A Review of the Affordable and Versatile Fujifilm XF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 R LM OIS WR Lens

Fujifilm's XF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 R LM OIS WR lens offers X series photographers a ton of reach at a relatively affordable price, making it suitable for anything from sports to bird photography and more. This excellent video review takes a look at the lens and the sort of performance and image quality you can expect from it in practice. 

Coming to you from Dustin Abbott, this great video review takes a look at the Fujifilm XF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 R LM OIS WR lens. The XF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 offers an equivalent focal length range of 107-457mm, giving it a ton of reach for a lot of applications. Despite its affordable price, it comes with quite a few features, including:

  • Two extra-low dispersion elements for reduced chromatic aberrations 
  • One aspherical element for reduced distortion and improved sharpness
  • Image stabilization system with up to 5.5 stops of compensation
  • Minimum focusing distance of 2.7 feet, providing a 1:3 maximum magnification
  • Distance limiter switch for faster autofocus and linear autofocus motor for fast and quiet focusing
  • Weather-sealing
  • Rounded nine-blade diaphragm for smoother bokeh

As long as you do not need a wide maximum aperture, the 70-300mm f/4-5.6 looks like a great option. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Abbott.

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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