Interesting results. Then what do think, what are the top 2 or 3 Fuji X lenses for video? I reckon you tried some ...
I was researching this lens and found this video and I have to say I agree with everyone, I LOVE your get right to the point honesty so I just subscribed and I’m excited to see your others🙂!
I hope your not using Adobe raw for this comparison? I only ask as I have had different results, but thanks for Sharing your thoughts.
I’m disillusioned with this lens after watching this video. It gets sooo much praise in other reviews and is said to outperform the 26mp sensor.
Great and fair review. Let's hope Viltrox is working on a 135mm lens...
If you had to pick 👀 .....the Sigma 50-100 f/1.8 adapted? or the Fujinon XF 50-140 f/2.8?
At about 09:00, I can see the lens keep hunting... thank you for using this lens for the video, very straight forward to show its video capability.
Great video Dustin, I was looking at getting this, is there anything else out there you would suggest, around this focal length? I currently have the kit 18-55mm and was looking for more reach and better quality.
You and Christopher Frost have kept me from making wrong buying decisions so many times. Thank you for your thorough and dedicated review(s).
well great review, sadly disapointing.. you think it would be at least a bit different to look at it in capture one bec of the sharpening issue in LR woth fuji?
Fuji user here. Both x mount and GFX. Like all Fuji x-mount lenses of a certain size and price it comes down to what else there is in the market and there is a lot. Especially when you look at Sony and the 3rd party lens support they have. When you factor in the quality of their sensors and AF algorithms it's an appealing option. I am a fan of the 16-55 f2.8 though. I just find the pics look great from it.
Would love to see a review of the new 50/1.0 to have a new lens as reference
Hello from Australia Dustin! Would you consider the Sigma 50-100mm F1.8 adapted with the Fringer EF-FX Pro II as a good portrait alternative for the Fuji X-T4? Regards
One of the best reviewers on Youtube....
Thanks for sharing
Currently I only have kit lens 18-55 f/2.8-4, but I want to buy a better lens (with stronger bokeh for portraits). I thought I will be happy with XF 50-140mm lens on my X-T30, because it has great focal lenght and OIS, however after watching your review I'm no longer so sure it will be a good choice, because you are saying XF 50-140mm sharpness is disappointing. My qestion is, what's sharper portrait lens for X-mount? Few days from now fujifilm launches portrait lens (XF 50mm f/1.0), but I feel like the area of focus for portraits is too narrow (on all sample photos only eyes are in focus at f/1.0, while the rest of the face/body is blurred). I have to say your sample photos from this 50-140mm looks muuuch better, whole face / body is in focus, while only the background is blurred.
I've owned this lens for some time at this point and while it has served me very well, I do agree that it is showing its age at this point in time.
I wasn't disappointed with the images that came from the combo of this lens and the X-T3 (and when there were disappointing ones, a lot of it was down to operator error) and I do think that this is still your best telephoto zoom option on the Fuji system. However, you can also kind of start to see that this lens, while obviously built with future camera bodies in mind, is also a 5-6 year old lens at the end of the day.
To be clear, it's not *bad*. My copy was pretty sharp, (though not mind blowingly so but still resolves nicely for my needs) and has delivered on my needs for a fast, stabilized (and weather sealed) telephoto for event work and landscapes. But a lot can change in that 5-6 years and we're at a time where third parties have clearly shown to be able to match or even best first party options, notably the Sigma 24-70 Art versus Sony's G Master 24-70, and for much less.
Fuji's announcement earlier this year that they have opened up their autofocus protocols was something that was long overdue IMO and I hope that this means options for quality glass at more attainable price points will follow, along with Fuji stepping up their first party options.
And yes, 0.12x magnification on a 70-200 equivalent is far from impressive. That's the weakest aspect of the lens IMO and something that needs to be improved on the Mk2.
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Do you think this lens is worth it at the used or open-box prices of $1,100-1,200 on eBay considering everything stated here?
Decided to sub because 1) I end up watching your reviews anyway 2) You really say it as you see it, which is exactly what this community needs in this age.
I have no reason to doubt your findings. There could be better performing copies out there, as well as worse performing copies. Would you consider this lens "worth it" if you could buy it brand new for 1100 USD?
