Fujifilm Expands XF Lenses with Fujinon XF55–200mm f/3.5–4.8 OIS Telephoto Zoom

Fujifilm Expands XF Lenses with Fujinon XF55–200mm f/3.5–4.8 OIS Telephoto Zoom


Valhalla, NY—Fujifilm North America Corporation launched the Fujinon XF55–200mm (83-300mm equivalent) f/3.5–4.8 R LM OIS—the first XF telephoto zoom lens for its X series of interchangeable-lens compact system cameras, which include the Fujifilm X-Pro1 and X-E1.

The all-new XF55–200mm lens is designed to give photographers a fast aperture across the entire zoom range and image stabilization for sharp, high-res images.

“We know that adding this newly designed, advanced telephoto zoom lens to our XF lens lineup will allow photographers who are using our premium X-Pro1 and X-E1 cameras to gain even more shooting flexibility, and also have cutting-edge optical technology at their fingertips that enhances the way they capture images,” said Go Miyazaki, president and COO, Fujifilm North America Corp.

The f/3.5–4.8 lens employs an image stabilization function to enable the use of shutter speeds up to 4.5 stops slower, preventing the effects of camera shake even when shooting handheld in low-light situations, or when shooting at a stopped down aperture. 

Two linear motors are said to result in high-speed autofocus of 0.28 second to quickly focus on a subject. The metal XF55–200mm lens also features two ED lens elements and one super ED element for increased control of chromatic aberrations and Fujinon HT-EBC coatings on the entire surface to prevent reflections and control flare and ghosting.

The lens has a minimum focal distance of 1.1m across the entire zoom range to enable telephoto close-ups and a 1/3EV-step aperture ring for users to adjust the aperture while holding the camera up to their eye.

Additionally, with 10 Fujinon XF lenses and the three X-mount lenses that Carl Zeiss announced in September 2012, there will soon be 13 lenses available for the X-mount system to support a range of photography from ultra-wide-angle at 10–24mm (15–36mm) to super-telephoto of 55–200mm (83–300mm).

In late 2013, Fujifilm will also release the pancake XF27mm (41mm) f/2.8 single focal length lens and will then launch the super-wide-zoom XF10–24mm (15–36mm) f/4 lens with optical image stabilization as well as the prime XF23mm (35mm) f/1.4 lens. Then in early 2014, Fujinon will launch its premier prime portrait lens—the XF56mm (84mm) f/1.2R. fujifilmusa.com