20 Nov Long shots with the Fujinon XF55-200mm F3.5-4.8 R LM IOS

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It’s not the fastest long lens out there but the original Fujinion 55-200mm is still a class act. Late summer 2013 and I was heading off on a long overland bike trip through Yunnan in Southwest China. This was when and why I purchased the 55-200mm Fujinon zoom. It was the second of what would become my personal holy trinity of the original X series zoom lenses; the first being the 18-55mm, and the third the 10-24mm. These are the self same lenses that are still the cornerstones of my X series glass, and I still use them for most of my non-critical professional action shooting situations, and particularly always my travel work (or I did, in those distant BC – Before Corona – days when we could travel). Since it was first released I’d been using an X-E1 body, which was a temperamental box of surprises, and one that I was still nervous about from reliability point when I set off on the trip, (having had it lock up a few times). My plan was to take an ultra light camera kit, with the X-E1 and just the 18-55mm, plus a compact as backup. For me the setup was […]

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