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Keywords: Fujinon Wide Mid Tele Zoom XF APS-C X-mount OIS Stabilized Tested


Registered: September 2014
Posts: 2
Fujinon XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS review by waterfoot
Review Date: 3/17/2015 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 8 

Pros: Very light, inexpensive, (mainly) sharp, useful zoom range
Cons: Plastic mount a little loose, my copy is soft on right edge of image

This came with a X-M1 for a total price of £270, so it's a bit unfair to be over-critical, but for those who may want to buy this lens separately it's best to be brutally honest.

Firstly the build is generally ok but mine is a bit loose in the mount, allowing movement when zooming (the zoom action is a bit stiff).

Secondly mine appears to be decentered, with a soft right side mostly towards the top right corner which is a bit disappointing.

I bought the X-M1 kit as a lightweight travel camera and despite my criticisms the lens is up to the job, out-performing almost all kit lenses I've used even with the decentring so another copy would probably be even better. But it really doesn't deserve "top marks" in any category other than "value for monyey".

Bottom line: not stellar by any measure but a solid performer at a bargain price when bought with a kit - bud I would be unhappy had I paid the $400 asking price for the retail version.

Registered: November 2014
Posts: 3
Fujinon XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS review by arldite1066
Review Date: 1/16/2015 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $99.00| Rating: 10 

Pros: very sharp for price, light weight

For a kit lens it is excellent value for money
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Registered: April 2014
Posts: 3
Fujinon XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS review by Klicko Orange
Review Date: 4/8/2014 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 10 

Pros: quick to focus, sharp (edge to edge), light weight and comes as a kit (meaning free with X-m1 and X-a1)
Cons: non for the price

This is the best entry level kit lens ever made.

Mine is only very slightly soft in the extreme right corner at 16mm wide open. But even then it's nothing to complain about as it is more than acceptable.

Wish it ended at F/4.5 at the long end or F/2.8 in the wide end but then the price would be more expensive.


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