02 Mar Fujifilm XC 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OIS II Review
Source: Fujifilm Insider
The Fujifilm XC 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OIS II is often sold as part of a kit with Fujifilm’s cheaper compact system cameras, but of course you can buy it as a standalone lens too. It is the second generation of the lens, as indicated by the II in the lens. It features a design of 12 all-glass elements in 10 groups, which includes 3 aspherical lens elements and 1 ED lens element. The design also features seven rounded diaphragm blades to enable 1/3 step exposure control. There is a minimum focusing distance of just 15cm to enable close-up photography, while the lightweight focusing lens and high-precision motor have been designed to achieve quick and silent autofocus. This is quite a big improvement from the close focusing distance for the original 16-50mm lens, which was 30cm. An optical image stabilisation function promises to reduce camera shake when using it handheld. This lens features the second generation of the OIS technology, which promises 3.5 stops of image stabilisation. The lens has an actual focal length of 16-50mm, when using it with an APS-C compact system camera in the Fuji range, that’s an equivalent focal length of 24 – 75mm, making it an obvious walk-around lens choice. The Fujifilm XC 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OIS II retails for £329 / $399….
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