Fuji XF 50-140mm f/2.8 Lens Review: the pro shooter’s pro telephoto lens delivers the performance


posted Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at 6:19 PM EST


Fuji just keeps knocking them out of the park when it comes to lenses. For those X-mount owners looking for a telephoto lens for their Fuji, we've already shared our elation over the fantastic Fuji 90mm f/2 prime lens. However, if a zoom lens with its extra versatility is more your style, well the Fujinon 50-140mm f/2.8 OIS WR lens has you covered. 

We've completed our full SLRgear review of the Fuji 50-140mm lens, and similar to the Fuji 90mm, the 50-140mm displays impressive results. Sharpness is fantastic throughout the zoom range, even wide open, and its other optical qualities show equally impressive numbers. Furthermore, the addition of weather sealing and excellent optical image stabilization make this telephoto zoom the perfect pairing for the advanced enthusiast and professional Fuji photographer looking for a high performance telephoto lens in good weather and bad (so long as you use a weather-sealed camera).

X-T1: 1/500s / f/3.2 / ISO 1000 / 210mm eq.

Though it's certainly larger and heavier than a typical mirrorless lens (it's one of the largest in Fuji's lineup for the X series), the build quality is impressive and its wide, constant f/2.8 aperture necessitate the larger size for Fuji's APS-C cameras. It weighs in at just under a kilogram (30 oz) and is packed with amenities. The lens ships with a tripod mount and a lens hood, accepts 72mm filters, and is available now for between $1,400 and $1,600.

For all the details from our in-depth testing, head over to SLRgear for our Fuji 50-140mm f/2.8 Review. In the meantime, Dave Pardue shot a variety of real-world gallery images with the 50-140mm paired with the Fuji X-T1. You can see a few re-sized images here, but for the full-resolution versions, jump over to our Fuji X-T1 Gallery Page and browse for images with "50-140MM" in the filename.

X-T1: 1/640s / f/5.0 / ISO 200 / -3.0 EV / 194mm eq.
X-T1: 1/125s / f/2.8 / ISO 250 / 173mm eq.

Fuji 50-140mm f/2.8 ReviewGallery