Much to my annoyance, I have had almost no time to shoot since getting the XT-2 a few weeks ago! When I did finally get some shooting time, I quickly realized that I needed more reach for my upcoming trip than the kit 18-55 f/2.8-4 that came with. I was going to get the Fuji 55-200 f/3.5-4.8 @ $699 but when I looked to see if it was available used, I came across a 50-230 f/4.5-6.7 for just under $200. I went over my budget when I bought the XT-2 so I couldn't really justify anything more expensive until I sell some of my Nikon gear. Reviews on the lens were decent for use outdoors in good light which is what I need it for. I thought I'd give it a shot before shelling out the extra $500 for the newer and heavier 55-200. Since lightening my load was a big part of my move to mirrorless, I was ok with the plastic build. This thing weighs nothing at all and I could put it in a pocket and forget it's there! I bought it from Adorama so the option to return it if I didn't like it made trying it out virtually risk free. It does have OIS. No aperture ring so you have to set it with the command dial but I didn't have any problem getting it set as I wanted. What a steal this thing is! While I did have to bump up the ISO, the XT-2 handles that so well that it makes this lens a viable option for outdoor shots! It even handled some mid level action (softball). BTW - loving the XT-2 so far. I can't believe the jpegs need so little editing in post. I always edit!!! I would be able to crop these on an iPad using Apples included Photos software or Snapseed and be done. I think I sharpened a few (mostly unnecessary but I had to do something) and cropped. That is pretty much it except for my current obsession with vignettes. Here are a few examples with the 50-230. The softball ones are all cropped at least 50% except for that last one. Not perfect but for the price, very nice!!!! Testing out the lens at full zoom: Indoors hand held high ISO (10,000): All in all, very happy with this. Did not have a lot of issues hunting for focus. I'll eventually get a better zoom but for now, while I'm learning the XT-2, I'm happy with this.