Excellence in nature and on the street, the $699 Fujinon XF 55-200mm F3.5-4.8 R LM OIS delivers tack-sharp images built upon trusted Fujinon construction.
Fujinon XF 55-200mm F3.5-4.8 R LM OIS Features
The Fujinon XF 55-200mm F3.5-4.8 R LM OIS with a 55-200mm focal length (83-300mm equivalent) is designed for all Fujifilm X series mirrorless cameras. It features a quick F3.5-4.8 max. aperture ring on the lens and supports 62mm threaded filters.
Want to capture the full detail of the colorful Emerald Swallowtail Butterfly? You’ll need to stay far away enough not to disturb it. The Fuji Optical Image Stabilization is your solution, allowing handheld shots even at full zoom.
Though the autofocus system, with its’ two linear motors, is considered to be quite fast, it is not your best choice for fast-action shots. There is also some struggle (hunting) with close to distant focus shifts, but that may be more of an issue with the camera than the lens.
Under normal shooting, you’ll experience extremely little distortion, completely invisible light falloff, and very little blue/yellow fringing found only in the extreme corners. The Fujinon XF 55-200mm F3.5-4.8 R LM OIS is an impressively sharp lens. Maybe it’s not as sharp when wide open at the long end, but it’s certainly not weak in any setting.
The use of Hi EBC coating prevents reflections, flare, and ghosting. Vignetting is extremely rare, even when you’ve stacked four filters. And if there happens to be a minimal amount, it’s corrected automatically through the software. You’ll almost never see it.
Bokeh results are mixed, ranging from the busy and distracting look of only slightly out of focus regions to true dreamy, colorful rings. Overall, the bokeh qualities are, at least, very pleasant.
- Outstanding image quality with every setting
- Amazingly low aberration
- Software correction for the minimal vignetting
- Quiet autofocus
- Superior image stabilization
- Convenient on-lens 1/3 EV step aperture ring
- OIS switch on side of the lens
- High-quality construction
- Sharpness from edge to edge
- Not weatherproof
- Size is large with the external zooming
- Images can look a little soft on the pixel level (due to software correction of pincushion distortion)
- Slightly slower Autofocus than its peers
- Plastic hood
Fujinon XF 55-200mm F3.5-4.8 R LM OIS Review Conclusion
The Fujinon XF 55-200mm F3.5-4.8 R LM OIS consistently delivers outstanding performance for X-system owners who want a telephoto range with superior image quality on a sturdy build. Best used in good light with stationary or slow-moving subjects, this lens is capable of delivering outstanding results both in nature and on the street.Check Price on Amazon