I've been thinking about a Fuji system for a while. Was planning on getting a used XM1 until the whole XM1/XA1 controversy kicked up. Now I'm thinking maybe I'll just still with my little EOS-M a while. I compared the Fuji 55-200 vs. the Canon 55-250 STM (3rd gen of this lens). I think I could do quite well with this lens. Attribute: Fuji vs Canon Focal length equivalent: 84-305 vs 88-400: Canon gets more reach on the long end, same on the wide end Aperture: 3.5-4.8 vs. 4.0-5.6: Fuji has a brighter aperture by 1/2 stop+ Min Focus Distance: 1.1m vs. .85m: for me, closer is always better, so the Canon wins here Max Mag: .18x vs. .29x: Again, nicer on the Canon Ap. blades: 7 vs. 7: Of course, that doesn't really tell you the bokeh. I'll have to look for samples Filter size: 62mm vs. 58mm: for me, personally, I already have 58mm filters, as my other canon lenses are mostly 58mm Size (DXL): 75X188mm vs. 70X111mm. That's a pretty sizable difference on length. Also, if I remember the Canon 55-250, there is minimal zoom creep because the front element isn't that heavy Weight: 580g vs 375g: that's a huge difference for walking about in the Canon's favor Price: $699 vs $349. That's a lot of savings. Fuji has a more "consumer" oriented zoom lens on their roadmap, but it's not out yet, and it has an even smaller aperture.