My New Fuji 55-200 Zoom Lens | Jlm Photos

On Sunday I unboxed my new Fuji 55-200 3.5-4.8 zoom lens.  I was having a very difficult time deciding between the 55-200, and the new 50-140.  Even though the 50-140 offered the water resistance, and a fixed 2.8 aperture which would have matched my Nikon 70-200 2.8 VR I wasn’t sure I wanted to carry that extra baggage around. One of my primary reasons for switching to the Fuji system was to save weight in my bag or pack.    After a brief email to an amazing photographer, Fuji “expert” as well as a Nikon expert Mr. Bill Fortney whose website is filled with outstanding images, guidance, and ebooks – he guided me towards the 55-200.  And I must say I am so happy he suggested I go with it and my gut choice.  THANK YOU BILL!!! The lens is beautifully balanced on my X-T1;  It feels solid.  Even my spouse who knows nothing about lenses commented how nice it looked on the camera.  I love the lens shade – though some say it makes the lens too large I disagree. I know this lens and I will be shooting many images out in the wild in all types of weather even though it is not weather resistant so that large lens hood is going to come in real handy.  The zoom ring is silky smooth (as is my 18-55), and tight.  I love the feel.  The body is just perfect to hold with this lens.  It just feels GOOD!  I’m not going into all the scientific mumbo-jumbo as there are many other sites that do so but Man Oh Man this lens is sweet.  My first shot with the lens was a shot at 150mm length, 1/7th seconds, handheld with the OIS on, at F5.0 and it turned out incredible – H.A.N.D.H.E.L.D!! ……


Fujifilm Fujinon XF55-200mm F3.5-4.8

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