Fujifilm XF 55-200mm f/3.5-4.8 R LM OIS Lens

Fujifilm XF 55-200mm f/3.5-4.8 R LM OIS Lens

Fujifilm XF 55-200mm f/3.5-4.8 R LM OIS Lens

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Product Highlights

  • Fujifilm X-mount Lens
  • Telephoto Zoom Lens; 84-305mm Equivalent
  • Aperture Range: f/3.5-22
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • Dual Linear Motors for Fast, Quiet AF
  • Minimum Focus of 3.6' Throughout Zoom
  • 1/3 Step Click Stop Aperture Ring
  • Super Extra Low Dispersion Lens Element
  • Metal Lens Barrel Construction
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Fujifilm 55-200mm f/3.5-4.8 overview

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The XF 55-200mm f/3.5-4.8 R LM OIS Lens from Fujifilm is a telephoto zoom lens for the Fujifilm X-series mirrorless cameras. It offers a 35mm focal length equivalency of 84-305mm, providing portrait length to super telephoto capabilities. The minimum focus distance is 3.6' at all focal lengths, enabling telephoto close-ups.  With OIS Image Stabilization, it provides up to 4.5 stops of shake correction for sharp imaging in low light situations or when utilizing its longest focal lengths. Two linear motors facilitate high speed auto focus (0.28 seconds) as well as smooth and quiet operation, which is important for stability at long focal lengths, and when shooting video.

The lens configuration includes one aspherical element, two ED (Extra-low Dispersion) lens elements, and one Super ED element to minimize chromatic aberration and provide corner to corner sharpness throughout the zoom range. Fujifilm's HT-EBC lens coating controls reflections and substantially reduces flare and ghosting.

The lens barrel itself is constructed of high quality metal and includes both a focusing ring and aperture ring for easy adjustments while keeping your eye on the subject. The aperture ring offers 17 stops in 1/3 EV steps, and the steps are click stops for accurate manual control.

 

An advanced optical design covering a wide range of telephoto focal lengths with a 35mm format focal length equivalency of 84-305mm
Optical Image Stabilization provides 4.5 stops of correction for sharp, blur-free imaging at long focal lengths and in low light shooting conditions.
Dual linear motors for fast, accurate and quiet auto focus operation
Minimum focus distance of 3.6' (1.1 m) across the entire zoom range allows telephoto close-ups and detailed imaging.
Aspherical, Extra Low Dispersion and Super Extra Low Dispersion lens elements provide sharp imaging at all focal lengths and apertures and minimize chromatic aberrations.
HT-EBC coating on the entire lens surface controls reflections and reduces flare and ghosting.
Aperture ring with 1/3 EV click stops easily adjusts the aperture while holding the camera to your eye and a metal focus ring offers precise manual focus control.
Metal lens barrel and high quality construction make this lens lightweight for its focal lengths, portable and durable.
UPC: 074101021950
In the Box
Fujifilm XF 55-200mm f/3.5-4.8 R LM OIS Lens
  • Front Lens Cap
  • Rear Lens Cap
  • Lens Hood
  • Lens Wrapping Cloth
  • Limited 1-year Warranty
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    Fujifilm 55-200mm f/3.5-4.8 specs

    Performance
    Focal Length 55 - 200mm
    Comparable 35mm Focal Length: 84 - 305 mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/3.5 - 4.8
    Minimum: f/22
    Camera Mount Type Fujifilm X Mount
    Format Compatibility APS-C
    Angle of View 29° - 8.1°
    Minimum Focus Distance 3.61' / 1.1 m
    Magnification 0.18x
    Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:5.56
    Optical Design 14 Elements in 10 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 7
    Features
    Image Stabilization Yes
    Autofocus Yes
    Physical
    Filter Thread Front: 62 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) 2.95 x 4.65" / 75 x 118 mm
    Weight 20.46 oz / 580 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.2 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.9 x 6.0 x 5.1"

