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Fujinon XF70-300mm zoom lens

I've recently purchased the Fujinon XF70-300mm F4-5.6 R LM OIS WR zoom lens. For those unfamiliar with all the letters in the full lens designation, R indicates that it has a ring for controlling aperture (can also be set to auto), LM denotes a linear motor for autofocus, OIS denotes optical image stabilisation and WR denotes weather resistant (but not fully water proof). Fujinon 70-300mm lens on X-T1 In choosing this lens I was looking for something that I could use as a flexible telephoto lens for capturing images of wildlife such as birds. I have Canon's 70-200 L series lens but this does not give enough reach, if I pair it up with a X2 extender there is a distinct loss in image quality and going up to the Canon 100-400mm lens would mean lots of expense and lots of weight lugging it around. By choosing a Fuji X mount lens this means having an APS-C sensor, so effectively multiplying the full-frame focal length equivalence (70-300 gives 107-457mm in 35mm format equivalent), w