Fujifilm’s Fujinon XF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 lens, which was added to the X-mount roadmap in May 2015, is due for release next month.


 The new Fujinon XF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 lens, shown on the X-T1 camera body. (Source: Fujifilm.)
 Covering a range equivalent to 152-609mm in 35mm format, this lens consists of 21 elements in 14 groups and includes five ED (Extra-low Dispersion) and one Super ED element. Built-in optical image stabilisation offers up to five steps of shutter speed correction, while twin linear motors underpin fast autofocusing. A focus limiter is provided with two settings: Full and 5 metres to infinity.

This lens is also dust- and weather-resistant and has a fluorine coating on the front element to resist moisture and grime and make the lens easy to keep clean. The front of the lens is threaded to accept 77 mm filters. It comes with a lens hood that has a sliding window that allows easy adjustment of angle-critical attachments like polarisers. The maximum magnification is 0.19x, making this lens usable for shooting close-ups. Auto panning is also supported. This lens has an RRP of AU$2799 and is supplied with a tripod foot. Its overall weight is 1375 grams. A 1.4x teleconverter is available, along with a quick-release plate for Arca-Swiss mount tripods (RRP AU$49).

Visit http://www.fujifilm.com.au/products/digital_cameras for more information.