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Fuji shows 140-400mm zoom at Photokina

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Old Wednesday 17th September 2014, 06:48   #1
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Fuji shows 140-400mm zoom at Photokina

Fuji shows 140-400mm zoom at Photokina

Perhaps the X-T1 will become our new birding camera.....
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Old Wednesday 17th September 2014, 09:30   #2
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How good is the XT-1's continuous AF tracking system like? Without a good tracking system, a long lens like that would leave much to be desired for action shots which is what bird photography is all about. The XT-1 might be better with a digital zoom though.
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Old Wednesday 17th September 2014, 10:50   #3
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I've never tested the X-T1 for that purpose.
My guess is Fuji know what they are doing, and will have a camera to match.
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Old Thursday 18th September 2014, 16:24   #4
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Autofocus speed was the archilies heel of the Fuji X system when they first shipped the x-pro1. They done a lot of work, and pushed out new firmwares which has made a significant difference to all the models. Now, I reckon "respectable but not market leading" would be the concensus.

(Disclaimer: based on internet chatter, not owning one)
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Old Monday 22nd September 2014, 11:43   #5
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If this 140-400mm turns out to be a good lens, who knows?

http://danbaileyphoto.com/blog/the-f...ow-good-is-it/

AF in the X-T1 is very good...
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Old Thursday 30th October 2014, 21:57   #6
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AF on the X-T1 is certainly good enough, but isn't perfect. In the British weather that Snow Bunting in flight might evade me.
But having used it with the 55-200mm on wildlife it is more than capable, and I would assume the 140-400 would have a better af system within it than the 55-200mm.
Very excited about this lens after being let down so massively by the Canon 70D.
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Old Sunday 23rd November 2014, 18:40   #7
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Someone's thoughts on the Fuji system on safari
http://www.daveburnsphoto.com/2014/1...l-did-it-work/
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