Fuji XF55-200mm F3.5-4.8 R LM OIS | Leigh Miller

First, thank you all for the kind emails over the past week. I had no idea so many people were wringing hands about the Fuji tele-zoom choices. I caused more indecision after that post about the new XF50-140mm F2.8 zoom though. It’s a good problem to have. My choices are much easier though as a professional. I need the constant aperture at F/2.8. Fuji cameras perform very well in low light and the image stabilisation helps a lot. Still, I need to squeeze as much shutter speed as possible in dark places like churches and reception halls. I have other practical reasons too…the new zoom is sharper at F/2.8 than the other two lenses are at F/5.6. Important to me as I tend to crop my wildlife images, products etc. The aperture ring also has a more positive feel and takes more effort to turn. No more accidental changes and add to that the weather resistant build. If however, I was an advanced enthusiast or budding amateur the XF55-200mm F3.5-4.8 R LM OIS would suit me very well. It’s lighter, fast-focusing especially on the X-E2 and XT-1 bodies. It’s virtues go much deeper and it took me a couple of months to appreciate it. Even then it was by accident. ……..

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Fujifilm Fujinon XF55-200mm F3.5-4.8

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