(I am in the Fuji system only and am considering upgrading to this lens from the 55-200mm).
Again, many thanks for the content you produce. You are a true contributor to this community.
For me, this lens is not only my favorite one but, in my opinion, unlike a common misconception, this is the most important lens you always have to carry. In this case, I’m not referring to this specific model but, in general, a zoom telephoto lens is an invaluable piece of gear to put in your backpack.
Interesting... I have read others complaining about the mount or the wobbly attachment of the lens to the camera on other forums, vidoes ... Fuji fxxxed this one up I think. Not good. Not good at all for £1300. Why didn't you bring/send the lens back to the store? I would have done that for sure...
Hey ciao 😊 bellissimo video, spiegato tutto molto bene.
Una domanda, lo stabilizzatore dici di disattivarlo se si usa il cavalletto per lunghe esposizioni.
Se invece uso il cavalletto per un esposizione "normale" tipo 1/80 a zoom massimo, è meglio lasciare attivo o disattivare in quel caso la stabilizzazione ?
OIS is relevant as handheld shots will happen. Would love a system that knows when it is on a tripod and turns OIS off. I believe they exist. I must confess that although I have both the 55-200 and the 50-140, I often reach out to the former as weight and reach often push me in that direction. Great lens in any case.
You know, the one thing that I DON'T like about this lens... is the tripod foot, because it doesn't have a groove, so I cannot use it with the L-Bracket on my camera! I still need to attach the tripod's own plate.
I'm really wondering about the cheap kit lenses XC 16-50 or XF 18-55 for landscape photography. Make another video using those lenses please if you don't mind. I really love your works!
Thank you for such a great review. I was about to get a 55-200mm but I think you've changed my mind. And I live near the ocean - I need the weather sealing. Thanks.
This and the 16-55 2.8 are my dream lenses!
Lovely video! Grazie!
I’m looking renting this tomorrow to see if I want to purchase it. Can I get away with using this handheld for landscape photos in the mountains? Should I also rent an ND filter for it?
Just come across this video. Great opening sequence with the drone and your photos with this lens. I too have the 50-140. And yes, the plastic hood could be better designed. I’m guessing, like my other Fuji lenses, they run with plastic hoods to lessen the chance of the metal lens body from getting scratched up. I guess they would rather damage the hood than the lens body Itself. Just my opinion.
On a side note, my father is Italian and comes from Ischia.
I missed that one ! very nice video.
I also love this lens. I use with it a dedicated third-party lens plate that I very much like : http://www.hejnarphotostore.com/product-p/c1-300..htm
That lens traveled with me in everywhere. It survived desert, mud, Antarctic environments, mountains, volcanoes and even seawater splashes. Works like a charm. Lens hood and lens cap are weak points, I totally agree. Screws from foot often come loose as well. Arca-swiss compatible foot is a missed opportunity especially there would little cost added to such a design. Still, it is a workhorse.
Gran bella review Andre 👏🏻
You have a cheap ball head for an expensive lens and camera, my opinion. I use tripod 90% of the time now.
Andrea mi stupisci sempre per le eccezionali abilità artistiche e tecniche che riesci e mettere insieme. Dalla musica alla fotografia e chissà quante altre skills hai. Parli benissimo anche in americano. Congrats 🔝🔝🔝
You convinced me to get this lens. Those pics with XT30 are so beautiful. Any chance you’ll share the footage of this lens being used in harsh environtment? Thank you, Andrea!
That was cool.
It is an excellent and very serious review.
I have a Fujifilm XT-3 with its 18-55mm, 2.8-4.
I always thought that the first lens to buy was the 50-140 2.8. I just did it and watching your video fills me with happiness to see that I am on the right track, I also prefer Auto Focus for most of the cases. Thanks a lot.
Very nice Review Andrea!
Great review Andrea! Favorite lens for landscape too. Just 2 things I don’t like: the knobs of the tripod collar are a bit loose. And the manual focus ring like on all Fuji Lenses, just a pain when I use it for astro
Bet this guy lives in Cali...
I love your quick reviews man. Just to the point, some good pics to accompany. Top job!
If your not into Fuji, don't review Fuji.
