Lens review

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

Fujifilm Fujinon XC 15-45 mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS PZ
14 January 2019
Arkadiusz Olech

1. Introduction

The evolution of Fujifilm X system kit lenses has been a bit similar to the evolution of their cameras. The system has debuted with the X-Pro1 model, a camera aimed at professionals and advanced photographers, so its kit lens, the Fujinon XF 18–55 mm f/2.8–4 OIS, was also a quite solid instrument - produced in Japan, with sensible aperture fastness and image stabilization.

When entry level X-A1 and X-M1 cameras, aimed at amateurs, were shown on the market, also the Fujinon XC 16–50 mm f/3.5–5.6 OIS hit the shelves, with aperture and build quality typical for most of so-called kit lenses.

The launch of other simple, entry-level cameras of that system (the X-A5 and the X-T100) coincided with the presentation of another kit lens, the Fujinon XC 15–45 mm f/3.5–5.6 OIS PZ with an interesting focal length range but a plastic bayonet mount, typical for kit devices. The ‘PZ’ letters in its name suggest that this time you deal with a power-zoom type model.

Please Support Us

The coronavirus crisis has been adversely affecting many businesses and, sad but true, ours is not an exception. Despite that difficult situation we would like to preserve continuity and high quality of publications available on all our websites. Still, we are now aware it might be impossible without additional financial help. That's why we would like to ask all those who visit, read, and care about Optyczne.pl, LensTip.com i Allbinos.com for support - it's enough you send us a small sum of money via PayPal. If a lot people decide to support our websites we think we'll stand a chance and survive next months without any lasting harm. We count on your support and understanding, stay safe and be healthy.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - advertisement - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Courtesy of the Fujifilm Polska company that interesting optical instrument found its way to our editorial office pretty quickly and now we are presenting its full test in the following chapters – enjoy your reading!

You are also invited to get acquainted with our test procedure, described in the article "How do we test lenses?" If you feel it’s still not enough, please go to our FAQ section where you can find some further explanation.

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

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

Previous chapter