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The first shots with XF 100-400mm

Recently I was traveling to Tanzania to do some wildlife photography and in the parks such as Ngorongoro and Tarangire, where there is plenty of animals, which can be sometimes quite far away, you need a longer zoom lens than my XF 55-200mm. As Fujifilm Ambassador in Slovenia, I had a privilege to borrow the longest lens, Fujifilm has - the XF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6. And used it well.

As we speak, I'm preparing for another trip to Northern Tanzania, but this time we go to Ndutu area north from Ngorongoro, where the great winter migration is happening. Every year, big herds of Wildebeest (Gnu's) and lions are moving to find better living place. And, sure, I didn't want to use my 200mm again for such an opportunity and I couldn't borrow the 100-400mm again as it was already reserved for other photographers.

When I came back from New Year's Tanzania, I wanted to return the lens to Fujifilm Slovenia, but a Christmas gift was waiting for me there. Brand new XF 100-400mm. In this place, I would really like to thank the support that Fujifilm Slovenia is giving me in the past two years.

And I couldn't wait to test it. So in the first opportunity, I took it to the Julian Alps. Here are some test shots with the XF 100-400mm and X-T2. Perfect combo. I'm ready for Africa!

The images below are taken in RAW mode and a bit tweaked in LR on Fuji's Provia film simulation.

@196mm; f/7.1, 1/1600s

Julian Alps
@400mm f/7.1, 1/1600s

@270mm; f/7.1, 1/1600s

Julian Alps
@400mm f/8, 1/200s

Julian Alps
@142mm, f/8, 1/200mm

Julian Alps
@400mm f/8, 1/200s

@124mm, f/8, 6.5s, tripod

@400mm f/8, 1/50s, tripod

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