A Review of the Fujifilm XF 150-600mm f/5.6-8 R LM OIS WR Lens

For Fujifilm photographers who want the ultimate levels of reach, the XF 150-600mm f/5.6-8 R LM OIS WR offers a full frame equivalent of 229-914mm, making it quite the intriguing choice for sports and wildlife photographers alike. This great 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 excellent video review takes a look at the new Fujifilm XF 150-600mm f/5.6-8 R LM OIS WR lens. The 150-600mm f/5.6-8 comes with a range of impressive features, including:

  • Compatible with teleconverters for up to 1,828mm full frame equivalent focal length
  • Four Super ED and three ED elements for reduced chromatic aberrations and better clarity
  • Image stabilization with up to five stops of compensation
  • Linear motor system for fast and quiet focusing suitable for both photo and video work
  • Reduced focus breathing
  • Controls for major focus settings
  • Rounded nine-blade diaphragm for smoother bokeh
  • Weather-sealing for protection against dust and moisture
  • Fluorine coating for front element protection
  • Rotating tripod collar
  • Lens hood with window for quickly adjusting filters

Altogether, the XF 150-600mm f/5.6-8 R LM OIS WR looks like a versatile and impressive lens. Check out the video above for Abbott's full thoughts on the lens. 

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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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Another of Dustin’s “definitive reviews”. No thanks

What do you find wrong with his reviews? Not asking to argue, just to get your POV. I have found his videos quite good. If a bit long but entertaining. I personally enjoy that he isn't too worried about technical testing like MTF charts. We always have Christopher Frost's excellent channel for that end of the content. Just my 2 cents. Would love to hear yours.

Paul is a chronic complainer. He thinks when Dustin uses "definitive" it means no one else's opinion matter. I've already explained to him that's not what it means when Dustin uses it.


I have this lens and used it with XH2. I must say the review is excellent. My experience was exactly as he described. I got better results with XT2 than XH2. I got it for the reach but without good light most images were of modest quality. I think 100-400 mm is far superior lens. Despite the cost, F2 200mm with its built in extender is definitely one of the best even though you may get only a reach of 400 mm. If you are choosing between 150-600 and 100-400, I recommend the later.