FujiFilm adds a new XC-series lens: the FUJINON XC50-230mm f/4.5-6.7 OIS

Fujinon-XC50-230mm_Black.jpgAlongside their announcement of the new FujiFilm X-A1 compact ILC, Fuji introduced a versatile new zoom lens, which covers a broad focal range of 50 - 230mm (or 76 - 350mm in 35mm equivalence). The XC50-230mm is their 10th addition to the X-mount lens system, and boasts a maximum aperture range of f/4.5 - 6.7, as well as built-in Optical Image Stabilization. The lens is comprised of 13 glass elements in 10 groups, including an aspherical lens and ED element. While it doesn't look to be the fastest lens in town, it does offer an appealing zoom range, a fast "precision stepping motor", and an affordable price tag of approx. $399.95. Look for it sometime in November of this year (2013).