A must-have telephoto for medium format Fuji 100-200mm F5.6 review

  In the medium format camera system, there are not many telephoto lenses, and telephoto zoom lenses are even rarer. Today we are bringing the Fuji GF100-200mmF5.6 R LM OIS WR medium format telephoto lens. This lens has a relatively lightweight size and good image quality, which is very suitable for landscape photography. Let’s take a look at the actual test of this lens.

01 Lightweight medium format telephoto lens

   Fuji GF100-200mmF5.6 R LM OIS WR lens, is a lightweight medium format telephoto lens, the current official price At 14,350 yuan, the price is not high, and the price/performance ratio is quite good. For the lens of the medium format system, the equivalent focal length of this lens is 79-158mm, the weight is 1050g, and the portability is outstanding.

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   This lens is easy to associate with the 70-200mm lens in the 135 format. The nature of this 100-200mm lens is indeed close to the 70-200mm lens in the 135 format. However, this lens has an aperture of F5.6, so although the medium format sensor still has a good blurring ability, the blurring ability is not particularly good.

 Overall lens score: 8.4 points Overall lens score: 8.4 points

   Although the lens specifications do not look outstanding, the quality of the lens is quite excellent. The resolution of the lens is very good, at all focal lengths, there is excellent detail expression in F5.6-F22, and the center to edge image quality is also excellent.

The anti-shake performance of the    lens is satisfactory, and it can achieve 1/13s handheld shooting at the 200mm end.

The anti-glare and chromatic dispersion control of the    lens is excellent, which can meet the demanding image output requirements.

Fuji GF100-200mm F5.6 is a lightweight scenery LensFuji GF100-200mm F5.6 is a lightweight landscape lens

  In general, this is a lightweight portable telephoto lens very suitable for landscape shooting. Now we will enter the detailed evaluation link to see how the actual performance of this lens is.

02 Lens Appearance and Design

  Although this is a lightweight telephoto lens, the length of the lens is still 183mm. After adding the hood, the length is close to 25cm. Therefore, this lens is equipped with a tripod ring. When in use, the volume, weight and grip feeling are close to the general 70-200mm f/4 lens. With a GFX 50R body, the total weight does not exceed 2kg, so you will not feel tired even when you go out shooting all day.

Fuji GF 100-200mm F5.6 lens and GFX 50R body Fuji GF 100-200mm F5.6 lens and GFX 50R body

  The lens filter diameter is 67mm, and the coating color is the green coating commonly used by Fuji. Since the lens has an aperture of F5.6, the 67mm aperture is enough to meet excellent center-to-edge image quality. The coating effect of the lens is very good, we will introduce it in more detail later.

The diameter of the lens filter is 67mm, the coating is greenLens filter The lens diameter is 67mm and the coating is green

   The lens also has an aperture ring in addition to the focus ring and zoom ring. The aperture ring can be adjusted accurately with 1/3EV as the adjustment interval, the passage is obvious, and the adjustment range can be accurately sensed. The maximum aperture of the lens is F5.6 and the minimum aperture is F32.

Lens aperture ringLens aperture ring

   There are two lenses There are two physical levers, one is the focus range selection, you can choose global focus, or 5 meters to infinity; the other is the optical image stabilization switch. It is worth noting that the closest focusing distance of the lens is not the same. The closest focusing distance at wide angle is 0.6m, which can obtain a magnification of 0.2x; while the closest focusing distance at telephoto is 1.6m. Another point to note is that Fuji’s optical switch is off in the front and on in the back, which requires additional attention.

The lens has 2 physical leversThe lens has 2 entities The lever

   lens hood is a lotus-shaped hood with a filter window designed to facilitate quick adjustment of the lens angle when using CPL, which is very convenient.

lotus-shaped hood with filter windowlotus-shaped shading Cover with filter window

   From the overall design, the lens body is very carefully designed and the details are excellent, so you can feel a very smooth zoom/focus experience when using it, and the operation is more comfortable. Now we enter the objective test link to see how the actual image quality of the lens is.

03 Objective Test

Resolution Test

   Let’s first look at the resolution test of the lens. We use GFX 50R as the test body.

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   From the perspective of sharpness, the resolution performance of this lens is quite good, whether it is at 100mm end or 200mm end, from full open to F22 has excellent sharpness performance, whether it is the center or the edge is equally sharp.

