Fujifilm has announced the Fujinon XF70-300mmF4-5.6 R LM OIS WR, with a price tag £729 and an on-sale date set for 18th March.
A compact and portable telephoto zoom, the Fujinon XF70-300mmF4-5.6 R LM OIS WR has an effective focal length range of 107-457mm on one of Fujifilm’s X-series cameras such as the X-T4.
It measures 132.5mm (5.21in) in length, has a diameter of 75mm (2.95in) and weighs 580g (1.27lb).
As the XF70-300mmF4-5.6 R LM OIS WR is compatible with the Fujinon XF1.4x TC WR and Fujinon XF2.0x TC WR teleconverters, its maximum focal length can be extended to 600mm (giving a 35mm equivalence of 914mm), making it a good choice for enthusiast sport and wildlife photographers.
The new lens is weatherproof and constructed from 17 elements in 12 groups, including one aspherical element and two ED elements. It uses a linear motor for autofocus and has image stabilisation on board that enables up to 5.5-stops of shutter speed compensation.
The weather-resistant design means you can operate the lens in temperatures down to -10C and it’s protected against water and dust.
Compatible with 1.4x and 2x teleconverters
As mentioned, the XF70-300mmF4-5.6 R LM OIS WR is compatible with Fujifilm’s XF1.4X TC WR and XF2X TC WR teleconvertors. The 2x converter enables a maximum 35mm equivalent focal length of 914mm with 2 stops of light loss.
Alternatively, using 1.4x converter gives a maximum 35mm equivalent focal length of 630mm with slightly less stop-loss.
Fujifilm’s phase detection autofocus will operate, with no reduction in performance, when the teleconverters are in use.
Fujifilm XF70-300mmF4-5.6 R LM OIS WR Price and Availability
The Fujifilm XF70-300mmF4-5.6 R LM OIS WR is set to go on sale on 18th March for £729.
You can pre-order the XF70-300mmF4-5.6 R LM OIS WR from Adorama in the USA