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Keywords: Fujinon Tele Zoom XF APS-C X-mount OIS Stabilized


Registered: August 2010
Posts: 4
Fujinon XC 50-230mm f/4.5-6.7 OIS review by aostling
Review Date: 9/26/2014 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $400.00| Rating: 10 

Pros: light weight, sharp wide open, OIS very effective
Cons: 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.


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