London seen through the FUJINON XC 4.5-6.7/50-230mm OIS

Happy new year and hello again everybody. As you may have noticed I took a longer break of two months from blogging. Well, I’m back and I promise to post regularly again in the future.

What happened in the meantime? I finally fulfilled one of my dreams and got myself a fabulous Fujifilm X-PRO1 together with 18mm and 35mm Fujinon-lenses. For financial reasons my daily attendant the X-100 which was responsible for most postings on this blog had to leave the house. A little bit sad, but hey, I’ve got a new friend with even greater capabilities.

About two weeks ago I thought It would be nice to expand workspace towards the telephoto range. Basicly I intended to buy the Fujinon XF55-200mm F3.5-4.8 OIS but then accidentally stumbled upon a demonstration model of its favourable brother the new Fujinon XC50-230mm F4.5-6.7 OIS. What can I say? For 260 Euros I just had to give it a whack. Just for the record: the original price is about 400 Euros ($ 400 in the US). If you insist in more lightstrength, more metal and less plastic the XF55-200mm will slim down your wallet to another three hundos. Relax, I don’t want to bore you with technical details, performance tables or benchmark tests. If your looking for this you can find lots of sources elsewhere giving you all the chiffres you need.

The point of matter is that I could barely find any sample photos created with that lens in the web. So, when I took a 5-day-trip to London over the new years eve I decided to explore the city through my new achievement and share it. And if you have no interest in the lens I hope that you still enjoy the pictures. By the way: generally the weather was foggy, rainy, windy and cold of course. If you go to Britain you can’t expect a Caribbean feeling for sure, particularly not in December. Still enjoyed my stay in one of the worlds most interesting cities a lot.

All photos were shot handheld often using high ISO due to the lack of a tripod (I was with my family and I didn’t want to let them wait every few minutes so I just shot “quick and dirty”.). The pictures come in their original size and are not edited (except watermarking).

All photos here are for demonstration only and were not made for marketing or selling purposes.

London, Fujinon XC50-230mm F4.5-6.7 OIS, macingosh photography
Full length and opened to the max. 230 mm, F6.7, 1/125 sec., ISO 3200.

London Eye, Fujinon XC50-230mm F4.5-6.7 OIS, macingosh photography
Another example on the long distance with maximum aperture: 230 mm, F6.7, 1/75 sec., ISO 3200. The stabilizer did a good job.

London Tower Bridge, Fujinon XC50-230mm F4.5-6.7 OIS, macingosh photography
Give the stabilization system a break. 230 mm, F6.7, 1/1000 sec., ISO 800.

London, Fujinon XC50-230mm F4.5-6.7 OIS, macingosh photography
A last one with fully opened aperture: 230 mm, F6.7, 1/1100 sec., ISO 1600.

London Clapham, Fujinon XC50-230mm F4.5-6.7 OIS, macingosh photography
230 mm, F8, 1/950 sec., ISO 6400.

London Clapham, Fujinon XC50-230mm F4.5-6.7 OIS, macingosh photography
A little more depth of field: 230 mm, F8, 1/250 sec., ISO 3200.

London Covent Garden, Fujinon XC50-230mm F4.5-6.7 OIS, macingosh photography
Even more depth of field: 230 mm, F11, 1/420 sec., ISO 1600.

London, Fujinon XC50-230mm F4.5-6.7 OIS, macingosh photography
And even more, close to the maximum: 230 mm, F16, 1/500 sec., ISO 800.

London, Covent Garden, Fujinon XC50-230mm F4.5-6.7 OIS, macingosh photography
Exploring the middle length: 128 mm, F9, 1/420 sec., ISO 1600.

London, Fujinon XC50-230mm F4.5-6.7 OIS, macingosh photography
128 mm, F5.8, 1/900 sec., ISO 1600.

London, Thames, Fujinon XC50-230mm F4.5-6.7 OIS, macingosh photography
135 mm, F6.4, 1/500 sec., ISO 800.

