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Comparison: ZEISS 12mm vs Fuji 14mm vs 16-50mm on X-A1 | Eric Tastad

Comparison: ZEISS 12mm vs Fuji 14mm vs 16-50mm on X-A1 | Eric Tastad | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

How do the 3 Ultrawide lenses compare? Are the primes worth more than the zoom? My opinion is the center of all 3 lenses are about the same and good at all apertures. The Fuji and Zeiss have preferable contrast to the 16-50mm, but not by much. The corners show the strengths of the primes, and the fact the 16-50mm is being corrected for about 6 of 8% barrel distortion. Without the correction the cheap zoom is just as sharp in the corners and actually the same diagonal field of view as the Fuji 14mm. The primes are definitely better overall than the 16-50mm, but you get 80 or 90% with the cheap zoom. This is typical with any pro quality lens. You pay 3 or 4x as much to get that last 20% performance. I am getting another 16-50mm to test with an X-M1, so will compare that to my existing 16-50mm which is decentered and has a softer edge at large apertures. The first show the field of view difference, and also add spacer to get down past the ads on the right.......

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A walk in Florence - Fuji X -M1 | Donato Chirulli

A walk in Florence - Fuji X -M1 | Donato Chirulli | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it


This is not a thorough test (to this is focusing our Max Angeloni), but only the photo-chronicle of a day spent in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. I took the opportunity of a short trip to Florence to take pictures freely with the Fuji X-M1, with only the zoom supplied in kit: XC 16-50 mm. A day along the streets of Florence, not only the most classic and well-known, but also some more intimateand popular glimpse, off the beaten more traditional. All images were taken in Jpeg, directly in B/W and then processed using Photoshop. The Fuji X-M1 proved to be a light and compact , with a zoom that solves most photographic situations, thanks to the minimum focal length of 24mm (equivalent in 24X36 format)....

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Fuji Fujinon Super EBC XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS | Eric Tastad

Fuji Fujinon Super EBC XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS | Eric Tastad | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it


Fuji has been releasing been on a roll with lenses, but how does their cheapest lens on their cheapest camera perform? My first impression of this lens was that it looked nice, but was cheaply made. The barrel is all plastic, including the mount. The zoom mechanism is a little tight turning and the lens extends way out. However, there is an included hood, and the kit actually came with a body cap and rear lens cap (cheap push on type), which is better than most inexpensive kits today. The zoom range is an impressive 16-50mm, where the slightly wider view is a nice improvement over most kit lenses. The plastic makes the kit lens very light weight, weighing in at only 195g it uses a pretty advanced lens design with 3 aspheric elements, 1 low dispersion element, with 12 total elements in 10 groups. It has an average for class magnification of 0.15 at a minimum focus distance of 0.3 m. It uses 7 rounded blades for the aperture. Considering the price of X-A1 camera with this kit lens, how good could the lens possibly be? Lets find out......

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Test: XF- kontra XC-Objektive | PhotoScala

Test: XF- kontra XC-Objektive | PhotoScala | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it


Neben seiner Premium-Linie „XF“ (Eselsbrücke: „finest“) hat Fujifilm kürzlich auch eine preiswertere Objektivlinie „XC“ (Eselsbrücke: „compact“) vorgestellt. Während zum Beispiel das XF 2,8-4/18-55 mm R LM OIS 599 Euro kostet, werden für das XC 3,5-5,6/16-50 mm OIS „nur“ 399 Euro verlangt – im Kit mit der X-M1 gibt‘s die XC-Variante gar für nur 120 Euro Aufpreis (jeweils UVP). Möglich wurde das – neben der geringeren Lichtstärke – durch Verzicht auf Metall und Konstruktionsaufwand: Fassung und Bajonett sind aus Kunststoff und statt je zweier erledigt nun je nur eine Linse im Objektiv die automatische Scharfstellung und Bildstabilisierung, und einen Blendenring gibt es auch nicht (die Blendeneinstellung übernimmt ggfs. ein Funktionsrad der Kamera).

Wobei laut Fujifilm auch die XC-Variante besser sein soll als vergleichbare Preiswert-Kit-Objektive anderer Hersteller. Der Autofokus soll dank Schrittmotors und der geringeren bewegten Massen besonders schnell und leise sein. Wobei mir in der Praxis keine signifikanten Unterschiede zwischen beiden Varianten aufgefallen sind. Ich habe aber weder gefilmt noch Sportaufnahmen gemacht.

