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Fujifilm Fujinon XF 200mm f/2 R LM OIS WR Lens Review - Verdict

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Fuji Xf 200mm F2 On X H1 Body Front View | 1/8 sec | f/16.0 | 36.0 mm | ISO 100
 

Value For Money

The XF 200mm f/2 R LM OIS WR lens, including the XF 1.4x TC F2 WR converter, is priced at £5399.

Fujifilm also offers the following lenses, which, whilst not as bright, do cover the same focal length.

Perhaps the nearest to the concept in other marques is the Panasonic 200mm f/2.8+1.4x TC, now available at £2175, and this does have a longer "35mm equivalent", being for MFT with its 2x crop factor, but it doesn't have the amazing f/2 aperture.

 

Fujinon XF 200mm f/2 R LM OIS WR Verdict

The Fujifilm Fujinon XF 200mm f/2 R LM OIS WR is not into super-telephoto territory; even with the crop factor we are still only talking about 305mm or 427mm with the TC. However, at f/2 we are looking at some improved shutter speeds for stopping the action. The AF is fast, the handling is great, even the weight does not seem so bad as the balance on the camera is very good indeed.

The price is high of course and is bound to be with those huge Super ED and ED elements and that f/2 aperture. For some, this will be a must-have lens, and despite the high cost it still has to be Highly Recommended.  

Fujinon XF 200mm f/2 R LM OIS WR Pros

  • f/2 aperture
  • 5 stop OIS
  • High-quality manufacture
  • High sharpness
  • Low CA
  • Inclusion of TC
  • Smooth bokeh
  • Fast and precise AF
  • Weather resistance
  • Virtually no distortion

Fujinon XF 200mm f/2 R LM OIS WR Cons

  • Price
  • Size and weight

Features4.5/5
Handling4.5/5
Performance5/5
Value4/5
Overall Verdict

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