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Fujifilm Fujinon XC 15-45 mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS PZ

Manufacturer Fujifilm
Model Fujinon XC 15-45 mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS PZ
Lens style Universal zoom
Focal length 15 - 45 mm
Maximum aperture f/3.5 - 5.6
Angle of view 86.9 - 35 o
Closest focusing distance 0.13 m
Maximum magnification 1:4.1
Minimum aperture 22
Number of diaphragm blades 7
Auto focus type AF / MF
Lens Construction 10 elements / 9 groups
Filter diameter 52 mm
Macro No
Available mounts Fujifilm X
Dimensions 44.2 x 62.6 mm
Weight 135 g
Additional information Announced: 31.01.2018
3 aspherical elements, 2 ED elements
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Owners reviews (3)
  1. Romoro
    Romoro 26 January 2022, 19:47
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    IP 62.181.x.x
    Owner since: 3 months
    Price: 100$
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: Optically boring lens, not for art purpouses, as most kits are Dark as a Satan`s soul, again, as most kits are, i can`t reach nice 200 to 400 iso on my XT-30 with shutter speed 1/200+ for catching the baby any time except sunny day. In a flat with BIG windows and white walls. Build quality is mediocre Bokeh is not strong considering F values AF and zoom sound on video Indirect zoom and f controls Heavy distorsions on wide angles

    Pros: Image stabilisation works GOOD SHARP comparing to 18-55mm kits from Canon and Nikon Very catchy af Compact and light Nice colour rendering Flare-proof Cheap if bought used

    Summary: I switched from Nikon D600 and some fine lenses, and shocked. Nikon kits for Nikon F DX are bad, seems Nikon Z kits too. This one is not. Never buy it for 300$ new, but for 100-150$ it is a great lens for travel and general use when you dont need a supreme bokeh. I bought it clearly understanding it`s limitations, and having some nice manual lenses like Jupiter 37a in hand for portraits and blur, but this one is a really nice to start with, much better than DSLR kit lenses are. If i wasn`t pixel-picker, i would`of leave it on a camera and just klick the button, high ISO of Fuji sensors are forgiving to such an f values. Worth bying used, convinient, sharp.

  2. TAR
    TAR 22 May 2019, 08:53
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    IP 86.164.x.x
    Owner since: 1 month
    Price: £107
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Plastic lens mount. Plasticky build. Image stabiliser is, in tandem with motor zoom, drawing significant battery power - my XE2s has never run down so fast! I own a 55-200mm OIS and that lens is nowhere near to this level of power consumption. Appears to be no way to switch IS off; No switch on the lens and ‘off’ in the camera menu has no affect. IS is still whirring. Lens is almost unusably poor at 45mm, regardless of aperture. Slow to deploy, could easily lose you the shot and leaving it on will drain the battery very quickly; No way around this. The motor zoom does make precise framing more difficult, but it is something you get used to. Distortion isn’t a problem, but the 14mm f2.8 is noticeably better - that kind of optical engineering doesn’t come cheap! Finally, the first one of these I bought had a lens misalignment resulting in the top righthand portion of the frame looking smeared and unable to resolve detail well. Different apertures or focus points could not change this. The second example was fine, but yes, batch variation, as Ben mentioned.

    Pros: Inexpensive. Small. Light (135g). Fast, accurate and decisive autofocus. Performance at 15mm is astonishing. And up to 30mm very, very good - treat this lens as a 15-30mm zoom and you won’t be disappointed. Centre frame resolution is astonishing, even after using Fuji primes for 4 years. That Image Stabiliser may draw a lot of power, but it is highly effective and you are better off using it and carrying a couple of extra batteries. Expendable, should it come to that! I prefer controlling aperture from the body, but I know some don’t. You can get a very nice vented aluminium lens hood from Ebay.

    Summary: A genuine surprise, but a welcome one. I surmise that actual, real-world resolution improvements between Fuji’s sensors - the 16, then the 24 and now the 26mp have been slight to almost non-existent and that Fuji has launched this lens at the lower end of the market to make up for that. And in many ways it does.

  3. Ben Herrmann
    Ben Herrmann 22 May 2018, 21:05
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    IP 76.0.x.x
    Owner since: 3 months
    Price: 299
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: Small size profile Optical Qualities that are superb from corner to corner A Distinctively wider 22.5 MM wide angle equivalent

    Pros: The fly-by-wire Power Zoom function may initially throw new users for a loop as it reminds you of something you\'d find attached to an enthusiast zoom camera.

    Summary: Let\'s face it, each brand has a series of kit lenses designed to allow new photographers to get started rather quickly. These kit lenses run the gamut from $199 to $399 depending on brand and model. And with each brand there are winners - that is, lenses that seemingly punch far above their weight. The Fujifilm XC 15-45 is such a lens. I first ordered it because I was intrigued with the 22.5 equivalent wide angle field of view - which makes a huge difference with regards to capturing scenics, architectural, and large group portrait photography. When it arrived, I noticed that there wasn\'t much writing (or numbers) on the lens at all - it seemed rather generic (bare, if you will). OK, I thought, let\'s attach it to a camera and take it for spin. I placed it on the X-A3 because I like how Fuji does the Bayer sensor. I was not prepared to enjoy this lens as much as I anticipated. I always had good copies of Fuji kit lenses in the past (i.e. XC 16-50 and XF 18-55), but this new 15-45 is almost clinical without all of the negative connotations that this term implies. Images are sharp - from corner to corner (at least on my copy - that\'s key). Now as an aside, do keep in mind that with many kit lenses, copy-to-copy variations in optical qualities can be frustrating at best. If you get a good copy of a lens, you\'re smiling from ear to ear, however, if you get a bad copy, you\'ll spend a good deal of time trashing the lens on various forums. As for me, my copy has been stellar. As I mentioned, it is an optic that punches far above its weight. Another intriguing aspect about this lens is the fact that it broke the mold for wide angle perspectives on a kit lens. Most kit lenses are either 28 or 24 MM. With the 15-45, it\'s wide angle focal reach is the equivalent of 22.5 - which really puts it almost into a wide angle zoom lens category. When you first receive the lens, be advised that it will initially throw you for a loop due to the fact that when you turn on the camera, the lens pops out, and likewise, when you turn the camera off, the lens retracts - just like a zoom lens on an all-in-one enthusiast camera. Additionally, when you go to zoom, it feels the same way as if you were using an enthusiast camera - just what the Power Zoom (PZ) implies. Once you get accustomed to this (remember, it is a different baby), you can then focus on its IQ qualities, and this where the 15-45 shines. In shooting various scenarios - whether they be scenics, indoor architectural scenarios, and large group portrait photography, I have (at least up to this point) never desired for a wider angle zoom. This 15-45 had acquitted itself quite well. As for perspective distortions, they are easy to correct using the various tools available in Lightroom, ACR, DXO Viewpoint, etc. As for purple fringing, it\'s about average for a lens of this genre and it is easily removable in post processing. In fact, I can honestly recommend using this lens as a low cost, yet high quality general kit lens that you can put on any Fuji X camera and wind up being quite pleased with the results. I plan on getting another one real soon. I initially purchased the silver version to put on my X-A3. The next one will be a black one. However, since Fuji is getting ready to release the new X-T100 (which will have the 15-45 kit lens attached), I may just purchase that new camera/lens setup instead. Highly Recommended!!! Ben Herrmann Master Gunnery Sergeant US Marine Corps (Retired) Fuquay Varina, North Carolina Certified International Camera Slut and Avid Photographer

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