Learning to Love a lens, Fujifilm XF 55-200mm F3.5-4.8 | Wes Head

I’m spoiled. I want fast, I want small, I want prime lens quality, I want sexy retro styling… I want Fuji. So why did I buy the Fujifilm XF 55-200mm F3.5-4.8? It wasn’t because the name rolls off the tongue and it wasn’t because I was longing for a lens with the sexy styling of a budget canon zoom. To be honest, I bought it because Fuji made it. Blind faith in the quality I’d seen coming down their pipeline, a growing vacancy in my bags as I sold off my Canon gear and Amazon’s big beautiful “Buy Now with 1-Click” button all conspired against me. Before I knew what I was doing it was on its way. Now all I had to do was wait and thats what I did. I waited, not for the delivery but for the excitement. For that sense of anticipation we all get when that next new box arrives. I know you can relate. Like the smell of Christmas cookies baking I usually have a pavlovian response to Amazon’s shipping notice email. It never came. The lens did, but the excitement never followed. In fact, almost unthinkably, the box sat unopened for a few days. When I finally got around to breaking it out my oldest son took one look and in a flash of rather uncommon clarity he summed up my feelings on it. “What the heck is that thing doing on there? I thought you were getting rid of the big ugly Canon gear”…..

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Fujifilm Fujinon XF55-200mm F3.5-4.8

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