Fujifilm Fujinon XF50-140mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR review

Fujifilm's equivalent of the pro photographer's must have telephoto zoom - the 70-200mm f/2.8

Fujifilm XF50-140mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR
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Digital Camera World Verdict

If you want a pro-specced telephoto zoom for a Fujifilm X-mount mirrorless camera this is your one and only choice. The Fujinon equivalent of the professional's 70-200mm f/2.8 it is the workhorse zoom for wedding, portraits, documentary, landscapes and more. It may be eight years old, but it is still going strong!


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    Constant f/2.8 maximum aperture

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    Tripod foot

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    Built-in image stabilization

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    Good value for a pro-spec lens


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    Disappointing minimum focus and maximum magnification

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    Bokeh lacks smoothness

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The Funinon XF50-140mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR is eight years old, and still going strong. Launched in 2015, it is one of Fujifilm's equivalent of the 'holy trinity' of professional zooms. Traditionally, for full-frame cameras, this trinity has evolved to being a 14-28mm f/2.8, 24-70mm f/2.8, and a 70-200mm f/2.8 - a range of zooms to cover nearly every assignment each with a wide maximum aperture of f/2.8.

The Fujifilm X-mount mirrorless cameras, with their 1.5x crop factor, have their own equivalent trinity - comprising of the XF8-16mmF2.8 R LM WR, XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR, and, as tested here, the XF50-140mm f/2.8.

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Chris George

Chris George has worked on Digital Camera World since its launch in 2017. He has been writing about photography, mobile phones, video making and technology for over 30 years – and has edited numerous magazines including PhotoPlus, N-Photo, Digital Camera, Video Camera, and Professional Photography. 

His first serious camera was the iconic Olympus OM10, with which he won the title of Young Photographer of the Year - long before the advent of autofocus and memory cards. Today he uses a Nikon D800, a Fujifilm X-T1, a Sony A7, and his iPhone 15 Pro Max.

He has written about technology for countless publications and websites including The Sunday Times Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, Dorling Kindersley, What Cellphone, T3 and Techradar.