Fujifilm hat die Kunststoffverarbeitung offensichtlich gut im Griff. Auch im direkten Vergleich bzw. beim Objektivwechsel von XC zu XF und vice versa löst das XC 3,5-5,6/16-50 mm OIS keinen „Plastikschock“ aus. XF ist schwerer, und hat einen Blendenring, aber bei Ansetzen und Bedienung des XC kommt keine Plastik-Wackeligkeit auf. Ich empfand das so: das XC setzt man an, und denkt sich nichts dabei (auch nichts Negatives), beim XF freut man sich über die Solidität und das Gewicht, mit dem es in der Hand liegt, und über den satt laufenden Blendenring.....

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Fujifilm 16-50mm Lens Review | William Brawley

Fujifilm 16-50mm Lens Review | William Brawley | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

We've just published our review for the Fujinon XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS, the kit lens paired with the Fujifilm X-M1 and X-A1, and we were thoroughly impressed with the results from this lightweight and well-built wide-to-medium-tele zoom lens. Despite the "kit lens" connotation, this Fujinon lens is another one to break the traditional mold of a mediocre optic. With excellent sharpness, even wide-open, as well as minimal CA, and low vignetting and distortion, the Fujinon XC 16-50mm is a very solid performer that produces excellent images. It feels solid, despite its all-plastic construction, and well-balanced on Fuji's lightweight mirrorless cameras. A fairly straightforward lens, it does feature 3 aspherical elements and 1 ED element like it's more expensive sibling, the XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 lens, as well as Fuji's EBC coatings for reduced flare and ghosting. Plus, it has built-in Optical Image Stabilization to help with those slower shutter speed shots. It's an all-around great choice for Fuji shooters looking for a high-quality and affordable everyday lens for things like landscapes, travel and portraiture.......

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Fujinon XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS - Review / Test Report | PhotoZone

Fujinon XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS - Review / Test Report | PhotoZone | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

Verdict

The Fujinon XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS is a fairly good standard zoom lens but it doesn't really stand out due to a number of weaknesses. In terms of resolution, the quality is generally high in the image center and decent in the outer image field. The lens relies heavily on auto-correction with respect to its native distortion characteristic which is nothing short of extreme at 16mm. Since most users will never notice this, this is probably an acceptable compromise (albeit a lossy one). The original vignetting is rather heavy at large apertures but also corrected behind the scenes. Lateral CAs are an issue at 16mm at large aperture settings especially in the image corners. Technically there isn't really much to complain about the build quality but you have to live with an all-plastic construction. On the up side, this means a very low weight. Size-wise it is a comparatively big lens though. The AF is reasonably fast and near-silent. We are not yet sure what to think of Fuji's optical image stabilizer. While it surely gives some extra potential, we aren't overly convinced whether Fuji has already mastered all the associated complexities. The field images felt somewhat more consistent with deactivated IS - which reminds us of the other two OIS lenses that we handled so far. If we had to choose between the Fujinon XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS and it's in-house cousin, we would place our bets on the the XR 18-55mm f/2.8-4 OIS. Regarding the sum of its qualities, the XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS is just too expensive in comparison - at least when purchased separately. These extra 2mm at the wide end are an interesting value prop for landscape photographers though and when relying on the provided image auto-correction the results can be quite attractive.


Optical Quality: 2.5 / 5
Mechanical Quality: 2.5 / 5
Price / Performance: 2.5 / 5

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Fujinon Super EBC XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS Lens | Photo Review

Fujinon Super EBC XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS Lens | Photo Review | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it


Most buyers will acquire this lens with either the X-M1 or the soon-to-be-released X-A1 camera body and, as such, it represents good value for money, compared with the AU$799 RRP for the faster XF 18-55mm f/2.8 zoom. For photographers who want to buy into Fujifilm's X camera system, the XC 16-50mm provides a good starting point, when purchased as part of a camera kit and its f/3.5-5.6 maximum aperture range is typical for a starter zoom lens. Covering a wide enough focal length range for everyday picture-taking and as a single lens for travellers, this lens is better suited to landscape and portrait photography than shooting sports action or wildlife. Optical image stabilisation promises up to four f-stops of shutter speed compensation. Extensive use of plastic means the build quality has been slightly compromised to keep its weight down (see full review). However, this makes it a travel friendly combination with the X-M1 body we used for our tests......

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