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Fujinon XF 55-200mm f/3.5-4.8 R LM OIS - Review | PhotoZone

Fujinon XF 55-200mm f/3.5-4.8 R LM OIS - Review | PhotoZone | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

Verdict

The Fujinon XF 55-200mm f/3.5-4.8 R LM OIS is a very harmonious offering. It may not excel in quality but it has only few weaknesses. The Fujinon is pretty sharp across the zoom range and entire image field - even at max. aperture. The low amount of lateral CAs also contribute to the subjective quality perception. Due to the system's image auto-correction, neither distortion nor vignetting are relevant to the average user. Under the (RAW-)hood these two characteristics are not as quite as perfect though. The quality of the bokeh is just average for a lens in this class. The build quality is on a very high level thanks to high quality materials and tight assembly. However, Fujifilm has overdone it with the stiffness of the zoom ring which feels inconvenient even though this may avoid zoom creeping. In terms of AF speed, the results are solid for a mirrorless system albeit not outstanding when compared to the benchmark systems. The optical image stabilizer is certainly a plus regarding the moderate max. aperture of the lens. Given the comparatively moderate pricing, the Fujinon is a obvious choice even though there isn't much to choose from in this lens class anyway. Well done, Fuji! .....

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Long lens love affair - Fuji X-T1 and the 55-200 | Andy Gallacher

Long lens love affair - Fuji X-T1 and the 55-200 | Andy Gallacher | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

It was those numbers that initially put me off buying the Fuji XF 55-200 lens. I'd worked a lot with the Canon 70-200 MkII previously and with a constant f/2.8 aperture surely this lighter and much cheaper Fuji couldn't compare? The purchase was made back when I still had the X-Pro1 and a trip to the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador was booked. In the end it was the 55-200 that made it a memorable visit. The lens, which felt a little awkward on the X-Pro1, stayed on the camera for almost the entire time and constantly surprised me with its razor sharp images and creamy bokeh. But it's when I paired the lens with the X-T1 that it really began to shine. I'd already been impressed with the image stabilization on the 55-200 but combine that with the new Fuji's constant focus and 8fps and it makes for a compelling combination.....

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Fuji 55-200mm - a few thoughts and pictures | Paul Melling

Fuji 55-200mm - a few thoughts and pictures | Paul Melling | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it
Here are my views on the Fuji 55-200mm lens – still a firm favourite on my X-E1 and X-Pro1. My entry into the Fuji X Series was via the superb X100 camera and that will be the subject of another blog at a later date. I was so impressed with the quality of the x100 that the X-E1 soon followed with the added benefit of the 18-55mm kit lens. Again, I was blown away by the quality of the image files and what a lens, far superior to what you might expect from a kit lens. So that brings me to the topic of this blog because it wasn’t too long after that Fuji announced the launch of the 55-200mm lens and I had to have one. I pre-ordered mine from Wex Photographic and patiently waited. I was rewarded with what must have been one of the first lenses to be delivered in the UK. Now almost 5,000 images later with this lens and numerous subjects covered, from travel photography to weddings I can report that it is a mighty fine lens.  Sure it’s quite a large lens when compared to the compact nature of the cameras but it’s still a lot smaller than the Nikon or Canon alternatives.  The only area I’ve really struggled is with moving subjects when the focus just doesn’t latch on quick enough and you get a higher than expected number of missed shots. Here is a sample of some images taken with the 55-200mm. I wholeheartedly recommend it.......
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Must Shoot Primes!? Fujifilm X-Pro1 w/XF 18-55 OIS & 55-200 OIS | Rob Lowe

Must Shoot Primes!? Fujifilm X-Pro1 w/XF 18-55 OIS & 55-200 OIS | Rob Lowe | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

Over the better part of the last three years I have shot with prime lenses on various systems, for reasons of clarity, speed, IQ and not forgetting the fact that primes really do force us to think, and hopefully too, make us better composers of photographs. The Fujifilm XF system of lenses has however, given me cause to rethink this theory and while the 35mm 1.4 and 60mm 2.4 R Macro give me an IQ that I am delighted with, and two focal lengths that I am extremely happy and comfortable to work with, the promise of superb IQ in a convenient zoom lens, two of which cover 18-200mm (equiv: 27-300mm on the APS-C sensor of the X-Pro1, E1, E2 and the new X-T1 and, all I could possibly need) meant that this was something that could benefit me a great deal in a lot of situations.

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Fuji XF 55-200mm 3.5-4.8 OIS -vs- Fuji XC 50-230mm 4.5-6.7 OIS | Colin Nicholls

Fuji XF 55-200mm 3.5-4.8 OIS -vs- Fuji XC 50-230mm 4.5-6.7 OIS | Colin Nicholls | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it


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If its £199 get the XC, its really great and nice and small, its not as good as the XF in terms of build and speed but its really only marginally different, however if it were a case between the two I would have the 55-200 if the XC wasn't so cheap. So overall see what you've got in your wallet, if you can afford the XF buy that but if you can fins a deal on the XC you won't be disappointed with it, don't feel like you are missing out on getting the cheaper lens it is still and awesome piece of kit. I hope thats helpful to someone out there, I've now gone on to sell my XF and stick with the cheaper one, I'm also off to Iceland next week so I'm really gonna try it out then.....

