Matt Granger Fujinon XF 200mmF2 Review and More First Impressions

Matt Granger tested the Fujinon XF200mmF2 and he considers it a great lens. And even though $6,000 sounds much (and it is much), he thinks that the lens is worth the money, if we consider its performance.

And not only Matt is blown away. Check out more down below.

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IN STOCK: Fujinon XF 200mm F2 R LM OIS WR

Fujinon XF 200mm F2

Earlier today Fujifilm released a firmware update for several cameras in order to add Fujinon XF200mm F2 compatibility. Also several lenses have been updated, so make sure to check out the firmware post here.

Now the Fujinon XF200mm F2 is in stock at Adorama and also at BHphoto, AmazonUS and Focuscamera.

I did test this lens at Photokina 2018, and it’s a terrific performer. If you bought it, prepare to be very happy with it :) .

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FUJIFILM Firmware Updates for Fujifilm X-T2, X-H1, X-T1 and Fujinon XF 50-140, XF 80mm, XF100-400, XC 15-45

Fujifilm Firmware Updates

Fujifilm just released firmware updates for the cameras and lenses listed below.

And don’t worry. Fujifilm plans a bigger update for the Fujifilm X-H1, another one with exFAT for the Fujifilm X-T3 and also the Fujifilm GFX 50S will get some more firmware love.

Fujifilm X-T2 firmware ver 4.30. – download here

  1. Compatibility with the functions below of XF200mmF2 R LM OIS WR is added.
    · Focus Preset Function
    · Focus Control button
  2. Compatibility with the functions below of XF1.4X TC F2 WR (bundled with XF200mmF2 R LM OIS WR) is added.
    Applicable lenses : XF80mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro, XF200mmF2 R LM OIS WR,
    XF50-140mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR, XF100-400mmF4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR
    *Upgrade the firmware of a camera before upgrading the firmware of a lens.

Fujifilm X-H1 firmware ver. 1.20 – download here

  1. Compatibility with the functions below of XF200mmF2 R LM OIS WR is added.
    · Focus Preset Function
    · Focus Control button
  2. Compatibility with the functions below of XF1.4X TC F2 WR (bundled with XF200mmF2 R LM OIS WR) is added.
    Applicable lenses : XF80mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro, XF200mmF2 R LM OIS WR,
    XF50-140mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR, XF100-400mmF4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR
    *Upgrade the firmware of a camera before upgrading the firmware of a lens.

Fujifilm X-T1 firmware ver. 5.50 – download here

  1. Compatibility with the functions below of XF200mmF2 R LM OIS WR is added.
    · Focus Preset Function
    · Focus Control button
  2. Compatibility with the functions below of XF1.4X TC F2 WR (bundled with XF200mmF2 R LM OIS WR) is added.
    Applicable lenses : XF80mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro, XF200mmF2 R LM OIS WR,
    XF50-140mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR, XF100-400mmF4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR
    *Upgrade the firmware of a camera before upgrading the firmware of a lens.

Fujinon XF80mmF2.8 Macro firmware ver. 1.10 – download here

  1. Compatibility with FUJINON TELECONVERTER XF1.4X TC F2 WR (bundled with XF200mmF2 R LM OIS WR) is added

Fujinon XF50-140mmF2.8 firmware ver. 1.30 – download here

  1. Compatibility with FUJINON TELECONVERTER XF1.4X TC F2 WR (bundled with XF200mmF2 R LM OIS WR) is added.

Fujinon XF100-400mm firmware ver. 1.20 – download here

  1. Compatibility with FUJINON TELECONVERTER XF1.4X TC F2 WR (bundled with XF200mmF2 R LM OIS WR) is added.

Fujinon XC 15-45mm firmware ver. 1.02 – download here

  1. The phenomenon is fixed that In rare cases, AE hunting can occur.

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XF 200mm F2: BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS, Focuscamera

Fujinon XF200mmF2 and XF 8-16mm F2.8 First Looks

New Fujinon Lenses

The Fujinon XF200mmF2 will be the next len to ship, followed by the Fujinon XF8-16mmF2.8 one month later.

From my testings at Photokina, I can just say that the XF200mmF2 will be legendary lens for Fujifilm. But don’t believe me, and check out the first looks below ;).

  • julieedwards-x.blog – Fujinon XF 200mm F2 and the Dancing Queen – Real Life Experience
  • bigheadtaco youtube – Huge Unboxing: Fujifilm XF200mm F/2 R LM OIS WR
  • twohotshoes – The Wide One We Have Been Waiting For – Fujifilms XF 8-16mm F/2.8 WR

XF 8-16mm F2.8: BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS, Focuscamera
XF 200mm F2: BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS, Focuscamera

Jose Jeuland youtube – X-T3 + FUJINON 200mm f2

Mirrorless Sports Shootout: Tony Northrup Compares Fujifilm X-T3, Canon EOS R, Nikon Z7, Sony A7III, Sony A7RIII, Sony A9

Mirrorless Sports Shootout

Which one is the best mirrorless camera for sports between the Fujifilm X-T3, Canon EOS R, Nikon Z7, Sony A7 III, Sony A7R III and Sony A9?

Tony Northrup tries to answer this in his latest review, and here is what he concludes, from the best to the worst.

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1) Sony A9 – WINNER

  • 20 fps and with some lenses (such as the Sony GM 400mm F2.8) it can achieve 20 sharp images
  • no blackout
  • it’s very expenisve, so Tony would push people to Fujifilm X-T3, because it is so much cheaper and a great all around camera

2) Fujifilm X-T3 (with XF50-140) – 2nd PLACE

  • Tony’s favorite camera to use overall
  • 30 fps with no EVF blackout, but tacking tends to slow down to about 12 fps and only an average of 8.5 are in focus
  • tacking side to side is only OK, like the Sony
  • better than Sony A7III and A7rIII
  • APS-C, less DOF and more noise. He says Fujifilm can fix both this by releasing fast lenses (such as the XF200mmF2, which is full frame equivalent 300/2.8 [I add also the XF33mmF1.0]
  • amazing video camera

3) Sony A7R III

  • Very close to A7III
  • more megapixel allow you to crop more
  • workable subject tracking, but not very reliable

4) Sony A7 III

  • dual SD-card slot, but one is only USH-I, which does makes buffer slow
  • whole camera locks up while writing to buffer
  • 5.2 sharp images out of 8
  • better selection of native glass than Canon EOS R and Nikon Z7
  • 8fps on paper, but only 5 in focus on average
  • Sony is not well known for good weather sealing

5) Nikon Z7

  • effective 4 fps, but only 60% in focus, hence about same performance to Canon EOS R
  • impracticable user interface
  • stick with your D500 or D850, where AF works better
  • single SD-card slot

6) Canon EOS R

  • the worst
  • only 2.5 shots in focus
  • slow but accurate
  • no jostick
  • single card slot
  • you can adapt lots of long Canon glass, but focus is not as fast as when used on DSLR

Check out the full video at Tony & Chelsea Northrup Youtube

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