This is a quick review of the Fuji 50-140mm 2.8 lens for photo and video, like most of my reviews there aren't any charts or depth of field shots but just a few images and my general opinion of the lens, enjoy.
I got this lens back in December '17 mainly for an assignment I had to shoot a concert, I thought that the 56mm (which was my longest lens at the time) wouldn't really cut it so I picked up this beast second hand on eBay for about £1000.
My first impressions were that it's big, it's not actually that heavy however, and it balances very nicely on the XT-2 bodies which I use. The optical stabilisation is very nice indeed and overall the lens is nice and easy to use and is good when you need the range.
It is however nothing on the 56mm, the images look nice from this lens but for me they aren't anything special, they seem to lack a certain something, but when the range of the 56mm won't cut it this lens can give you that all important reach.
Video is where I really wanted this lens to shine, and to be fair it does, the OIS (optical image stabilisation) helps to give smooth steady shots when handheld and being able to zoom and choose the exact focal length you want is very useful.
Much of the video below is shot with this lens:
Overall I'd say this lens lacks soul, it's more of a works horse lens for more efficient and clinical photography, which is fine when that's what's needed, but for me it won't replace anything in my kit bag.
I can see myself just rocking my primes and use the new IBIS to get myself steady shots, I also might get a gimbal to start being able to shoot smooth motion stuff.
So if your looking for a 70-200mm equivalent, and your used to shooting with one, this lens is great, and it will do what you need with no problems, but if you want soul and much more out of focus areas in your shots then stick with the 56mm.
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