Am I the only one wanting an XF 24-200 WR lens?

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OP Yannis1976 Veteran Member • Posts: 5,101
Re: Am I the only one wanting an XF 24-200 WR lens?

New Day Rising wrote:

Assuming you are talking about 24-200 FF equivalent angle of view (16-135 actual focal length) - absolutely yes!!


I am going to be upgrading in a few months and deciding what to get is driving me crazy. I really want a good lens in this range for my constant walks in the bush and urban areas. One thing I have learned for sure is that 28mm equivalent is not wide enough - with the 18-55 I am constantly looking for that little bit extra and bought a 16-50 XC just for that. The Fujifilm 18-135 would not cut it. I also have an Olympus OM-D E-M10ii and got a cheap Panasonic 14-140 (28-280) to test out the superzoom concept. It's pretty good and could almost give me what I need, except for some limitations with the m4/3 sensor and the lack of that bit extra at the wide end.

The lack of this in Fujifilm has had me eyeing off the Nikon Z system and their very well regarded and compact 24-200. The fact that all the Z lenses seem to be excellent, including the 14-30mm f/4 which covers the other focal range I really want (and seems better than the Fujifilm 10-24) adds to the temptation.

There is a used Z6 in my country within warranty for 1300€ (Nikon Z6, 24-70 F4, XQD 64Gb, 60000 clicks)

As of now I am really stuck in my decision. If Fujifilm had a good 16-135mm I would be much less stuck.

The 16-80 is still a good option, but I also understand your love for a bigger zoom. Good options starting at 24mm are limited: either the Olympus 12-100 or the Z 24-200. Be aware all FF cameras can be become big, heavy and expensive quite easily..

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