Here are my views on the Fuji 55-200mm lens – still a firm favourite on my X-E1 and X-Pro1.
My entry into the Fuji X Series was via the superb X100 camera and that will be the subject of another blog at a later date. I was so impressed with the quality of the x100 that the X-E1 soon followed with the added benefit of the 18-55mm kit lens. Again, I was blown away by the quality of the image files and what a lens, far superior to what you might expect from a kit lens.
So that brings me to the topic of this blog because it wasn’t too long after that Fuji announced the launch of the 55-200mm lens and I had to have one. I pre-ordered mine from Wex Photographic and patiently waited. I was rewarded with what must have been one of the first lenses to be delivered in the UK.
Now almost 5,000 images later with this lens and numerous subjects covered, from travel photography to weddings I can report that it is a mighty fine lens. Sure it’s quite a large lens when compared to the compact nature of the cameras but it’s still a lot smaller than the Nikon or Canon alternatives. The only area I’ve really struggled is with moving subjects when the focus just doesn’t latch on quick enough and you get a higher than expected number of missed shots.
Here is a sample of some images taken with the 55-200mm. I wholeheartedly recommend it.