Fujfilm XF 55-200mm F3.5-4.8 R LM OIS Real-world Samples

The Fujinon XF 55-200mm F3.5-4.8 R LM OIS is the first telephoto zoom for Fujifilm’s X system cameras, and offers an 83-300mm equivalent angle of view. It has built-in optical image stabilization with 4.5 stops claimed benefit, and uses linear stepper motors for silent autofocus. The lens features an (unmarked) aperture control ring, and offers high quality all-metal barrel construction.

We’re working on expanding our previously-published content on this lens, but for now, click the links below to view our gallery of real-world samples taken in a range of different environments. 

Fujfilm XF 55-200mm F3.5-4.8 R LM OIS Samples Gallery

Fujifilm XF 55-200mm Real-World Samples – Published September 5th 2013

There are 32 images in our samples gallery. Please do not reproduce any of these images on a website or any newsletter / magazine without prior permission (see our copyright page). We make the originals available for private users to download to their own machines for personal examination or printing (in conjunction with this review), we do so in good faith, please don’t abuse it.

Unless otherwise noted images taken with no particular settings at full resolution.

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

Comments

Expat Nomad

Nice examples. I wonder if you could add some people portraits?

I’m liking that extra stop that Fuji seems to be building in. Loving the 18-55 for this reason.

If anyone yet has the 55-200, I’d love to know how fast it focuses (given Fuji camera AF performance).

marike6

It’s strange, a camera rumor story and there are hundreds of comments. An article with sample images from an actual lens that’s shipping and next to nothing.

Anyway, very nice looking images. The wildlife looks great, and I always get nostalgic when DPR posts sample images from London. It’s such an interesting city, with absolutely fantastic architecture to shoot.

Looks like a very good lens. Good job and thanks a lot.

ragmanjin

RIGHT!? Still, though, this lens looks like it could kick the crap out of any cheap Canikon equivalents. I love how Fuji seems to have forgotten what the industry standard max apertures are for their X lenses.

Stephen Scharf

Nice! Now, if I could only actually buy one of these fine lenses. They’ve been on backorder for months in the U.S.

caver3d

I ordered form Adorama a couple weeks ago. After 2 days of backorder, the lens came in and they shipped to me. You will not be waiting a long time. Just put in an order.

Jogger

If I bought into the Fuji system, I would just stick with their awesome primes.

Red5TX

…unless you needed to go longer than 60mm. This lens hardly overlaps with their primes at all.

marike6

Normally I would agree but their 18-55 f/2.8-4 is a superb lens that has gotten great reviews, and now this lens. I could see someone on a budget choosing the 18-55 and 55-200 instead of all primes.

slncezgsi

Maybe I am mistaken, but I find the sharpness (micro-contrast) just OK.

The OOF blur looks a bit funky.

marike6

> OOF blur looks a bit funky

It does? Looks very good in the butterfly image.

slncezgsi

OOF loos indeed good in the butterfly image, but in those where the background is not blurred as strongly it looks … strange. Look at background the gorilla image or the flamingo image. I am wondering whether those are aberrations, or the effect of the X-Trans sensor.

In general I find these photos flat.

calking

The fuji is fantastic. I used a rental on vacation and it offered image quality on par with the 18-55, which itself is one of the finest zooms made.

Northgrove

Hardly better than my Nikon 18-200mm, because Ken Rockwell assured me it was everything I needed. What, me bitter…?

caver3d

Ah yes, the gospel according to Ken. Praise the Lord.

calking

@ caver … LOL. I’ve wondered before if dear old Ken couldn’t be another Jim Jones of photographers, holed up somewhere in California. Price of admission would be that one need buy everything ever made, then sell it, then wait, then buy it all again because it always was the best to begin with….at least until the next thing is out. HAHAHA….gotta love a marketer.

calking

BTW, I think he’s shooting with a homemade paper mache pinhole camera this week or something….it’s all anyone needs~!

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