Fujinon XF 150-600mm F5.6-8 R LM WR OIS Image Gallery
January 25th, 2023
The number of serious telephoto options on Fuji’s X-mount have been fairly limited in the past, with the standard 70-300mm (my review here), 100-400mm (review coming soon), and then the premium XF 200mm F2 lens (my review here). I loved the latter lens, but at a price tag of $6000 USD, it obviously isn’t for everyone. The 70-300mm is more of a consumer grade lens, so that left the 100-400mm as the sole professional telephoto zoom on the platform. Enter Fuji’s second lens to carry the silver finish of the XF 200mm F2 – the Fujinon XF 150-600mm F5.6-8 R LM OIS WR. This is easily the longest focal length on the X-mount platform, giving one the full frame equivalent focal range of 229-914mm, which can be stretched even further by the use of either the Fujinon XF 1.4x or 2X TCs (though with some serious limitations that we’ll note in a moment). For now, however, let’s look at the upside: the 1.4x allows you to reach to 900mm (1350mm equivalent) and the 2x allows you to reach to 1200mm (1828mm equivalent). That’s some serious reach!
There are a number of things about the XF 150-600 OIS that remind me of one of my favorite telephoto zooms – the Sony 200-600mm G – most notably the fact that it is a rare internally zooming long telephoto lens. That means that the XF 150-600mm is significantly longer than the XF 100-400mm for transport, though the difference in the two is much less with the 100-400mm zoomed out.
There’s a lot of positives about this lens, though there is also one significant hurdle to overcome in its design. The price tag of $2000 USD is only $100 more than the 100-400mm despite the additional reach and more premium look, so potential buyers are almost certainly going to directly compare between the two. We’ll try to highlight both the strengths and weaknesses of the lens in this review to help you make an informed decision. If you want more information, you can watch my video review or read my text review of the XF 150-600 OIS…or just enjoy the photos below.
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Photos of the Fujinon XF 150-600 OIS
Photos taken with the Fujinon XF 150-600 OIS
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