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The Fuji Lens Teardown at LensRentals: “Excellent Construction. Designed by people who know how to make reliable lenses!”

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And finally LensRentals did it: they did a disassembly post on a Fujinon lens, in this case the (now discounted) Fujinon XF55-200! Here are their conclusions:

“If you want the system with the most screws, you want Fuji, no question. […]

As for our impressions, first and foremost, the Fuji lenses are a bit more complicated than most we’ve tackled, but not hugely so. The construction, especially when considering this is a consumer-price zoom lens, is impressive.

[…] The overall construction is excellent. There was no place during this disassembly that either of us thought we saw a weak point that would be likely to cause problems. It’s not massively over engineered, but it’s very solidly constructed. It’s definitely better constructed than what we would expect from a $600 zoom. This looks like a lens that was designed by people who know how to make reliable lenses.

[…] we learned some things today and came away impressed — at this price point it’s an extremely well-built lens with a lot of interesting technology inside.”

The XF55-200 is now $100 off at BHphoto and AmazonUS. Plenty of Fujinon lenses are right now in offer:

XF Lens Deals

XF 18mm (save $50): BHphoto, AmazonUS, FocusCamera, Adorama
XF 27mm (save $50): BHphoto, AmazonUS, FocusCamera, Adorama
XF 60mm (save $50): BHphoto, AmazonUS, FocusCamera, Adorama
XF 35mmF1.4 (save $50): BHphoto, AmazonUS, FocusCamera, Adorama

XF 14mm (save $100): BHphoto, AmazonUS, FocusCamera, Adorama
XF 16mm (save $100): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama
XF 23mmF1.4 (save $100): BHphoto, AmazonUS, FocusCamera, Adorama
XF 56mm (save $100): BHphoto, AmazonUS, FocusCamera, Adorama
XF 90mm (save $100): BHphoto, AmazonUS, FocusCamera, Adorama
XF 10-24mm (save $100): BHphoto, AmazonUS, FocusCamera, Adorama
XF 55-200mm (save $100): BHphoto, AmazonUS, FocusCamera, Adorama
XF 18-135mm (save $100): BHphoto, AmazonUS, FocusCamera, Adorama

XF 56mmAPD (save $150): BHphoto, AmazonUS, FocusCamera, Adorama
XF 16-55mm (save $150): BHphoto, AmazonUS, FocusCamera, Adorama
XF 50-140mm (save $150): BHphoto, AmazonUS, FocusCamera, Adorama
XF 100-400mm (save $150): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama

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