27 January 2021
FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Kenji Sukeno) has announced the FUJINON XF70-300mm F4-5.6 R LM OIS WR (XF70-300mmF4-5.6), an interchangeable zoom lens for X Series digital cameras.
XF70-300mm F4-5.6 R LM OIS WR is a compact and portable telephoto zoom that provides image-makers with a broad range of focal lengths between 70mm and 300mm (35mm equivalent of 107mm – 457mm) in a lightweight design, with a fast linear motor for autofocus, up to 5.5-stops of optical image stabilisation and weather-resistance.
A great choice for sports and subjects that are distanced away from the camera, XF70-300mm 4-5.6 gives image makers a broad range of focal lengths to choose from, packed into a single lens that is more similar in size and weight to a standard zoom lens than it is a telephoto one.
Weighing just 580g (1.27lb) with a length of 132.5mm (5.21in), XF70-300F 4-5.6 combines 17 elements in 12 groups, including one aspherical element and two ED elements, into a compact and lightweight body that only has a diameter of 75mm (2.95in).
When p aired with FUJINON XF 16-80m F4 R OIS WR, image-makers can maximise portability and maintain versatility with just two lenses, effectively covering the 35mm equivalent focal lengths between 24mm and 457mm at a fraction of the size and weight.
XF70-300mm F4-5.6 offers 5.5-stops of optical image stabilisation (OIS) to help reduce the effects of camera shake, especially at longer focal lengths. Additionally, the lens’s OIS capabilities can also be combined with the in-body image stabilisation (IBIS) systems found in FUJIFILM X-T4 and FUJIFILM X-S10 to add five-axis stabilisation, which can help to reduce shake caused by linear shift.
The use of the linear-motor drive system in XF70-300m F4-5.6 has enabled fast and near-silent autofocusing, which allows it to fully leverage and make use of the advanced AF system found in X Series cameras.
With a minimum focusing distance of 83cm (32.6in) and magnification of 0.33x, which is a 35mm equivalent of 0.5x, XF70-300mm F4-5.6 can be used to create dynamic close-up images, making smaller objects, like flowers, fill the entire frame.
Weather-resistant seals have been applied at 10 locations along the lens barrel to protect it against dust and moisture, while also giving it the ability to operate at temperatures as low as -10°C (14°F).
The Fujifilm XF70-300mm F4-5.6 R LM OIS WR is coming soon and will be available for hire, HERE.