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Fujinon XC 50-230mm f/4.5-6.7 OIS

 
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50-230mm $399
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(From Fujifilm lens literature) The wide zoom range of the FUJINON XC50-230mmF4.5-6.7 OIS starts at 76mm* and goes to 350mm* with consistently outstanding optical performance all the way through. The powerful 50-230mm lens will let you capture your subject at a distance with clarity. The all-glass 10 group / 13 element lens configuration includes 1 aspherical lens and 1 ED lens. Superb optical performance is ensured via optical image stabilization effectively minimizing blur when shooting at longer focal lengths or in low light. A reduced weight focusing lens combined with a high-precision stepping motor guarantees high-speed autofocusing and suppresses any noise from the zoom mechanism.

* 35mm format equivalent

FUJINON XC50-230mm F4.5-6.7 OIS key features list:

  • 76-350mm equivalent F4.5-6.7 lens
  • Fully compatible with FUJIFILM X-Mount
  • 13 all glass elements in 10 groups including 1 aspherical lens and 1 ED element
  • Optical image stabilization that minimizes blur at longer focal lengths and in low light
  • A precision stepping motor for high-speed autofocusing
  • Available in black and silver

The FUJINON XC50-230mm (76-350mm) F4.5-6.7 OIS lens will be available in November 2013 for $399.95.

Fujinon XC 50-230mm f/4.5-6.7 OIS User Reviews

10.0/10 average of 1 reviews Build Quality 10.0/10 Image Quality 10.0/10
  • 10 out of 10 points and recommended by (4 reviews)
    light weight, sharp wide open, OIS very effective
    none

    I bought this lens for a trip to Cornwall in March 2014. My prize image was of the first robin of spring. In fact, that was a lifer, since the American robin is an entirely different bird.

    The lens pairs nicely with the X-A1. I typically shot with the lens braced on any handy low support, looking down on the camera screen tilted upwards. The O.I.S. works so well I never felt the need for a tripod. Shooting mostly at max zoom and f6.7, fine detail held right to the edges of the frame.

    I often favor slow lenses for the savings in weight. The charm is missing, though, on any such lens which needs to be stopped down for IQ. This is not a problem with the Fujinon; it is impressively sharp wide open.

    The build quality is first rate. This lens is a sleeper. Get it and you won't be disappointed.

    reviewed September 26th, 2014 (purchased for $400)