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[Amazon.ca] Fujifilm zoom lens XF 55-200mm/50-140mm - $674/$1750

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Jan 24, 2016
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[Amazon.ca] Fujifilm zoom lens XF 55-200mm/50-140mm - $674/$1750

XF55-200mm F3.5-4.8 R LM OIS - $674 - I'd say this is hot, considering I bought the same lens in 2015 for $599...
https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00CNZTPGA/ref ... OFb1ANC9AM

XF50-140mm F2.8 R LM OIS WR - $1750 - Warm, price has not gone lower than $1800 for a year or so.
https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00NGFLO74/ref ... OFbSWBM75P

Personally I prefer 55-200mm over 50-140mm, even the later comes with weather resistance, better bokeh, IQ etc. it's just its size and weight are kinda defeat the purpose of having an APS-C mirrorless system.
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Jan 22, 2013
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This is excellent! I've had my eye on the 55-200mm for the greater part of a year waiting for a deal like this. Thought I would have to wait until Fuji rebates but this deal pulled through... Thank you!
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Jan 24, 2016
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LULUMON wrote: For wildlife 55-200 is way to go? 50-140 is more of 70-200 comparable so not ideal.

I'd jump on their new cameras, except I haven't seen a telephoto under 2K so this is closest one yet. 300mm is still limiting but better than nothing.
Speaking of wildlife photography you probably need this
https://www.amazon.ca/Fujifilm-Fujinon- ... B019Y5UBT6

100-400mm is also on sale @ $1899.99, almost hits the all time lowest $1824
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May 10, 2016
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The 50-140 is also available grey market at eGlobalCentral for $1169 USD ($1550 CAD). This means no warranty and and I personally wouldn't go for it, but it's an option. The XC 50-230 f/4.5-6.7 is available from the same site for $220 USD ($290 CAD). This one is significantly cheaper than you can find it in Canada and I would choose it over buying locally. At some point they had it for under 200 CAD but it hasn't been that low in a while. It's a good lens, but the barrel is plastic and it obviously can't compete with the two higher priced options. And it's slower of course.

I've purchased from this site and they're legit. Shipping and duties are included in the price, and they're brand new product. Many of these products are available much cheaper overseas and they're just importing them, but they're not an authorized dealer.
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Oct 17, 2007
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The 55-200 is a very capable lens. Get a 10-24/4 for normal use and a 56/1.2 (cheaper non-APD version is good enough) for portrait together with the 55-200/3.5-4.8 when you need a bit of reach and you'll have yourself a very compact travel kit!
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LULUMON wrote: For wildlife 55-200 is way to go? 50-140 is more of 70-200 comparable so not for wildlife.

I'd jump on their new cameras, except I haven't seen a telephoto under 2K so this is closest one yet. 300mm is still limiting but better than nothing. 100-400 is literally 2K.
You are pretty much stuck with the 100-400 if you want to do wildlife on Fuji for the near future. I'm sure Fuji will eventually release some long primes ($$$) or perhaps Fringer's AF Nikon F mount adapter will come out next year.
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i have the XC version that's 50-230mm OIS. really great lens for the $300 i paid. the XF is a beast, but was heavier than what i was looking for.
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same price as Henry's currently.
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LULUMON wrote: I'm currently using Sony 70-350 and paying double is hard to swallow. I also have 50-250 on Canon which only cost $160. Looking higher, only 25% more ($500) gets full frame 200-600.

Fuji lens price is what's holding me back from entering the system. I understand controls are nicer and all that, but price matters first.
There are plenty of affordable lenses for the X mount in the regular focal lengths (e.g., Viltrox X f/1.4 primes Fujinon f/2 Primes, XF 18-55 f/2.8-4, etc.). It's the specialty lenses (telephoto primes, macro lenses) where Fuji is usuriously expensive.

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