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Focus on Glass: Fujinon XF 70-300mm Takes Advantage from APS-C Size and FujiXPassion Review


I like the Focus on Glass series of Fujifilm: short, to the point, with a right mix of quick technical insights as well as field on experience by photographers.

And while today we will focus on the brand new Fujinon XF70-300mmF4-5.6 lens, which I believe will become a terrific best seller for Fujifilm, we invite you to check out also the previous Focus on Glass episodes:

And here is what they have to say about the Fujinon XF70-300mmF4-5.6:

Summary + Fuji X Passion Review

  • silent and high speed autofocus
  • Fujifilm’s goal was also to create a small lens
  • they redesigned the OIS and made it 15% smaller
  • it was challenging to reduce the OIS by 15% and maintain the 5.5 stops performance, but they achieved it
  • light, portable and strong OIS make handheld shooting very easy
  • minimum focus distance of 83mm allows to shoot tele-macro like shots. You can make interesting images of flowers and insects
  • works with 1.4x TC and 2.0x TC
  • lightweight telephotozoom that benefits from the size of the APS-C system
  • with the 2x TC you get a 900mm FF equivalent at the long end, that still fits easily in your camera bag


  • fujixpassion – XF 70-300mm f/4-5.6R LM OIS WR – The Newcomer

Lens Stories:

  • fujifilm-x – LENS STORIES: Tommy Simonsen x XF70-300mmF4-5.6 R LM OIS WR
  • fujifilm-x – LENS STORIES: Koji Yoneya x XF70-300mm