Fujifilm XF 55-200mm F3.5-4.8 R LM OIS
The Fujinon XF 55-200mm F3.5-4.8 R LM OIS is the first telephoto zoom for Fujifilm's X system cameras, and offers an 83-300mm equivalent angle of view. It has built-in optical image stabilisation with 4.5 stops claimed benefit, and uses linear stepper motors for silent autofocus. The lens features an (unmarked) aperture control ring, and offers high quality all-metal barrel construction.
|Lens type||Zoom lens|
|Focal length||55–200 mm|
|Image stab.||Yes (4.5 stops claimed)|
|Lens mount||Fujifilm X|
|Max aperture||F3.5 - F4.8|
|Min focus||1.10 m (43.31″)|
|Weight||580 g (1.28 lb)|
|Length||118 mm (4.65″)|
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.
Good for: X-system owners looking to extend their lens set into the genuine telephoto range without sacrificing build or image quality.
Not so good for: Photographers shooting fast-moving subjects