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And this is a "bargain" lens??? These look good to me!
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did you end up buying one?
great images for such a 'bargain' lens!
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i did (buy one).
this is from a quick walk with the lens earlier this afternoon.

along with the 16-50, this is some of the nicest plastic i have seen, well built, smooth focus…no, incredibly smooth focus, nicely balanced on the x-e1 and light weight.
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I am struggling to find a reason to continue saving my marbles for the 55-200. What gives? The stops?
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I am struggling to find a reason to continue saving my marbles for the 55-200. What gives?
$50. off the regular price this month…
plastic mount, plastic everything…

i think nikon & canon forgot to tell fuji that when you build a cheaper lens you're supposed to put cheaper glass in it!

i will use this lens less than any other fuji lens i currently own…why should i buy the more expensive 55-200? i will never wear out any of the plastic on the 50-230!
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yes, the stops…it's slow…but the fuji features great high iso and image stabilization and i mostly shoot in daylight, outdoors.
works for me!
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better build, extra stop of light, OIS switch and can change the aperture from the lens instead of through the camera settings
if those don't matter to you then really i would rather go 50-230
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Hmmm, I will not pretend to be an optical engineer, but yeah -doesn't look like they cheapened the glass here.

More samples tomorrow, please!
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from fuji website…

XC50-230mmF4.5-6.7 OIS

For all Fujifilm X series cameras with X-mount interchangeable lens system.
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.

and did i mention it is a silent and fast focussing lens too?
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Hmmm. Keep posting pics. This lens looks better than I thought it would

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it's surprising the budget lens is wider and longer. although it seems to be a tad slow for my taste, it is significantly lighter than the XF 55-200 (580g vs 375g). i pay very close attention to filter thread sizes as it becomes annoying with different lenses with different filter thread sizes (caps, polarizers, uv ....). the XC zoom uses a 58mm thread which matches the 18-55 as well as the 14mm.
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same filter size on the 16-50 as well...
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Hmm, looks like another nice lens! I may have to pick one up for the occasional surf shoot!
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i am mostly a wide to normal lens shooter and so i'm thinking that this lens will be more special purpose for me…but…when i was out walking today knowing that at the long end of the zoom i had an equivalent 350mm (230), it forced me to try to see very differently than i normally do when out shooting with a 35mm (23).
i very much enjoyed that process.
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As far back as only 4 years ago, I would have categorized myself as a super wide to short tele shooter. My favorite two lens combo was 21/40 or 24/50 depending on camera system. I find that these days I actually rarely go beyond 28. In most cases, I am 40 to 200mm fov. I occasionally will go up to 400mm, since that is the longest i can handhold and still get a decent shot.

I tend to use zooms the most when I am out w/ family, since I don't want to hold them up while I change lenses or when I am on vacation. Lately I have been using zooms because I need to shoot longer then 200mm fov and fixed length lenses tend to be too expensive considering the amount of use I think I would end up using them for.

Times change, different aspects of photography become interesting as well.
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I totally agree. Although the 55-200 is an amazing lens, I prefer the 50-230 for the X-E1. It's smaller and lighter. The AF is fast enough. OK, it would be nicer as a4-5.6 but then it would be bigger again.
I'm not much of a tele shooter, hence that 50-230 is somewhat perfect for me.
And th surprisingly great IQ serves me well.
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