Fujinon XF 55-200 mm F3.5-4.8 R LM OIS --preorder

Started Apr 17, 2013 | Discussions thread
ScottD1964 Senior Member • Posts: 1,914
Re: Fujinon XF 55-200 mm F3.5-4.8 R LM OIS --preorder

Al Valentino wrote:

ScottD1964 wrote:

baobob wrote:

Anyway, I want this lens and if it is as good as I hope (similar to the Fuji 18-55 zoom) with this purchase I will seriously consider selling off my Nikon D300 and lenses and go all in on the Fuji. Except for wildlife, which I rarely shoot these day, the fuji is where it is at for me. DR, colors, WB, sharpness, size, weight...

Me too, same with the EOS gear...

Same here.  With the exception of some sports shoots my EOS gear has sat in the closet since I got my X100 and now X100S.  The X100S matched with an Xpro-whatever the update may be called and a 56mm f1.2 will be a killer travel/street outfit.  Add in the long zoom and maybe another lens or two and man o man.  I'll get rid of 40 lbs of EOS, rent what I need for shoots and have a really happy shoulder.


I suspect many with do the same. I know that a lot people are not happy with the size and weight of the fuji telezoom but if it was a cheap, lightweight, slow f/6.3 lens like the competition then I would not consider selling my Nikon gear (including my wonderful 70-200 f/2.8 (old version purchased in 2005).

To me Fuji is not competing so much with Sony or Panasonic or Nikon mirrorless, it is competing, indirectly, with Leica. Only quality glass and not filled with gimmicks - a photographers camera (but not meant to do everything well, just great still photography). Fuji is the Leica I always wanted but better (ISO, AF and price).


I think you just hit the nail on the head as to what Zack Arias was getting at when he stated "Fuji is the new Leica".

And you're right about the size of the zoom.  It doesn't bother me (I've used a 70-200 f2.8 on a Rebel so the Fuji 55-200 is about the same form factor) but I know that Photoperzon will throw a total hissy fit about the size and weight compared with an empty toilet paper tube.


 ScottD1964's gear list:ScottD1964's gear list
Fujifilm X-E2 Fujifilm X-Pro2 Fujifilm XF 18mm F2 R Fujifilm XF 35mm F1.4 R Fujifilm XF 55-200mm F3.5-4.8 R LM OIS +3 more
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