The case for kit zooms: FUJIFILM XC 15-45mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS PZ

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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.

King's Dominion

Fast-focusing.

Cookout

Great for casual use.

King's Dominion

King's Dominion

King's Dominion

Professional use.

100 Men In Black

Another winner was the Olympus 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 EZ. A great little lens able to get great results for MFT.

Tower

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.

Fujifilm 15-45mm PZ

Fujifilm 15-45mm PZ

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.

FujiFilm X-T100

FujiFilm X-T100

FujiFilm X-T100

FujiFilm X-T100

FujiFilm X-T100

FujiFilm X-T100

FujiFilm X-T100

Result?

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.
  • Sharp.
  • 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.

Happy shooting.

FujiFilm X-T100

FujiFilm X-T100

FujiFilm X-T100

FujiFilm X-T100

FujiFilm X-T100

 

 

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