In a talk with the Japanese youtube channel カメラのキタムラ, the manager addressed exactly this topic.
Once again we rely on the bad automatic YouTube translation tool, and given that I am now on my last days of holiday, which I am spending isolated with my family because we got Covid for the first time, I am not really in a super mood to fight with the automatic translation all too much.
And yet, there are a few things I’d like to highlight for you.
The manager calculated the weight difference between being f/6.3 and f/8 at the long end, and the result was that by going with f/8 Fujifilm saved 400g of weight.
So the question for Fujifilm was, is it worth to add 400g in order to have a 2/3 stops faster lens? Evidently not, at least in Fujifilm’s eyes.
Other things the manager said:
inner part of the lens is made of magnesium, outside part of plastic, also in this case the goal was to save weight
white color to handle better temperature changes
3 front elements are heavy. When hold downwards, the lens would extend. The internal zoom solves this problem
four super ED elements to reduce chromatic aberration
The firmware included XF150-600mm f/5.6-8 compatibility for three Fujifilm cameras, the X-T4, X-T3 and X-S10.
This lead to the misunderstanding that the Fujinon XF150-600mm f/5.6-8 will work only with four cameras: the Fujifilm X-H2S, the X-T4, X-T3 and the X-S10.
However, that’s not correct.
The Fujinon XF150-600mm f/5.6-8 will work with all Fujifilm X series cameras. However, except for the four cameras mentioned above, the other cameras will have restrictions on some features and functions. The same is valid also for the brand new Fujinon XF18-120mmF4.
It includes a Nikon Z9 shooter going hands on with the Fujifilm X-H2S and explaining us why 40fps do matter. It’s the first video in the “video section” down below, and it is also summarized for you in case you don’t have time to watch it right now.
But here on FujiRumors we treat all lenses with the same dignity, so we will start the roundup with this lens. More precisely, the with the coverage of Taylor Jackson, who says:
there are four ways to zoom
1) a zoom ring designed to feel like a manual zoom ring
2) behind the zoom ring, there is a zoom lever
3 )there is a zoom button to zoom at a constant speed
4) ou can zoom via touch screen controls
exposure stepping still exists [on this pre-production copy]
minimal focus breathing
keithwee – Fujinon XF150-600mm ƒ5-6.8 R LM OIS WR Review – Reach Maximus