Fujinon Super EBC XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS Lens | Photo Review

Most buyers will acquire this lens with either the X-M1 or the soon-to-be-released X-A1 camera body and, as such, it represents good value for money, compared with the AU$799 RRP for the faster XF 18-55mm f/2.8 zoom. For photographers who want to buy into Fujifilm’s X camera system, the XC 16-50mm provides a good starting point, when purchased as part of a camera kit and its f/3.5-5.6 maximum aperture range is typical for a starter zoom lens. Covering a wide enough focal length range for everyday picture-taking and as a single lens for travellers, this lens is better suited to landscape and portrait photography than shooting sports action or wildlife. Optical image stabilisation promises up to four f-stops of shutter speed compensation. Extensive use of plastic means the build quality has been slightly compromised to keep its weight down (see full review). However, this makes it a travel friendly combination with the X-M1 body we used for our tests……

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