Switching Gears – Fuji 55mm-200mm walkabout | Chad Wadsworth

Taking a break from all this Austin City Limits concert coverage, Fuji recently sent me the newish Fujinon 55mm-200mm OIS Zoom to play with on the X-E1. I’ll admit that this is not exactly the type of lens that I usually invest in, but I was still anxious to take it out for a spin. With a 35mm equivalent range of roughly 82mm-300mm, this optic covers a lot of useful territory. in typical Fuji fashion, the construction is impressive and the optical quality outstanding. Metal, plastic, rubber and glass combine to form a substantial lens that feels good in the hand and on the camera. The OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) function helps keep your shot steady and is critical on the long-end when the speed slows down to f/4.8 (still much faster than your typical kit or super zoom). I won’t bore you with technical evaluations but take a look at some samples from my walk around Town Lake / Zilker Park, here in Austin TX….

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Fujifilm Fujinon XF55-200mm F3.5-4.8

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