Going from XF18-55 to XF16-55

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Ed Clarke Forum Member • Posts: 96
Going from XF18-55 to XF16-55

I got my XF18-55 as a "kit" and I absolutely love it; the range, sharpness, image quality and autofocus speed but I'm finding that f4 at 55mm is a little slow in medium/low light and I'm getting a touch of subject blur. I just need a little more speed at this focal length and it would never leave the camera.

I've looked at the XF16-55 and it seems like the perfect solution other than a prime but the lack of image stabilisation is a concern as I hand-hold and move around a lot. Does anyone have any experience of going from one lens to the other and seeing the difference in performance despite the lack of OIS?

Or do I suffer the hassle of changing lenses and get the super-fast 56?

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