London, Clapham, Fujinon XC50-230mm F4.5-6.7 OIS, macingosh photography
Early morning scenery in Clapham. 120 mm, F8, 1/800 sec., ISO 6400.

London,, Thames, Fujinon XC50-230mm F4.5-6.7 OIS, macingosh photography
At the river Thames. 172 mm, F8, 1/500 sec., ISO 800.

London, Clapham, Fujinon XC50-230mm F4.5-6.7 OIS, macingosh photography
It works for street photography as well. 96 mm, F8, 1/250 sec., ISO 6400.

London, Fujinon XC50-230mm F4.5-6.7 OIS, macingosh photography
December rain scenery. 80 mm, F6.4, 1/250 sec., ISO 3200.

London, Fujinon XC50-230mm F4.5-6.7 OIS, macingosh photography
Giving ’em a little more time. 80 mm, F6.4, 1/125 sec., ISO 3200.

London, Fujinon XC50-230mm F4.5-6.7 OIS, macingosh photography
80 mm, F5.6, 1/150 sec., ISO 1600.

London, Fujinon XC50-230mm F4.5-6.7 OIS, macingosh photography
We’re getting closer to the shortest focal length: 75 mm, F6.4, 1/250 sec., ISO 3200.

London, Covent Garden, Fujinon XC50-230mm F4.5-6.7 OIS, macingosh photography
63 mm, F5, 1/160 sec., ISO 1600.

London Eye, Fujinon XC50-230mm F4.5-6.7 OIS, macingosh photography
A London Eye detail again. This time at shortest focal length and maximum aperture. 50 mm, F4.5, 1/340 sec., ISO 3200.

London Clapham, Fujinon XC50-230mm F4.5-6.7 OIS, macingosh photography
And higher ISO for some early morning Clapham shutters. 50 mm, F4.5, 1/140 sec., ISO 6400.

DSCF6610_Fujinon_XC50-230mm_F4.5-6.7_OIS_macingosh
50 mm, F5, 1/2000 sec., ISO 1600.

London, Fujinon XC50-230mm F4.5-6.7 OIS, macingosh photography
50 mm, F5.6, 1/125 sec., ISO 800.

London, Fujinon XC50-230mm F4.5-6.7 OIS, macingosh photography
Impressive stabilization job. 1/20 sec. out of the hand. 50 mm, F6.4, 1/20 sec., ISO 3200.

London, Fujinon XC50-230mm F4.5-6.7 OIS, macingosh photography
50 mm, F8, 1/170 sec., ISO 6400.

London, Fujinon XC50-230mm F4.5-6.7 OIS, macingosh photography
50 mm, F14, 1/1000 sec., ISO 800.

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19 Comments on “London seen through the FUJINON XC 4.5-6.7/50-230mm OIS

    • Thank you, Patti. Unfortunately the blue sky only popped up once for some hours and then disappeared behind heavy clouds for the rest of our stay. But anyhow it is always a pleasure to visit London again.

    • No, I didn’t. I am sure the lens will create nice results in the 50 to 80mm range, but at a maximum aperture of 4.5 I wouldn’t really recommend it. I presume that the 2.4/60mm is definitely the better lens for portraits. Thank you for stopping by. You have a lot of great wedding shots on your site.

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  2. Hi. Nice shots of Sunny London :-). Been out of photography for about 6 years now and before I had a Cannon D1. The itch has come back again and it seems times have changed so much. I have just ordered a Fujifilm X-E1 with the 18-55 kit lens and they threw in this 50-230 all for 700 euros which seemed to good to miss out on. I should get it on Saturday so will be scratching my head with this new style of camera. As you say there are no youtube reviews on this glass and I was glad to have found yours. Thanks again for your work and post. Regards from a 43 O’c Spain.

    • Hi Kev, thank you for your comment. I am quite sure that you will not regret your purchase. I never owned the 18-55 mm, but I am sure that it is as excellent as the Fujinon lenses I have. Best regards

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  4. Great Great Great Job….. Thanks for sharing. You’ve got me really thinking about this lens now…

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