200mm full-open shooting200mm full-open shootingFull-open center screenshotFull-open center screenshot

   The sharpness performance of this lens is very It is suitable for landscape photography. Even if the aperture is reduced to F22, this lens can obtain very good picture resolution, and the center and edges can ensure excellent sharpness, which can meet the demanding output requirements. So in terms of resolution, this lens is a very qualified portable landscape lens.

this lens is very suitable for landscape shootingthis lens is very suitable Landscape shooting

Anti-shake test

   One of the major advantages of this lens is the optical anti-shake of the lens with 5 stops. For a telephoto lens, the quality of anti-shake is very important, and the anti-shake effect of this lens is quite excellent.

  In actual use, I can use 1/13s for stable shooting at the 200mm end, and the actual anti-shake effect is about 4 stops, considering that this lens is equipped with a 50 million high-pixel medium format camera Body, such data, is a very good anti-shake effect.

Photos taken with 1/13s handheld under 200mm200mm Use 1/13s handheld shooting to obtain photos100% screenshot of focus area 100% screenshots of the focus area

  Good image stabilization can create more shooting possibilities for us. It can also use lower sensitivity to shoot in low light, which is another guarantee for the shooting quality.

Glare and dispersion

   The glare and dispersion of this lens are equally outstanding. Let’s take a look at the glare test first.

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   Fuji GF 100-200mm lens anti-glare test

   In the actual test, only slight glare was seen when the 200mm end was fully opened, which proved that this lens performed quite well. Both telephoto and ultra-wide-angle control of flare are more difficult. When this lens is facing the sun, whether it is telephoto or wide-angle end, large aperture or small aperture, it has a better suppression effect on flare and ghosting. This is mainly It is the credit of the lens coating.

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   Fuji GF 100-200mm lens dispersion test

  In terms of dispersion performance, since the maximum aperture of the lens is F5.6, it is not easy to produce purple fringing. In actual performance, the dispersion of the lens is very slight, and there is no obvious highlight dispersion even when fully opened.

Vignette and distortion

   Since the maximum aperture is F5.6, the vignetting of the lens is also slight. Regardless of the telephoto or wide-angle end, the edge loss is very slight when fully opened, which can be understood as the vignetting is almost invisible.

full wide-angle end, very slight vignettingfull wide-angle end Open, the vignetting is very slightThe telephoto end is fully open, the vignetting is also very slightThe telephoto end is fully open, and the vignetting is also very slight.

   The equivalent focal length of this lens is 79-156mm, which belongs to the focal length range with small distortion. Therefore, the distortion control of the lens is excellent, the distortion is slight, and it is almost invisible.

wide-angle end distortionwide-angle end distortiondistortion at telephoto enddistortion at telephoto end

Out-of-focus and blur

  Although the lens aperture is F5.6, but with a medium format body, this lens still has a certain degree of blurring ability.

Wide-angle end blur testWide-angle end blur testTelephoto end blur testTelephoto end blur test

   But it is worth noting However, the wide-angle and telephoto end of the lens have different closest focusing distances. The wide-angle end can achieve the closest focusing distance of 0.6m, so it has certain still-life shooting capabilities. The telephoto end is 1.6m, so still life shooting ability is weak. This requires extra attention.

The lens flare is still very beautifulThe lens flare is still very beautiful

   By virtue of the 9-blade aperture, the lens spot shape is still relatively rounded, which can show more beautiful out-of-focus imaging. But the maximum aperture of the lens is only F5.6, so if you want to take more soft portrait photos, you still need to use a large aperture portrait lens, such as GF110mmF2 R LM WR, which is more suitable for out-of-focus soft portrait shooting .

If you shoot at close range, the blur ability of this lens is not bad Not badIf you shoot at close range, the blur ability of this lens is pretty good However, if shooting portraits, the lens has a certain blur ability, but it cannot be regarded as a large aperture portrait lensBut if shooting portraits, although the lens has a certain blur ability, it cannot be regarded as a large aperture portrait lens

04 Summary and real shot samples

   For Fuji’s GF 100-200mm F5.6 lens, this is a lightweight telephoto lens with excellent size and weight, suitable for long-term shooting.

The image quality of the    lens is quite good, but the aperture is not large, so the lens is more suitable for travel, landscape shooting, still life shooting, and conventional portrait shooting. The lens shows a very good overall quality, with good performance in anti-glare dispersion, vignetting control, and distortion control.

   But the purpose of this lens is to provide a lightweight shooting experience, so the maximum aperture is F5.6, and the blur ability is not particularly powerful. Therefore, it has certain disadvantages in dealing with portrait shooting and low-light scenes.

  In general, this is a lightweight telephoto lens suitable for landscape photographers and ordinary photography users. The image quality performance exceeds the price of the lens, and the price is very high.

Real shot samples

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