Fujifilm XC 50-230mm F4.5-6.7 OIS Review

February 28, 2014 | Mark Goldstein | |

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#1 joe

Two thing would be really amazing on Fuji cameras A full frame sensor & a tele zoom lens

7:50 pm - Friday, February 28, 2014

#2 James

I liked the lens, but at the end i sold it and use mi 55-200VR from Nikon with an adapter to Nikon G.

This lens is too expensive for 6,7 at the long end.

9:02 am - Tuesday, March 25, 2014

#3 Neil

The weight of this lens is ?????

6:25 pm - Saturday, May 10, 2014

#4 Danny

If you are using manual settings and change the aperture with the command dial, how do you get the (3x) zoom in the display to help with manual focus? (On the xf lens this is done by clicking the command dial but i’m guessing that isn’t the case with the xc!)

7:27 pm - Wednesday, June 4, 2014

#5 bob mielke

This lens requires an immediate upgrade to a Fuji X-E1 user to allow for it to function properly. For the first time user of this class of camera/lens it can be a daunting experience finding that firmware update and getting it installed properly. Then it’s back through the menu system to get everything set up to function properly such as the OIS.

I am a Fuji X-E1 user owning the Fujinon 55-200mm version of this zoom. My photography student just bought her X-E1 with the 50-230mm zoom and must go through all these changes before she can even take decent pictures. If I wasn’t there to help she would be completely despondent over everything she needs to do to get the camera to function. I think Fuji needs to sell with bodies complete with the latest firmware install. At the very least the store selling this gear should take it upon themselves to set it up considering their staff sold her that lens. There lies the problem, buying a camera online or from a department store such as Best Buy where the sales personnel know little to nothing about cameras or computers. IMHO

8:59 am - Monday, September 8, 2014

#6 magicaxeman

This lens is an amazing lens for the money and not far behind the faster 55-200mm (which I’ve previously owned) when it comes to iQ.

Its as light as a feather at approx 375g, more than acceptably sharp wide open and razor sharp stopped down to F8.
Its the best long “kit” zoom I’ve ever come across so don’t be put off by the relatively slow max aperture as with the fuji X camera’s you can up the ISO without loosing iQ.

I use both the Xpro1 & XT-1, the lens works faultlessly with both.

6:04 pm - Monday, May 25, 2015

#7 Bob Mielke

I know two people that started with this “kit” lens and both wound up returning it for the better made, faster and sharper 55-200mm F/3.5-4.8. The first user, an experienced Canon DSLR photographer found the mounting flange broke on the plastic cheaper Fuji zoom

One of the main reasons I switch from heavy Nikon D800 equipment was to get a lightweight, all metal, smaller, higher quality lens like the Fujinon 55-200mm zoom. As far as price the Fuji all metal, quality lenses are as much as a third the price as Nikon or Canon glass. Cheapening the build quality so that entry level snapshooters can start buying a higher end camera is ruining their reputation.

I’m a contributing photographer for National Geographic and Fujinon lenses stands the test of time and lives up to the Fuji quality mark. The 50-230mm plastic lens does not IMHO.

8:12 pm - Monday, May 25, 2015

#8 Johan

@Bob Mielke; given how easy upgrading the firmware of the Fuji bodies and lenses is (just put the image on a SD card, and start the camera), I am very surprised by your comment. I would expect a photography student to be able to perform this basic task.
The lens itself is what it is; an affordable kit lens, if purchased together with a Fuji body. The 55-200 definitely is a better lens, and I would also choose that one unless buying a kit (usually offered with the 16-50 and 50-230 for a very good combo price).
Compared to the kit lenses of Canon (e.g. the 55-250), the Fuji kit lens is rather good, I think.

9:15 am - Friday, November 13, 2015

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review, lens, fujifilm, fuji, standard, 50mm, image stabilisation, xf, x, vibration compensation, anti-shake, x-series, ois, f4.5, 50-230mm, Fujifilm XC 50-230mm F4.5-6.7 OIS, 50-230, xc, 230mm, 76-350, 76-350mm, f6.7

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