REVIEW: Hands On with Fuji’s Premium X-Series Long Lens | Jeff Carter

Last November I had the opportunity to test the Fujinon XF 55-200mm f3.5-4.8 telephoto zoom (see blog HERE) and despite some misgivings beforehand, primarily about the variable aperture and larger lens profile when compared to the four prime lenses I had, I ended up loving this lens for its pulling power, image quality and optical stabilisation system. I didn’t want to give it back at the end of the three days in Bahrain. Fast forward to February 2014 and I now have one of these lenses in my camera bag and for the past three weeks I been giving the Fujinon XF 55-200mm a thorough test, taking it on walks around the local area in Dunbar and also to Paris on my regular business trips to the French capital. The 55-200mm zoom is currently the longest lens in the XF range of Fujinon lenses (equivalent to a 84mm-305mm in full frame terms), though there is a 50-230mm f4.5/f6.7 XC spec lens available which is cheaper than, and not as well built as, the XF range of prosumer lenses.  Fujifilm have announced two new long zooms on their XF lens roadmap for 2014/2015.  A fast f2.8 constant aperture 50mm-140mm and into 2015 a extra long super telephoto rumoured to be a 100-400mm.  However at the moment the 55-200 is the longest XF lens available to buy at around £549………

See on macleancomms.blogspot.de

Fujifilm Fujinon XF55-200mm F3.5-4.8

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