Fujifilm XF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 R LM OIS review

Fujifilm users have been waiting patiently for a long telephoto zoom, and finally the Fujinon XF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR is here. Michael Topham reports on a full day’s testing at the home of British motorsport


As photographers, we all like a challenge, so when I was asked if I’d like to attend the FIA World Endurance Championship at Silverstone in Northamptonshire, to try out the new Fujifilm XF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR lens, I jumped at the chance. However, as I step out of the car into a deep puddle and glance up at dark clouds, I think, ‘This isn’t how I envisaged my day starting’.

After donning my cagoule and making my way to the press centre, I decided to accept the conditions for what they are. Today’s assignment is not only going to be a demanding test for the lens, but also for the Fujifilm X-series cameras in my bag, which I admit I’ve been slightly sceptical of using for motorsport and fast-paced action in the past. Would this be the day that changes my perception of the speed and response of autofocus on the X-series cameras?

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