Friday, June 09, 2017

Fuji X-T2 and FUJINON LENS XF50-140mm F2.8 R LM OIS WR with FUJINON TELECONVERTER XF1.4X TC WR

I recently made the decision to switch from Sony to Fuji, trading in my Sony A6000 and two kit lenses. I replaced them with the Fuji X-T2 and FUJINON LENS XF 50-140mm F2.8 R LM OIS WR with FUJINON TELECONVERTER XF1.4X TC WR.

There were several reasons for this, one of them being the favorable reviews the X-T2 has received, another being its 2 SD card slots (compared to the A6500). I also love the retro-styling and quality glass that Fuji are known for.

My choice of lens was dictated by my desire to get more into wildlife photography and motorsport (I am off to the British Grand Prix this summer!).

The first day I had the camera I had a bit hit and miss experience, mainly due to not spending enough time reading the manual. However, I was very pleased with the camera and lens performance. To be honest, I was astonished how good they are! Here is an example of a grab shot, hand-held, of a passenger jet flying overhead.


The screenshot is of the image at 100% in Camera Raw. The file was a RAW one and has had no sharpening or post-processing done (other than what Camera Raw does when converting the native .RAF file). I think you will agree that the sharpness is amazing for a hand-held shot with a hefty lens. Bear in mind I had the added weight too of the booster grip.

I am very happy with my switch and I will be adding more images in forthcoming posts, including 4K video.


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