Event Photography with the Fuji 55-200mm lens |
Stephen Mc Curry

Recently I spent the day doing a spot of event photography at the Baltic Art Gallery, Gateshead.  The event, Public Sector HR Summit 2014 was a vibrant collection of some of the best speakers on the subject and attracted a good spread of attendees from across the country. As far as photography is concerned it provided something else – a reason to break out the Fuji 55-200mm lens on my X-Pro1 and test not only its telephoto range but also its image stabilisation. The lens is certainly different to use with the Fuji cameras than the primes I have become accustomed to and immediately brings back thoughts of using a DSLR style setup.  It is longer and heavier than my other lenses and with the hood in place it requires a bit more work to remain discrete when zoomed to its fullest extent.  This being said, it is small and nowhere near the heft of something like the Nikon 28-70 I was shooting with on a D700.  Indeed the combined weight of the X-Pro1 and the 55-200mm felt less than that of the 28-70 alone and the overall dimensions are around the same length but about half the width……..

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Fujifilm Fujinon XF55-200mm F3.5-4.8

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