about new XF55/200: I've seen only now

Started May 23, 2013 | Discussions thread
Rod McD
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Re: about new XF55/200: I've seen only now
In reply to PeterPrism, May 24, 2013

Plastic comes in a variety of qualities, but I'd expect Fuji to have chosen one for the internal barrel that will fare well if it's built well.  I don't know the design of the lens, but if the inner barrel is a component that moves with focusing, it may be plastic to keep the weight down for the AF motor - ie to keep the AF speed up.   Leica can use designs that don't have to consider weight and heavy damping because their focusing is MF.  They might just be a tad dearer too.....

Personally I'd still like to see a small modestly fast prime of around 90/2 or 100/2.8 in the XF range. Something a significant step up from the 55mm end of the zoom but still small and light in keeping with the mirror-less adavantage.

Cheers, Rod

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