Fuji 16-50?

Started Apr 26, 2014 | Discussions thread
DarnGoodPhotos Senior Member • Posts: 7,054
Re: Nope

RhysM wrote:

TangoMan wrote:

RhysM wrote:

Kevin Patrick wrote:

RhysM wrote:

Nope, cheap mass consumer produced piece of plastic just to make a bit money for Fuji by enabling them to bundle it with the cheap X cameras in order to fund the R&D of the real X lenses/cameras.

I will get the 16-55 2.8 though. But definitely won't ever be buying an XC lens, it's not what the true X system was/is about.

Right. Because unless you are a camera snob you are not worthy the Fuji X system. Guess Fuji does not know what the "true" or "real" X system is about either.

Not a snob, just appreciate a quality made item. As with all products/manufacturers they have a premium line and a not so premium line. You look at Mercedes, Porsche, Bang & Olufsen, etc they all started as premium brands and later introduced more affordable line to supplement their income.

Of course they know what the X System is about, it's just also a business and needs to diversify to make money.

What you lose with this lens, compared to the XF zoom, is 0.5 to 1 stop of light, some weight, some bulk and some prestige. You don't lose image quality.

Exactly, that's huge if you shoot in low light. 1 stop is the difference between being able to shoot at ISO 3200 rather than 6400. The bulk and weight I like, it's hardly a heavy lens.

The OP has an X-E1, so shooting at 6400 is not really an issue. Its also a lot cheaper than an weather sealed lens. For what it costs used, use it outside in questionable conditions and when it finally fails you aren't out much money.

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