Fujifilm Fujinon XF150-600mm F5.6-8 R LM OIS WR review

Fujifilm's longest lens for the X-mount offers exceptional reach in a lightweight design, and it's even relatively well priced

Lauren Scott with Fujinon XF150-600mmF5.6-8 R LM OIS WR
(Image: © Lauren Scott)

Digital Camera World Verdict

This is a lens that has opened up the playing field when it comes to the X-mount. The professional (or advanced amateur) photographers that Fujifilm is aiming the Fujinon XF150-600mmF5.6-8 R LM OIS WR at don't just want a long lens – they want an easy to carry, affordable and fast focusing long lens. On the whole, the performance is all of these things, and great for the price point. The lens is designed to excel at distance, getting you closer to subjects that are small, speedy or downright elusive. It is a fantastic super telephoto for the X-mount – although if we were dreaming up a specs list we'd have liked it to be faster – and if anything, it proves Fujifilm's dedication to new audiences in wildlife and sports photography.


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    Amazing range on APS-C sensor

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    5-stop image stabilization mechanism

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    Lightweight design

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    Fast autofocus


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    Slow maximum aperture

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    Questionable sharpness at 600mm

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    Long barrel dimensions

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One of the strengths of the Fujifilm X system is its extensive lens collection, but until now, Fujifilm's longest lens for the X-mount has been the XF100-400mmF4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR. With the release of the high-speed Fujifilm X-H2S – a camera that is aimed at wildlife and sport photographers – the launch of the FUJINON Lens XF150-600mmF5.6-8 R LM OIS WR complements the new camera, and the subjects that users will likely shoot with it.

The XF150-600mmF5.6-8 R LM OIS WR covers the focal length of 229mm – 914mm in equivalent 35mm film terms, but it does also support – noted as a point of awe if nothing else – teleconverters. This means that if you fitted it with the XF2X TC WR, the range would extend to up to 1200mm (equivalent to 1828mm). Not bad for a lens that weighs just 1605g (albeit without the lens hood, lens cap, and tripod collar foot) and costs under £2000/$2000! For the sake of a rough comparison (as it isn't an X-mount fit lens) the Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM | S weighs around 2,860g.

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Lauren Scott
Freelance contributor/former Managing Editor

Lauren is a writer, reviewer, and photographer with ten years of experience in the camera industry. She's the former Managing Editor of Digital Camera World, and previously served as Editor of Digital Photographer magazine, Technique editor for PhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine, and Deputy Editor of our sister publication, Digital Camera Magazine. An experienced journalist and freelance photographer, Lauren also has bylines at Tech Radar, Space.com, Canon Europe, PCGamesN, T3, Stuff, and British Airways' in-flight magazine (among others). When she's not testing gear for DCW, she's probably in the kitchen testing yet another new curry recipe or walking in the Cotswolds with her Flat-coated Retriever.

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