Fujifilm UK has given more details of the upcoming XF 55-200mm F3.5-4.8 R LM OIS telephoto zoom for its X system cameras. Full specifications include an inner focusing system driven by no fewer than four linear stepper motors, and a promise of class-leading OIS with four to five stops correction, to go alongside the maximum aperture that's half a stop faster than typical SLR lenses covering the same range. The company says the lens will be available in May 2013. Meanwhile the promised XF 23mm F1.4 R and XF 27mm F2.8 R pancake are expected to appear in the middle of the year, and the XF 56mm F1.4 R and XF 10-24mm F4 R OIS at the end of 2013.

Fujifilm's updated lens roadmap, with May 2013 release date for the XF 55-200mm F3.5-4.8R LM OIS 
Fujifilm is showing its upcoming lenses behind glass at the Focus on Imaging trade show in Birmingham UK, alongside other accessories for the system. From left to right, XF 55-200mm F3.5-4.8 R LM OIS, XF 27mm F2.8 R pancake, XF 23mm F1.4 R, XF 10-24mm F4 R OIS, and XF 56mm F1.4 R.  

Fujifilm XF 55-200mm F3.5-4.8 R LM OIS specifications 

Focal length   55-200mm 
35mm-equiv focal length   83-300mm 
Diagonal angle of view   28.8° - 8.1°
Maximum format size   APS-C 
Maximum aperture   F3.5-4.8 
Minimum aperture   F22 
Lens construction   • 14 elements in 10 groups
 • 1 aspherical element
 • 3 extra low dispersion (ED) glass elements 
 Number of diaphragm blades  7 (rounded) 
 Minimum focus  1.1m 
 Maximum magnification  0.18x 
 AF motor type  4 linear stepper motors 
 Zoom method  Rotary (extending) 
 Focus method  Internal 
 Image stabilisation  Yes 
 Filter thread  62mm 
 Weight  580g
 Dimensions  75mm diameter x 118mm length
 (3.0" x 4.6") 
 Lens mount  Fujifilm X