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Lensrentals's Fuji 55-200 lens teardown


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#1 thxbb12

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Posted 27 February 2016 - 03:03 PM

Pretty impressive.

It appears Fuji knows how to build high quality lenses, especially at this price point :-)

 

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#2 chrismiller

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Posted 28 February 2016 - 12:37 AM

Just read that article too. Certainly gives more confidence in buying Fuji lenses.

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Posted 28 February 2016 - 02:17 PM

I'm mixed about it. From the tear down the lens looks like it was designed to be adjusted but not easily fixed (too much labor). However, I think Klaus commented that he could never get his decentered lenses adjusted but perhaps I am mistaken.

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I know the old contax non zooms were trivial to adjust but perhaps we are comparing apple to oranges since they were mechanical.



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Posted 28 February 2016 - 08:34 PM

 

 

I'll repeat what I've said before --  intelligent people come and inform us about what we don't understand in the comments section. Less intelligent people come inform us about what they don't understand in the comments section. Sometimes it's really hard to tell which category a given comment belongs in.

I really wonder what this Cigala-guy is trying to tell his readers...

 

:lol:

 

Any of the Contax lenses at double the price at least with focus motor, AF and OS? I recall two Contax zooms at 4× the price of this Fujinon.



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Posted 29 February 2016 - 06:04 AM

Well, my first sample started with a massive centering issue and ended with a stuck zoom mechanism.
Neither the first nor the 2nd sample reached 200mm ( also applies to the 18-135 which doesn't go to 135mm).
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Posted 29 February 2016 - 12:19 PM

 The current test lens Tamron 24-70mm VC on SLRgear was borrowed from Lensrentals.......it is quite de-centered......

 

I thought lensrentals filtered out the below spec lenses and returned them for replacement!



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Posted 29 February 2016 - 01:34 PM

When you indicate it didn't reach 200; do you mean the lens zoom feature was broken or does this mean it is really a 50-190 (or wahtever) lens ?

Well, my first sample started with a massive centering issue and ended with a stuck zoom mechanism.
Neither the first nor the 2nd sample reached 200mm ( also applies to the 18-135 which doesn't go to 135mm).



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Posted 01 March 2016 - 05:40 AM

The 200mm end is fuzzy mechanically.
You can't set it to 200mm nor does the EXIF data show 200mm. Same goes for the 18-135mm.

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Posted 02 March 2016 - 07:16 PM

 The current test lens Tamron 24-70mm VC on SLRgear was borrowed from Lensrentals.......it is quite de-centered......

 

I thought lensrentals filtered out the below spec lenses and returned them for replacement!

The 24mm end is very good, which is par for the course for a 24-70mm lens.  You can get good at one end consistently, rarely both.






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