Fuji Showcase XC 50-230 Samples

KillRamsey

Super Moderator
Jun 20, 2012
Hood River, OR
Kyle
Googled it. Looks like Gen 2 touts half a stop more of stabilization (3.5 vs 3) and "smoother operation." Doesn't sound like something I'd really HAVE to upgrade to, and actually I have no idea which I have.
 

Biro

Super Moderator
Aug 7, 2011
Jersey Shore
Steve
Googled it. Looks like Gen 2 touts half a stop more of stabilization (3.5 vs 3) and "smoother operation." Doesn't sound like something I'd really HAVE to upgrade to, and actually I have no idea which I have.
Closer focusing distance and faster autofocusing as well. I have the Gen 1 version of both the XC 16-50 and 50-230. They work well enough.
 

KillRamsey

Super Moderator
Jun 20, 2012
Hood River, OR
Kyle
They had a kids triathalon in town yesterday, with hundreds of kids there. Started with a "swimming" portion, which was really just running through water for most kids. Then biking a course, and then running. The girl loved it. I loved the XC 50-230. Setting that did work, everytime: AF-S, Single Point, mash-and-go. It hit focus at least 95% of the time that way. AF-C and a combination of Single Point and Wide Tracking really didn't do much to enable me to shoot 8fps as they got closer. First shot was always in focus, and subsequent shots as they got closer were not. AF-C seems to stop trying once I expose the first shot in series. No matter, I got singles all I wanted.

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by gordopuggy, on Flickr

A few kids DID actually swim it!
KBRX0214
by gordopuggy, on Flickr

Method above (AF-S and full-press) pulled these shots in, in focus, without any fuss over and over.
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by gordopuggy, on Flickr

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by gordopuggy, on Flickr
 
Dec 31, 2013
Louisville, Ky
Since there was not a thread for the 50-230 in the lens sample showcase, and this thread was already going, I moved it instead of starting a new one.

I did some shooting with the 50-230 on vacation. It really is one of the best values out there.

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rockysan

Regular
Oct 19, 2016
Greg Leong
I got this lens used for $175.00 shipped. IQ is really good and it is light. Captured this at 230. I really like this lens.
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rockysan

Regular
Oct 19, 2016
Greg Leong
Very nice subject separation. This photo is soft but the lens absolutely defines this shot. The shadows I would bring out in Viveza or maybe not. I like it
Thank you. I softened the photo before using a sepia filter. I thought the original sharpness a little harsh when sepia toned. The original is tack sharp.
 

tonyturley

Hall of Famer
Nov 24, 2014
Scott Depot, WV, USA
Tony
My brand spanking new OIS II version arrived today. First impression when I attached it to the X-T1 was how well balanced the combination felt. First pic shows it beside the Vivitar 75-150 I've been using. It's quite a bit lighter, and retracted, about an inch shorter. I lose the constant f/3.8 aperture and ability to focus as close as about 4 inches, but I gain AF, IS, about 50% more reach, and Fuji's magic with lenses. I took a couple of pedestrian flower pics to test the combination, and all seemed fine. Looking forward to getting it out on the trail.

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