Fuji users like the aperture ring and camera dials
This is why they have Fuji and not Sony, Canon or Nikon.
Well good example right here that you should never take advice from people who sell their opinions for money. Ask those who are real professionals getting paid for creating pictures. Even more his total ignorance of how the Fuji system works and he pass his opinion for money.
There is a rule when you're reviewing Fuji gear that you can't make disparaging remarks about the aperture ring.
That's one of the best features of the Fuji system. The one lens we always throw shade at is the 27mm... not because it takes crappy photos, but because it doesn't have an aperture ring.
You might want to mention that that there are 1.4X and 2.0X teleconverters that work with this lens. This would extend the reach of the stock lens. It works well for me, but can get a little soft, on the 2X, at the long end. So I back it off a little and seems pretty sharp. Thanks for the humor, keep shakin' the desiccant and the rant ;)
seems like there is not a lot of choice at the zoo the fro goes to, a goat? how exotic
Lm linear motor, I assume
Lens reviews for toddlers.
Only reviews I don’t like from him are the Fuji things...too much of a hater imo
Jared makes this lens look absolutely tiny 😂
Lm is linear motor for fast autofocus
The 50-140 is a BEaST - don’t fuck with it.
You're a moron. You should have nothing but good things to say about this lens. You're bias. There for you shouldn't do reviews.
the sole reason I unsubscribed from this channel is this kind of obnoxious tone in some reviews, I value any gear despite being suitable for me or not, and majority of it I simply can't afford, and I expect at least some amount of decency from reviewer, and not throwing stuff around
Love this. Just bought a used one. Works great as i expected.
Got it this morning. It makes a noise when not connected to the camera, but apparently that's normal. Any comment... anyone?
LM - linear motor
Tips: Tape the aperture ring to A. Fixed :)
I don't know man.. been all over the relevant photo host sites, checked all the 'fuji 50-140' photos ... there are indeed some very good images but overall the rest of the photos I found were pretty mediocre in my opinion... I just caaaan't justify the £1300 for the images it can take. Yes, it's great. Pleanty of details, for a £800-900 .. but definitely not for £1300.
Ich überlege mir stattdessen das 55-200 zu holen.
The 56 1.2 is not in the same class as the 90 f2 for sharpness. Looking to buy this lens or a tamron 70-200 for my Nikon. I use both systems side by side. Any one out there in the same situation?
That's not how 5 stops of OIS works ... you're doing reviews of lenses but no clue whata stop is... sorry
Great photos 💪
I Was thinking of a the 90mm f2
I can still move my feet
I run 8 miles a day
16mm my favorite
May add 35mm
Great video. Looking for upgrading my X-T10. I only have the 18-55 mm kit and I was looking for the 90 mm f2 or 56 mm +23 f2. Or this Zoom.
I knew that watching video would be dangerous... my wallet already hurts
How do you color grade / edit your videos / photos ?
I know you can't really compare zoom lens Vs prime, but would you go for the 90mm or this zoom lens for event coverage? Thanks for the video!
hallo! macht dein objekiv keine geräuche ? wenn das obj. ausgeschaltet ist, hört ich so ein plastik geräuch, sobald ich das objectiv hin und her schüttele. Wenn ich die cam einschalte, dann hört man ein "click" und dann ein summen, so wie das leisere geräuch eines computer entlüfters. das summen ist konstant auch wenn der stabilizator ausgeschaltet ist. sobald ich die cam ausschalte, clickt's wieder. viele geräuche für ein edles ding... das macht mir sorgen. :) vielen dank für deine hilfe!
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How would it perform on an X-T1?
A very professional review, awesome wix fuji lenses would u recommend for video, thanks
But why did you shoot those landscapes wide open? For example @1:35 - email@example.com, ISO 200, 1/4000. Really, a lot of light coming in, you could have easily went down to 5.6 or maybe even f8.
Super video! Ich bin auch stark am überlegen es zu kaufen :)
Nice and honest review. I think it's too expensive, since depth of field only gets as small as a 70-200 f4 lens on ff, which is a lens you get very cheap on ebay with very good image quality e.g. canon.
Price difference used 1000-1200€ Fuji 50-140 vs 500-650€ Canon 70-200 f4