I had her permission to buy the new Fujifilm 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 OIS LM WR lens for my birthday.  Wow, what  a wife…what a lens! I loaded my credit card to the maximum and headed off to the only shop that I knew would be open on a Sunday. On arrival I received a beautiful, if not heavy black box.  I rushed home to unpack it with glee. I had already purchased a 50m-140mm F2.8 a   year earlier which was up until that point my favourite lens…….