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Fujifilm X-series Telephoto Tests | Mike Mander

Fujifilm X-series Telephoto Tests | Mike Mander | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it


This gallery has images shot with my Fujifilm X-E2 body and mainly the Fujifilm XC 50-230mm f/4.5-6.7 OIS zoom. Only frames 1, 2, 5, and 11 were shot with the Fujifilm XF 55-200mm f/3.5-4.8R OIS zoom. Photos 1-4 were take from the Pitt River Bridge. Photo 5 was at the shore of the Fraser River in Coquitlam and photos 6-10 were taken on a foggy evening just west of Granville Island. Photos 11-13 were taken at Vanier Park, 14-23 were taken at Boundary Bay, just east of Tsawwassen and lastly, 24-25 were taken east of Kilby, BC. Only photos 5-11 were taken with a tripod, the rest were handheld......

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

Learning to Love a lens, Fujifilm XF 55-200mm F3.5-4.8 | Wes Head | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it


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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SAGRES NATURA - SOUTH PORTUGAL WITH THE FUJINON XF 55-200mm | Andreas Kandsberger

SAGRES NATURA - SOUTH PORTUGAL WITH THE FUJINON XF 55-200mm | Andreas Kandsberger | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it


Now it`s time to show you some pictures from my recent trip to Portugal where I got the opportunity to test the new Fujinon 55-200 f/3.5-4.8 R LM OIS lens. But first I want to tell you some background information to the journey. A good friend of mine, Nicole Kramm told me about the fun she had learning to surf. Every time she mentioned her adventures in the south of Portugal her eyes got that special look... So I remembered back the days (about 15 years ago) I was in the same situation. Heading down south, a surfboard on top of the car, looking for good waves in Italy or Portugal. Nicole´s tales about perfect lefts, glowing sundowns and the nice people down there made me dream. So I decided to pack my bags...

 

So where is the missing link between a rolling wave and the 55-200mm telephoto zoom lens? Neither of them is perfect! But some things are getting close! As Patrick La Roque mentioned in his review of the new XF23mm: "Damn, another winner" - this is also true for the XF 55-200mm zoom! I shot the most pictures on this journey with this lens. Not just because of it´s common range - no! It´s because the lens is really near perfection!......

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Working with the Fujinon XF55-200mm lens | Don Craig

Working with the Fujinon XF55-200mm lens | Don Craig | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it


As great as the Fujifilm X-cameras and Fujinon XF lens are for my personal and freelance photography, I also try to use them for my day job. I shoot for a living, as a photographer for the government of British Columbia. At work, I have a couple of full-frame DSLRs with fast zooms (24-70mm and 70-200mm). I use them when appropriate, but in most cases, I would prefer to use my X-cameras and XF lenses. One situation that has always required the use of the DSLRs has been shooting indoor events, like conferences, which require a fast, long zoom. In these circumstances, I will carry my X-Pro1 with the XF35mm lens and a DSLR with a 70-200mm f2.8 lens. This past week, I was shooting a four day conference in Vancouver and I was able to leave the DSLRs back at the office. I used only my X100s and XP1 with a variety of lenses. The missing lens that allowed me to do this was the Fujinon XF55-200mm zoom, which Fujifilm Canada loaned to me to test. Based upon other reviews of the lens, I believed that I could make it work for me, but I did have reservations about the variable maximum aperture of f3.5-4.8. So, how did it go shooting for a week with this long zoom? ......

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Shooting the Fuji X-E1 with long lenses | Tom Grill

Shooting the Fuji X-E1 with long lenses | Tom Grill | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it


In my last blog post I editorialized about the need for long telephoto lenses in Fuji-X mount to expand the pro capabilities of the system. To explore this theme, over the past few days I have been using the Fuji X-E1 and the Fuji 55-200mm zoom, and adapting some long Nikon telephotos to gain some super-tele effects.
I used the Fuji 55-200mm zoom alone to do these stark compositions of some of New York's bridges in black and white......


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Fujifilm XF 55-200mm F3.5-4.8 R LM OIS Real-world Samples | Digital Photography Review

Fujifilm XF 55-200mm F3.5-4.8 R LM OIS Real-world Samples | Digital Photography Review | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it


The Fujinon XF 55-200mm F3.5-4.8 R LM OIS is the first telephoto zoom for Fujifilm's X system cameras, and offers an 83-300mm equivalent angle of view. It has built-in optical image stabilization with 4.5 stops claimed benefit, and uses linear stepper motors for silent autofocus. The lens features an (unmarked) aperture control ring, and offers high quality all-metal barrel construction. We're working on expanding our previously-published content on this lens, but for now, click the links below to view our gallery of real-world samples taken in a range of different environments......

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