XF 50-140 Shipping
BHphoto has received the next batch of lenses and is right now shipping them to those who placed their pre-orders… hopefully they got enough units to fulfill all pre-orders. For now the lens is marked as “IN STOCK: shipping olny”. The XF 50-140 is out of stock elsewhere in USA, or available overpriced at AmazonUS via third party seller.
XF 50-140 hands on review
MUST READ: Rico’s First Look at the 50-140 f/2.8!
image courtesy: Tom Grill
1) Tom Grill just completed a full hands-on review of the 50-140mm zoom and included plenty of high res samples for downloading so that you can judge the quality by yourself. The whole article and the samples can be checked out at aboutphotography-tomgrill. Here an excerpt:
2) Preview of the 50-140 at mikemander:
“So… I don’t know about you, but I’d say that lens is pretty darn sharp! In fact, I actually ended up reducing the default level of sharpening in my PhotoNinja workflow from what I normally have it set to, since this shot was simply rendered far too sharp then. Focusing was silent and very snappy and the image-stabilizer seemed extremely effective as well. The bokeh was nice as long as the background was substantially blurred as in the above shot. With only a slight blur, there is some nervousness (outlining) to high-contrast details, as can be seen in the slightly out-of-focus beard hairs in the above photo.”