Introducing the new FUJINON XF70-300mm f/4-f/5.6 R LM OIS WR lens from Fujifilm!
70-300mm lenses are known for their versatility and flexibility, they cover focal length ranges that are popular with different photographers in varying genres. Certainly wildlife, sports, travel and for some, candid portraiture work too. This popularity also comes from the expectation that as well as producing incredible image quality, the lens is portable and lightweight. This makes them ideal for travelling and using on the move in live action and changing scenarios.
The focal length of 70-300mm gives us the equivalent field of view of 107-457mm in 35mm terms. The lens is configured with 17 elements in 12 groups with 1 aspherical element and 2 ED elements. The widest aperture is f/4 at 70mm and it stops down to f/5.6 as we zoom through the range. We’ll have a look at this in more detail further on in this blog post.
The R designation means the lens has a dedicated aperture ring, LM means the lens has a linear motor for fast and quiet focussing, OIS means the lens is equipped with Optical Image Stabilisation which for this lens is 5.5 stops. Lastly this is a WR lens which means the lens build includes various sealings and precautions for weather resistance.