New Gear | Getting close with the Fujinon XF 55-200mm | Robert-Paul Jansen | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it


Last weekend I got myself a new lens for my Fuji X-Pro1: the Fujinon XF 55-200mm F3.5-4.8 R LM OIS. I've read numerous reviews on it and they all were really positive. Bu this post by Patrick LaRoque made me push the buy button. The lens arrived last Saturday just before I wanted to take the dogs out for a walk, so the lens went straight on my X-Pro1 and I was off. As I had expected, Fujinon didn't let me down. After the 30 minute walk I already knew this lens wasn't going back to the store. I'm not going to do another review on this lens, there are other websites that do that much better. You can, however, ask me anything in the comments section if you have any questions. The building quality is solid with an all-metal barrel construction like all Fujinon lenses and although it's a big lens it feels really good on the camera, not too bulky or heavy at all. Yes, it's a big lens, but hey, it's a telezoom! The image sharpness overall is superb, stabilisation (4x) works fine, it has smooth bokeh (!!) and like all Fujinon lenses you can set aperture right on the lens with the aperture ring (aperture marks aren't displayed on the barrel though, but is displayed on-screen). I love using it and the image quality is superb compared to the dslr zoom lenses I've owned before. I can't wait to try the 55-200 out when my kids start playing hockey again.....