Fujifilm Announces the XF55-200mmF3.5-4.8 R LM OIS Telephoto Lens

Fujifilm announced the launch of the new FUJINON XF55-200mmF3.5-4.8 R LM OIS lens yesterday for the FUJIFILM X-Pro1 and X-E1 compact system cameras.

The new FUJINON XF55-200mm lens produces sharp images across its entire zoom range and is well resolved from corner to corner. The fast F3.5-4.8 lens facilitates image capture in scenes requiring a fast shutter speed. Its image stabilization function enables the use of shutter speeds 4.5 stops slower, preventing camera shake even when shooting hand-held in low-light or at a stopped down aperture. It features two linear motors for high-speed AF of 0.28 seconds as well as quiet operation, making it perfect for video recording.

The FUJINON XF55-200 is also built with advanced optical design to cover the mid-telephoto (84mm) to telephoto (305mm) range and deliver the large maximum aperture of F3.5-4.8 despite its compact size, offering mobility and high descriptive performance at the same time.

The FUJINON XF55-200's image stabilization allows the use of shutter speeds 4.5 stops slower and detects a wide range of camera shakes from low to high frequencies to deliver advanced correction. The lens also features two ED lens elements including one Super ED lens element that boasts performance equivalent to that of fluorite lenses, helping to control chromatic aberrations to produce images that resolve well corner to corner across the entire zoom range. There is also "HT-EBC (High Transmittance Electron Beam Coating)" on the entire lens surface to prevent reflections and control flare and ghosting.

A 1/3EV step aperture ring enables users to easily adjust the aperture while holding the camera up to their eye, and the metal focus ring and aperture ring have a high-quality feel, making manual shooting enjoyable.

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NEW Firmware will speed up the Auto Focus performance of the X-Pro1 and X-E1 compact system cameras
At the launch of the XF55-200mmF3.5-4.8 R LM OIS lens, Fujifilm will also upgrade the firmware for both the X-Pro1 and X-E1 cameras. Thanks to a new algorithm, the firmware will be able to harness the full capability of the lens, enabling both cameras to search the contrast AF quickly throughout the full range of focal length. The focus speed will be as fast as 0.7 seconds, even if it searches from infinity to the Minimum Object Distance at the telephoto end.

The new firmware update will also improve the AF speed with other existing XF lenses. It will be available to download from www.fujifilm.com nearer the launch of the XF55-200mmF3.5-4.8R LM lens.