    Fujifilm 55-200mm f/3.5-4.8 reviews

    XF 55-200mm f/3.5-4.8 R LM OIS Lens is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 201.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from What a surprise! I purchased the Fuji X-E1 after falling in love with the X100. I have loved everything about the X-E1 thus far including the kit 18-55 lens. Now the 55-200 comes out and I'm thinking, this can't be that good can it? But I'm intrigued because of the results from everything else I've tried. Dang it, if they didn't do it again! This is a VERY usable lens which is tack sharp. The Bokeh is as to be expected from an APS C sized sensor and it handles very nicely. I was concerned about how it would perform next to my Nikon 70-200 2.8.... and I have to say, I'm very impressed. It might actually be sharper. Dang you Fuji, you did it again.
    Date published: 2013-06-25
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Solid Performer This lens is a nice complement to the remarkable 18-55mm kit lens for the FujiFilm X-Trans cameras. My sample is sharp wide open at all focal lengths, with decent if not spectacular bokeh. The image stabilization is effective: I have no difficulty shooting at 1/(focal length), and can usually get away with one and sometimes two stops slower than that. Autofocus is fast and accurate on the X-T1 and X-E2 bodies I have used with it. Build quality is good. Images shot with it don't seem to have quite the color and contrast punch of the 18-55mm, but if you shoot raw it's easy to make up for that in post-processing. All-in-all, a very solid performer.
    Date published: 2014-10-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sharp and Well Built I am slowly building an X mount system around the Fuji XE-1 and plan to move up to the XT-1. Results so far with the 55-200 mm lens exceeds my expectations. Not only is it sharp throughout its focal range, but the quality of build is impressive. I use the lens mostly for candid street photography where I don't want my subjects to be aware of my presence. But I also have been using it with excellent results for landscape and wildlife photos, as it has the equivalency of 305 mm. My only complaint is with the stubborn lens cap which I've replaced with a third party item, and with the lens hood which is difficult to quickly put on and take off.
    Date published: 2015-03-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Quality! I have a love hate relationship with my Fuji X-E1, but I just love everything about their lens. They are an amazing value despite some who complain about their price. They are well worth it and some of the best glass you can get for any mirror-less camera.The new XF 55-200 is built out of the highest quality materias. Feels great in the and and does not feel front heavy at all. It has the best feeling Apature ring of any of the variable XF that Fuji has made so far, and the zoom has the right amont of resistance. Stabilization is very active and works wonders keeping every shot amazingly sharp in every situation. This is my new outdoors lens. From portraits to shooting wildlife its well worth the price.
    Date published: 2013-07-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great travel lens that I would buy again. I am quite happy with the Fuji XF 55-200 f/3.5-4.8 lens that I just purchased mainly for travel. I already own a XF 50-140 f/2.8 lens which is fantastic however the 55-200 is almost 1/2 the weight, is 2.3 inches shorter and 1/3 inches less in diameter. Thus making it a better fit for travel by reducing the weight by about a pound, and fitting better in my backpack, a Lowepro Photo Hatchback Series BP 250 AW II. Based on a 35mm format it is almost 100mm longer focal length. Given its smaller size I can easily fit my Fuji X-T2, with hand grip and kit lens, a Fuji 14mm lens, the 55-200, and my older Fuji XE-1 all in the camera storage area.
    Date published: 2017-06-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Much, much better than expected I have been using high end 70-200mm lenses for several years. They provide the reach I need on many occasions. In moving to the Fuji X system from DSLR I thought my mid-range zoom options would be worse than DSLR lenses. I was really surprised when I started using this lens...the IQ is excellent and a great complement to the Fuji X-E2. Based on many head-to-head comparisons with my equivalent high-end DSLR zoom, the Fuji 55-200 takes better in-camera jpg photos that are tack sharp. I think this is the benefit of the Fuji X-system equipment compatibility, as well as their exceptional optics. Either way, this Fuji lens works better for me than any other equivalent lens...and at less than a third the cost. If you have any doubts, forget about them and buy this lens. You won't be disappointed.
    Date published: 2015-09-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb long zoom I have an X-E2 (previously I had an X-Pro1)and shoot both landscapes and portraits with this superb lens. Mechanically and optically it is first class, probably the best zoom lens I have owned since becoming a serious photographer in 1980 (the only other zoom I've owned that has really impressed me is the Nikon 70-200mm f2.8). The distortion across the full range is remarkably low, and the sharpness is excellent even wide open. The AF is not ultrafast, it is true, but since I don't shoot fast-moving subjects, this is not an issue. I highly recommend this lens to anyone with a Fujifilm X-series camera.
    Date published: 2014-03-04
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Get Real for a Minute Yes, the focus can be slow in dim light. Yes, for an XE camera the lens is somewhat large. But let's get real for a minute. It weighs and is about as big as a Canon 24-105 L, cost 40% less than the 24-105 and is optically better. No one calls the Canon 24-105 a big lens, do they? It's also faster than Canon's cheapo 75-300mm too. Like all systems and lenses, there are some compromises made. Fuji kept the price extremely reasonable and the quality, especially for the money, extremely high. Remember, the lens is equivalent to an 84-305mm lens. Hello, it's small for a 305mm lens!! Maybe we've been spoiled by the 18-55mm. If the whole XE series and this lens focused a bit faster and price was the same, it would be exceptional. As it is it is merely wonderful. And should firmware upgrades make it focus better, then it's a 5 star for sure. See attached images. Compare that to any lens at the equivalent of 300mm (or even 200mm) which costs 3x as much and is 2x-3x as large.
    Date published: 2014-02-07
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    Designed for use with:

    • Fujifilm X-A10
    • Fujifilm X-A2
    • Fujifilm X-A3
    • Fujifilm X-A5
    • Fujifilm X-E1
    • Fujifilm X-E2
    • Fujifilm X-E2S
    • Fujifilm X-E3
    • Fujifilm X-H1
    • Fujifilm X-PRO2
    • Fujifilm X-Pro1
    • Fujifilm X-Pro2
    • Fujifilm X-T1
    • Fujifilm X-T1 IR
    • Fujifilm X-T10
    • Fujifilm X-T100
    • Fujifilm X-T2
    • Fujifilm X-T20
    • Fujifilm X-T3
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