Fujinon XF 50-140mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR ( Fujifilm ) Review / Test - Sample Images & Verdict
Lens Reviews - Fujifilm X

Sample Images

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Make FUJIFILM
Model X-T1
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 129.2mm
Aperture: f/2.8
Exposure 1/750s
Make FUJIFILM
Model X-T1
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 134.4mm
Aperture: f/2.8
Exposure 1/2200s
Make FUJIFILM
Model X-T1
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 140.0mm
Aperture: f/5.6
Exposure 1/750s
Make FUJIFILM
Model X-T1
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 129.2mm
Aperture: f/2.8
Exposure 1/800s
Make FUJIFILM
Model X-T1
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 50.0mm
Aperture: f/8.0
Exposure 1/450s
Make FUJIFILM
Model X-T1
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 77.3mm
Aperture: f/2.8
Exposure 1/1000s
Make FUJIFILM
Model X-T1
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 50.0mm
Aperture: f/8.0
Exposure 1/500s
Make FUJIFILM
Model X-T1
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 110.6mm
Aperture: f/2.8
Exposure 1/9000s
Make FUJIFILM
Model X-T1
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 140.0mm
Aperture: f/2.8
Exposure 1/1800s
Make FUJIFILM
Model X-T1
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 54.1mm
Aperture: f/8.0
Exposure 1/250s

Verdict

The Fujinon XF 50-140mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR is a great addition to Fujifilm's lens lineup. It is ultra-sharp in the image center. The borders are outstanding at 50mm and still more than just decent at longer focal lengths. Lateral CAs are irrelevant which also helps to boost the high image quality perception. Most users will keep image auto-correction activated thus neither distortions nor vignetting are issue in this case. The native characteristic is worse here though. The quality of the bokeh is high for a zoom lens although prime lenses can be better still. Bokeh fringing isn't really an issue at f/2.8.

Fujifilm is targeting the professional market with this lens so the build quality is on an accordingly excellent level. Most body parts are made of metal and the broad, rubberized control rings are a joy to use. Everything is tightly assembled and the constant physical length as well as the weather sealing complete the positive impression. The AF is both fast and silent (for a mirrorless camera setup). Needless to say but the image stabilizer is highly useful in many situations. While we wouldn't really sign Fujifilm's efficiency claims but 3-4 f-stops are easily possible here.

All this comes at a price though. At around 1600US$/1500EUR it isn't exactly a budget offering but Fujifilm never played that game really. It is still worth to mention though that the Fujinon is more expensive than comparable full format DSLR lenses from Canon or Nikon. However, to be fair - the pricing is not outlandish given the high quality of the lens. Thus ... highly recommended!

Optical Quality:    
★★★★★ to ★★★★★
Mechanical Quality:
★★★★★
Price/Performance:
★★★★★