Tagged: Fujifilm XF 55-200mm f/3.5-4.8 R LM OIS

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This is a comparison of Fuji’s telephoto zooms, the XF 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS WR, XF 50-140mm f/2.8 R LM OIS, and XF 55-200mm f/3.5-4.8 R LM OIS

With the advent of the 50-140mm f/2.8, Fuji X-Series owners now have 3 ways of reaching beyond 200mm in 35mm equivalence. The first two releases—Fuji’s FUJINON XF 55-200mm f/3.5-4.8 R LM OIS and FUJINON XF 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS WR—are both geared more towards the casual shooter. Fuji’s latest telephoto zoom offering—complete with premium-looking Red XF Zoom Badge—is the 50-140mm f/2.8,...

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Fuji XF55-200mm F3.5-4.8 R LM OIS by Leigh Miller

If the variable aperture, lack of weather sealing and easily turned aperture ring isn’t a deal breaker the XF55-200 is hard to beat for the money. I should say though that all of those things I listed didn’t really bother me on trips to three countries and all sorts of weather conditions. I just kept wishing for a steady 2.8...