By Takashi Shikano (photographer and contributor to CAPA)
The performance of the latest teleconverter from Fujifilm is pretty good
In recent years Fujifilm’s X series is rapidly increasing its lineup of cameras and lenses. Although it released a 1.4x teleconverter last November, it began to sell another one: Fujinon Teleconverat converter XF2X TC WR.
It can be used with two high-performance telephoto zoom lenses. One is a large aperture 50-140mm F2.8 lens. The other is a 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 lens that covers the ultra telephoto range. Although it is dark in equivalent to two stops, the focal distance becomes two times longer. And the 100-400mm lens covers 1200mm equivalent. The optical design is nine elements in five groups, decreasing aspherical and color aberrations. And as it is a genuine product, features of the lenses such as AF, AE and image stabilizer, work properly.
It is noteworthy that the teleconverter and either lens fit together perfectly. By having the lens tube sealed, it is not just dust-proof but cold-resistant down to -10 degrees Celsius. If you use both of the lenses or either one, this teleconverter is worth buying.
Three photos of the Tokyo Skytree: You can even see people
Lens structure: 9 elements in 5 groups
Focal length: twice more than the main lens
Shooting magnification: twice more than the main lens
F number: darker in equivalent to two stops
Shooting zone: almost the same as the main lens
Size (mm): 58 (largest aperture)x 30.2 (total length)
Released on June 16th in Japan