Fujifilm Fujinon XF 55-200mm F3.5-4.8 R LM OIS Lens Review
7 June 2013
Summary: Built like a pro-grade lens and shoots like an L-series lens, its price is actually quite a steal. Fujifilm maintains that their X-series was a premium segment, so a premium pricing that falls in line with the rest of their lineup is expected. What we love is that the premium price brings with it premium performance and premium build.
Pros: Extremely well-built, Fast and accurate focussing, Effective Image Stabilization, Optical design suppresses fringing very well
Cons: Barrel extends significantly while zooming, Expensive when compared to same lens by other manufacturers, Lens barrel extends beyond the X-E1 body, making it difficult to stabilize on flat surfaces
Summary: The XF 55-200mm F3.5-4.8 R LM OIS is a relatively portable, well-made telephoto zoom that delivers consistently fine images. Focusing is essentially silent and reasonably fast, at least with static subjects, and the optical image stabilisation works very well. It's a natural complement to the XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS zoom.
Pros: Impressive image quality at all settings, Exceptionally low chromatic aberration, Minimal distortion or vignetting visible in normal use ( via software correction), Essentially silent autofocus, Very effective image stabilization, Convenient on-lens aperture ring, Solid construction
Cons: Images can look a little soft on the pixel level (due to software correction of pincushion distortion), Autofocus not as fast as its peers, Expensive
Excerpt: Handling and features This telephoto zoom lens for the Fuji X-Pro1 camera provides a field of view equivalent to a 84-305mm lens on a 35mm camera and sports Fujifilm's new linear focusing motor, which promises improved focus speeds and performance. Optical image stabilisation is also included, which promises to allow sharp hand-held images to be taken at shutter speeds up to 4.5 stops slower than without the technology.
Lens Test: Fujifilm XF 55–200mm f/3.5–4.8 R LM OIS
1 September 2004
Excerpt: In April 2013, this 55–200mm f/3.5–4.8 OIS zoom ($699, street) joined the Fujinon 18–55mm f/2.8–4 zoom ($699, street) to round out a relatively fast and useful XF-series optical system for Fujifilm’s impressive X-series of ILCs. How good is it?An 84–305mm full frame equivalent, the 55–200mm f/3.5–4.8 includes a built-in stabilizer, two ED and one Super ED elements for controlling chromatic aberration, and has a unique soft-sided lens pouch that doubles as a cleaning...
Excerpt: camera provides a field of view equivalent to a 84-305mm lens on a 35mm camera and sports Fujifilm's new linear focusing motor, which promises improved focus speeds and performance. Optical image stabilisation is also included, which promises to allow sharp hand-held images to be taken at shutter speeds up to 4.5 stops slower than without the technology.
Pros: Excellent performance at 55mm, Low distortion, Good build quality, Very effective optical stabilisation, Fast linear focusing motor
Cons: Drop off in sharpness as lens is zoomed towards telephoto, May be a little pricey when compared to equivalent lenses for other systems
Summary: The Fujinon XF 55-200mm f/3.5-4.8 R LM OIS lens is a match for the Super EBC XF18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM OIS lens in build quality and exceeds it slightly in performance. Like its sibling, it is decidedly superior to the average kit lens and makes an excellent partner to the shorter zoom with either of Fujifilm's compact system cameras.
Fujinon XF 55 – 200 mm f/3.5 – 4.8 R LM OIS lisÃ¤Ã¤ ensivaikutelmia
21 January 2012
Excerpt: Fuji aloitti X-jÃ¤rjestelmÃ¤nsÃ¤ rakentamisen poikkeavasti kolmella kiinteÃ¤polttovÃ¤lisellÃ¤ objektiivilla pakettizoomin sijaan. TÃ¤mÃ¤ on epÃ¤tavallista nykyÃ¤Ã¤n, sillÃ¤ lÃ¤hes poikkeuksetta uuden kamerajÃ¤rjestelmÃ¤n ensimmÃ¤inen objektiivi on n. 18 – 55 mm f/3.5 – 5.6 APS-C koon kameroille ja muille joku suunnilleen vastaava. Seuraava objektiivi on sitten n. 55 – 200 mm f/4 – 5.6 tai vastaava.