Fujinon XC 50-230mm f/4.5-6.7 OIS
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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 out of 10 points and recommended by aostling (4 reviews)light weight, sharp wide open, OIS very effectivenone
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.reviewed September 26th, 2014 (purchased for $400)
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.