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  • […] check out my mini review of the XF100-400. I’ve been having tons of fun with this one all summer. It’s a pretty cool […]

  • Karsten says:

    I like it too, and agree with the point you make. Wonder though whether you notice any change in battery life when you useit, compared to other lenses. In my case it seems to eat up batteries considerably faster, using it with X-T1

  • Dan Bailey says:

    Karsten, you’ll see increased battery drain with any of the OIS lenses over the non OIS lenses. I don’t know if they 100-400 would draw more power, but given that it has more and bigger pieces of glass to pull during focusing, it’s certainly possible that it would drain batteries a little faster. I’ll do some research on this and get back to you.

  • Thanks Dan, you helped me realize that even the focusing itself, with heavier lens elements will likely use more power, especially as I as I probably tend to focus/refocus more often than I do with lenses with a wider dof.

  • […] shooting with long lenses, and in fact, one of my favorite tools for landscape photography is my 100-400mm lens. I use it to capture both close and distant scenes, isolate intriguing elements and create […]

  • […] All of the photos in this post were shot within 50 feet from my front door, all in the first week of January in the last two years. Three of the five were shot yesterday afternoon, at around 3:30pm, right at the peak of sunset. This shot immediately above was shot will standing on my front porch. All were made with my Fuji 100-400 lens, which is really fun for isolating specific parts of the landscape. […]

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    I have read you new book “Behind the Landscape.” I could not “put it down” meaning that I kept at it because each photo you presented/analyzed was interesting and informative. I am trying to develop an eye for composition (both the scene and the light).

    Thank you! The examples you present and the suggestions are very helpful. Purple Mountains, McKinley River and Wonder Lake are fascinating.

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    Thank you, Dan.