Greyscale

neblige landschaft, macingosh, muenchen

A misty morning somewhere in between the Munich city limits and Franz-Josef-Strauss Airport.

Fujifilm X-Pro 1, Fujinon XC 50-230mm @ 230mm, F6.7, 1/125 sec., ISO 800

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9 Comments on “Greyscale

  1. How do you find the 50-230? I am debating on getting that or the 55-200. I know it’s petty, but i am not so sure about the plastic mount on the 50-230. I have had plastic mount lenses when i owned Nikon gear, but i always preferred the metal mounts. Anyhow, would be nice to hear your opinion on the lens. Thanks

    • I cannot see any reason to complain about the lens. Of course it isn’t bright, which is the reason why I will probably replace it by the 55-200mm on mid-term. But anything else is totally alright. The optical quality is perfect and the lens is very lightweighted and therefore an excellent choice if you like to travel without heavy luggage. Until today I have used it quite a lot and there has never been any problems, but it seems that many people don’t put much trust in it.

      Maybe it’s interesting for you: there has been a discussion on dpreview just a few days ago. See it here. There’s one guy telling that the 50-230mm is even faster on focussing than the 55-200mm, probably because of the moving parts being less heavy.

      I would be glad if my answer was helpful.

      • Thanks for the info. This is a hard decision, especially since the lens rebates are still in effect here in Canada. Now i am thinking if i really need the extra 30mm, lol. It never ends.

      • Yes, those 30mm. In my experience in at least 95% of all cases you will not need them. Which is one more reason for me to buy the 55-200mm in the end. Now think about those 5%. :-)

      • Yeah, that 5%. I would want that 5% for plane spotting. But, i would not be doing that to much. I used to use a 55-200 for it and it was just fine, maybe a few crops here and there. Thanks for all the info

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