The company says the lens produces sharp images across its entire zoom range, from edge-to-edge. Its image stabilization function enables the use of shutter speeds up to 4.5 stops slower than otherwise possible.
The XF55-200 mm lens includes two linear motors for high-speed AF of 0.28 seconds to quickly focus on your subject.
The lens features a metal construction focus ring and aperture ring, two ED lens elements and one Super ED lens element for increased performance and effective control against chromatic aberrations, HT-EBC coating on the entire lens surface to effectively prevent reflections and control flare and ghosting, a minimum focal distance of 1.1 m across the entire zoom range to enable telephoto close-ups, and a 1/3EV step aperture ring.
The Fujinon XF55-200 mm f/3.5-F4.8 R LM OIS will be available June 2013 at the price of $700.