Discussion in 'Fujifilm X News & Rumors' started by David Anderson, Feb 8, 2018.
Wow. That's good to know. So why waste my time with 3rd party lenses when Fuji fits the bill.
You hit the nail!
As a former professional (Canon) sportsphotographer, I would have dreamed of a lens like this. A very versatile 200/f2 (=300/f2) especially for evening games under floodlight. In combination with the lowlight capabilities of the X sensor - just a dream. But on top with the TC1,4x you get a 300/f2.8 (=400/f2.8) for soccer and track&field - assuming that the AF does not loose much speed. And even if you need equivalent 600mm f4 - no problem with the TC 2x. Getting all these classic FF focal lentghs and apertures with only one lens, is just phantastic.
Everyone doubting that working with a TC is pro - in the 90s I used my Canon 200/f1.8 even with a TC2x for soccer games and it worked out. And this was in the 90s!
Keep in mind that Fuji is going to develop special designed TC for this beast. I can imagine that these two new TC will be a new generation and a next step.
Everything behind this showcase lens, is getting a feet into the professional market.
Isn’t the focusing speed and frames per second of the gfx somewhat slow for it to be considered a sports camera?
Sorry, got confused. Thought you were talking about the new 250 mm for the gfx.