Fuji X-E2 W/ XC 50-230mm F4.5-6.7 OIS Lens | Leight Miller

I quit using zoom lenses for my everyday work a few years back. The specs and review sites seem to agree that image quality from zoom lenses has caught up to high quality primes now. Personally I’m still not convinced but they are close IMHO. The last zoom lens I owned was the venerable Canon EF 70-200L F/2.8. When you need variable distances in the same shoot and don’t want to change lenses or body combinations, that’s the lens you want. Fuji introduced a handful of zooms (premium & enthusiast) over the last year or two and I’ve got my hands on the XC 50-230mm variant. I’ve paired it up with the new X-E2 body and took it to the zoo for an afternoon photo-walk. Unless you have lot’s of cash to fund safaris and adventure trips to exotic locations, the zoo is the only place to get close to magnificent animals you might never otherwise come across….the morality of keeping an animal caged for our amusement aside of course. My favorite way to shoot at the zoo is to zoom as close to the animals as possible to eliminate the background and surrounding cage/fence/etc. This isolates the subject and fills the frame and allows the viewer to submerge in the image without distractions……

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