Kit lenses are sometimes better than one would expect.
The Sony FE 28-70mm comes to mind. Have moved to the Tamron 28-75mm since, but that lens would be a perfectly fine low-cost alternative.
Sharp w/ nice isolation.
Great for casual use.
Another winner was the Olympus 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 EZ. A great little lens able to get great results for MFT.
Well the Fujifilm 15-45mm PZ is as good as these if not better. As usual for a Fujifilm lens it has great IQ.
May not have purchased it if it did not come in the X-T100 kit.
Even though it is very light and the body and mount were all plastic it feels well built and its power zoom functions in a reassuring fashion.
Thought I might sell it off after purchasing the kit. But before I did that I decided to give it a spin at a local parade.
Knew right away that I would not be selling this lens. I also have no interest in an upgrade.
- AF is completely silent and extremely fast and accurate.
- Powered off it can fit in a jacket pocket.
- Combine the power zoom, IS, fast and silent focusing with a compact Fujifilm body and this is a great video lens.
- Great colors.
- And with proper framing, it can produce a bit of background blur.
- Great value at $299. A no-brainer as a $50 kit add on.
- Very useful focal range.
Below are some samples and here is an ongoing gallery.