Fujifilm XF2X TC WR Teleconverter

It doesn’t seem that long ago that I did the photography happy dance about the Fujifilm 1.4x teleconverter, but it’s near enough six months. And would you believe it, they’ve gone a wee bit better, and produced a 2x converter as well?  Well, I couldn’t resist that, and ordered it from the ubiquitous Wex Photographic at the weekend. It arrived today, and this is what it looks like[1]

Makes things twice the size

Makes things twice the size

Camera X-T1
Aperture ƒ/4
Shutter speed 1/80s
Focal length 38.8mm
ISO 6400
Taken 18:32, 28 June, 2016

Now normally when I get a new toy like this, I’d be giving it a proper test, but it’s a wee bit damp this evening, so not really the best conditions for getting pictures of distant objects. However, I have done a very quick and very rough test to get an idea of the range of the thing. Readers with better memories than me might recall me getting a 150-500mm lens in my Canon days, and getting this shot from my back window:

Telephoto Test (old)

Telephoto Test (old)

Camera Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Aperture ƒ/6.3
Shutter speed 1/400s
Focal length 500mm
ISO 125
Taken 17:32, 13 August, 2009

Well, here’s a rough version of that with the 140-400mm lens and the 2x converter. Unlike the previous one, taken through an open window with some actual sunlight, this was taken through glass, rain and general haze, and not even all that close to the window. Some aggressive treatment in Lightroom shows a similar scene:

Rough Test (Very)

Rough Test (Very)

Camera X-T1
Aperture ƒ/11
Shutter speed 1/680s
Focal length 800mm
ISO 12800
Taken 18:14, 28 June, 2016

(And if you think that looks bad, you should have seen it before editing)

Proper tests will follow when the weather permits….

[1] Not currently listed on Amazon, so I can’t use their image linky thing

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