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Rumor: Fujinon XC 15-45mm F3.5-5.6 OIS Pancake Power Zoom


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#21 Klaus

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Posted 31 January 2018 - 11:28 PM

It's quite small indeed. I really really like the fact it starts at 15mm.

 

Klaus, are you going to review it at some point?

 

Yep. Also because I'm personally interested in this lens. ;-)


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Posted 01 February 2018 - 08:30 AM

It is very similar to the Canon 15-45mm in size, weight, and construction:

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Posted 01 February 2018 - 09:07 AM

The outside design doesn't look similar to me. The diameter, switch and thee scale are definitely different. And the inside design also looks different to me at the sensor side. And honestly, the Canon version does appear more compact and elegant. On the Fuji side of things... I must say, to me it's weird or contradictional: On one hand they are all about buttons, dials, knobs, joysticks, aperture and focus ring with scales - and then this plastic can come swithout anything of that.



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Posted 01 February 2018 - 09:20 AM

JoJu, I did not say design, I said construction ;), meaning the optical construction with the similar layout, which explains the similar size.

 

And the size: Diameter Fuji: 62.6mm, Canon: 60.9mm. Length Fuji: 44.2, Canon 44.5. Weight Fuji: 135g, Canon: 130g.



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Posted 01 February 2018 - 10:03 AM

If that's the inner construction, the two pictures you posted, then the rear construction is very different and to my eye far away from similar. The front section looks definitely similar to nearly identical....



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Posted 01 February 2018 - 10:35 AM

The point is that they are similar hence the similar size, not that one is a copy of the other.



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Posted 01 February 2018 - 11:00 AM

It is very similar to the Canon 15-45mm in size, weight, and construction:

 
Oh, my bad. I should have known that 2 out of 3 already are enough...  :D

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Posted 01 February 2018 - 11:11 AM

I agree with BC that the overall design is similar. The Canon lens is not too shabby.

My biggest concern is QC - something that Fuji is still struggling with - and the PZ mechanism doesn't make things easier there.


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#29 goran h

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Posted 01 February 2018 - 03:39 PM

Just wonder about Fuji. Has QC become better in the last years? I bought five lenses 2016-2017, and they are just fine. Maybe I was lucky. I can´t say that about my m4/3-lenses. Almost a third of them had bad centring (or even very bad) and had to be returned.



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Posted 03 February 2018 - 07:36 AM

Just wonder about Fuji. Has QC become better in the last years? I bought five lenses 2016-2017, and they are just fine. Maybe I was lucky. I can´t say that about my m4/3-lenses. Almost a third of them had bad centring (or even very bad) and had to be returned.

 

Their prime lenses are fine but the zooms are a hit and miss.

Panasonic lenses are also a hit and miss, yes.


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#31 toni-a

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Posted 03 February 2018 - 02:02 PM

I read somewhere fuji were having quality control issues with their lenses, but can't remember where did I read it, didn't give it much attention since I don't own Fuji lenses. I remember it was a headline.

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Posted 03 February 2018 - 10:59 PM

Vaguely I think lensrental made a comment about fuji lens but i'm too lazy to check their blogs.

I read somewhere fuji were having quality control issues with their lenses, but can't remember where did I read it, didn't give it much attention since I don't own Fuji lenses. I remember it was a headline.



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Posted 04 February 2018 - 10:29 PM

Seems like an interesting lens if bought in a kit (else they state it will be $299). I fear the powerzoom could lead to more problems than benefits, i'll wait for a review ;)

 

I have the 16-50 first version and i like it, in fact i haven't bought the 18-55 after trying it given the more interesting range of the former, and the overall results that i find more than good enough with my 16 megapixels camera.

 

A friend of mine tells me that the II version of the 16-50 is more prone to flare than mine, but i haven't tried a real comparison.






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