Yesterday, I picked up the brand new Fuji 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 lens along with the Fuji 1.4 teleconverter. I have to say, I’m quite impressed with this lens. Weighing only 3 pounds, compared to my Nikon 200-400 f/4 at almost 8 pounds, and costing one third of the price ($1899 vs. $6799), this lens is extremely sharp, lightweight and well built.
I took it out to the bridge deck above the Mt. Baker tunnel to shoot downtown Bellevue from across Lake Washington. This is about 3 miles away. Unfortunately, there was definitely a haze in the air as you could barely see Mt. Rainier so keep that in mind.
This first shot is taken hand held at 400mm at 1/150sec f/5.6, ISO 200. The image is quite sharp for hand held at a fairly long shutter speed. Fuji states that the image stabilization gives you 4-5 stops and I believe it.
This one is quite remarkable. I was hand holding this shot of a sailboat about midway into the lake. Taken at 1/400 sec at f/20, ISO 800 and the 1.4x teleconverter.. Again, not bad!
I’m very impressed, I have to say. The shots at ISO 200 are tack sharp! These were taken with the Fuji X-Pro2. Stay tuned for more on this lens.